The microphone used by John Mayer in this Instagram pic is a Neumann TLM 103 with a black finish. Given its height on the mic stand, it can be assumed that John Mayer is using the Neumann TLM 103 to record vocals. The mic is sitting behind his [Teenage Engineering OP-1 synth](https://equipboard.com/items/teenage-engineering-op-1-portable-synthesizer). This photo was posted to Mayer's Instagram Dec 2014.more
[This article on the making of Marr's 2018 *Call the Comet* album by MixOnline.com](https://www.mixonline.com/recording/johnny-marr-finds-his-voice-on-call-the-comet) touches on some of the gear used during the recording process. "The bass, played by Iwan Gronow, goes through a Fender Bassman 100 or 300 through an 8x10 speaker. When not going DI, either an Electro-Voice RE20 or Neumann TLM 103 or beyerdynamic m380 microphone is used." (While the engineer is providing this feedback, the gear is housed in Marr's own Crazy Face studios, which contains gear he's collected over his decades in the music industry.)more
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Used for the piano on the Not Too Late Tour, as stated by production manager and FOH engineer Lee Moro in this August 1, 2007 *Electronic Musician* interview. > On this tour, which mainly takes in theaters plus a few amphitheaters such as Denver’s Red Rocks, there has also been a slight change to the acoustic piano setup, according to Moro. “We had three KM 100s with the AK 40 capsules last time. Now we’ve taken the middle one and put a TLM 103 in there. It’s the hugest of large diaphragms and gives a bigger overall sound. I’ve become a big fan of the 103. They’re stupendous and pick up everything really nicely.” It was also used on the The Fall Tour for the closing jams ([for which Jones played guitar](https://www.mixonline.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_300/MTUxNDE5OTM4MjcyNzE2MDA2/image-placeholder-title.webp)), Jones' Wurlitzer 200A and her guitar amp, as stated by FOH engineer Brett Dicus and tech Kelly Macauly, respectively, in this July 9, 2010 *Mix Online* interview. > Four members of the band do a little jam at the end of the show surrounding a Neumann TLM103 mic. Dicus has a Waves Q10 inserted on the channel, as well as the strip EQ to help eliminate feedback and then to contour the tone. (...) According to tech Kelly Macaulay, Jones also plays a Wurlitzer 200 that is run through a Sans Amp Classic to get the overdriven sound into a Keeley-modified Ibanez analog delay pedal into her Vox Pathfinder 15R amp. (...) Jones uses two Vox Pathfinder 15R amps: one at the guitar position (miked with a TLM103) and the other at the Wurlitzer position amp (Shure KSM32). These are mounted to the amp with a custom Audio Analysts Z-bar.more
Used for some of *Luv Is Rage 2*, as stated by mix engineer Kesha Lee in this December 2017 *Sound on Sound* article. > The standard for Atlanta seems to be to use Yamaha NS10s or Augspurger monitors,” Lee explains, “and the recording signal chain consists of an Avalon VT-737sp mic pre and a Tube-Tech CL 1B compressor. The microphone is normally a Neumann U87 and the headphones are Sennheiser HD280s. We briefly used the U87 when we got back from LA, because that’s what’s in Means Street Studio A, but Uzi likes the Neumann TLM103, which is in Studio B, and which we use most of the time.”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!" > > For the drum parts on his solo project, which he is tracking to Pro Tools, he has been using drum programs. "I'm going to get a live drummer to come in. I'll have him play to those tracks. I have a drum kit set up with my Neumann TLM103s. I've got three of them: a stereo matching pair, plus a third one."more
Used to record the vocals for *The Soul of All Natural Things*, *I'm a Harmony*, Christine Leakey's "Walks Like An Angel" and James Houlahan's "Spirit/Music", as is extremely well-documented on Perhacs' Twitter, Instagram and [2012 Facebook photo album of *The Soul of All Natural Things*' recording](https://www.facebook.com/pg/lindaperhacsofficial/photos/?tab=album&album_id=321633534601125&ref=page_internal). * March 3, 2013, 8:14 PM EST, Twitter: Linda Perhacs recording new album . Reseda California Winter 2012 * [March 10, 2013, 4:53 PM EST, Twitter](https://twitter.com/LindaPerhacs/status/310855943686610944?s=20): Tracking vocals right now!! * [March 10, 2013, 4=6:31 PM EST, Twitter](https://twitter.com/LindaPerhacs/status/310880723915653120?s=20): With @JULIA_HOLTER, @fperdomo and @chrispricemusic tracking vocals.. * [March 24, 2013, 1:52 PM EST, Twitter](https://twitter.com/LindaPerhacs/status/315883762577719297?s=20): Ever wondered what a Linda Perhacs lyric sheet looks like? * [March 24, 2013, 2:01 PM EST, Twitter](https://twitter.com/LindaPerhacs/status/315886027925495810?s=20): Final day of lead vocals for the new Linda Perhacs record! * [August 17, 2014, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/rzqMx9lh9h/): Recording a new song with Erik Augustin Palm. Its beautiful. * [October 5, 2014, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/tx8lY3lh0j/): In the studio for what will be my next album. * [November 2, 2014](https://www.instagram.com/p/u6UsZSFh1r/): At work on writing and demos for a new album! * [November 25, 2014](https://www.instagram.com/p/v2IwgdFhxw/): Working on new music at Reseda Ranch Studios * [December 28, 2014](https://www.instagram.com/p/xKSdD0lh8o/): More new album sessions * [February 8, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/y2hb-8Fh-4/): Making amazing