"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
Serge Tsai on the production of Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie": "'I recorded Shakira with a Telefunken Elam 251 through a Neve 1073 mic pre, no EQ on the return in the mix, and only an LA2A on the insert. The reverb on her vocals was the S777, set to the small hall in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. There were certain words on which she didn't want any reverb, so we had to automate the reverb send on the SSL. The main reverb in the track was a delayed plate from the 960L, used in moderation. I don't like things that are overwhelmed by reverb. And I tell you one thing, I have not heard a plug-in sound as good as the 960L. It's a crazy box.'"more
"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
"Kurstin recorded Sia’s vocals through his Telefunken ELA M 251 into a Chandler TG2, through a Fairchild compressor and into the Apogee Symphony, they only needed minimal processing through a combination of Logic channel EQ, Waves’ CLA-2A compressor and the Lexicon Hall reverb. This was the same vocal chain that he used on his mix of Burn the Pages."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
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
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