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.