Here's a song I recently did where I used an AKG SolidTube mic, replacing the stock 12ax7 tube with a Telefunken ECC83-TK. I've been using a 12AT7 for a few months, and I've been wanting to try a Telefunken tube. Cover version of a Warren Zevon song; Accidentally Like A Martyr from his 1978 Asylum LP Excitable Boy. NOT A MIX. LOL - NOT EVEN A ROUGH MIX. Just to listen and talk about the mic/tube. Here it is: I just kinda threw "the faders" up on this one with attention and focus on the lead vox, so we could hear and discuss what this tube sounds like. Some observations: I really had to roll low end off on this mic/vocal track; 150hz and down was attenuated by a whopping -10db, because the vocals sounded so "boomy". I might have overdone it a scoodge... LOL Throughout the mix, it sounded to me like the tone was "changing". There were sections of nice air and silk, and then sections where sibilance got a bit much; there were sections where it sounded like it had too much low-mid body, and yet other sections where it sounded "thin" to me. Yet, other sections sounded really nice, with a nice balance of the tube " edge" and smoothness I haven't done anything to the EQ other than what I mentioned regarding the HPF at 150hz. Some moderate compression - 3:1 @ -15db thresh, MU gain around +2db. Slight plate verb. Any thoughts, comments are more than welcome.