The R-10 is a fraction of the cost of our flagship R-121 and is an excellent studio and live ribbon microphone. Get to know it in this video.
Acoustic Guitar – SF-1
Violin – R-121
Banjo – SF-2
Standup Bass – R-122
Drum Overhead – SF-24
Drums, Tom-Toms – R-122
Drums, Kick – R-122V
Drums, Hi-Hat – R-121
Producer: Fab Dupont. Engineer: Meredith McCandless
When our friend Fab Dupont set out to record singer/songwriter Will Knox’s album “The Matador And The Acrobat” with engineer Meredith McCandless, they decided to track the album entirely with Royer ribbons (except for a condenser on Will’s vocal and a dynamic on the snare). Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process that Fab and company so kindly put together for us.
Vocals & Guitar: Will Knox
Violin: Clayton Mathews
Banjo: Kyle James Houser
Standup Bass: Chris Anderson
Drums: Timur Yusef
Puremix.net is an educational website featuring a wide assortment of videos on recording, mixing, mastering and much more. Puremix.net was created by Fab Dupont; his partners in Puremix now include Ben Lindell and Ryan West.
Kick Drum – R-121
Drum Overhead – SF-12
Engineer: Roger Summers
Recorded at Royaltone Studios, Burbank, CA
Session drummer Kevin Shepard playing a Gretsch kit in a large iso booth.
Recording chain: all mics through Neve console preamps, recorded directly to DAT.
1. Kick Drum/Room – one R-121 three feet from the front head.
2. SF-12 overhead, lightly EQ’d to open up highs.
3. C-24 overhead (same position as the SF-12, for comparison)
4. SF-1’s overhead, lightly EQ’d.
(The SF-1 is discontinued, but the active SF-2 sounds identical and has higher output.)
5. SF-12 overhead (lightly EQ’d) and one R-121 three feet off the kick drum.
6. SF-12 overhead and one R-121 three feet off the kick drum. Same track as #5, but with no EQ.