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bigbone

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Royer 121-122
« on: May 09, 2011, 08:57:04 pm »


Ross , or someone with experience with the Royer 121-122 mic
what is the sonic difference , if there are, between those 2,
and Ross , which one do you prefer for OH'S.

Thank you

JN
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rosshogarth

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Re: Royer 121-122
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 12:04:30 pm »

the 122 is a phantom powered ribbon
it has more gain and has more mid bite
I like the 121 better for guitars in general but the 122 is a bit more rock n roll for overheads and applications where you would add upper mid eq to a 121
so in general
the 122 is better for oh or room unless your room is very bright and needs to be dulled
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Re: Royer 121-122
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 12:08:47 pm »


Ross, thank's for your answer bro.

I hope all is well for you and your family.

Merci

jean N.
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Re: Royer 121-122
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 04:05:42 pm »

For what its worth - I've found the R-121 changes more when you change mic-pre's than the R-122 [loading stuff]... which can be a good thing or a bad thing.  Much like Ross's comment I've found the R-122's make great overheads but the R-121 and R-122V make way better guitar mics [the R-122V just because its one of the most excellent mics ever made... the R-121 because I can really lock it in depending on the pre-amp that gets used].

I hope this is of some additional assistance.

Peace
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Re: Royer 121-122
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 05:02:40 pm »


I hope this is of some additional assistance.

Peace

It was, thank you for your time.

Jean N.
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