Used for vocals on *The Fall* (in tandem with a Telefunken Ela 250), as stated in [this February 1, 2010 *Electronic Musician* interview](https://www.emusician.com/artists/norah-jones-producer-jacquire-king-and-engineer-brad-bivens-embark-on-a-bolder-and-darker-trip-for-the-fall) with Jones, producer Jacquire King and assistant engineer Brad Bivens and as featured in this January 5, 2015 video by Placid Audio. > Demos for The Fall began at Jones’ Manhattan home studio in May 2008, with engineer Tom Schick manning her custom Neve console (with 1073 modules), Otari 2-inch 24-track MTR- 90, and a sumptuous collection of vintage tube mics (Neumann M 49, U 47, and Telefunken ELA M 250). > (...) [Jones:] I love the M 49 and I also used a Telefunken ELA M 250 on my third record [2007’s Not Too Late]. It depends on the type of song and the way I am singing for which one sounds better. I love the 49 ’cause it gets all the grit and warmth, but sometimes it can sound a little too muffled if I am singing a certain way. Then the 250 gives some nice high end and a lot of air. And I like to be close to the mic to catch all the nuances. > (...) [King:] And Norah has an ELA M 250 mic and a U 47; then we chose the 250 paired with a Placid Audio Copperphone. It’s basically an old pay phone telephone voice element in a custom copper enclosure. I put that right next to the 250. It has a very frequency limited, old time gritty, edgy sound and gave the vocal a little more texture. Sometimes I leaned heavier on background vocals to give them a different texture and separate it from the lead vocal.more
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