The Quincy Jones – Sammy Nestico Orchestra

Trumpet and trombones – R-121

Engineered and mixed by Tommy Vicari. Produced by Quincy Jones with Sammy Nestico and Jerry Hey.
Recorded at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA
From the Qwest Records release “Basie & Beyond”.

Seven R-121’s capturing the trumpets and trombones.
Recorded digitally on Sony 3348-HR’s.

“Out Of The Night” (Sammy Nestico)


“Joy Of Cooking” (Sammy Nestico)

Jim Cox

Piano – SF-12 Stereo Ribbon

Engineer: Tommy Vicari
Recorded at Capitol Studios (B room), Los Angeles, CA

From The Majestic soundtrack.

Recording chain: One SF-12 through a Millennia preamp. EQ: 1 dB boost at 10K.

“Boogie Woogie Stomp” (Albert Ammons)

Gordon Goodwin – Full Mix and Isolated Tracks

Brass – R-121, SF-24
Trumpet – R-121
Trombone – R-121

Recorded and mixed by Tommy Vicari
Recorded at Bill Schnee Studios, North Hollywood, CA.

Recording chain: All Royer mics through Millennia HV-3D preamps. SF-24 room mic through HV-3D preamp to GML EQ with 3 dB boost at 10K. Recorded to Pro Tools HD.

“Backrow Politics” (Gordon Goodwin) – Full mix from two sections of the same song, with isolated tracks 

a) Full Mix


b) Isolated Trumpet solo: R-121 on soloist.


c) Full Mix 2.


d) Isolated Brass & Sax Section: Eight R-121’s on trumpets & trombones, with SF-24 room mic.


e) Isolated Brass & Sax Section: SF-24 room mic alone.