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stereo ribbon fun

Post by Sayer » Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:15 pm

I just got a royer stereo ribbon...

Man, anything good you've heard is true, this thing is amazing...

So far I used it as Overhead(s) for drums which it killed and then i used it on a piano and i liked more than any of my neumans on piano...

Any other success stories involving stereo ribbon mics??? I am all about using in different ways...
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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by analogcat » Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:37 pm

I seriously looked into getting one of these, then thought it just wasn't going to work well in a live environ - too much audience noise.

What do you think? would you use it to record a live/amplified show?

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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by vatoben » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:03 pm

i got one about 6 mos ago and it's my prize posession. i like to use it as overheads and compress is until it turns into a fossil. i've found that the smooth high end on the royers can take twice the compression on a LDC before it starts to sound blown out. but personally, i loves me some compression, probably more than most people. i can't wait to stick it in front of a 4 x 12.

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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by Rivers » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:08 pm

Which Royer, the S f12?
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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by Sayer » Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:56 am

i have the sf 12 and i would highly recommend it for live applications, it seems to ignore audience sound far more than a ldc
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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by analogcat » Wed Nov 03, 2004 7:09 am

thanks but ouch - I already ordered a stereo pair of gefell's ldc

that royer is on my 2005 list though

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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by Rivers » Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:20 am

Does the Sf12 need mucho gain?

I have a Royer 121 and Aea 84.
I'm sure using the Sf12 with drums or other loud sources is no problem but what about quiet sources e.g acoustic combos.
I'm curious about using the Sf12 for some classical/jazz location recording.
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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by fuckface » Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:01 am

man thats like , my dream mic

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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by Sayer » Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:50 am

I've been using a focusrite Isa pre, because of variable impedance and it has various gain phases... I Have been using it on the 30 to 60 db range... so it IS using quite a bit of gain but it hasn't been a problem at all...

if you have quality pres it's fine,,, but then who would run a royer through a 99 dollar presonus pre anyway....

seriously, i mean it,, there is no draw back to this mic period...
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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by Mzkguy » Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:02 pm

I just used my 121 and a Milab on acoustic guitar through 2 ISA110 pre's. Quite excellent.
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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by justinf » Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:20 pm

Can anyone compare/contrast the Royer stereo offerings with 2 121s (in whatever mic position). What stereo position does the stereo model mimic?

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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by bigtoe » Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:30 am

"What stereo position does the stereo model mimic?"

it's a blumlein isn't it? 2 figure 8's on top of each other. think x/y with 8's.

i want one of those bad.

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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by Moze » Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:07 pm

I love my SF-12 on piano and OH. Also sometimes perfect for acoustic guitar. It has what I think of as an "un-forced" sound. It sounds really good without drawing attention to itself and takes EQ like Elvis took Demerol. I usually have to run it with about 50-55db of gain for something like piano.

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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by jajjguy » Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:24 pm

bigtoe wrote:"What stereo position does the stereo model mimic?"

it's a blumlein isn't it? 2 figure 8's on top of each other. think x/y with 8's.

i want one of those bad.

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Yep, and you can do M/S too.

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Re: stereo ribbon fun

Post by bigtoe » Fri Nov 05, 2004 5:31 am

jajjguy wrote:
bigtoe wrote:"What stereo position does the stereo model mimic?"

it's a blumlein isn't it? 2 figure 8's on top of each other. think x/y with 8's.

i want one of those bad.

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Yep, and you can do M/S too.
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