Los Angeles, CA (April 23, 2020)—Cuban-born Grammy-winning composer and producer Yalil Guerra recorded Cuba: The Legacy, nominated for a Latin Grammy in the best classical album category, with the help of a pair of Mojave Audio MA-201fet large diaphragm condenser microphones.
The project contains two symphonic works: Intrata by composer Aurelio de la Vega, and Guerra’s Symphony No. 1, La Palma Real, which is dedicated to Cuban national poet and hero José Martí. The concert recording, featuring the National Symphony of Cuba, took place at the National Theatre of Cuba in Havana City.
Guerra placed the Mojave Audio mics at the front of the orchestra to capture the overall sound of the ensemble. According to Guerra, “The Mojave MA-201fet mics captured the powerful sound of the symphonic orchestra with ease—free of any high SPL distortion with full frequency sound that was wonderfully even and balanced.”
According to Guerra, “As a composer, I need to be creative and resourceful in many musical aspects: the actual notes, harmonies, styles, cadences, counterpoint, orchestration, and more. As a producer and sound engineer, I need professional tools that complement the composer side of me. Using the right microphones helps me achieve the sound and goals I envision as a composer. Trusting the sound of your microphones is a long and involved path of experimentation and discovery, and my Mojave Audio mics have proven themselves on numerous occasions. They are ‘the kings of my recordings.’ I can’t imagine doing a project without them.”
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