Scoring mixer Bob Fernandez recently completed recording Joseph Vitarelli’s score for the HBO miniseries John Adams, which is based on David McCullough’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the second American President. Fernandez chose a nice selection of Sennheiser and Neumann microphones for the project, including a pair of MKH 8040s on the violin section. Other selected mics used at the Sony Pictures scoring stage were a Decca Tree with three Neumann M 150s, and a pair of Neumann M 149s that were used as outriggers. Additional M 149s served to capture the bass section, with Neumann TLM 170s on the cellos. A Sennheiser MKH 40 miked the harp, and several additional MKH 40s captured the violas, flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons. A bank of Millennia Media HV-3 preamps served the entire ensemble.