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Old 22nd May 2007
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Originally Posted by paterno View Post
RE-20 on the vocals. Mark sang sitting down.

Was the RE-20 used pretty much throughout the album for vocals? Likely the Neve 1084 as well?

I'm suprised to hear a RE-20 was used; though I've not worked with one I got the impression they were similar to the SM7 which I have worked with and use often for rock vocals.

Many of the songs on Mercury have very delicate vocals; I would have never guessed an RE-20 would pick up so much detail.

On that note, Eitzel has a mid-bass heavy voice and I imagine the lack of proximity effect is good match for him.

Do you guys recall how recording went? Did you pretty much just do your thing as the band played or were they opinionated about the recording process?