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Which SDCs did the Beatles use on vocals? Condenser Microphones
Old 13th July 2011
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Which SDCs did the Beatles use on vocals?

I used to know this but can't remember. The other Beatles question reminded me.

Was it an AKG pencil mic they used for vocals on the Abbey Road rooftop gig?

Did they ever actually record using SDCs on vocals?
Old 14th July 2011
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Old 14th July 2011
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According to Recording the Beatles, Neumann KM54s and KM56s were both used to record vocals at times.
Old 15th July 2011
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‪Beatles Rooftop Concert - 1/3‬‏ - YouTube
30 January 1969: The Beatles' rooftop concert | The Beatles Bible
and then there was
Paul McCartney rocks New York rooftop - Telegraph which I saw live...

‪Letterman Paul McCartney Rooftop Performance at Late Show 7-15-09‬‏ - YouTube

Then there was the day in 2004 I was driving thorugh San Francisco to a session recording my friend Eda Maxym recording her version of I've got a feeling, and as I drove by Tower Records there was a Beatles cover band playing the very same song from the rooftop of Tower Records in SF. It was a cosmic event!

But then I also enjoyed the re-creation in the movie Across the Universe...

Old 22nd July 2011
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Originally Posted by henry_the_horse View Post
According to Recording the Beatles, they were AKG C30 for the vocals. The film crew used a STC ribbon on a boom for dialogues.

Searching around, I found more than you'd ever want to knowo about the C-30 - same as this but a C-28 with the long neck tube mounting:

AKG's CK26 & CK28 capsules
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