The Royer R-101
is a new breed
of modern ribbon microphone, designed for studio work and demanding live
applications (particularly live electric guitar and brass). It
incorporates many advancements pioneered by Royer Labs, including
multi-layered wind screening for superior protection from air blasts and
plosives. The screening also provides reduced proximity effect,
allowing for closer miking with less bass buildup. Throw it on a guitar
cabinet, hit record, play it back, smile.
- High SPL capabilities for electric guitar and percussion
- Multi-layered wind screen provides superior protection to ribbon element
- No internal electronics to overload or produce distortion up to maximum SPL rating
- Extremely low residual noise
- Ribbon element not affected by heat or humidity
- Absence of high-frequency peaks, "ringing" and phase shifts
- Equal sensitivity from front or back of element
The ribbon element's smooth frequency response and phase linearity
impart a warm, analog feel to digital recordings, where the depth and
realism on playback feels more like tape rolling than digits being
computed. A perfect choice for electric guitars, brass instruments and
drums, the R-101's figure-8 pattern also conveys superb ambience and
depth when used for room miking applications.
Patented Offset Ribbon Technology
The R-101 incorporates Royer's patented offset-ribbon technology and a
low mass, 2.5-micron aluminum (99.9% pure) ribbon element. The ribbon
transducer's flux-frame and rare earth Neodymium magnets create a
powerful magnetic field which increases sensitivity while reducing stray
The R-101's offset-ribbon transducer (Patent # 6,434,252) positions the
ribbon element towards the front (logo) side of the microphone body.
This proprietary arrangement gives the ribbon element more room to move
within the prime magnetic field and maintain full frequency response
during high SPL recordings. It's an integral part of the magic in all
Royer R-series microphones.
The offset-ribbon transducer also gives you the option of a brighter
response when recording lower SPL sound sources on the back side (3 feet
and closer; phase reversed in this position). The back side of the mic
is often preferred on vocals, acoustic guitars and other stringed
Like all Royer mics, the R-101 comes with a lifetime warranty to the original owner and the first re-ribbon is free.