progress in the studio on my new album. * [February 15, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/zIfARXFhzv/) * [March 8, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/z-kZnYFh1d/) * [March 8, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/z-kzTSlh2r/) * [May 17, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/2yxiakFh5Z/): Tracking vocals * [May 24, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/3EyQLnFh5n/): Working on the new songs. New album coming together! * [May 24, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/3EyUIPlh5x/) * [May 24, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/3EybRplh6G/) * [May 25, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/3HdRM8lhzO/): Hope you are enjoying your memorial day. Fernando and I are celebrating by working an extra day this week on the new album * [June 7, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/3o97o-Fh5o/): It's Sunday. More work on new album plus a cameo on the new Christine Leakey album. A great artst from Canada * [June 7, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/3pBlYmFhy2/): Me and Christine Leakey. Just sang on her new record she is making with Fernando. * [July 26, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/5m8C6elh-b/): Working on the new album * [September 7, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/7VsMqilh7t/) * [September 20, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/73R792Fh7R/): Working on a collaboration with Pat Sansone of Wilco and The Autumn Defense. New album sessions * [December 6, 2015, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/-9amYdlh4k/): Vocal Session for new album. * [January 10, 2016, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BAXoBDjlh_Z/): Steady progress on new album. I am happy to say that there will be muliple collaborations on my new record with Pat Sansone of Wilco * March 13, 2016, [Twitter](https://twitter.com/LindaPerhacs/status/709142826387263490?s=20) (Happy in the studio) and [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BC6JOvXFh8_/) (Another day working on my new album) * [June 1, 2016, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BGHwWNTFh7a/): Still working on what will be my third record * [June 1, 2016, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BGHwvFblh8X/): Linda Perhacs recording haunting vocals om [*sic*] her new album * [June 12, 2016, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BGkA2hzFh70/) * [July 3, 2016, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BHaPAdej1Eq/) * [July 3, 2016, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BHaPIRyjTGd/): Working on the final peices of the new album * [July 4, 2016, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BHcmseIjW6A/): Happy 4th of July. Back in studio again today working on the new album * [July 4, 2016, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BHc03hdjKN2/) * [July 4, 2016, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BHc2bPCD0kZ/): Singing for the new record * [August 7, 2016, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BI0PWfWDlUP/): Another new album session. Nearing completion...still in need of a label for release * [September 4, 2016, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ8ryLsjKl3/) * [November 26, 2016, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BNSNemBFnEg/): Tracking vocals on what will be the final track on my new album * [February 19, 2017, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BQtAoYblqyR/): Final vocal for the new album today. * [November 5, 2017, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BbH8ZaflpvM/): Working on what will be bonus tracks for “Im A Harmony” for the Vinyl Release! * [February 18, 2018, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BfWPlaaFF3I/): Working today in the studio on a duet with a wonderful singer songwriter named James Houlahan on a haunting song for his forthcoming record. @jameshoulahan * [March 18, 2018, Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BgeSKmhjS7a/): Singing today for the new album by James Houlahan.more
why do i own this mic for lead vocal it is open kinda up close so back off set up your mic level add a DBX 902 why it will save you time on the S sound on the highs plus DBX is a world class S killer. only the DBX 902 is the best tool for vocal there is others but DBX keep the vocal is a safe natural setting why play with a computer. i would say make do not fake it you can fake it in a computer ask yourself why.
This microphone captures the voice extremely well. If I could describe this microphone in a few terms, it would be tone rich. This is a pro's pro's kind of microphone, extremely solid and no inherent flaw. Super quiet microphone and inspires confidence recording with it.
"Work horse" people say a lot, which is true although perhaps a little reductive. It is as true to real life as a microphone could get - totally flat / transparent frequency response curve. Got all the moving parts a U87 does, and sounds like it. Perhaps a touch more 'crude' if I had to tell the difference.
Occasionally I yearn for a figure of 8 pattern, let alone an omni, but frankly my work load doesn't really require it so I just roll my eyes and move on : ).
This thing is amazing. I bought it because (1) its made by Neumann and (2) Drake used it for the whole recording of his break-through album "Thank Me Later" in a hotel room with Noah Shebib (40). Love this mic, it filters out all the noisy crap while remaining honest to its sounds.