"You get an idea of what the sound of their voice is really like and make adjustments accordingly. A few weeks ago we had Robin Thicke in here and he loved the Telefunken 251. It's very rich-sounding and I had never used it before." - via [Sound On Sound interview](http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul05/articles/andrewcoleman.htm) with Pharrell's engineer, Andrew Colemanmore
"The remainder, Yamaha CP80 electric piano, Mellotron, guitars, backing vocals, were overdubbed at my own studio, Squawkbox. Howard Christopher Willing engineered the NRG sessions, and we recorded the piano with a pair of B&K 4011 mics close on the strings, a pair of Royer ribbon mics in a more classical configuration standing further away, and a Telefunken 251 in between the Royers, standing back a further six inches from them," says Eric Rosse, on recording Sara Bareilles, in [this article](http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep08/articles/itrosse.htm).more
A Telefunken 251 was used to record Chino Moreno's vocals during the "Diamond Eyes" recording sessions, as stated in [this interview](http://www.bluefat.com/1007/Deftones.htm). The interview reads, "most of the ambience comes from Chino Moreno’s vocals, the clarity of which was ensured with a Telefunken tube 251."more
Much of the writing and recording of Vulnicura took place at Björk’s New York home, where she has the ultimate 21st Century studio. The total music–tech content consists of an Avid Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt system, Genelec 1032 monitors (“I like them a lot, they sound very creamy. But they can be deceptive, because everything sounds good in them. So you have to be a little careful.”), an M–Audio controller, a Telefunken ELAM 251 microphone and Neve 1081 mic preamp.more
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