Royer Media Library

This Audio/Video library is a comprehensive collection of material featuring Royer Ribbon microphones on a variety of instruments, across many musical genres. With examples ranging from home studio recordings to GRAMMY winning recordings made in world-class studios, this library will help you learn what ribbon mics can do for you in your studio.

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ArtistMaterialEngineer, ProducerMicrophoneInstrumentGenreMedia
DarlingsideFull MixDan Akney, Nathan HeironimusSF-2, R-122VAcoustic Guitar, Cello, Violin, VocalsFolkVideo
Camellia City Flute ChoirRibbons OnlyFrank BevansSF-2, SF-24VFluteClassical
R-122 MKII Tests - Electric Guitar & DobroRibbons OnlyMichael Wagener, Randy KohrsR-122 MKIIElectric Guitar, DobroRock, CountryVideo
Rachel Barton PineRibbons OnlySteven Epstein, Bill MayloneSF-2ViolinClassicalVideo
Johnny HawthornFull MixCharley PollardR-121Electric GuitarRockAudio
Adam Del MonteRibbons OnlyR-122VAcoustic Guitar, Classical
Guitar
ClassicalVideo
Alan
Meyerson (Scoring Engineer)
Full MixAlan MeyersonR-122VWoodwindsClassical, ScoringAudio
Allen
Toussaint
Full Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Kevin Killen, Joe HenrySF-24, R-122VPiano, Standup Bass, Upright
Bass
JazzAudio
Amalia StephensonRibbons OnlyRichard DobsonR-121Vocals, Acoustic GuitarTraditionalAudio
Andy Georges Isolated Ribbon TracksDusty WakemanR-121Electric GuitarRock, BluesAudio
Andy Georges Full MixAndy GeorgesSF-24Acoustic Guitar, Baritone
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Home Recording, Percussion
Rock, FolkAudio
Ann
Labounsky & David Craighead
Ribbons OnlyDr. Fred BashourSF-12Pipe OrganClassicalAudio
Arturo
Sandoval 
Full Mix, EducationalR-122, SF-24Trumpet, Piano, BrassJazzVideo
Arturo
Sandoval 
Full MixAl Schmitt, Gary Grant, Arturo
Sandoval
R-121, R-122, SF-12Big Band, Brass, Drum Overhead,
Drums,  Trombone, Trumpet
JazzAudio, Photos, Video
Backward R-121 SamplesFull Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
VariousR-121 VariousVariousAudio
Balkan Babes Ribbons OnlyRussell DawkinsSF-12ChoirWorldAudio, Photos
Ben SolleeFull MixStephen SchauerR-122Vocals, CelloFolk, R&BVideo
blink-182Full MixSean O'Dwyer, Jerry FinnR-121PianoRockAudio, Photos
Brian SetzerFull Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
John Holbrook, Dave DarlingR-121Electric Guitars, Big BandRock, RockabillyAudio
Brian SetzerFull mixJimbo NealR-121, SF-24Big Band, Electric Guitar, Drums, BrassRock, RockabillyVideo
CalexicoFull Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Craig SchumacherR-122VCello, Acoustic GuitarAmericana, Tex-Mex, IndieAudio
California
Wind Orchestra 
Ribbons OnlyJohn La GrouR-121Woodwinds, LiveClassicalAudio
CanaanFull MixKyle Homme, Shawn SullivanR-121Acoustic Guitar, Drums, VocalsPopAudio
ChlorineFull MixMatt HydeR-121Electric GuitarsRockAudio
Coal ChamberFull Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Ross HogarthR-121Drum Room, Drums, Electric
Guitar, Electric Guitar-Heavy Rock
Hard RockAudio, Photos
Coro Stella AlpinaRibbons OnlyMarco Olivotto, Heliut BlaisSF-12Choir, VocalsClassicalAudio
CyriusFull MixBruce SwedienR-121, SF-12Percussion, Congas, TimbalesWorldAudio, Photos
