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The Royer R-121 is the premier microphone for recording guitar amps in the world.
Paired with a Shure SM-57, in a single mic clip, a perfect blend of pristine ribbon mic tones and street raw tones of the iconic SM-57 can be recorded.
The R-121 is generally processed using the Avalon VT-737sp top-of-the-line tube channel strip and the SM-57 with the Empirical Labs Mike-e channel strip to create a tonal blend or a quasi-stereo DAW track.
The R-121 is Royer’s flagship microphone, which utilizes the groundbreaking R-series ribbon transducer. Combining neodymium magnets and a patented direct-corrugation, off-set ribbon design, the transducer is the heart of all R-series microphones that followed.
This microphone is very different from older ribbon mics which were typically large, heavy and fragile. The R-121 has a slim, sleek and durable design, which can handle high SPLs that would shred an older style ribbon microphone. The introduction of the R-121 brought ribbon microphones back into mainstream recording and found its way into almost every professional recording facility around the globe.
The 2.5 micron offset ribbon delivers fidelity, durability and a slightly brighter response from the rear of the microphone when used within three feet of any sound source, providing more tonal choices.
Kelley Tube Amp & Taylor Acoustic
2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
-47 dBv/Re. (1v/pa)