Jonathan Merkel

Heavy Electric Guitar – R-122V

Producer/Engineer: Johathan Merkel

Guitarist/Producer/Engineer Jonathan Merkel shows how he records heavy electric guitar using an R-122V to capture his Mesa Boogie Uberschall amplifier. This song was recorded in Jonathan’s home studio, so the 1×12 Mesa cabinet was placed in a closet for isolation.

Jonathan shows complete signal paths for all phases of electric guitar recording and walks us through blending R-122V, SM-57 and DI tracks for his final guitar sound.

“Fuel the Fire” (Jonathan Merkel)

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Johathan’s company Beat Chamber is a Contemporary Song Catalog and Production company which produces and licenses music for film, TV and multimedia projects. http://www.beatchamber.com

Lukas Rossi and Kenny Aronoff

Drum Overhead – SF-24
Drum Rooms – SF-24, R-122V, R-122
Electric Guitar – R-121

Recorded by Ross Hogarth
Recorded at Sweetwater Studios, Ft. Wayne IN

Grammy winning Producer/Engineer Ross Hogarth gives a seminar on his techniques for recording drums and electric guitars with ribbon mics, showing mic placements and letting us hear mixed and isolated ribbon-recorded tracks.

Drums – Kenny Aronoff
Full mix, conversation about drum mic placement, then isolated ribbon-recorded tracks.
“Dreamer” (Lukas Rossi)
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Electric Guitar – Lukas Rossi
Full mix, conversation about electric guitar mic placement, then isolated ribbon-recorded tracks.
“Dreamer” (Lukas Rossi)
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Larry David

B-3 organ – SF-12

Engineer: David Pearlman
Recorded at Rotund Rascal Studios, North Hollywood, CA

One SF-12 off the corner of a Leslie. Recorded direct to DAT.

1. Solo B-3 played by Larry David

 

 
2. Solo B-3 played by Larry David

Dicky Simms

Piano – SF-12, R-121

Engineer: Dusty Wakeman.
Recorded at Mad Dog Studios, Burbank, CA.

Grand piano in an iso room, lid fully lifted.

Recording chain: SF-12 and R-121’s to Neve 8088 console preamps. Recorded to 20-bit ADAT.
(The level of this track was raised 4 dB over the original source material level.)

One SF-12 and two R-121’s combined; all mics mixed at equal level. SF-12 panned hard left and right, R-121’s panned soft left and right. No EQ, compression or effects.

“Shannon’s Shuffle” (Dicky Simms)

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Piano – R-121

Engineers: Sean O’Dwyer, Ryan Hewitt. Producer – Jerry Finn.
Recorded at Conway Recording Studios – Hollywood, CA.
From the MCA release “blink-182 – Enema Of The State”

In this selection two R-121’s are on the piano. R-121’s also on electric guitars.

“Adams Song” (Hoppus, DeLonge)

Paul Cantelon

Piano – SF-12

Engineer & Producer: Russell Dawkins.
Recorded at the University of Victoria – British Columbia.

One SF-12 stereo ribbon mic over a grand piano with the lid removed.

No EQ, compression or effects. The level of this track was raised 3 dB over the original source material level.

 

“Point No Point” (Paul Cantelon)

Rafael Manriguez and Quique Cruz

Violin – R-121

Engineer: Brian Knave
Recorded at White Cow Studio.

One R-121 on violin.

From the Wariznake Productions release “Amistades / Friendship”.

“Cancion del atardecer” (Rafael Manriguez)

Michel Colombier

Strings – SF-12

Recorded and mixed by Steve Durkee.
Recorded at The Music Room, Los Angeles, CA.
From the BBC Film “The Messiah.”

One SF-12 on a string quartet.

Recording chain: One SF-12 into an API DiMedio preamplifier. Recorded to a Tascam D-88.

Michel Colombier – “Apologize!” (Michel Colombier)


Gayle Levant

Harp – SF-12, SF-1

Engineers: John Richards and Travis Dickerson.
Recorded at Travis Dickerson Recording Studios, Chatsworth, CA

One SF-12 and two SF-1ʼs on the harp. Recorded through console preamps to Pro Tools.

In Royer’s early days, we asked world-class session harpist Gayle Levant if she would record a song for us for demonstration purposes. She sent a beautiful harp to a local studio, met us there with her husband John Richards, sound checked, and then recorded this beautiful piece of music in one take. Gayle’s talents are matched only by her wonderful personality and generosity.

“Largo” (from the 5th Violin Sonata by JS Bach)

Hans Zimmer

Clarinet – SF-12
Cello – SF-12

Recorded and mixed by Alan Meyerson. Producer: Hans Zimmer.
Recorded at The Newman Scoring Stage, 20th century Fox.

SF-12 stereo ribbon microphone on cello and clarinet. The high, eerie, sweet melody is an overdubbed cello section playing harmonics, recorded with a single SF-12. The clarinet melody was also recorded on one SF-12. From the 20th Century Fox movie “The Thin Red Line.”

“Light”, from “The Thin Red Line” (Hans Zimmer)