Royer R122 for Acoustic Guitar

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by audiokid, Feb 13, 2010.

  • Royer ribbon microphones - Why?

    Simply put, when you put a quality ribbon mic on an instrument, voice, or other sound source, what you hear on playback is closer to real sound in nature than with any other kind of microphone.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of these and will be using them in the next few weeks for a festival and then for my next album that I hope to finish by 2011. I know most would use the R121 in the past, I went for the R122.
    I wanted to share this audio clip of Bruce Swedien.
    FYI, The Royer website has really good info on micing tips.

    [video]http://www.royerlabs.com/audio/bruce/bruce1.mp3[/video]
     
  2. lostindundee

    lostindundee Active Member

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    Thanks audiokid

    That was a great link with loads of info.

    Nice


    LiD
     
  3. soapfloats

    soapfloats Well-Known Member

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    Be sure to let us know how you think the 122 compares to the 121, when you are able!
     
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    and finally, my last Royer mic post for the night. I'd like to get a Royer usergroup going lol. I love these things.

    Soapfloats,
    Unfortunately, I don't have a comparison between the 121 and 122. I believe the 122 are a tad tigher and have a little more top end. The 122's were my choice for royer ribbons because of the wider choice of mic pres I can use. However, I'm blown away over the sound I'm getting with a pair of r-122 and the Lavry MP10. I've had the MP10 for about 6 months and really haven't used it much ( because of time mostly) and I got to say, this as Dan calls it "computer pre" is killer with the Royer 122. I how this helps others who are looking for an affordable, yet high end stereo mic pre.

    Cheers!
     
  5. soapfloats

    soapfloats Well-Known Member

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    Thanks audiokid!

    While I don't have a use (or budget to justify the use) for a pre dedicated to stereo recording, I now have a base when the time comes.

    The main reason I asked about the comparison is this:

    I initially owned a pair of Nady ribbons
    Tells you I "sort of" did my homework at the beginning stages.
    Or, ribbon = good to have, nady = not.
    I now own a pair of Fatheads, and really enjoy them on several sources - including guitar amp, upright bass (weird, but in conjunction w/ DI), as a "Front" mic on drums (get the meat, sort of the C of an L-C-R w/ the OHs), and female vox.
    However, I have already discovered some of its limitations, and will in the intermediate future be looking at higher end Ribbons like the Royers and Beyers.

    Future chow, yes. But now I like to do my homework early and often.
    I'll keep your tidbits stored away...
     
  • Royer ribbon microphones - Why?

    Simply put, when you put a quality ribbon mic on an instrument, voice, or other sound source, what you hear on playback is closer to real sound in nature than with any other kind of microphone.

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