Loudmouth

Electric Guitar – Heavy Rock – R-121
Drum Room Mics – R-121

Engineered by Joe Barresi, Allen Sides and Johnny K. Produced by Joe Barresi and John Sullivan.
Recorded at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA / Bay 7, Valley Village, CA /
Groovemaster Studios – Chicago, IL.
From the Hollywood Records release “Loudmouth”.

R-121’s on electric guitars.
Two R-121’s as drum room mics.

1) “Rats In The Maze” (John Sullivan)

 

2) “Maybe” (Tony McQuaid)

 

3) “End Of The Century” (John Sullivan)

 

4) “No Heroes” (John Sullivan)

Marvelous 3

Electric Guitar – R-121

Engineered by Jerry Finn, Butch Walker and Joe McGrath. Produced by Jerry Finn.
From the Elektra Entertainment release “ReadySexGo”.

R-121’s on electric guitars.

a) “Beautiful” (Butch Walker )

 
 

b) “I Could Change” (Butch Walker)

Chlorine

Electric Guitar – R-121

Produced and engineered by Matt Hyde
Recorded at Sound City Studios, Van Nuys CA and Grand Master Records, Hollywood CA.
From the Time Bomb Recordings release “Primer”

R-121’s on electric guitars.

a) “Disappear” (Mark Fain)

 
 

b) “Way Out” (Mark Fain)

The Carl Verheyen Band – Full Mix and Isolated Track

Electric Guitar – R-121 & SM57
Drum Room – SF-12

Recorded by Shawn Sullivan
Recorded at World Class Audio, Anaheim CA

R-121 and SM57 on guitar (blend of 60% R-121, 40% SM57), with an SF-12 further back in the room for ambience.
SF-12 as drum room mic.
This is a rough mix of the first session, with Carl’s guide vocal track.

“Lay Your Hammer Down” (Carl Verheyen)
a) Full Mix

 
 

b) Isolated SF-12 as drum room mic.

Robert Cray

Electric Guitar – R-121
Vocals – R-121

Recorded and mixed by Don Smith. Produced by Steve Jordan.
Recorded at Woodland Studios, Nashville, TN
From the Rycodisc, Inc. release “Shoulda Been Home.”

1) “Baby’s Arms” (Robert Cray)
R-121 on electric guitar.

 
 

2) “Help Me Forget” (Robert Cray)
Backward R-121 on vocals. R-121 on electric guitars.

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)

Eliane Elias

Shaker – R-122

Vocals and percussion recorded by Bruce Swedien. Mixed by Bruce Swedien.
Vocals and shaker recorded at Westviking Studios, Ocala, FL.

Shaker: Two R-122’s in Blumlein position, shaker 12-inches from the mics.

Recording chain: R-122’s to Universal Audio 2-610 preamplifier. Hi pass filter set at 100Hz, 1 dB push at 5K and 1 dB at 10K. Recorded to Pro Tools.

“The Song Is You” (O.Hammerstein II, J.Kern)

Mark Holdaway

Kalimba – R-122V

Recorded and mixed by Tim Weed
Recorded at Banjambo Studio.

Recording chain: R-122V’s to Prism Orpheus preamps, A/D at 24/96 into Digital Performer 5.13. No EQ or compression.

Kalimba: Two R-122V’s used on four tracks of Kalimba. Positioned slightly off axis 6″ to 10″ from small Kalimbas. Two R-122V’s on Bass Kalimba, one at 6″ centered for proximity effect and one at 5′ directly above.

“Star Hop” (Mark Holdaway)