Toronto, ON, Canada (May 3, 2012)—At the request of numerous clients, Toronto's Noble Street Studios recently added an SF-24V vacuum tube stereo and two R-122 active ribbon microphones from Royer Labs to its inventory.
Donny Da Silva, studio manager at Noble Street Studios, Toronto's newest downtown recording studio, is involved in all aspects of the studio's operations. In addition to coordinating bookings and managing the facility's personnel, he is also engaged in equipment procurement.
"In recent months, Noble Street Studios has handled album projects for two well-known Canadian bands, The Tragically Hip and Billy Talent, as well as having recorded the orchestral soundtrack for the new four-part TV miniseries, Titanic, on the Global network," Da Silva explained. "For these and other projects, it was critical to have the best microphones and, in all cases, we were getting requests for Royer Labs. We already had a pair of R-121 studio ribbon mics, and the addition of the SF-24V and the R-122s really helped solidify our ability to meet the requests we received."
"We've been using the SF-24V for room sound, or ambience," Da Silva said, "as well as for piano and drum overheads. This mic is very quiet and does a phenomenal job of delivering the level we want without inducing any noise. We've also used the mic over string sections. In all cases, I'm getting glowing reports on the warmth and fullness this microphone brings to the recordings."