That time when your scratch vocal got 98 million views on Youtube

Andres Saavedra texted me to share a music video. I thought it was something new, but, no, it already had 98 million views?!

Andres produced the track. He told me that the artist had wanted to record a quick vocal demo in the studio, then record the “real” vocal in his home studio using a vintage Telefunken ElaM 251.

The only problem? The scratch vocal, recorded with a Roswell Colares, sounded better than what they got from the ElaM 251!

The vocal track is intimate. The sound fits the lyrics. I think Colares did a great job of capturing the artist's intent and emotion.

The video is really beautiful, too. See it below.

Roswell Colares

The Roswell Colares® at a glance:

  • 251 style voicing in a solid-state design
  • Vintage FET/Transformer circuit
  • Rich harmonics, plus a saturation-defeat switch
  • High output, very low noise
  • 3-way high-pass filter
  • Designed, assembled, tested, and tuned in California
  • USD $1259 (includes hard case and shockmount)


The Colares can be exceptionally colorful and “character driven,” and that’s what makes it special. With its unique pad, it can be an entirely different, neutral, “invisible” mic, which makes it really valuable. Its ability to express both personalities well makes the Colares a secret weapon mic, one worthy of being toted around in a travel case, able to handle just about anything thrown at it. It’s worth every penny.
Rob Tavaglione, Pro Sound News
The Colares delivered [vocal] detail in an extremely impressive way. I feel like the only other microphones that have given me as much detail as the Colares cost five to ten times as much.
Eli Crews, Tape Op Magazine
The Colares is a bitchin' f-----' microphone!!
Ross Hogarth

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