What the Pro's Say
"The SF-12 as a drum overhead mic gives me something I've never been able to get before. God, I love this mic!"
Chuck Ainlay (Vince Gill, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Mark Knopfler)
"I'm using R-121's all over my guitars and drums - it's really an amazing mic."
Noel Golden (Engineer - Matt Serletic, Matchbox 20, Willie Nelson, Edwin McCain)
"The R-121 blew me away in 1999 and now I'm blown away again. The increased gain and the clarity of the R-122 is ridiculous - this is an amazing development in ribbon microphones!"
Ross Hogarth (Grammy winner - Jewel, Roger Waters, Keb Mo, Coal Chamber, Black Crowes, REM, Shawn Colvin)
"God, I love these (expletive deleted) things!!!"
(Grammy Award winner, Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton)
"I used the R-122 on several critical ADR sessions. The mic's high output abilities make it preferable on critical ADR sessions to the lower gain vintage mics. This is a superbly crafted mic, with a rich, full sound and accurate top end. The off axis response is incredible, which makes my job much easier."
Dan Cubert (Dialog and Foley Recording, Mixer/Editor - Dreamworks, Universal, Tri-Star, Lucas)
"I've been using my 121's on electric guitar, electric bass, acoustic guitar, drum overheads - they've been brilliant on everything. It's definitely the best mic I've ever used for recording electric guitar."
Sean Beavan (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Megadeth, Pantera)
"I use Royer ribbons every day I record. They're like the AC-30 of the microphone world. They just have this desirable thing that works so well and gives a truly analog vibe to digital recordings."
Steve Kempster (Scoring Engineer - Trevor Rabin, Mark Mancina)
"I love my Royers!! The R121 may well be the ultimate electric guitar mic! I've been using the Royers extensively on recent projects (David Mead, Verve Pipe, Brian Setzer), also the Stereo model for overheads on Bernie Dresel (drummer with Setzer). Thanks for a great recording tool"!
John Holbrook (The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Verve Pipe, LeAnn Rimes)
"These are the first mics I've ever used on guitars that give me exactly what I want. Huge low end with no eq."
Jerry Finn (Green Day, Rancid, Blink-182, Pennywise)
"I first used my pair of R-121 's on every song on Jewels 'Joy' album. Since than I've used them on everything from main orchestra mic's to the outside mic of kick drum's (great bottom end for free). Basically, I'm using them on everything I can."
Michael O'Reilly (Mixer/ Engineer - Jewel, Whitney Houston, Smashing Pumpkins, Bette Midler)
"Great sounding natural room ambient mics. And they won't blow up - we tried!"
Andrew Scheps (Rolling Stones, Robbie Robertson)
"Extremely smooth upper midrange, perfect for solo electric guitar."
John Cuniberti (Joe Satriani, George Lynch, Dead Kennedys, Neville Brothers)
"I just got some of the best guitar sounds I've ever recorded. With minor positioning changes, the R-121 was the best guitar equalizer I've ever used, and it will hold up to levels that a 4038 could never imagine. On congas, I've never heard such clarity and detail - it was *way* better than being there!!!"
"I've been looking for this sound for a long time."
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan)
"The Royer R-121 is a clever, rugged, high quality design with precision tolerances and SPL handling capabilities that RCA could have only dreamed about."
Jim Webb (Rare mic collector)
"I loved them on guitar amps. For both dirty and fat clean jazz-type lead sounds the Royers were great...the Coles 4038's never won in a side-by-side comparison."