Good lord, I want Robby's guitar! But check out that amp hum.
Yeah, definitely watch that proximity effect. If the singer doesn't know how to work the microphone, it can turn into a muddy mess that comes and goes. And with a condenser, I agree, getting the singer off-axis is the only way to get rid of all the spit, throat gravel, and sibilance. What pop filter you use makes positioning of it all the difference in the world. Those cheap metal things set up phasey resonances with the mic grill that sound like s**t. If you can't get the singer off the mic, give them a cheap dynamic to slobber on, and then set up the condenser behind it, like what they did with our friend in the above video. :-)
- It looks just like a Telefunken U47 - with leather. You'll love it ...
- Jazz is not dead - it just smells funny.
- It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.