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)

Malcolm McNab

Brass – R-122, SF-24
Trumpet – R-122, SF-24
Trombone – R-122, SF-24
French Horn – R-122, SF-24
Bass Trombone – R-122, SF-24

Produced, recorded and mixed by Gary Grant
Recorded at Midlothian Recording Studio, Pasadena, CA.

RCA 10001 spot mic and SF-24 room mic on Malcom McNab’s Solo trumpet (RCA 60%, SF-24 40% in the mix).
Brass, French Horn and Bass Trombone recorded on R-122’s with an SF-24 as room mic.

Recording chain: RCA 10001 into a UA 2-610 tube preamp, SF-24 and R-122’s into a Millennia HV-3D preamp. Recorded to Digital Performer HD 192 (at 88.2/192), using the HD 192 converters. TC Electronics M-6000 and Lexicon 960 and 480 reverbs used in the mix. No compression, limiting or EQ used.

“Saloon Music for Bb Cornet and Pit Orchestra” (Bruce Broughton)



Arturo Sandoval’s “Trumpet Evolution”

Brass – R-121, R-122, SF-12
Trumpet – R-121, R-122
Trombone – R-121
Drum Overhead – SF-12
Room Mic – SF-12

Engineer: Al Schmitt, Producer: Gary Grant
Recorded at Capitol Studios (Studio A), Hollywood, CA.

Recording chain: All mics routed through an assortment of Mastering Lab, Neve and Studer tube mic preamps. Recorded to Pro Tools

One R-122 on Arturo Sandoval’s solo trumpet
Four R-121’s on the trumpets
Four R-121’s on the trombones
SF-12 overall big band room mic
SF-12 drum overhead

1) “Manteca” (Dizzy Gillespie, Fuller, O’Farrill, Pozo)


2) “Concerto for Cootie” (Duke Ellington)


3) “My Funny Valentine” (Hart, Rodgers)


Dirty Dozen Brass Band 2

Trumpet – R-121
Trombone – R-122
Electric Guitar – R-121
Drums – SF-12
Sousaphone – R-122

Recorded and mixed by Clint Bennett. Produced by Anthony Marinelli & Shawn Amos.
Recorded at Westlake Studio D, Los Angeles CA. Additional recording and all mixing at Music Forever.


Recording chain: All mics into Neve VR console preamps. Recorded to Pro Tools HD at 96k. Digi 192 converters at Westlake Studios and Apogee converters at Music Forever.

“What’s Going On” (Benson, Cleveland, Gaye)

a) Full Mix


b) Isolated Trumpet & Trombone: R-121 on trumpet and R-122 on trombone.


c) Isolated Electric Guitars: R-121 on electric guitars.