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Audio Engineering Society (AES) 141 AES Convention
Los Angeles, CA      September 29th through October 2, 2008
Report By Ray Chowkwanyun And Bob Duchan


Royer Labs


   Once more, the legend and once more, it’s in LA. Remarkable that the two foremost ribbon mic makers, Royer and AEA should both be in LA.

R-122V: Tube Ribbon-Velocity for strings, piano, harp, guitar, vocals, brass, drum overheads, percussion.

SF-24: Active Stereo Coincident Ribbon for stereo and distance mic'ing, choir, orchestra and string sections. Drum overhead. Room mic'ing, horn sections, stereo acoustic piano or harp. Acoustic guitar, mandolin, other stringed instrument.

SF-2: Active Ribbon-Velocity.

SF-12: Stereo Coincident Ribbo-Velocity. Both SF-2 and SF-12 are for choir, overheads, horn sections, woodwinds, violin, cello and other stringed instruments. Acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo. Additionally, SF-2 for voice-over and vocals. Additionally, SF-12 for percussion.

R-101 and R-121: Ribbon-Velocity for close mic'ing, electric and acoustic guitars, drum overheads, kick drum, room mic'ing, percussion, brass horn sections, strings solo and sections, acoustic piano, vocals, live events.

R-122 Mk II: Active Ribbon-Velocity for close and distant mic'ing, electric and acoustic guitar, vocals, commercial broadcast, voiceover. Brass, horn sections. Drum overheads, kick drum, room mic'ing. Percussion, strings, acoustic piano and harp. Live events - recording and sound reinforcement.



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