At 2:26 we can see it's a Shure Mic because it's written on it. Even the back... more
At 2:26 we can see it's a Shure Mic because it's written on it. Even the backing vocals use Shure mics but they're different than John's. If we look at the shape of it and where the Shure logo is placed, it is a black, minimal designed mic which matches the KSM9.
> John's distinctive vocal style is one of the main selling points of his mus... more
John's distinctive vocal style is one of the main selling points of his music, so it is unsurprising that he and Ant took their time testing out different microphones to find the best one for the job. "At home I've got some cool mics,” says John, "but nothing too impressive, so when you go to a studio you've got to line them all up. We tried really glam, modern hi-end ones, but the best were the older Neumann mics. We ended up using a Neumann U47 FET, which was so battered it was lovely. It picked up the raspy bits of my voice and was a clear winner. We did a few songs in a different studio, but I made sure that we still got that FET, because I got so used to using it and loved what it was doing for my voice.
In this video John is seen playing a Nord Stage keyboard and if we look close... more
In this video John is seen playing a Nord Stage keyboard and if we look closely in the right part of the screen under the "Stage" text it says "eighty eight" meaning it's a Nord Stage 88.