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)

Pirates of the Caribbean Score

Drum Overhead – R-122V

Score recorded and mixed by Alan Meyerson
Recorded at Sony Scoring Stage, Culver City, CA.

Recording chain: R-122V’s to Grace 801 preamps. Recorded to Pro Tools HD using Digi 192 converters.

Isolated drum tracks excerpted from the Pirates of the Caribbean score. Three drummers (Vinnie Colaiuta, Abe Laboriel Jr. and JR Robinson) playing simultaneously with nothing but one R-122V over each kit and a kick drum mic on each kit.

Drummers: Vinnie Colaiuta, Abe Laboriel Jr., JR Robinson

a) Isolated drums: overhead and kick mics only.


b) Same track as “a,” with room mics added.



Alan Meyerson

Woodwinds – R-122V

Recorded and mixed by Alan Meyerson
Recorded at Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, England.

Woodwind Section: Two R-122V’s on woodwind overheads.

Recording chain: R-122V’s to Neve 1081 preamps to Apogee 8016 converters to Pro Tools HD. No eq or compression.

From Alan Meyerson’s “Scoregasm” Music Library recordings.