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Royer Labs is dedicated to the art of the ribbon microphone.

The microphone is the original ear in the recording process, the first and most influential part of the recording chain. Royer ribbon mics simply help you capture the most natural sounding recordings possible.

Every Royer is hand-made in the USA by craftsmen who are fanatical about building the best ribbon microphones in the world. Come inside and see what ribbon microphones can do for you.

Recording an Orchestra using Royer ribbon microphones, with engineer Robert Friedrich

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21 years
Grammy-winning Classical Engineer Robert Friedrich gives us an in-depth look at the recording techniques used when recording "The Carnival Of The Animals" with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Friedrich relied heavily on ribbon microphones to achieve the desired sound quality.

Royer SF-12 with Fetheads vs. Royer SF-24

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3 years 8 months
I wonder how the Royer SF-24 active stereo ribbon would compare to the passive Royer SF-12 run through FetHead or Cloudlifter impedance matching preamps?

Does anybody have experience of comparing first hand? Is SF24 quieter? Better sounding? Or maybe not?

Royer R-10, has the cheap fever caught everybody ?

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8 years 6 months
So Royer wanted a part of the semi-pro and home studio market.

I'm honestly intrigued because I'm the target for this new wave of products.
As I don't have 2-4k for the highend products, I end up turning to quality budget gears ( if such thing exists )
But at the same time I don't want to buy crappy beginner stuff.
So clones or budget gear from warm audio, golded age and others are great value for the price but I always wonder what we are missing from the real deal.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra Live - FOH Engineer Jimbo Neal using Royers

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21 years
Front of House Engineer Jimbo Neal takes us behind the scenes with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, showing how he uses Royer and Mojave Audio microphones to get Brian's live sounds.

To add more choices, here is a look at Mojave and Royer mics. They are a bit higher priced mics but you can always find second hand deals too.

Royer R-122 Microphones on Cello featuring Winona Zelenka

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21 years
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

[GALLERY=media, 347]Royer R-122 Microphones on Cello featuring Winona Zelenka - YouTube by audiokid posted Mar 25, 2015 at 8:39 PM[/GALLERY]