Paul Cantelon

Piano – SF-12 Stereo Ribbon

Engineer/Producer: Russell Dawkins

1) “Preludes”

Piano: SF-12 on Steinway 9′ grand piano. The microphone is aimed at the center of the piano’s soundboard, 9 ft from the soundboard and 6.5 ft above stage.

Recording chain: One SF-12 into a True Systems Precision 8 preamplifier, recorded to a DA-38.

Recorded at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall in the School of Music, University of Victoria.

“Preludes” Theme fromThe Diving Bell & the Butterfly (Paul Cantelon)


2) “Point No Point”

One SF-12 over a grand piano, lid removed. No EQ, compression or effects.

Recorded at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

“Point No Point” (Paul Cantelon)

Jim Cox

Piano – SF-12 Stereo Ribbon

Engineer: Tommy Vicari
Recorded at Capitol Studios (B room), Los Angeles, CA

From The Majestic soundtrack.

Recording chain: One SF-12 through a Millennia preamp. EQ: 1 dB boost at 10K.

“Boogie Woogie Stomp” (Albert Ammons)

Arturo Sandoval’s “Trumpet Evolution”

Brass – R-121, R-122, SF-12
Trumpet – R-121, R-122
Trombone – R-121
Drum Overhead – SF-12
Room Mic – SF-12

Engineer: Al Schmitt, Producer: Gary Grant
Recorded at Capitol Studios (Studio A), Hollywood, CA.

Recording chain: All mics routed through an assortment of Mastering Lab, Neve and Studer tube mic preamps. Recorded to Pro Tools

One R-122 on Arturo Sandoval’s solo trumpet
Four R-121’s on the trumpets
Four R-121’s on the trombones
SF-12 overall big band room mic
SF-12 drum overhead

1) “Manteca” (Dizzy Gillespie, Fuller, O’Farrill, Pozo)


2) “Concerto for Cootie” (Duke Ellington)


3) “My Funny Valentine” (Hart, Rodgers)


Balkan Babes

Vocal Ensemble – SF-12

Recorded and mixed by Russell Dawkins
Recorded in The Belfry theatre in Victoria, BC, Canada.

12 piece vocal ensemble: One SF-12 positioned in the center of the group. Singers at the front and back of the mic, 6 ft from the microphone.

Recording chain: SF-12 into True Systems preamp (45 dB gain), into Metric Halo Mobile I/O +DSP into Mac Powerbook G4.

“More, Moma Bega, Lele” (Traditional from Macedonia)