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T-funk Captures Pacheco

Singer Nathan Pacheco and producer/composer Leo-Z chose Telefunken's new ELA M 251T mic for the pop/operatic star's debut release.

Hollywood, CA (August 18, 2011)–Singer Nathan Pacheco and producer/composer Leo-Z chose Telefunken’s new ELA M 251T mic for the pop/operatic star’s debut release.

The album was recorded with full orchestra at Air Lyndhurst in London, at EastWest recording studios in Hollywood, and at Leo-Z’s private studio, and was mixed by Michael Brauer.

“We recorded vocals with the 251T, and as an artist, I couldn’t ask for anything more,” commented Pacheco, a native of Washington, D.C. “The songs have such a huge dynamic range–in the verse, there is a breathy intimate sound, and on the high notes, you are really belting it out. The 251 captures it all. You don’t lose anything in the recording and it allows for full artistic expression.”

Telefunken’s new ELA M 251T large diaphragm, vintage tube, condenser microphone features the new Alloy 2213 capsule membrane material, an amalgam of titanium and aluminum, which was originally developed for the aerospace industry. The new capsule reportedly provides greater accuracy in the low frequency ranges of the audio spectrum by attaining a higher damping factor to the motion of the membrane.

“It wasn’t easy to find the right microphone for Nathan,” explained multi-platinum producer Leo-Z, who has also worked with Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. “He has a magical soft tone, but can be extremely powerful in an operatic way. With the 251, his voice cuts through the sound of the orchestra, yet remains smooth and clear.”

With the completion of his Disney Pearl Series debut album, Pacheco is planning television appearances and concert touring throughout Europe, the UK and America in early 2012.

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