Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating the Royer R-122 MKII, part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Narrator] Here's the response Chart … from the Royer 122 MkII. … This is a newer microphone from Royer … and it's an active ribbon microphone. … One of the things about old classic ribbon microphones … is if you apply phantom power to that ribbon, … it'll just blow like a fuse would blow. … So a lot of people are very, … very nervous applying phantom power to a ribbon microphone. … But Royer's designed these active ribbon microphones … to compensate for one of the characteristics of a ribbon, … ribbons tend to be colder, … they're not quite as hot of a microphone as the dynamic mics … or the condenser mics for sure. … They've added an amplifying circuit … that requires power to operate. … That along with a couple of other things … is what the power is used for. … It used to be that you had to have a very, … very clean and quiet preamp … because the ribbon mic tended to be noisy, … but that's not so anymore with … the active ribbon microphones. … The Phantom powers also used to match impedances …
- Wireless mics
- Handling noise
- Operating principles
- Shaping the pickup pattern
- Operating condenser
- Using high-pass filters
- Evaluating mics and mic specs
Skill Level Beginner
Video Production: Location Audio Recordingwith Anthony Q. Artis1h 23m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Videowith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
1. Microphone Fundamentals
2. Operating Principles
3. Understanding Mic Specs
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