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M/S with Royer R-121?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by PlugHead, Aug 5, 2001.

  1. PlugHead

    PlugHead Active Member

    Jul 2, 2001

    Any experiences with this mic in this config? I am particularly wanting to try mine in overhead position for drum kit, with a Soundelux U-99 as the M, and hoping it'll cure edginess I've sometimes found with condensers on cymbal-proud drummers.

    Thanks in advance, and love this virtual community!

    PlugHead Productions
  2. KyleSong

    KyleSong Guest

    Ive had excellent results using the Royer R-121 as the "Side" mic in an M/S configuration with a U87 in omni as the "Mid" mic.

    The Royer was very detailed, and gave a great 3 dimensional image, and the high frequency punch came from the 87, where the Royer was rolled off, the other mic complemented very nicely.

    I had great results using this configuration as a room, or front of kit pair - I haven't had enough experience doing M/S for overheads specifically to comment on that tho.
  3. bassetsound

    bassetsound Guest

    How about a KM184 as the "mid" microphone? I've used it (actually, it was before I bought the KM184 -- I used a Microtech Gefell M300, very similar) with a CAD E300 set to "figure 8". I'm looking forward to using my new Royer for the latter, but will be "stuck" with a KM184 (or TLM103) for the "mid" task. I've got a track planned for this that I may get to on Sunday, and if I do, I'll report back. It will be a live trio of acoustic guitar, vocal, and brushed snare.
  4. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Might not matter much in this app, but I understand the R-121 sounds different on each face of it's figure eight. A lot of lower priced multi-pattern condensors are challenged in trying to produce a precise figure eight pattern. Depending on your app this could be either cool or a pain. I guess the way to find out is to turn your side mic around and see if you hear a difference.


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