DevotchKaFull Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Craig SchumacherR-122VStrings, ViolinIndie Folk, Indie RockAudio
Diana KrallFull MixAl Schmitt, Tommy LiPumaR-121Electric Guitar, Electric
Guitar-Jazz
JazzAudio
Dicky SimmsRibbons OnlyDusty WakemanSF-12, R-121PianoBluesAudio, Photos
Dirty Dozen Brass Band 1Full Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Clint Bennett, Anthony Marinelli,
Shawn Amos
R-121, R-122Brass,Drums, Percussion,,
Saxophone, Sousaphone, Tuba, Vocals
New Orleans Brass BandAudio, Photos
Dirty Dozen Brass Band 2Full Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Clint Bennett, Anthony Marinelli,
Shawn Amos
R-121, R-122, SF-12Brass,  Electric Guitar, Sousaphone, Trombone,
Trumpet, Tuba
New Orleans Brass BandAudio, Photos
Eliane
Elias
Full MixBruce SwedienSF-24Shaker, PercussionJazz, BrazilianAudio
Fab recording
Will Knox
Full MixFabR-121, R-122, R-122V, SF-24, SF-2Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Drum
Overhead, Drums, Fiddle, Kick Drum, Standup Bass, Tom-Toms, Upright Bass,
Violin
FolkVideo
Fiach and TradalsaRibbons OnlyChristyR-121Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, BassCelticAudio
Foghorn StringbandFull MixStephen SchauerSF-24Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle,
Mandolin, Upright Bass, Violin
BluegrassVideo
Gayle LevantRibbons OnlyJohn Richards and Travis DickersonSF-12, SF-1HarpClassicalAudio
Gordon GoodwinFull Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Tommy Vicari, Gordon GoodwinR-121, SF-24Big Band, Brass, Saxophone,
Trumpet
JazzAudio
Hans ZimmerRibbons OnlyAlan Meyerson, Hans ZimmerSF-12Orchestra, Cello, ClarinetSoundtrackAudio
Holly Brook (Skylar Grey)Full MixRoss HogarthR-122CelloRock, PopAudio
Holly ColeFull Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
George SearaSF-24, R-122Piano, Acoustic GuitarJazzAudio
Jamie Laval
& Ashley Broder
Full Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Jay ManneschmidtR-122V, SF-24Violin, Mandolin, FiddleFolk, CelticAudio, Photos
JewelFull MixMichael O'Reilly, Arif MardinR-121Electric Guitar, Orchestra,
Pedal Steel Guitar
PopAudio
Jim CoxRibbons OnlyTommy VicariSF-12PianoBoogie-Woogie, SoundtrackAudio
Jim LauderdaleFull Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Randy KohrsR-121Acoustic Guitar, DobroCountry, AmericanaAudio
Joby Baker
and Scott Sheerin
Ribbons OnlyRussell DawkinsSF-12Saxophone, PianoClassical, JazzAudio
Jodi EnglishIsolated Ribbon TrackLes CamachoR-121Kick Drum, DrumsRockAudio
Joe ChiccarelliRibbons OnlyJoe ChiccarelliSF-12StringsClassicalAudio
John JenningsEducational Microphone TechniqueJeff GrossR-121Acoustic Guitar, ComparisonsFolkAudio
John MarchRibbons OnlyJohn MarchR-121Acoustic Guitar, Electric
Guitar, Home Recording
BluesAudio
John ThomasRibbons OnlyDusty WakemanR-121, SF-12Acoustic GuitarsFolk, AmericanaAudio, Photos
Jonathan MerkelRibbons OnlyJonathan MerkelR-122VElectric Guitar, Home RecordingHard RockVideo
Keith Urban
LIVE
Full Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Steve Law, Jason SpenceSF-24DrumsCountry, Country RockAudio, Photos
Kevin
Shepard
Isolated Ribbon TracksRoger SummersR-121, SF-12, SF-1Drum Overhead, Drums, Kick DrumRockAudio, Photos
