In this performance the entire band is seen using the EV 635a microphone for vocals (and harmonica). This took place in 2015 in Seattle, USA. The EV 635a is a field journalism microphone. Because of this it has a unique sound that works well for lo-fi recordings. First seen at 00:16 infront of guitarist/backup vocalist. Seen again at 0:45 beeing used by lead vocalist.more
Used during the Muscle Shoals sessions as a hi-hat mic, as stated by mix engineer Jimmy Johnson in this September 21, 2018 ProSoundWeb interview. > Then I had a hi-hat mic, which I think was another (EV) RE-15, though it could have been a little (EV) 635A—that remains in question. The RE15 was a better mic, had more response. We avoided using the 635A unless we had to. Actually, if not the RE15 it might have been a (Shure) SM57, more likely than the 635A.more
I got mine from a friend because I remembered seeing Bowie holding one when he sang 'little drummer boy' with Bing Crosby....
a passable little handheld dynamic suitable for lots of applications where you don't need or want wide bandwidth and dynamics... but not spectacular on guitar speakers.