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Old 19th September 2006
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Tony, The Royer's hear and preserve all sounds, and in particular high-end and transients in a very natural way, AND I MUST ADD - in a way very similar to our own hearing.... COMPRESSORS CANNOT DO THIS!!!

One of the all-time advantages of using Ribbon microphone is that they add silkiness to the recorded sound-field because a good ribbon mike such as the Royer R-122 rolls off the higher frequencies slightly.
Bruce, I live for silk ... but I wonder if there's more to it than using a shelving filter to roll off the top end. At least this way you would be cutting the noise down too. I just can't see how "cutting" can be "adding" (the silk).

Tony Mite