Kings XFull Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Michel WagenerR-121Electric Guitars, Electric
Guitar-Heavy Rock
Hard RockAudio, Photos, Video
LAGQFull MixRobert FriedrichR-122V, R-121Acoustic Guitar, FluteBrazilian, WorldAudio, Photos, Video
Larry DavidIsolated Ribbon TracksDavid PearlmanSF-12B-3BluesAudio
Les GoFull MixBruce SwedienR-121, SF-12Percussion, Hammer DulcimerWorld PopAudio
Lily
Wilde and her Jumpin' Jubilee Orchestra
Ribbons OnlyCraig Brock, Tom RoyerR-121Brass, Drum Room, Drums, Big
Band
JazzAudio
LoudmouthFull MixJoe Barresi, Allen Sides, Johnny
K, John Sullivan
R-121Drum Room, Electric Guitar,
Electric Guitar-Heavy Rock
RockAudio
Lukas
Rossi and Kenny Aronoff
Full Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Ross HogarthR-121, R-122, R-122V, SF-24Drum Overhead, Drum Room, Drums,
Electric Guitar,
Rock, PopVideo
Malcolm
McNab
Full MixGary GrantR-122, SF-24Brass, French Horn, Trombone,
Trumpet
JazzAudio
Mark HoldawayRibbons OnlyTim WeedR-122VKalimba, PercussionWorldAudio, Photos
Mark KnopflerFull MixChuck AinlayR-121Electric GuitarsRock, PopAudio
Marshall RuffinFull MixStephen SchauerR-122Vocals, Acoustic GuitarAmericana, FolkVideo
Marshall
Ruffin and Ben Sollee
Full MixStephen SchauerR-122Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, CelloAmericana, GospelVideo
Marvelous 3Full MixJerry Finn, Butch Walker, Joe
McGrath
R-121Electric GuitarsRockAudio
Matchbox Twenty LIVEFull Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Jim EbdonR-121LiveLive, Electric GuitarsRock, PopAudio, Photos
Melissa
Etheridge
Full Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Ross HogarthR-121Drum Room, Drums, Electric
Guitar
Rock, PopAudio, Photos
Michael DeTempleRibbons OnlyMichael DeTempleR-121Vocals, Banjo, Acoustic GuitarFolk, BluegrassAudio
Michel ColombierRibbons OnlySteve DurkeeSF-12StringsClassicalAudio
Monster MagnetFull MixRandy Staub, Matt HydeR-121Drum Room, Drums, Electric
Guitar
Hard RockAudio
Paul CantelonRibbons OnlyRussell DawkinsSF-12PianoClassical, SoundtrackAudio
Paul GalbraithFull MixAl SchmittR-122VClassical Guitar, Acoustic
Guitar
ClassicalAudio, Photos
Pirates of the
Caribbean
Ribbons OnlyAlan MeyersonR-122VDrums OverheadSoundtrackAudio, Photos
PoulencFull MixTony Faulkner, Jeremy HayesSF-24Piano, FluteClassicalAudio
R-101 ComparisonsIsolated Ribbon TrackJoe BarresiR-101Electric Guitars, RockAudio, Photos
Rafael
Manriguez and Quique Cruz
Full MixBrian KnaveR-121ViolinWorldAudio
Randy KohrsRibbons Only, EducationalRandy KohrsR-122Dobro, BanjoCountry, BluegrassVideo
Rascal
Flatts
Full MixJustin Niebank, Dan HuffR-121Electric GuitarsRock, CountryAudio
Ray
Charles and Norah Jones with Billy Preston
Full MixTerry Howard, Al SchmittR-122, SF-12, R-121B3, Electric Guitar, Electric
Guitar-Jazz, Organ, Piano
R&B, PopVideo
Richard
Gallianno
Full MixCharlie Paakkari, Richard
Gallianno
SF-24Piano, AccordionJazzAudio, Photos
Rick TrevinoRibbons OnlyDave McNair, Steve BerlinSF-12Classical Guitar, Acoustic
Guitar
ClassicalAudio
Robert CrayFull MixDon Smith, Steve JordanR-121Electric Guitars, VocalsBluesAudio
Robert
Friedrich and The San Diego Symphony
Full Mix, Isolated tracksRobert FriedrichR-122, R-122V, SF-24Orchestra, Piano, Strings,
