Getting The Most Out Of Your Ribbon Microphone
Recording Tips is full of photos and suggestions on how to position ribbon mics on a number of different instruments. You’ll find music samples from our Audio/Video Library, comments on which mics are preferred for different recording tasks, and other information that should prove helpful to you in your quest for great recorded sounds. All of these photos show well-proven mic positions that can be used with confidence, or at least as great starting places. Most of these photos were taken during major recording sessions. The tips have been distilled from years of working with many of the industry’s top recording and FOH engineers and they are gold for capturing tone.
Ribbons are legendary on electric guitar – they are the best way to capture all the tone and vibe coming off your guitar cabinet. From Foo Fighters to Diana Krall, Santana to Kings X, Van Halen to OK Go, George Lynch to Al DiMeola, guitarists around the world are miking their cabs with Royers and capturing all of that great stuff a good amp cranks out in the studio and on live stages.
Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Ukulele, Cello, etc.
Royer ribbons help you capture the warmth and size of your acoustic guitar and other stringed instruments, and they blend beautifully with other mics. These mics and positions are a great starting place for anyone tracking acoustic instruments.