First if I may, we're they tracking live in the studio Tom Petty, Stevie? That could be why the 441s. Directional and forgiving. And maybe secondly it was just what was needed. The 441 was Linda Rondstats fav mic at one time I read. But it was big and in the way she said on stage in the end. I have all the Neumann greats and also have a pair of 441s. Sm7 Shure is also a great loud singer mic.
Regarding your question Michael. What mics are they and what is the frequncy plot? Do you leave the mics in the same position? Or do you move them at all? And it's not your monitors for certain?