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 microphone has seen a massive resurgence in popularity. This is due to recording engineers rediscovering the natural, warm, rich sound of ribbons, which “hear” in a way that is similar to how our ears respond. But it’s also due to the efforts of great companies, such as Royer Labs, who brought back the ribbon in a big way, and updated it to modern standards of durability and performance.
Today, Royer is still leading the ribbon charge, and for good reason, they make great microphones! Whether you use them on electric guitar, brass, or many other sources, including drums, percussion, piano, even vocals, you’ll be thrilled with the big, detailed, smooth sound these mics produce.
And now is the best time ever to upgrade your studio or live rig — yes, there are ribbons for live use, too — with a super-cool Royer ribbon mic because you’ll score serious cash back. Check out these rebates:
R-101 Ribbon Microphone — $75.00
R-121 Ribbon Microphone — $100.00
R-121 Live Ribbon Microphone — $100.00
R-122 Phantom-powered Ribbon Microphone — $125.00
R-122 Live Phantom-powered Ribbon Microphone — $125.00
R-122V Vacuum Tube Ribbon Microphone — $200.00
These rebates expire on September 30, 2012, so don’t miss out, order your Royer mics now and start enjoying all that ribbon goodness!