Before Mojave became established, founder David Royer was making gear in his own garage. A one-man operation starting out in Fullerton, CA, he made vacuum tube microphones, mic preamps, and compressors for engineers in the Los Angeles area.
Since the mid-1990s, David’s custom Mojave products have been used on a number of well-known recordings, achieving legendary status among a niche circle of high-end engineers. 2005 officially marked the beginning of Mojave as a full-fledged company. Today, all Mojave microphones are constructed with respect to David’s unprecedented research and attention to electronic design and quality.
Dusty Wakeman, now Mojave president, aligned himself with David Royer and began testing prototypes of his early designs. Wakeman’s own Mad Dog Studios became the lab for Royer to run trials on. The partnership flourished, resulting in Wakeman’s new role. Since taking off in 2005, Mojave remains vigilant in its pursuit of combining creativity, technology, and mindful QC practices to make great microphones, all produced at their factory in Burbank, CA.