String Quartet – Microphone Comparisons

Strings – SF-24, R-122, R-122V
Microphone Comparisons – SF-24, R-122, R-122V, Schoeps CMC6-U small diaphragm condensers.

Engineer: Ron Searles
Recorded at CBC Studios, Toronto, Canada

During an AES event in Toronto Canada, a cluster of microphones was set up over a string quartet for listening and making comparisons. The cluster included one SF-24, two R-122’s, two R-122V’s, and two Schoeps CMC6-U’s (set for omni), 6 ft high and 8 ft back from a string quartet.

Recording Chain: All mics fed into Universal Audio 8110 preamps. Recorded flat with no EQ or compression to ProTools at 96K.

Special thanks to Dave Dysart, HHB Canada for arranging the event.

a) Single SF-24


b) Pair of R-122’s


c) Pair of R-122V’s


d) Pair of Schoeps CMC6-U’s

Keith Urban – Partial Live Mix and Isolated Drums

Drums, Live – SF-24

FOH Engineer: Steve Law   Monitor Engineer: Jason Spence
Recorded live at the Gwinnett Center, Gwinnett, GA

Drummer: Chris McHugh.

“I Told You So” (Keith Urban)

a) Partial live mix showcasing drums


b) Isolated Drum Overhead: SF-24 over kit, to Yamaha PM1D to Pro Tools. Clocked using Apogee Big Ben @ 48K.




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.