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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

Folk Alliance Toronto 2013

In February 2013, we set up the first ever ‘Royer Labs – Mojave Audio Pop Up Studio’ at Folk Alliance International 2013 in Toronto. With the help of our friends at HHB Canada, we set up a studio in a hotel room and recorded 45 sessions in three days!
The folks at Auralex sent us a couple of boxes of their fine products to help with the room acoustics. For front end we used various Universal Audio products: LA-610, 4-710 and the new Apollo (great box!).

Engineers: Dave Misener, Brian Hogue, Shahab Mobasher, Paul Talbott and Dusty Wakeman.

Special thanks to Dave Dysart (HHB Canada), the great staff at Folk Alliance and, most of all, all the great artists!

Jordie Lane “Diamond Ring”


Commmand Sisters


Steve Poltz “You Were Meant For Me”


Ranchers For Peace


Fraser Anderson


Gurf Morlix


Tony Furtado


Darlenya and 3 little birds


Hardin Burns


Parker Milsap


Amelia White

 

Melanie Brulee

 

Murchant

 

The Jessica Stuart Few

 

Shawna Caspi

 

Ronny Cox