Category Archives: Drums

Leonardo Bella

Leonardo

A producer for all seasons, Leonardo Bella is equally at home in a symphony hall producing Mozart horn concerto’s or in the studio producing and engineering Chicago blues, modern jazz or his own Beatles tinged worship music. His passion for sonic excellence goes back to his partnership in one of the world’s leading recording facilities, Skyline Studio’s in New York City. From 1979 until 1994 the studio received over 100 Gold and Platinum records and was nominated for five years in a row for Mix Magazine’s TEC award , as one of the top five studios worldwide.

“My secret for sounds that leap out of the speaker, sounding real and present always involves this simple formula: take a wonderful player, set him in an awesome sounding acoustic space and place a well chosen mic carefully, get it up to line level through a world class stand alone pre-amp within 20 feet of the mic and your home free”. Leonardo’s personal rig has always included a room full of vintage musical instruments and a hybrid of vintage and modern high end audio recording gear.

ON USING MOJAVE MICS

“I have been using the MA100 matched pair, the MA200 and MA300’s on everything that has come down the pike, and I have been consistently blown away. Over the years I have learned to only purchase recording tools that will confirm their value to me
for years to come, and your products have me smiling every time I plug them in. Their extreme musicality, warm presence and clarity on transientss has become a major part of my sound. During the years I co-owned Skyline Studios’s in New York, we had a great locker full of U47’s, U67’s and M49’s. The Mojave microphones have that same Rolls Royce quality sound I had grown to depend on during those years gone by, minus the headache of maintaining ancient gear. I am a convert!”
Leonardo Bella / Eternal Arts Music

All recordings are without processing of any kind.

1 Overhead single mic recording MA-100 carded

2 Kick / MA200 (2 feet) Overhead / single MA-100 in cardiod

3 Upright Bass (Pitz) spaced pair of MA-100s

4 Upright Bass (Arco) MA-200

5 Cello MA-200

6 Bass Clarinet MA-200

7 Breedlove Mandolin / spaced pair MA-100s (cardiod)

8 Telecaster > Keeley compressor > custom fender amp/ MA-100 omni

8 Telecaster > Keeley compressor > custom fender amp/ MA-100 omni

9 Rickenbacker 360-12 in stereo / pair of MA-100s in omni

10 Soprano Sax / MA-200

11 Female Vocal MA-100 in cardiod

12 All Mojave Recording / MA-200 on lead vocal / MA-100 on everything else

Miles Mosley Trio

Miles Mosley is an upright bassist, vocalist, producer, composer and arranger.

Peter Doell Recording Miles Mosley Trio
Peter Doell Recording Miles Mosley Trio

As a teen, Mosley won the Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight Award; was selected to play bass for the 1996 Grammy All-American High School Jazz Band & Choir; and was acclaimed as a “technical virtuoso” by Los Angeles Times jazz critic, Don Heckman. He received his classical training at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, had numerous years of study with jazz bass legends John Clayton, Ray Brown, and Al McKibbon, and received his undergraduate degree in music at UCLA. Since then Mosley has greatly expanded his repertoire, mastering the bass and a vast array of instruments, deftly blending Jazz with Rock, Pop, Funk, and R&B.

Miles Mosley on Upright Bass
Tony Austin on Drums
Cameron Graves on Piano

Recorded by Dusty Wakeman and Pete Doell

Microphones used:

MA-300, R-122V on upright bass
MA-300, SF-24 on overheads
MA-301fet on bass drum
MA-101fet on snare drum
Two MA-300, one R-122V on piano

Miles Mosley Trio – Planetary Princess


Miles Mosley Trio – Isle Of Love


Miles Mosley Trio – The Comeback