Mitch Allan picks Telefunken

Producer/songwriter Mitch Allan has chosen a new Telefunken ELA M 251E, a re-creation of the large diaphragm tube microphone, as his main mic.

Vintage King handed Allan a flight-case with the Telefunken ELA M 251E and he took it back to his studio to try it out.

“I set up the new Telefunken mic and I had no idea what to expect,” Allan explains. “I turned it on and sang with headphones; that’s how you know when something sounds so great. Then I came out here to listen back, and I’ve heard myself on the C12 a lot and I know the colour – it was drastically different, it’s a great microphone, crystal clear.

“After my initial testing, I tried the Telefunken mic on some of the talented ladies I’ve been working with. Chris [Bolitho] at Vintage King said this mic really comes to life with a big vocalist and he was right. I had never heard anything like it before. It is literally the best microphone I’ve ever put on a human voice.”