This is a very exciting episode for me because we’re reviewing a BRAND NEW MIC! At least it’s brand new to me! haha
We all know about Royer Labs, and we all know that they make a very famous mic called a 121 – it was one of the first “affordable-ish” ribbon microphones that became an industry standard. So many engineers that I know, will double mic electric guitars with a 57 and a 121- other people just use the 121 on its own.
Then a few years ago, Royer came out with a mic called the R-122V, which was a tube version of the 121. It’s a phenomenal mic! I’ve used it with guitar players that are overly bright. It seems to have a way of just smoothing out the high end. However, both the 121 and 122V are priced over $1,000, which is “cheap-ish” if you compare it to a Vintage RCA or some of the other ribbon mics that are on the market.
I got a call from John Jennings over at Royer a few days ago and he said “hey, we have a $499 ribbon mic that I’d love for you to try.”
This $499 ribbon mic is called the R-10, which is what we’re taking a look at today.
Not only did they send us one to try out and review, but they’re also going to send one of YOU an R-10! Enter the giveaway at the top of this post!
About the Royer R-10 Ribbon Microphone
The Royer R-10 is a passive mono ribbon microphone designed for use in the studio and on live stages. Hand-built in our Burbank California factory, the R-10’s sound and performance are all-Royer and it handles SPLs of up to 160 dB @ 1 kHz. The R-10’s compact size and mounting system allows for flexible, unobtrusive positioning.