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Viral Sensation Payton Talks About His Favorite Microphone, the Neumann TLM 103


Rising artist Payton, best known for his song “RICH BOY,” gushed over his favorite new purchase, the Neumann TLM 103.

After rising to fame in 2020, the singer-songwriter was able to splurge on the deluxe piece of equipment. The artist explained that he first wanted to purchase the microphone after discovering it during a studio session two years ago. “I used it in a studio I was recording in in North Hollywood, and I just loved the sound,” he shared. 

Specifically, what Payton loves about the microphone is the tonal quality it gives his voice. “I don’t love a lot of overproduction. I like to keep things super simple,” he adds. “It has a really cool proximity range on it, so the closer you are to the mic, the deeper it is.”

With a new batch of music coming up with a hopeful release this summer, fans will be able to hear the microphone in action, especially when it comes to the vocal stacks he uses in his music.

“You can get a very thick vocal in the front, and everything else, you can kinda back up a little bit, and just have it all be a little bit thinner. So, super nice for recording stacks, as well,” Payton explains. 

You can watch Payton sharing his love for the Neumann TLM 103 in the video below.

Naomi Feller

Originally from the East Coast, Naomi started singing as young as 3 years old. In her early teens Naomi made some embarrassing YouTube videos before settling on a love for Podcast editing. When she's not pouring over endless amounts of audio, she lends her expertise to us here at Shout4Music with her crystal clear and finely tuned microphone reviews.

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