The Royer R-121 is one of the legendary "go-to" studio microphones. It is a ribbon microphone that has proven to be an extremely effective microphone for capturing the nuances of electric guitar amps ... Click To Read More About This Product
The Royer R-121 is one of the legendary "go-to" studio microphones. It is a ribbon microphone that has proven to be an extremely effective microphone for capturing the nuances of electric guitar amps and cabinets, and is notoriously good for warming up trumpet signals and accurately representing the complex harmonic content of saxophones. Here the R-121 is offered with either of the custom shockmounts that are appropriate to the R-121: the RSM-1 and the RSM-SS1. You can of course just buy it with the standard clip, but you really should get a shock mount with it. When your signal is this clean, defined and rich, you don't want audio artifacts and strange noises finding their way onto your project.
Released in 1998, the award-winning R-121 is Royer's flagship microphone; the world's first radically reengineered ribbon microphone and the model that reintroduced ribbon mics to engineers around the world. Royer did away with the large, heavy, fragile "classic" approach to ribbon microphones and went in a completely new direction. The R-121 gives all of the warmth and natural sound that experienced engineers have long turned to ribbon mics for, but in a compact, light-weight, high output and tough-as-nails package that was unheard of in a ribbon mic before the R-121. In its 10+ years in the market, thousands of R-121's have been sold around the world. It is well established as a standard for tracking electric guitar and brass.
The R-121 redefined ribbon microphones so completely that Recording Magazine wrote "...the Royer R-121 is destined to become one of the classic microphones of the 21st century."
Like many of the best classic ribbon mics, the R-121 has a figure-8 pattern, output level comparable to a dynamic mic, and a warm, realistic tone and flat frequency response. But that's where the similarities end. By using advanced materials and a blend of cutting edge and old-school, hand-build construction techniques, the R-121 is an extremely versatile and user-friendly ribbon mic that can stand up to the most demanding tasks. Cranked up electric guitars, close up brass, drums - you name it, the R-121 will help you record it with realism you have to hear to believe.
Royer builds the R-121 solid enough to give it a lifetime warranty. Own it for as long as you record, and Royer will stand behind it the whole way.
Patented Offset Ribbon Technology
The R-121's proprietary offset ribbon transducer (Patent # 6,434,252) is the first of its kind, positioning the ribbon element closer to the front (logo) side of the microphone. This arrangement gives the ribbon more room to move within the prime magnetic field while maintaining full frequency response during high SPL recordings. It's an integral piece of the magic of all Royer R-series microphones.
RSM-SS1 Sling-Shock Microphone Shockmount
The RSM-SS1 Sling-Shock features an innovative approach that does away with elastic bands, rubber bungee cords or synthetic bushings. The adjustable microphone grip allows for a secure hold with flexible microphone positioning, and its felt-lined interior protects your microphone's finish. The RSM-SS1 Sling-Shock fits Royer's 1-inch diameter microphones (see specifications) and other cylindrical microphones measuring approximately 1-inch in diameter (+/- 1/8 inch).
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