We LOVE a good studio tour but what is even better is when we can get behind the products that we all use. Today, I’m very excited to share my visit to Mojave Audio’s HQ where we discussed their latest product range and even met David Royer himself.
David Royer started Mojave Audio in 1985 in the garage of his house. The location was Fullerton, California, and Mojave Audio was a one-man, custom pro audio gear shop. David is best known for his ribbon microphone designs with Royer Labs, but he originally started out designing and building vacuum tube microphones, mic preamps and compressors for engineers in the Los Angeles area.
That isn’t all. After chatting with Mojave Audio after our visit, they kindly agreed to give away their brand new MA-37 Microphone worth $3,499! Thank you Mojave Audio.
Earlier this week, Manny tracks the LA trio, El Haru Kuroi who takes influences from Mexican, South American, African, and notes of American Jazz music to bring dynamic and polyrhythmic sound. He was testing out the $3,499 MA-37 that you can WIN below. Get the multitracks, this is fun!
Download the multitracks to El Haru Kuroi’s beautiful track here
About Mojave’s MA-37 Microphone here
With the Mojave Audio MA-37 large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone, David Royer has brought a long-time dream to life: an updated version of an undeniable studio classic. The C-37a is considered something of a “secret weapon” among artists and engineers, given its smooth ribbon-like sound and high headroom. The MA-37 nails the sonic characteristics of its inspiration and retains its signature u-shaped yoke, adjustable tuned acoustic chamber for switching between cardioid and omnidirectional operation, and compact form factor. After employing the mic in numerous applications, engineers at Sweetwater found that MA-37 has an uncanny ability to flatter any source — vocals are rich, detailed, and dripping in vintage-tube-mic vibe; acoustic instruments bloom with a natural, open presence; and guitar amps benefit from a smooth yet upfront mid-range that helps them drop right into a mix. Simple and elegant, the MA-37 is a worthy successor to a mic-locker legend!
You can enter to win the Mojave MA-37 Microphone below. Add in your details and we will let you know if you’re a winner by email! We will NEVER charge shipping.