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Old 14th December 2014
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mic id please

Hey guys, wondering if anyone can id this microphone being used in this not so great picture from 1986-87.

Thanks!
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Old 14th December 2014
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wiz1der, are you kidding?

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Old 15th December 2014
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AKG C-451 or C-452 with the SA18/1 stand adapter.

Not a mic that I would ever use for close vocal recording, especially for gospel or blues singers. Even with the hoop screen, that mic will pop like crazy...
Old 15th December 2014
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Thanks Tim!

It did seem odd to me but that still is from a vid of one of the most classic rap albums ever made, and that footage has not seen the light of day yet, so i cant give up details yet.
Old 16th December 2014
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Isaac Hayes vocal for Shaft was recorded with a AKG 451.

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Old 11th July 2017
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Thanks Tim!

It did seem odd to me but that still is from a vid of one of the most classic rap albums ever made, and that footage has not seen the light of day yet, so i cant give up details yet.

So the footage has made it out into the world (used on HBO's "The Defiant Ones" documentary about Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. This historical footage was shot by Steve Yano of Roadium swap meet fame (he introduced Dr. Dre to eazy E), this mic is what all of the early N.W.A, Eazy E, Ice Cube, JJ Fad, D.O.C stuff was done on.

Those vocals sound damn good...
Old 13th July 2017
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So the footage has made it out into the world (used on HBO's "The Defiant Ones" documentary about Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. This historical footage was shot by Steve Yano of Roadium swap meet fame (he introduced Dr. Dre to eazy E), this mic is what all of the early N.W.A, Eazy E, Ice Cube, JJ Fad, D.O.C stuff was done on.

Those vocals sound damn good...
Are you certain the footage was shot during the actual recording takes?

Not disputing, just saying that there are plenty of examples of video footage from rehearsals, out-takes or staged shoots where people are shown singing into mics that aren't the ones that were actually used for the takes that user in the published track. FWIW.
Old 13th July 2017
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Are you certain the footage was shot during the actual recording takes?

Not disputing, just saying that there are plenty of examples of video footage from rehearsals, out-takes or staged shoots where people are shown singing into mics that aren't the ones that were actually used for the takes that user in the published track. FWIW.
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Old 13th July 2017
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Old 14th July 2017
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Saw this as well and wondered what it was and why they used it. Seemed to be the most prominent mic in the early footage.
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