THE Famous Ribbon Mic!
Of course, you can use the magic of the ribbon microphone and its figure-8 pickup to pick up particular sources, one by one. People love the R-121 on guitar cabinets. Hand percussion? Also a winner. Acoustic guitars, vocals... whatever you put in front of it, you can expect a totally natural, "alive," sound. The response is well balanced — deep low end (not boomy!), clear and well-defined mids, and that sweet and natural high end you want. Arghhh, we're starting to get gushy. But this really is an amazing microphone, and worth every single penny.
Oh and by the way. Forget what you've heard about ribbon microphones being delicate, at least when it comes to the R-121. This Royer microphone is built to handle the work you've got to do. It's got an SPL rating above 135dB. If you had to, you can stick it in front of a cranked Marshall stack, blast away, and know you're not getting any recorded distortion or doing any damage to your R-121. Lots of ribbon mics can't hang like that, but the Royer R-121? Definitely can.
Royer R-121 Ribbon Microphone Features at a Glance:
- Dynamic ribbon microphone
- Figure-8 pickup pattern
- 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
- Comes in a wooden box