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)

 

 

 

Dirty Dozen Brass Band 1

Brass – R-121, R-122
Saxophone – R-121
Drums – SF-12
Percussion – SF-24
Vocals – SF-24
Sousaphone – R-122

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

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

Special thanks to Shout Factory for the use of these recordings.

“Flying High” (Gaye, Stover) – SONG INTRO

1a) Full Mix

 

 

1b) Isolated Saxophone: R-121 on saxophone

 

 

“Flying High” (Gaye, Stover) – SONG ENDING

2a) Mix

 

 

2b) Isolated Vocals, Claps, Percussion: One SF-24 with musicians gathered around it.

 

 

2c) Isolated Horn Stem: R-121’s and R-122 on various horns.

 

 

2d) Isolated Drums: SF-12 on drum overhead, low and towards the front of the kit.

 

 

2e) Isolated Sousaphone: R-122 on sousaphone.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.