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Love this Video and R-122. Cello sounds great and the info in here is worth watching.

Engineer/Producer Ron Searles records cellist Winona Zelenka, playing J.S Bach Cello Suites.
Ron used 3 R-122 Royer ribbon microphones in a Decca Tree formation to capture the essence of this 1707 Guarnerius cello. For more info on Royer microphones visit


audiokid Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:09

Thanks Jeff, isn't that exactly what you and I love eh. I had a feeling you would like this as much as me. Thanks as well.
I owned a pair of 122's loved them. I got a SF24 instead, but want r122 back now. I want them all!
I love the sound and those ribbons are sure sweet. What a cool array of them eh.

thatjeffguy Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:10

What a great sounding recording! I always grab a ribbon for recording the cello... often my Royer 121 pair or my pair of Samar MF-65 mics. Both work great. I only wish I had a room like that to record them in! My room is smallish so reverb has to be added after the fact.
I'd love to experiment with a Decca Tree arrangement like that!
Nice one Chris, thanks for posting.