Category Archives: Sessions

Tony Furtado

From his teenage years until the present, guitarist amd banjo player Tony Furtado has wandered through genres and styles, never growing static and always evolving musically. He has toured tirelessly for over two decades and has garnered a great deal of respect from his peers, and has opened for and toured with acts such as Greg Allman, Susan Tedeschi, Taj Mahal, Leftover Salmon, Eric Johnson and he has shared the stage with the likes of Sonny Landreth, Keith Richards, David Lindley, Derek Trucks, Norah Jones, among many others. His music has taken him all over the country and into the hearts of many a music lover. Whether he’s playing with a band, or recording as a solo artist, his playing and considerable skills as a multi-instrumentalist and his strong songwriting prowess have led to him to be embraced on record and on stage.

Audio Samples and Photos

Acoustic Guitar – MA-201fet

Acoustic Guitar – MA-201fet and two MA-100 omni capsule

Banjo – MA-201fet

Banjo –  Two MA-201fet

Acoustic Guitar through Blackface Bassman with a 4 x 12 cabinet


The Spinto Band

The Spinto Band was formed in 1996, spearheaded by Nick Krill, who was inspired to form the band when he came across some song lyrics written by his late grandfather, Roy Spinto.

Audio Sample:

Greetings from the Spinto Band
“We Spinto Band guys are tracking our next LP right now, and I thought you might like to know that we just did a vocal mic shootout and the MA-200 beat an expensive c-12 copy and another $3000 tube mic. Hats off to you guys!

We just did a vocal mic shootout and the MA-200 beat an expensive c-12 copy and another $3000 tube mic.

“Throughout the recording process on our album “Moonwink”, which we co-producer with Dave Trumfio and was mixed by Tchad Blake, we used a Mojave MA 200 microphone, and were impressed by the tone we were able to achieve. Many different instruments were beautifully captured by the MA 200, including drums, acoustic guitars and pianos.”

-Nick Krill

Stevie Blacke

Artist: Baroli (
title: “Baroli Theme in A Minor”
Strings arranged and performed by Stevie Blacke
2 Mojave MA-200’s in an X/Y pattern into a Trident S20
MA-100 used as a spot mic into a UA 6176
Apogee converter

Stevie Blacke is an arranger and multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles California. Known as “that string guy”, Stevie is well known in the recording community for his work as a one man string section, overdubbing violin, viola, cello, and bass one track at a time. Stevie is also well versed in electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, mando-cello, electric violin, electric bass, banjo, dobro, lap steel, saz, sitar, esraj, Erhu, and autoharp.

As an instrumentalist, Stevie has recorded and/or performed with some of the most recognized people in the business including Beck, MADONNA, Weezer, Matchbox Twenty, Taylor Hicks, Timbaland with Elton John, Michael Stipe, Rihanna, Ashlee Simpson, Backstreet Boys, Plain White T’s, The Thrills, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, TuPac, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Snoop Doggy Dog, Ludacris, Greg Allman, Ice Cube, Aaliyah, Mandy Moore, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, Zakiya and John Lee Hooker, Leftover Salmon, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, the Counting Crows and the Black Crows.