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Microphone Month

Latest Royer Articles

How Richard Chycki Recorded Drums and Keyboards for Dream Theater

Mitch Gallagher sits down with acclaimed Engineer, Mixer, and Producer Richard Chycki. He talks with Mitch about the microphones used to record the drums and piano/organ for the latest Dream Theater album, The... Read more »

Royer R-122 MKII Ribbon Microphone Demo

John Jennings from Royer Labs presents the second generation R-122 ribbon microphone. This version packs the same impressive output and flexibility as the original R-122, with the addition of a 15dB pad and a bass... Read more »

In the Studio with Victor Wooten by Sweetwater Studios

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD3RxOKkysM Join producer Mark Hornsby and world-renowned bassist Victor Wooten in Sweetwater Studios to talk about recording bass guitar! These Nashville veterans share tips and... Read more »

How to Record Acoustic Guitars with the Royer R-121

The Royer R-121 ribbon mic has a reputation as one of the most natural-sounding ribbon mics available, known for capturing "the sound in the room" of most acoustic sources with minimal coloration. That said, due to... Read more »

Ribbon Mics: How Do They Work? by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_59lfbPbpXk Mitch Gallagher explains how ribbon microphones work and the types of applications they excel at. After the video, learn more about popular ribbon microphones at... Read more »

How to Mic a Drum Kit by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlQhU4fTJ3A Mitch Gallagher and Nick D'Virgilio share techniques for capturing a great sound from an acoustic drum kit. After the video, click the links below for more information on... Read more »

How to Mic a Kick Drum by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU1a_fZvzs0 Mark Hornsby and Nick D'Virgilio offer some tried-and-true techniques for capturing great kick drum tone. For this video Mark has chosen a combination of a Royer R-121... 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 »

How To Mic Drums for Recording, Part 3 — Multiple Microphones

Welcome to part 3 of our "How to Mic Drums for Recording" series. Part One was about using two microphones, Part Two covered a couple of different ways to utilize four microphones, and now, with Part Three, we're... Read more »

Royer Mics Buying Guide

You'll Capture Every Detail with Royer Ribbon Mics Recording engineers have always prized ribbon microphones for their unique sound qualities, and Royer ribbon mics are the first choice of many world-class engineers... Read more »

How To Mic Drums for Recording, Part 1 — Two Microphones

In This How-To series we are going to get into how to record drums. It doesn't matter if you are using just two microphones or using 10 or more, there are many easy techniques you can use to get a good drum sound... Read more »

Mark Hornsby Interview and Folk Alliance Festival Sessions – Sweetwater Minute Vol. 226

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liL11pyJnvQ Check out Mojave Audio microphones here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/manufacturer/Mojave_Audio Check out Royer microphones here:... Read more »

Sweetwater Minute – Vol. 187, Jim Lauderdale Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Q1_SMKnpw See Royer microphones right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/manufacturer/Royer See Mojave microphones right here:... Read more »

Royer SF-2 Ribbon Microphone Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av0YcPFlWeA Learn more about the Royer SF-2 ribbon mic right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SF2/ John Jennings, vice president of sales and marketing for Royer... Read more »

GearTunes, Sweetwater, Orange, and Ibanez Present The Ultimate Speaker Demo

Want to hear what a wide range of guitar speakers sound like when used in a variety of musical styles? Then we've got an event you won't want to miss! Sweetwater, GearTunes.com, Orange, Ibanez, and gear demonstrator... Read more »

Sweetwater Minute – Vol. 194, Royer Microphones Wins a Grammy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBdxL5wLxJs See Royer microphones here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/manufacturer/Royer John Jennings, VP of Sales and Marketing for Royer Microphones, sits down with Mitch... Read more »

Sweetwater Minute – Vol. 184, Royer Microphones Wins a Grammy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBdxL5wLxJs See Royer microphones here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/manufacturer/Royer John Jennings, VP of Sales and Marketing for Royer Microphones, sits down with Mitch... Read more »

Royer GRAMMY Win!

Congratulations to our friends at Royer Labs for winning a 2013 Technical GRAMMY! Royer is being awarded in recognition of how their ribbon microphones have changed the way in which music is recorded. According to a... 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 »

Mic Month is Here!

May is officially Microphone Month here at Sweetwater, and that means lots of great special items and deals throughout the month. For example, we'll be posting a new video to our Facebook page each day spotlighting... Read more »

Thicker Cello

Q: I'm tracking an excellent piano/cello duo playing classical music in a nice sounding hall. I'm getting most of my sound using a stereo pair of condensers placed in front, off the stage, combined with a spot mic... Read more »

Free Mics!

How many microphones are enough? The answer is easy: you can never have enough microphones! But Sweetwater's Monthly Gear Giveaway for September will provide you with a stellar collection that will certainly give... Read more »

Royer Ribbon For Less!

Royer Labs has announced the R-101 passive studio ribbon microphone. The new model offers high SPL capability (greater than 135dB) for applications such as electric guitar and drums/percussion, has a multi-layered... Read more »

Unusual Mic Placements

Super-engineer Ross Hogarth was just here doing an excellent recording session with legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff, vocalist/guitarist Lukas Rossi (from CBS's Rockstar SuperNova), and bassist German Briseno. (You... Read more »