The new RSM-SS1 Sling-Shock takes an innovative and highly effective approach to shock mounts. There are no elastic bands, rubber bungee cords or synthetic bushings to wear out - it's designed to last a lifetime. Read more here.
Arturo Sandoval - Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
This video is about Arturo Sandoval's "Dear Diz", an outstanding new record from the trumpet/keyboard master.
The recording sessions were heavy on ribbon mics; R-122 on Arturo's solo trumpet, R-121's on the trumpets and trombones, R-122 on standup bass, SF-24V stereo ribbons on each section (trombones, trumpets, saxes), and another SF-24V as an overall room mic. Amazing musicianship across the board!
Ross Hogarth on the R-122V"In my recent work on Van Halen's 'A Different Kind Of Truth' , I captured the power of Ed's amazing playing by blending 122V's with 57's. The dimension and tonal size the microphone gives is undeniable."
(Grammy Winning Engineer/Mixer/Producer - Van Halen, Ziggy Marley, Sick Puppies, John Mellencamp, Motley Crue)
May 2012 Sound On Sound Recording Van Halen's 'Tattoo'"I used a Royer 122V tube ribbon and a Shure SM57 on each of the 100W 4X12 cabinets, finding the best speaker in each and placing the mics in front of them."
"Ed would then have the Royer and 57 on different faders on the console and get the blend he liked."
Read more about how Hogarth recorded 'Tattoo' in this month's Featured Article In Sound On Sound.
I've been a fan of Eddie Van Halen's guitar playing for decades, so it was a very cool moment when Ross told me he was using a pair of R-122V's on Eddie's cabs for the new record!
John Jennings - Royer Labs