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Royer Microphone Comparisons

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by audiokid, May 28, 2010.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Wow, do yourselves a favour and check out all the tracks and pics here Inside The Mix:
    http://royerlabs.com/insidethemix.html Royer Ribbon Mics - Inside The Mix
    121, 122, 122v, SF-12, SF-24 with different pre's like Gordon, Millennia, Neve 8088 board. 1176 compressor to Trident console preamps to Chandler EMI compressor.. images with pics showing a/b/c/d . Even Coles, Schoeps CMC6-U's
    Its really excellent.

    Kudo's Royer!

    I want a SF-24 now.
  2. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Very cool, I'll have to visit again later when I can afford to do more than look.
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Same... I've been following more links with interviews now. Even though some of you can't afford these mics, its really worth digging into this website and listening and watching the clips.

    The interview with Chad Cromwell Royer Labs - Chad Cromwell is excellent. He really nails the ribbon concept /comparing how they have give warmth to DAW's like 2 inch tape did before digital.

    I really feel I am finally maturing as an engineer this last year and finally understanding how to make digital recording better. PT, cubase, Sonar etc, they all sound similar, (closed in and cool). If you really want to make a difference and take your DAW sound futher...
    Hybrid DAW systems/ good analog summing, ribbons mics is IMHO, really the best step forward. Add good monitors and acoustic treatment, most any DAW will sound excellent.
  4. Steve@Russo

    Steve@Russo Active Member

    I used the sf-24 on many things, I am not a big fan of the 121 though, also audiokid has it right about summing, 2-bus lt did more for me than the switch to HD.
  5. audiorebel

    audiorebel Active Member

    more Royer videos

    The Ross Hogarth drum set-up video is also very informative and has broken out audio samples of the different mics. Check out the SF-24 on overheads. Very cool.
  6. Addison-im

    Addison-im Guest

    Hi buddies...very cool stuff...I'll think about it if I would see my budget supporting to me!! if someone could a more affordable one....regards
  7. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    But this specifically a thread on Royer. Check the other threads as there are many on ribbons.
  8. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

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    audiokid Staff

  10. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    OOOHHH, Listen to how sweet this is.

    Millennia HV-3D
    Bricasti Reverb

    Never heard a trumpet sound so smooth.
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  11. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I just received two R 121 today and just wanted to say, everything about Royer is first class. These came very well packaged, so neatly placed in double boxing. C/W shock mount, very useful Velcro cable tie, velvet sock and a classy wooden box with nice padding to store them in. Can't wait to use them now.

    Thanks John @ Royer!
  12. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

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  13. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Royer Labs Receives Technical Grammy this weekend!

    Congratulations to everyone at Royer!
    Royer Labs is getting the Technical Grammy this weekend!

    Technical GRAMMY Award: Royer Labs
    GRAMMY-winning engineer/mixer Ed Cherney pays tribute to innovative ribbon microphones manufacturer

    Technical GRAMMY Award: Royer Labs | GRAMMY.com
  14. Jensenmann

    Jensenmann Active Member

    What a player, holy moly. He would sound great through anything....
    Someone should give Beyer a Grammy for still making their M160 ribbons. These mics have stood the test of time. I always(!) prefer them over the Royer 121 we have with one exception in 3 years. Royers are not my cup of tea.
  15. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    I have heard and even played with Sandoval. He is a monster musician. I was reminded of that just today when he was the guest (rerun) on Marian McPartland's NPR show, Piano Jazz.
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  16. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Thats awesome John!
    I played with this guy for a year, but it doesn't sound like that Royer or Sandoval lol.
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  17. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    I never went on tour with any of those cats. They would just come to whatever town I was in and need orchestra backup for the gig. I got on the sound crew for a couple others when the back up band didn't use a proper horn. It pays that a lot of young sound guys look down their nose at anything but their pet music genre. And have a Macgyver like rep for competence, lol. I $*^t you not, one guy said to me "Who is Ellington?"
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  18. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Pathetic. Its hard to have any hope left when you see how little involved the current crop has with the past. Where do they think it all comes from.

    I have such a great story with Eddie and me playing a club in Pincher Creek . Eddie, if you ever find this post, please chime in and we will laugh together.
    You are an amazing Trumpet player. It was a pleasure playing with you. Great memories.
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  19. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Thats so cool John! Sandoval is amazing! What a thrill.
  20. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Since we are on this topic, I ended up getting a SF24 and a Millennia pre and recently sold a pair of Bricasti's. That combo with those reverbs is amazing. The above recording with Sandoval is how smooth and quick that combo really is. I had a pair of R-122 and sold them with total regret (server bills). Had a few M 160's but they didn't sound like these. But then again, I didn't have the millennia back then either. Maybe one day I'll get another one.
    Royer are wonderful microphones. Grouped with the M-2b, its why you can't stop raving about it.

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