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Barry’s Recording Tips: Figure Of Eight Royer For Electric Guitars
A great way to achieve clean sounds and cruncher rhythm parts, especially on low-tuned guitar parts.
By Barry Rudolph • February 1, 2019


For recording electric guitars, I’ve been using a “trick” with the figure-of-eight Royer R121 ribbon microphone.

I like this method because it increases the “coupling” of the low-end frequencies and air of the speakers to the mic, and I also find it great for loud clean sounds and cruncher rhythm parts, especially low-tuned guitar parts where you want as much “sturm und drang” (storm and drive) as possible.

I line up dual 4 x 12 Marshall cabinets directly facing each other as close as six inches. I put the Royer in between the two cabs in the exact middle so that each lobe is aimed at an opposing cabinet...

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