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Latest R121Live Articles

Ribbon Microphones: How Do They Work?

Many of the engineers here at Sweetwater believe that there are two types of engineers: those who love ribbon mics, and those who haven't discovered them yet. Ribbon mics weren't always the obscure forgotten... Read more »

Utilizing Ribbon Mics for Live Sound

I discovered ribbon mics late in my career, after I'd been engineering for 20 years. I only knew the classics before that, such as the RCA 44 and 77-DX, which looked great in glass cases or in photos of music stars... Read more »

7 Tips for Guitarists Using In-ears

You're finally happy with the sound coming from your guitar amp, now it's time to mic it up and send it back through your in-ear monitors so you can hear it onstage. Somehow, though, from your amp to your in-ears... Read more »

Royer Ribbon Rebates

Back in the early days of recording, ribbon mics were the mainstay of studio and live miking. Then, for several decades, condenser and dynamic mics moved to the fore. But over the past 10 years or so, the ribbon... Read more »

Rare Royer Rebate!

It's a given, you need ribbon mics for your studio or live rig! And until September 30, 2009, if you purchase one of the following microphones, you'll receive cash back: R-122V — $200 R-122 Live — $125... Read more »