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

Ray Charles and Norah Jones with Billy Preston

B-3 – R-122
Piano – SF-12
Electric Guitar – R-121

Engineers: Terry Howard, Al Schmitt (mix)

This extraordinary session was held in Ray Charles’ Los Angeles studio in November 2003. I was privileged to attend and was given permission to take photographs with a small pocket camera. The musicianship was incredible, with most parts of the song being done in one or two takes.
-John Jennings, Royer Labs

B-3: Billy Preston’s Leslie cabinet was miked with two R-122’s, one positioned on the top horn and one on the bottom.

Piano: An SF-12 was positioned inside Ray’s piano alongside a couple of condenser mics. The SF-12 was the main mic used in the final mix.

Electric Guitar: The electric guitar amp was miked with an SM-57 up close and an R-122 further back, blended in the mix.


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Stephen Bruton – Full Mixes and Isolated Tracks

1) “Bigger Wheel”
Drums – R-121
Resonator Guitar – R-122
Harmonica – R-121

2) “Treasured Wounds”
B3 – SF-24
Electric Guitar – R-121

Recorded and mixed by Ross Hogarth. Produced by Ross Hogarth and Stephen Bruton.
Recorded at Mad Dog Studios, Burbank, CA

1) “Bigger Wheel”  (Anderson, Bruton)

Recording chain: All mics through Neve 8088 board preamps. Recorded to Pro Tools HD.

1a) Full Mix


1b) Mono Drum room: R-121 five ft in front of kit, 3 1/2 ft high, compressed with Chandler EMI.


1c) Resonator guitar: R-122 in front, with a U-67 over the shoulder.


1d) Harmonica: Shure Green Bullet mic on harmonica to tweed Vibrolux. R-121 on Vibrolux amp.



2) “Treasured Wounds” (Barber, Bruton)
B3 – SF-24
Electric Guitar – R-121

Recording chain: SF-24 to Great River MP-2NV preamp. R-121 to Neve 8088 board pre to 1176 compressor. Recorded to Pro Tools HD.

2a) Full Mix


2b) B-3: SF-24 two ft in front of Leslie. (See photos)


2c) Electric Guitar: R-121 on tweed Vibrolux.