Jewel

Pedal Steel Guitar – R-121
Orchestra – R-121

Recorded and mixed by Michael O’Reilly. Producer – Arif Mardin.
Recorded at Right Track Recording – New York, NY.
From the Atlantic RecordingCorporation release “Jewel – Joy: A Holiday Collection”.

1) “Winter Wonderland” (©1934 Dick Smith & Felix Bernard)
R-121’s on pedal steel guitar and orchestra.

 
 

2) “Hands” – Christmas version (Jewel Kilcher, Patrick Leonard, ©1998)
Orchestra in a horseshoe shape with the woodwinds behind, recorded with a pair of R-121’s in Bloomlein configuration. “A “tiny bit” of one U-67 was blended in on the orchestra.

Sixpence None The Richer

Electric Guitar – R-121
Cello – R-121

Engineer, Russ Long. Producer, Steve Taylor.
Recorded at The White House and The Carport, Nashville, TN.
From the Squint Entertainment – Elektra/Asylum release “There She Goes”.

This track was recorded while Russ Long was reviewing the R-121 for Pro Audio Review Magazine in 1999 (read review).

Two R-121’s used to record all electric guitars and cello.

Interestingly, the lead vocal on this track (and also on the Sixpence hit “Kiss Me”) was sung on a Coles 4038 ribbon microphone, highly equalized to approximate the performance of a condenser microphone. Ribbons are extremely EQ-friendly, so don’t be afraid to turn the knobs!

“There She Goes” (L.A. Mavers)

Diana Krall

Electric Guitar, Jazz – R-121

Recorded and mixed by Al Schmitt. Producer, Tommy LiPuma.
Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York, NY.
From the GRP Records Inc. “Verve” release “Diana Krall – When I Look In Your Eyes”.

Note: Al Schmitt won a Best Engineered Album Grammy for this record.

R-121 on jazz electric guitar.

a) “Popsicle Toes” (Michael Franks)

 
 

b) “Let’s Fall In Love” (Ted Koehler)

California Wind Orchestra

Wind Orchestra – R-121

Recording Engineer: John La Grou (Millennia Media)
Recorded at the Crest Theater, Sacramento, CA.

Wind Orchestra: Live recording using two R-121’s spaced 22 inches apart.

Recording chain: R-121’s to Millennia HV-3B preamp, to Apogee AD-1000 A/D converter. Recorded to Masterlink.

“Sight for Wind Orchestra” (Sampo Haapamaki)

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)

 

Tony Furtado

Electric Guitar – R-121
Drum Room – SF-12
Acoustic Guitar – R-121

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

Recording chain Electric Guitar: Mics into API 312 preamps to Pro Tools.
Close miked R-121 and SM57 on guitar cabinet, mics blended 50-50 in the mix.
Recording chain Drums: SF-12 into Neve 1272 preamps, recorded to Pro Tools.
SF-12 four ft high and 5 ft in front of kit.
Recording chain Acoustic Guitar: Mics into John Hardy M-1 preamps, recorded to Pro Tools.
R-121 and Naumann M-149 positioned head to head off the 14th fret. Mics blended 50-50 in the mix.

Recorded to Pro Tools Mix Plus system.

“These Chains” (Tony Furtado)

Mark Knopfler

Electric Guitar – R-121

Recorded & mixed by Chuck Ainlay
Recorded at The Tracking Room, Nashville, TN. Guitar overdubs recorded at AIR Studios, Lindhust Hall.

Electric Guitar: Guitars recorded with an R-121 & SM57 on two separate speakers of a Marshall cabinet, close miked.

Recording chain: R-121 & SM57 mics through Neve 1073 preamps. Recorded to Nuendo through Mytek converters.

“Why Aye Man” (Mark Knopfler)

Rascal Flatts

Electric Guitar – R-121

Recorded and mixed by Justin Niebank. Produced by Dan Huff.
Recorded at Blackbird Studios, Studio A.

Recording chain: Mics into Neve 8078 console preamps (31105). Recorded to Pro Tools HD at 24/48.

Electric Guitar: R-121 & SM57 on electric guitars, close miked.

“Life is a Highway” (Tom Cochrane)

Andy Georges

Acoustic Guitar – R-121
Baritone Acoustic Guitar – SF-24
Vocals – R-121
Electric Guitar – R-121
Percussion – R-121

Multi-Instrumental Musician/Engineer/Producer Andy Georges worked at Royer Labs for years and remains a good friend of the company. He created many recordings at home and in Los Angeles studios and you’ll find much of his work in this Library.

1) “My Guitar is on Fire” (Andy Georges)

Recorded and mixed by Andy Georges
Recorded at Andy’s home studio.

SF-24 on an acoustic baritone guitar, ten inches from the 12th fret, blended with a piezo pickup. SF-24 80%, piezo 20% in the mix.

Recording chain: SF-24 into a Royer custom built class A tube preamp. Piezo into a Motu 828 preamp. Compression on both mic and piezo. High shelving roll-off on piezo starting at 4K. Recorded into Digital Performer.


 
 

2) “Sleep Easy Hutch R” (Alex Wurman)

Recorded and mixed by Alex Wurman

R-121 turned backwards on an acoustic guitar.

 
 

3) “Music Of The Speres” (Andy Georges)
Recorded to Digital Performer and mixed by Andy Georges in his home studio. Vocals and all instruments tracked on a backward R-121.

LAGQ

Acoustic Guitar, Classical – R-122V
Flute – R-121

Recorded and mixed by Robert Friedrich
Recorded at Skywalker Sound Studios, San Rafael, CA.

Acoustic Guitar: Four guitars recorded with four R-122V’s. Mics 1 to 2 ft from guitars.
Flute: One R-121 on flute, at 1 ft distance.

Recording chain: All mics fed to AEA TRP mic preamps, then directly to Sonoma DSD recorder (console was bypassed).

“Mas Que Nada” (Spanish Lyric Version – Jorge Ben/Emily Cranz) Peer International Corp. (BMI)