Clean, warm and loyal.
I love the subtle distortion it drives
"We've been using the Neumann M 149 on Sarah, and it works beautifully... The M 149 is a very sweet sounding mic. It has lots of warmth and presence, and the purist highs. Sarah loves that mic, and I haven't tried any other mic on her since we started using it." - Pierre Marchand, Sarah McLachlan's producer, quoted on the True Systems website.more
According to this *Mixonline* interview with producer Al Schmitt, M149s were used to record Krall's piano on *Turn Up the Quiet*. > Schmitt covered Krall’s custom-ordered Steinway grand with two Neumann M 149 mics, touched lightly with a Thermionic Culture Vulture Phoenix [*sic*] compressor. Each M 149 was placed a foot above the piano: one over the hammers, one over the instrument’s lower half. > > “Diana sings softly, and she plays piano reasonably soft,” Schmitt explains. “She’s not a banger. We got a nice blend and tried to separate the piano from the voice as much as possible. We used a sleeve that fits over the piano. The sleeve has two holes where the microphones go in; that gives us separation between her vocal and piano, keeping the two clear and distinct, somewhat, not 100 percent.”more
According to Babydaddy, the equipment at Discoball Jazzfest consists of a G5 Mac running Logic Pro 7 with assorted plug-ins including the Native Instruments Komplete package, Korg's Legacy Collection, Arturia's CS80V and Gforce's Minimonsta. Hardware includes the Access Virus Indigo and Virus Polar, Roland XV5050, Studiologic SL880 master keyboard, Roland Juno 106 and Novation K-station synths. The band's main microphone is a Neumann M149, which went through the studio's HHB Radius 50, Avalon VT737, or Universal Audio 6176 preamps, and then into their MOTU 828 MkII, with monitoring taken care of by Mackie HR824s.more
Mentioned in this March 2005 *Mix Online* article about Malley's *The Goddess Within*. > Matt Malley, who recently parted company with Counting Crows after 14 years as the band's bass player, is looking forward to spending more time in his home studio, where he has already begun tracking his debut solo album. Having invested in a number of Neumann microphones to record his vocals and drum kit for the project, Malley now considers them indispensable. > > "I love them dearly," he says. "They're the stars of my studio. For my vocals I use a Neumann M149. John Mayer recommended that mic to me. We were out touring with him last year and he said, to quote him, 'The M149 is the only mic you're ever going to need for recording.' And he's right!"more
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