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)

 

 

 

Pirates of the Caribbean Score

Drum Overhead – R-122V

Score recorded and mixed by Alan Meyerson
Recorded at Sony Scoring Stage, Culver City, CA.

Recording chain: R-122V’s to Grace 801 preamps. Recorded to Pro Tools HD using Digi 192 converters.

Isolated drum tracks excerpted from the Pirates of the Caribbean score. Three drummers (Vinnie Colaiuta, Abe Laboriel Jr. and JR Robinson) playing simultaneously with nothing but one R-122V over each kit and a kick drum mic on each kit.

Drummers: Vinnie Colaiuta, Abe Laboriel Jr., JR Robinson

a) Isolated drums: overhead and kick mics only.

 

b) Same track as “a,” with room mics added.