Royer's SF24 is the authoritative phantom-powered stereo ribbon microphone. The SF24 produces incredible transparancy at any frequency, and shines through brightest and clearest with acoustic instruments such as guitars and pianos. Placed 10 feet back from a drum kit at floor level, you will be astounded at the presence and snap of the kick. The rosin sings when an SF24 sits a foot or so from the soundboard of a cello. Fantastic!
One and only.
This mic reminds me of my wife. If I had to only choose one mic to take with me to a mission to Mars, it would be this one.
All cheesiness aside, this mic shines on everything. Guitar, piano, voice, and maintains mono compatibility of course. Weirdly, it actually makes my voice sound (spoken and singing) like it does to me in my head, i.e. via bone conduction. REALLY. I don't understand how that is possible.
If its good enough. For Gary Paczosa, it's good enough for me. Get it.
Yes! You get what you pay for.
I agonized over the price of this mic but after talking with folks at Royer and at Sweetwater, I decided to go ahead. I've never found a mic that was just right for the classical guitar, until now. It's just unbelievable. I honestly can't tell the recording from the live sound, except that the mic puts it in perfect stereo. You get what you pay for.
This mic IS the best sounding mic (ribbon or not) I've ever heard. There's a reason for the $4000+ price tag...it's just that good!
For singers, this microphone is unsurpassed. After searching for years for a microphone that could capture the full spectrum of my operatic/crossover voice, this particular Royer has given me exactly what I have been looking for. Thank you, Dr. Chen for introducing me to this wonderful microphone!