Los Angeles, CA (August 18, 2014)—Producer, recording engineer, and scoring mixer Tommy Vicari used numerous Mojave Audio microphones while recently working on a project for the Disneyland Park in Hong Kong.
The sessions included seven woodwind instrumentalists playing flute, alto saxophone, oboe, baritone saxophone, clarinet, tenor saxophone, and bassoon; a brass section with four trumpets, four trombones, and four French horns; plus a sizeable string section. According to Vicari, “I’ve used the Mojave Audio MA-200 and MA-300 condenser mics on woodwinds many times before and have had great success. But the real surprise for me this time around was the performance of the company’s small condenser mics—the MA-100 and MA-101fet. These mics sounded amazing on the brass and woodwinds. The sound of the flutes that we captured with the MA 101fet was just exquisite—clear, crisp and fat!”
“We also used the MA-101fet on the celli while the violins and violas were captured using the MA-100’s,” Vicari added. “Here too, the MA-101fet was amazing on the celli. For the violins and violas, we close miked those instruments using the MA-100’s and it was just incredible. This was the first time I used these mics, and I could not have been more pleased. They sounded clear and smooth with absolutely no harshness whatsoever—and this was done in a very small room. With the right pre amp, there’s no need to EQ anything.”
Vicari said, “I have come to rely on Royer and Mojave microphones on all of the recording projects I do. These mics are consistently reliable, and the tech support of both companies is unparalleled. Dave Royer, Dusty Wakeman and John Jennings are there when and wherever I need them. These microphones are always a part of my tool box and they are a real bargain compared to many other microphones of this caliber.”