Recording with Taylor Swift’s microphone

We were super excited recently to pick up the beautiful Avantone CV-12 microphone. This is a multi-pattern, large capsule tube condenser and apparently the only mic that the one and only Taylor Swift uses for vocals.

Having unpacked it from it’s gorgeous wooden box and tried it out, we’re not surprised. This mic is awesome. It’s got a wonderfully warm tone and gave us some stunning vocal takes. While we’ll still be using the SM7b for pop punk tracks, the Avantone is definitely taking pride of place as our main studio mic.

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