Video, Woodwinds
ClassicalVideo
Roger Wojahn
& Scott Wojahn
Full MixSteve KempsterR-121, SF-12Drum Overhead, Drums, Electric
Guitar, Percussion, Violin
WorldAudio
Ross
Hogarth
Isolated Ribbon TracksRoss HogarthR-121Bongo, Drum Overhead, Drum Room,
Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Guitar-Heavy Rock, Percussion, Shaker
RockAudio
Ross Hogarth
and Tim Pierce
Ribbons Only, EducationalR-121, R-122, R-122V, SF-24Electric Guitar, Electric
Guitar-Heavy Rock, Electric Guitar-Jazz, Electric Guitar-Rock
Rock, Blues, Heavy Rock, PopVideo
Shawn
Sullivan
Isolated Ribbon TrackShawn SullivanR-121Acoustic GuitarPop, FolkAudio
Sixpence
None The Richer
Full MixRuss Long, Steve TaylorR-121Electric Guitars, CelloPop, Rock, Christian RockAudio
SlashIsolated Ribbon TrackJim MitchellR-121Electric GuitarRockAudio
Sonny
Landreth LIVE
Full Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Tony DaigleR-121Live, Electric GuitarsBlues, RockAudio, Photos
Stephen
Bruton
Full Mix and Isolated Ribbon
Tracks
Ross Hogarth, Stephen BrutonR-121, R-122B3, Drum Room, Drums, Electric
Guitar, Harmonica, Resonator Guitar
Rock, BluesAudio
Steve AlbiniMicrophone ComparisonsSteve AlbiniR-121Acoustic Guitar, Comparison,
Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Guitar-Rock, Saxophone, Trumpet
Rock, Jazz, FolkAudio
String QuartetIsolated Ribbon TrackJoe ChiccarelliSF-12Cello, Comparison, Strings,
Violin
ClassicalAudio
String
Quartet
Microphone ComparisonsRon SearlesR-122, R-122V, SF-24, Schoeps
CMC6-U
Cello, Comparison, Strings,
Violin
ClassicalAudio, Photos
Teddy
Andreas and Bruce Watson
Ribbons OnlyNeil CitronR-121Acoustic Guitar, AccordionPop, FolkAudio
The
Carl Verheyen Band
Full MixShawn SullivanR-121, SF-12Drum Room, Drums, Electric
Guitar
Blues, RockAudio
The
Quincy Jones - Sammy Nestico Orchestra
Full MixTommy Vicari, Quincy Jones, Sammy
Nestico, Jerry Hey
R-121Big Band, Brass, Trombone,
Trumpet
JazzAudio
The Wailin' JennysRibbons OnlySteve Barker, Peter CutlerSF-24, R-122Vocals, Bodhran, Acoustic
Guitars, Percussion
FolkAudio
Tim WeedFull MixJeff Rodenkirch, Phil Lipman, Tim
Weed
R-122BanjoAmericana, Bluegrass, JazzAudio
Tony FurtadoFull MixDusty WakemanR-121, SF-12Acoustic Guitar, Drum Room,  Electric GuitarAmericana, RockAudio
Treble
Charger
Full MixMatt HydeR-121Electric GuitarsRockAudio
Ukrainian
Radio and Television Orchestra
Ribbons OnlyRussell DawkinsSF-12Brass, Cello, Clarinet, French
Horn, Orchestra, Percussion, Standup Bass, Strings, Upright Bass, Violin,
Woodwinds
ClassicalAudio
Winona ZelenkaRibbons onlyRon SearlesR-122, R-122VCelloClassicalVideo
YAMAHA C-7 GRAND PIANORibbons OnlyNorbert PutnamSF-12PianoClassicalAudio
YAMAHA C-7 GRAND PIANORibbons OnlyNorbert PutnamSF-12PianoClassicalAudio

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Royer Labs is dedicated to the art of the ribbon microphone. In 1998, the R-121 launched and brought ribbon microphones back to mainstream recording. At Royer, it's all about attention to detail and quality. Every Royer is hand-made in the USA by craftsmen who are fanatical about building the best ribbon microphones in the world.

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