Royer Labs has announced the availability of the 15th Anniversary R-121 Limited Edition ribbon microphone. The company was founded in May 1998 and the R-121 studio ribbon microphone was the company’s first product.
Of particular note, the first 100 or so R-121 microphones shipped with a black version of the Royer Labs logo before changing to the green logo that has been a fixture on all R-121’s since that time.
The 15th Anniversary R-121 Limited Edition ribbon microphone celebrates its unique status in the company’s history by donning the original black logo, and also ships with a special 15th Anniversary certificate of authenticity personally signed by David Royer, the company’s chief engineer.
John Jennings, Royer Labs vice president of sales and marketing, states, “The R-121 is an exceptional microphone, but I have to admit to being sentimentally attached to the first few R-121’s with their black logos. When David showed (Royer president) Rick Perrotta and me the original R-121 design, we knew we had a game changer on our hands.
“That mic laid Royer’s foundation, and over the past 15 years, R-121s have been used on countless renowned recordings, everything from heavy rock to the finest classical and scoring work. It’s become a fixture with many pro audio engineers and producers, and it was a huge factor in our receiving the 2013 Technical Grammy Award. The 15th Anniversary R-121 has a rich and unique heritage that, in many ways, has defined who we are as a company.”
The 15th Anniversary R-121 has a production run of just 250 units, and it carries the same MSRP price of $1,395 as the standard R-121. It’s available now.