Larry David

B-3 organ – SF-12

Engineer: David Pearlman
Recorded at Rotund Rascal Studios, North Hollywood, CA

One SF-12 off the corner of a Leslie. Recorded direct to DAT.

1. Solo B-3 played by Larry David

 

 
2. Solo B-3 played by Larry David

Dicky Simms

Piano – SF-12, R-121

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

Grand piano in an iso room, lid fully lifted.

Recording chain: SF-12 and R-121’s to Neve 8088 console preamps. Recorded to 20-bit ADAT.
(The level of this track was raised 4 dB over the original source material level.)

One SF-12 and two R-121’s combined; all mics mixed at equal level. SF-12 panned hard left and right, R-121’s panned soft left and right. No EQ, compression or effects.

“Shannon’s Shuffle” (Dicky Simms)

Paul Cantelon

Piano – SF-12

Engineer & Producer: Russell Dawkins.
Recorded at the University of Victoria – British Columbia.

One SF-12 stereo ribbon mic over a grand piano with the lid removed.

No EQ, compression or effects. The level of this track was raised 3 dB over the original source material level.

 

“Point No Point” (Paul Cantelon)

Norbert Putnam

Piano – SF-12

Engineer: Norbert Putnam
Recorded at Norbert Putnam’s Cadre Entertainment, Memphis, TN.

One SF-12 stereo ribbon microphone over the soundboard of a Yamaha C-7 piano.

“Impromptu Op.90, No 2″ (Franz Schubert)

Joe Chiccarelli – String Quartet

String Quartet – SF-12

Engineer: Joe Chiccarelli
Recorded at Cello Studios, Hollywood, CA

One SF-12 stereo ribbon microphone capturing a string quartet.
Joe Chiccarelli recorded this direct to DAT for us in 2000, for early Royer demonstration purposes.

String Quartet

Michel Colombier

Strings – SF-12

Recorded and mixed by Steve Durkee.
Recorded at The Music Room, Los Angeles, CA.
From the BBC Film “The Messiah.”

One SF-12 on a string quartet.

Recording chain: One SF-12 into an API DiMedio preamplifier. Recorded to a Tascam D-88.

Michel Colombier – “Apologize!” (Michel Colombier)


Gayle Levant

Harp – SF-12, SF-1

Engineers: John Richards and Travis Dickerson.
Recorded at Travis Dickerson Recording Studios, Chatsworth, CA

One SF-12 and two SF-1ʼs on the harp. Recorded through console preamps to Pro Tools.

In Royer’s early days, we asked world-class session harpist Gayle Levant if she would record a song for us for demonstration purposes. She sent a beautiful harp to a local studio, met us there with her husband John Richards, sound checked, and then recorded this beautiful piece of music in one take. Gayle’s talents are matched only by her wonderful personality and generosity.

“Largo” (from the 5th Violin Sonata by JS Bach)

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)

Joby Baker and Scott Sheerin

Saxophone – SF-12
Piano – SF-12

Recorded and mixed by Russell Dawkins.
Recorded at the Christ Church Cathedral – Victoria, BC, Canada

One SF-12 stereo ribbon microphone on live saxophone and piano. The SF-12 was positioned twelve feet in front of the musicians, piano slightly to left, saxophone slightly to right. This recording came from a warm-up jam. Recording is dead dry, exactly as it went to DAT.

“Cathedral Jam”

Coro Stella Alpina

Choir – SF-12

Recorded live by Marco Olivotto and Heliut Blais.
Recorded at Sala delle Mostre – Comune di Lavarone (TN) Italy.

Recording chain: One SF-12 stereo ribbon mic positioned for X-Y recording, to a Millennia Media HV-3 preamp. Recorded to an Alesis M20 at 20-bit, 44.1kHz. Imported into Pro Tools 24, then dithered to 16-bit with Waves Ultramaximizer L1+. No EQ, compression or reverb.

 

“Gli Aizimpoineri” (traditional), sung by Coro Stella Alpina