"I use a Manley cardioid. I have the gold Manley, which is kind of cool because it’s all gold. But the one I use all the time is the Manley Reference. It’s really good. I would say that I pretty much use that on every artist."
Russ explains that during the recording sessions he had with record producer Scott Storch, he came across the Manley Reference Microphone and loved how his voice sounded on it, which made him pursue using one for his own personal recording studio.