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."

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