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METAlliance Certifies Royer R-122V Ribbon Microphone
First Royer Product to be Certified

METAlliance Certifies Royer R-122V Ribbon Microphone
(Pictured at the 2008 AES Convention in San Francisco are: (L-R) Elliot Scheiner, Frank Filipetti, John Jennings (Royer Labs), Al Schmitt, George Massenburg, and Chuck Ainlay.
Photo by David Goggin. Click to Enlarge.)

Nashville, TN, September, 2008 - The Music Engineering and Technology Alliance has announced certification of the R-122V vacuum tube ribbon microphone, designed and manufactured by Royer Labs, a METAlliance Pro Partner. The alliance is working closely with manufacturers to evaluate, recognize, and certify products which meet the call for quality in the recording arts and science.

Producer / Engineer Phil Ramone remarked: "I look for mics that match the moment, and a good ribbon finds a place in much of my work. This new Royer is outstanding." Ed Cherney added: "I really appreciate the added gain -- I don't have to crank the mic pre's. Electric guitars have never been easier to capture. Trumpet and trombone players have never been easier to please." George Massenburg's comment: "As flexible and consistent a microphone in any technology as I've had the pleasure of using."

Royer's R-122V was originally developed in 2001 and has evolved into a world class ribbon microphone with superior richness, depth and detail, especially in the midrange frequencies. Winner of the 2007 TEC Award, the R-122V offers the optimum in ribbon microphone performance. This product has warranted official METAlliance(tm) Certification.

Elliot Scheiner tested the microphone and made this evaluation: "The Royer R-122V is without a doubt the most beautiful ribbon mic I've ever used. I've managed to find a place for it on every tracking session I've done in the past six months." Chuck Ainlay remarked, "The original 122 is one of my favorite ribbon mics, but after using the 122V I am convinced that tubes rule." Al Schmitt added: "These are the best ribbon mics I've ever worked with."

To learn more about theRoyer R-122V vacuum tube ribbon microphone: http://www.royerlabs.com/R-122V.html


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