Los Angeles, CA (November 22, 2011)—For this year’s Latin Grammy Awards theme, as on all his projects, Cuban-born composer, musician and producer/engineer Yalil Guerra used Mojave Audio microphones.
“For the Latin Grammy Awards, I co-produced and arranged the music theme,” said Guerra, who records for his own RYCY Productions, Inc. label and produces music for TV, film, and more. “I used Mojave Audio’s MA-200 and MA-300 mics exclusively for the brass section. For the percussion, my stereo pair of MA-100s was awesome. These little mics are remarkably capable of recording high SPL instruments such us congas and timbales, plus other Cuban and Latin instruments with no distortion at all. I never cease to be impressed with their performance.”
On Univision’s Mira Quien Baila, a Latin version of the popular TV show Dancing with the Stars, Guerra used Mojave Audio’s MA-300, as well as the company’s MA-200 vacuum tube condenser microphone and a stereo pair of MA-100 condenser microphones. “For more than 10 years,” Guerra explained, “I have been working closely with the Univision music department, composing music themes for some of their shows while co-producing and arranging others. This year, I worked on the second season of Mira Quien Baila. I had to produce an average of five to 10 songs per week for the show in a diverse range of musical styles.”
“This work required a microphone set with changeable capsules that were capable of handling high SPLs,” Guerra continued. “With their omni and cardioid capsules, my pair of Mojave MA-100’s was perfect-they produced a really rich sound. I used these mics on timbales, congas and Latin percussion. When I used the MA-300 for trumpets and trombones, the mic’s switchable 15 dB pad and high pass filter really helped me manage the input signals and the MA-300’s continuously variable polar patterns made a huge difference.”