Royer Labs and Mojave Audio presented an evening of live jazz and classical piano at Universal Mastering Studios in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 8, highlighting microphones from both brands as well as the studio design of Delta H Designs.
Universal’s Pete Doell and Dusty Wakeman, president of Mojave Audio, engineered the sessions, which featured Russian-born concert pianist Yana Reznik and the Miles Mosely Trio performing live in Studio A, while the audience listened in Studio B.
John Jennings, VP sales and marketing for Royer Labs, welcomed the crowd in Studio B.
Hanson Hsu, principal, Delta H Designs, gave a short presentation on the acoustic design of Universal Mastering’s rooms and introduced his friend of 15 years, Yana Reznik.
Classical pianist Yana Reznik.
Universal’s Pete Doell, recording engineer Al Schmitt and Mojave Audio’s Dusty Wakeman.
Pete Doell and Al Schmitt check out the mics on Tony “Two Guns” Austin’s drums.
The engineers used a pair of Mojave Audio MA-300s on the Steinway piano for the jazz session and a Royer SF-24V (not pictured) for the classical session.
A Mojave MA-300 and a Royer R-122V, plus a DI, captured Mosely’s bass.
Royer’s John Jennings cues the Miles Mosley Trio for the start of their session.