A digital Paul McCartney sings
into a Neumann mic at Abbey
Road Studios in the new The
Beatles: Rock Band Video Game.Old Lyme, CT (October 27, 2009)–In an effort to provide historical accuracy, consumers who purchase the popular The Beatles: Rock Band video game will find The Fab Four singing into Neumann microphones in all the studio scenes, just as they did in real life during their Abbey Road studio sessions.
Neumann, and its parent company, Sennheiser, teamed up with game developer Harmonix Music Systems and MTV Games to add historical realism to the game, which allows fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles’ music through gameplay.
Reportedly most of The Beatles’ trademark vocal harmonies were recorded into Neumann U 47s and U 48s, and some people claim that ALL of their vocal harmonies were recorded into those mics, so the game uses them for the studio scenes with their near-century-old Neumann logos prominently displayed.
“The Beatles’ recordings are absolute magic, even on the most tired forty-fives,” remarked Kristy Jo Winkler, Sennheiser’s relations manager for the Americas and Canada. “Their nearly exclusive use of the highest-quality Neumann microphones is a huge part of the overall Abbey Road recording phenomena. We’re very happy that The Beatles: Rock Band has paid such careful attention to the historical details and that Neumann will play a key role in what is destined to be a landmark in the history of video games!”