Motorbikes and prototypes
Sitting in the control room of Rancho De La Luna, Catching recalls his initial meeting with Royer, which involved the Mojave Audio co-founder riding up to the studio on his motorcycle with a prototype for a new microphone in hand. Immediately falling in love with the sound of it, Catching quickly bought it and made it a part of the studio’s collection which set off a series of similar meetings and purchases. The studio now has a full closet of Mojave Audio microphones that get used on every session and have become essential to Catching’s workflow.
The interview continues with Catching detailing Mojave’s evolution as a brand and how new and prototype microphones have always found a home in Rancho De Le Luna, including the Mojave MA-100 and MA-300s which have become an integral part of the studio’s preferred drum sounds. The piece ends on the latest microphone in the Mojave lineup, the MA-37, which Catching demonstrates on one his vintage acoustic guitars and has been regularly using on vocals since making the acquisition. “It’s really incredible to watch your friends evolve and create such wonderful pieces of gear that are useful, beautiful, and sound amazing,” he remarks, reflecting on the longstanding relationship. “We are in the Mojave Desert, so how much cooler can that get than having Mojave Audio as part of your sound?”
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About Mojave Audio
Mojave Audio was founded by Technical Grammy Award winning David Royer, widely known for his ribbon microphone designs with Royer Labs. Mojave Audio makes world-class microphones for Artists and Engineers who are passionate about their sound.