I first heard this one day while sitting in my studio space. It was a beautiful warm sunny day and a gentle breeze came through the open window. I sat in the sweet spot as the sun warmed my skin, and listened to what I felt was probably the best recording I had ever heard.
Looking at the video I see:
The Source: A studio full of amazing musicians and great gear ✓
Acoustics: The Tracking Room in Nashville ✓
Preamps: Neve, API, SSL, GML ✓
Microphones: the Microphone as the next important link in the recording chain! And it looks like engineer Greg Paczosa knows that, too. ✓
Think of a microphone as a person witnessing an event. Each person present will experience the event in a different way and translate that verbally. Likewise, a microphone “hears” the source in a certain way and relates that to your monitors or headphones. The difference between one mic and another can be night and day.
It’s important to pick the right mic for the job both technically and artistically.