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”

Lily Wilde And Her Jumpin’ Jubilee Orchestra

Brass – R-121
Drums – R-121

Recorded and mixed by Craig Brock. Produced by Tom Royer and Craig Brock.
Recorded at Whitehorse Studios, Portland, OR.

Two R-121’s capturing all the brass and drums in a live room (drums also have a single KM-84 small diaphragm condenser mic blended in, hung four feet above the snare).

From the Lil Tom Tom, Inc. release “Insect Ball”.

“Mister Five By Five” (© D. Raye & G. DePaul)

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)

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

Michael DeTemple

Vocals – R-121
Banjo – R-121
Acoustic Guitar – R-121

Performed and recorded by Michael DeTemple.

Recording chain: R-121 directly into a Roland 1680 recorder in Michael’s home studio.

Banjo, guitar and vocal recorded separately using one R-121, then mixed in the Roland 1680.

“Fishin” (traditional)

Amalia Stephenson

Vocals – R-121
Acoustic Guitar – R-121

Engineer: Richard Dobson
Recorded to DAT in Richard’s home studio.

One forward-facing R-121 on vocals.
One R-121 on acoustic guitar, with a condenser mic lightly blended in.

“Silent Night” (Joseph Mohr)