Used on "Hymn for the Weekend", as mentioned by *A Head Full of Dreams* co-producer Rik Simpson in this *Sound on Sound* article. > “One thing of note is that there also is a ‘Hope House M80’ vocal track, recorded when Chris was still using the Telefunken M80, and it’s mixed in very low. There’s also a lead-vocal double that has ‘251’ marked, indicating that Chris was also using that mic. But the main vocals were recorded using the Soyuz. > > (...) “A lot of the 58 recordings did end up on the album, and I think it sounds great, though I’d never comp between the Soyuz and the 58. At the beginning of the record I asked him to use Telefunken M80 as a hand-held mic. I was trying to get something that sounded better than an SM58, but later on during the sessions we went back to the SM58 because the weight of it feels more comfortable to him. The mic pre on both the 58 and the Soyuz was a UA–610, which sounds great and is a wonderful and very reliable workhorse."more
He uses it in all of their gigs and as you can see from the link of the Telefunken company they have identified he uses an m80 dynamic mic. If you watch Tame Impala at the deezer session you can see not only him one but Jay Waston using two as well. Jay has an all gold one and all white one which can be seen at 1:45. In the video link below. Kevin can be seem with an all white one right off the bat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOtye4edBbAmore
"The other thing that was amazing was the Telefunken M80 microphone. That was the best mic I ever sang through. It was incredible. And we had it on a snare drum when we started! We were trying other vocal mics, and then Eric Ambel all of a sudden had the idea to try the M80. It was just the easiest mic. It was like singing live, like in a live concert. Usually we use those big friggin' hanging-from-a-rack-with-shock-mount crap; whatever those microphones are, they always get me uptight. I can hear myself too well. It's just like no fun for me to sing through. This was just like singing through a live damned band. And it was great. So we used that."more
What mics were you using for vocals? > I pretty much do all my vocals on a Neumann U 47. Johnathan [Schenke] told me that one's best for my voice and I've always trusted him since. For the Parquet Courts record we just did in Texas, I ended up doing a lot of the vocals on a handheld Telefunken mic [M80]. I was able to get into the vocal part a bit more just by having something in my hand.more
New recording artist with the #9 Billboard hit "Never Been A Moment", Micah Tyler is featured on this edition of EquipBoard.com's "Board Walk" feature. When asked what microphones he uses, he states at 0:43 that he is currently using one of Mercy Me's Shure Beta 58 but that he prefers to use the Telefunken M80 due to it's added "girth and bottom end on there."more
This mic has a bit of presence to it and can produce plosives if you don't have great control, but for the right kind of vocalist, the sparkle and tone from this mic can go a long way. I like mine so much I want to upgrade to one of the custom finishes. Also makes a very good snare mic. There are some clubs where I've had engineers tell me they didn't like it, but on big stages it's killer and suits my voice well, to my ears anyway.