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Recording Electric Guitar

R-121, R-101, R-122V, SF-24

with Ross Hogarth and Tim Pierce

Royer Labs with Engineer/Producer Ross Hogarth and session guitarist extraordinare Tim Pierce have created an 8-part video series featuring an in-depth look at Hogarth's electric guitar miking techniques.

Posted online at www.youtube.com/royerlabs these videos are an excellent tool for aspiring recording engineers of all levels to learn from two accomplished, highly-respected studio professionals. The 8 sessions are being released on a weekly basis.

Recording Electric Guitar, with Ross Hogarth and Tim Pierce. Session 1 of 8.

This is the first of 8 sessions we’ll be releasing weekly.
Producer/Engineer Ross Hogarth and session guitarist Tim Pierce demonstrate blending a Royer Labs R-121 ribbon microphone with a Shure SM57 dynamic mic on electric guitar.
Divided by 13 amplifier into a Marshall 4-12 cabinet.


Recording Electric Guitar with Ross Hogarth & Tim Pierce
Session 2 of 8.

R-121 and SM57 blend vs R-101 & SM57 blend

Producer/Engineer Ross Hogarth and session guitarist Tim Pierce compare two microphone blends; a Royer Labs R-101 ribbon microphone and Shure SM57 dynamic mic, and a Royer R-121 ribbon microphone and Shure SM57 dynamic mic.
Marshall JCM 800 amplifier into a Marshall 4-12 cabinet.


session 3Recording Electric Guitar with Ross Hogarth & Tim Pierce
Session 3 of 8.
65 Blackface Fender Deluxe

Producer/Engineer Ross Hogarth and session guitarist Tim Pierce blend a Royer Labs R-121 ribbon microphone with a Shure SM57 dynamic mic on a combo amp.


session 4Recording Electric Guitar with Ross Hogarth - Session 4 of 8
Microphone Placement Techniques

In this great how-to video, Producer/Engineer Ross Hogarth demonstrates his dual microphone positioning techniques on a guitar cabinet. Royer R-121 & Shure SM57 and Royer R-101 & Shure SM57.


Session 5Recording Electric Guitar with Ross Hogarth & Tim Pierce Session 5 of 8
SUPRO with 15-inch Speaker

Continuing the series on ribbon and dynamic microphone blending, Producer/Engineer Ross Hogarth and session guitarist Tim Pierce pull out a beautiful Supro combo amp with a 15-inch speaker. Very nice, warm vibrato on this amp. The microphone blend is a Royer Labs R-121 ribbon microphone and a Shure SM57 dynamic mic.

 

Adam Del Monte

Acoustic Guitar - R-122V

Capricho Arabe

Adam del Monte is one of the leading flamenco and classical guitarists/composers of his generation. With an international pedigree, Adam has made it his mission to fully express himself in the flamenco and classical genres, transcending labels and convention as much as possible. Acostic guitar recorded with a single R-122V ribbon microphone.

Adam Del Monte Video

Patrick Watson

Live recording - R-121

Words In The Fire

Canadian artist Patrick Watson performing 'Words In The Fire' live with the band gathered around one R-121 ribbon mic. Check out the saw playing - great sound!

Patrick Watson Live

Robert Friedrich

Orchestra/Piano

Recording the San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Grammy-winning Classical Engineer Robert Friedrich gives us an in-depth look at the recording techniques used when recording "The Carnival Of The Animals" with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Friedrich relied heavily on ribbon microphones to achieve the desired sound quality.

Robert Friedrich recording Carnival of the Animal with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Arturo Sandoval

Trumpet/Piano

Royer ribbons demo at Sweetwater

The great Arturo Sandoval demonstrates his use of ribbon microphones at Sweetwater. A Royer R-122 and SF-24V were used for recording the trumpet and an SF-24 and two Mojave Audio MA-300s were used for recording the piano.

In the Studio with Ross Hogarth

Producer/Engineer

Recording Lukas Rossi with drummer Kenny Aronoff

Grammy winning producer/engineer Ross Hogarth records Rock Star Supernova winner Lukas Rossi's "Dreamer" with drummer Kenny Aronoff. Good discussion on how Ross uses ribbons on guitars, drum overheads and drum rooms.

Bruce Swedien

Bruce Swedien

Master Engineer Bruce Swedien talks about recording, microphone care, ribbon mics, and tracking Michael Jackson.

 

Bruce Swedien

Recording Remote Drums with MyOnlineDrummer.com

Craig Sowby of MyOnlineDrummer.com compares 2 condenser overheads with a Royer SF-24 stereo ribbon overhead at the 2011 Amp expo in Nashville.

 

Bruce Swedien

Brian Setzer Orchestra Live

Front of House Engineer Jimbo Neal takes us behind the scenes with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, showing how he uses Royer and Mojave Audio microphones to get Brian's live sounds.

Bruce Swedien

Engineer Ron Searles records Winona Zelenka

Engineer/Producer Ron Searles records Winona Zelenka playing J.S Bach Cello Suites.
Three R-122 microphones in Decca Tree configuration.

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Bruce Swedien

Producer Fab records Will Knox.

For Will Knox's album "The Matador And The Acrobat", New York based producer Fab leaned heavily on ribbon mics. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process.

Engineer Michael Wagener recording Cockpit in Twin Studios, Paris.

In this Audiofanzine produced series, Michael Wagener talks about recording drums and electric guitar with ribbon microphones. He also details his favorite outboard gear.

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Tracking Dobro, Violin & Banjo With

Grammy Winning Producer, Engineer, Session Musician, & Artist

Randy Kohrs

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An Engineering discussion with

Grammy Winning Producer, Engineer, Session Musician, & Artist

Randy Kohrs

Bruce Swedien

Home Recording with Beat Chamber's Jonathan Merkel

Beat Chamber Engineer/Producer Jonathan Merkel shows us how he recorded Electric Guitars with an R-122V for his song "Fuel The Fire

A Conversation With

Nashville Session Guitarist Chris Leuzinger and Engineer Mark Miller (Garth Brooks)

 

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A Conversation With

Nashville Session Drummer

Chad Cromwell

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Royer Labs presents

Rolff Zwiep

Manager at Blackbird Audio Rentals