Royer R121 Ribbon microphones capture a gorgeous George Lowden F32 Acoustic guitar featuring Sitka Spruce Top with Indian Rosewood backs and sides. It is recorded using a spaced matched pair of Royer ...
Royer R121 Ribbon microphones capture a gorgeous George Lowden F32 Acoustic guitar featuring Sitka Spruce Top with Indian Rosewood backs and sides. It is recorded using a spaced matched pair of Royer R121 Ribbon Microphones (reversed), through an AEA RPQ Ribbon Microphone Preamp with polarity reversed, and EQ shelf engaged. Royer R121s are a world standard ribbon mic, most famous for recording electric guitar amps, but in this demo, their versatility is demonstrated impressively with an acoustic guitar (not your typical ribbon microphone choice). They were perfectly paired with one of the most ideal preamps, an AEA RPQ which has the just the right amount of tonal/EQ control, which we used to dial in the traditional fall-off of a ribbon microphone in the high frequency area by boosting 50% at 6Khz. This result gave us a really natural interpretation of the guitar, which was beautifully captured by the microphones, just a little lacking in top-end presence. While the ribbons have a smooth character which can take quite a bit of EQing, and this preamps EQ shelf is wonderfully transparent in nature, the two combined to produce an accurate sound of this instrument- it is an articulate, harmonically complex medium-bodied guitar with extraordinary punch and sustain. Another George Lowden Acoustic Guitar masterpiece. Call us at Sound Pure anytime to discuss this guitar, our recording techniques, or the recording gear that we sell, toll free 888-528-9703