First Listen: Mesanovic Model 2 vs. Royer R-121 on Electric Guitar

First Listen: Mesanovic Model 2 vs. Royer R-121 on Electric Guitar

2 Awesome Ribbon Mics + 1 Awesome Eddie In our latest demo video, we decided to test out 2 phenomenal ribbon microphones on electric guitar: the Mesanovic Model 2, and the Royer Labs R-121. We’ve had the Model 2 for a few weeks here in our studio, and we wanted...
Vintage Neve 1073 vs. Vintech X73i Mic Pre Shootout

Vintage Neve 1073 vs. Vintech X73i Mic Pre Shootout

The Vintech X73i (Neve 1073 replica) is compared side-by-side an original pair of Vintage Neve 1073’s in this mic preamp shootout. For the shootout, The Sound Pure Steinway Concert grand piano was recorded using a matched pair of Peluso P12 tube microphones...
CharterOak SA538 vs. SA538B Microphones on Saxophone

CharterOak SA538 vs. SA538B Microphones on Saxophone

The CharterOak SA538 and CharterOak SA538B are compared in this demonstration on alto saxophone and baritone sax. As a tube microphone, they possess some of that rich vintage-style warmth, but at the same time as a modern tube microphone, they also have a great deal...
Vintage Neve 1073 vs. Vintech 573 500-series Mic Pre Shootout

Vintage Neve 1073 vs. Vintech 573 500-series Mic Pre Shootout

In this shootout, we put an original and a clone pre head to head on acoustic guitar. The contenders include: a vintage Neve 1073 and a Vintech Audio 573 500-Series. The preamps chosen for this shootout are preamps that have come through Sound Pure Studios that we...
Royer 101 and Royer 121 Comparison Demo

Royer 101 and Royer 121 Comparison Demo

We dove into the differences between two ribbon mics in this Royer shootout. The Royer R-121 and the newer Royer R-101 were put head to head on electric guitar with the help of guitarist Scott Sawyer. The mics chosen for this shootout are mics that have come...
Vintage Neumann U67 vs. Peluso P67 Microphone Shootout

Vintage Neumann U67 vs. Peluso P67 Microphone Shootout

We put two 67-style mics head to head on male and female vocals in this shootout. Guitarist Duncan Webster and cellist Leah Gibson of the band Prypyat lent their talents as we put a Neumann U67 and a Peluso P-67 (a microphone modeled after the U67) up against each...