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Royer R-121 Ribbon Microphone
Royer R-121 Ribbon Microphone

Rental Day Rate $40.00

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Product Code: ROYER-121
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Warm, realistic tone with a flat frequency response.

Works well on just about everything.

The R-121 can take on high SPLs!

Sonically substantial: 2-in-1!

Ribbon-Velocity Studio Microphone
The Royer R-121 is a radically redesigned ribbon microphone and Royer's flagship product. Like most ribbons, the Royer R-121's pattern is figure 8, its sensitivity is roughly equal to a good dynamic mic, and it exhibits a warm, realistic tone and flat frequency response. But when it came to design time, Royer threw out the molds and took a fresh approach to ribbons using advanced materials and cutting edge construction techniques. The Royer R-121 redefines ribbon microphones, leading Recording Magazine to say "the Royer Royer R-121 is destined to become one of the classic microphones of the 21st century." It's a sleek, light, extremely versatile microphone that is easy to use, wonderfully musical, and extremely sturdy.

Recording With The Royer R-121
An Royer R-121 ribbon microphone hears things the way your ears hear them. If you've ever heard that incredible guitar, melodic trumpet, sweet flute, deep kick drum, (pick your sound), and found that getting that sound to tape or hard drive was impossible, you owe it to yourself to try a Royer ribbon. On playback you'll notice that the recorded sound is natural and alive, with a panoramic, ambient feel much like what you heard when you were standing in front of the instruments you recorded.

An Royer R-121's response is flat and well balanced; low end is deep and full without getting boomy, mids are well defined and realistic, and the high end response is sweet and natural sounding, never edgy or sibilant.

Need to record at insane levels?
No problem! The Royer R-121's maximum SPL rating is >135dB and it can take that all day long. In practical terms, that means you can put your Royer R-121 directly in front of a souped up mega-watts Marshall and turn it up to 11 without microphone distortion or doing any damage to the ribbon. We don't recommend trying this with other ribbon mics, but the Royer R-121 can take it, no sweat.

2 Mics In One
At distances of two feet and closer, the back of the Royer R-121 is brighter than the front side. The difference in the sound is somewhat like blending 10% of a condenser mic in with your ribbon mic signal. This can be extremely useful when you record acoustic guitars, vocals, and other sound sources that you may want to hear a little more top end on.

Royer R-121 Features
High SPL Capabilities

No internal active electronics to overload or produce distortion up to maximum SPL rating

Extremely low residual noise

Ribbon element is not affected by heat or humidity

Absence of high frequency phase distortion
Equal sensitivity from front or back of element
Consistent frequency response regardless of distance

Field replaceable ribbon transducer

Recommended Applications
Electric Guitar Amps
Drum Overheads
Percussion Instruments
Brass and Woodwinds
Horn Sections
Acoustic Piano
Acoustic Guitar
Solo Strings
String Sections
Choirs and Orchestras
Commercial Broadcast
Voice Over

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