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.