Used for Orzabal's vocals on "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", as mentioned by producer David Bascombe in this August 1, 2007 *Mix Online* article. > Bascombe recorded Smith and Orzabal's vocals with a then-new Neumann TLM 170 microphone at Union Studios in Munich, where they also mixed.more
"Bob Kraushaar puts things to tape pretty much as they’re going to sound. He EQs vocals savagely before he records them, which I would never do — I’m not confident it’s an area I’m good at. But he’s got ears like a bat, and having worked a lot with Neil, he knows the problem frequencies with his voice — he would never use a Neumann U87 on him for example, because Neil has a naturally sibilant voice, and a U87 accentuates that. Instead, he uses a TLM170, and that’s perfect for Neil, because it’s bright, but doesn’t have the sibilance. Neil really loves recording vocals with Bob; he’s very good at getting a great vocal sound, and that can make or break a record."more
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