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Old 28th September 2002
  #1
Capitol Studios Paris
 
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Royer 122!

Has anyone heard or used this new mic? How much does it cost?

Jon
Old 28th September 2002
  #2
Ted
Gear Maniac
 

Hi Jon,

Haven't heard one yet but they are about $1500.00 over here.

Thanks,
Ted.
Old 28th September 2002
  #3
Lives for gear
 
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I've had one for about 3 months. Sounds great, hotter than the 121. I want another . I paid 1296.00 here in so cal. I think there is a stereo version either available or comming soon? Craig
Old 30th September 2002
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I've found that it sounds a tad clearer on the top and the bottom in comparison with the R-121... which sometimes is a good thing, and other times isn't. I like the mic quite a bit, and while I find it very similar to the R-121, I haven't found it to be a replacement.

As always, YMMV.
Old 9th October 2002
  #5
Capitol Studios Paris
 
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Thanks, guys. Keep on Royerin'.
Old 9th October 2002
  #6
Gear Maniac
 

can anyone confirm any truth to the birth of a stereo version of the 122?
Old 9th October 2002
  #7
Ted
Gear Maniac
 

I talked with them at AES. There are no plans for a stereo 122 in the near future. They did show a new 121 with a tube, strange looking mic but it sounded good.

Thanks,
Ted.
Old 23rd October 2002
  #8
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Hi, new member here.

I have a pair of 121's and a friend of mine has a 122, right now, he mainly uses them on the road on his guitar amp. The phantom powering helps over using a 121 on the road when some dude accidentally turns on phantom (and you don't really know what kind of phantom it is on the road).

I heard the 122 very quickly, and it was quite similar to the 121, maybe a bit cleaner but with more gain. It does help my friend's guitar sound on the road.

Would I buy a 122, where I stand right now, no, but if I don't have much choice in preamps, maybe.
Old 23rd October 2002
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Hmmm....as always...it seems to be choices choices choices..I've got a 121 (which I love) and have never ever had a problem with gain or noise, so can't see the point unless there is some tonal variation as Fletcher suggests there may be.. but then again, maybe I've been recording some loud **** lately !
Old 23rd October 2002
  #10
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What is the deal with turning the 122 backwards?

It didn't sound like much of anything micing an acoustic guitar in the forwards position. In fact it sounded plain bad.

Then I heard some studio chatter on a track which included my own voice which normally irritates me but this time I sounded like quite a fine fellow.

So I said let's turn it backwards and was rewarded with an unusual but really creamy sound which took the edge of the steel strings and was real pretty.

What's up with that?
Old 23rd October 2002
  #11
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Well, the 121 and presumably 122 is a bit brighter from the back, although you might want to phase reverse it.
Old 23rd October 2002
  #12
Gear Addict
 

Quote:
although you might want to phase reverse it.
Is this necessary seeing as though its bi-directional?

I know - just listen while trying both - but in theory......

I've been turning my SF12 around all the time - and turning the R121 around some of the time. Works for me.

AND - the rumor I hears was a phantom powered SF12 (as opposed to a stereo R122). Which makes more sense - there never was a stereo R121 after all.
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