Royer Labs R-10 Ribbon Mic Helps Keep “The Voice” On the Cutting Edge

Los Angeles, CA … In recent years, The Voice, a Finnmax LLC production that airs on the NBC network, has won four Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. Hosted by Carson Daly, The Voice is a vocal competition show that is currently judged by coaches Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. As a program devoted to musical talent, sound quality is of the utmost importance in every aspect of the show’s production. For this very reason, the production team recently began miking electric guitars with the R-10 Ribbon Microphone from Burbank, CA-based Royer Labs.
Author:
Publish date:

Los Angeles, CA �In recent years, The Voice, a Finnmax LLC production that airs on the NBC network, has won four Emmy� Awards for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. Hosted by Carson Daly, The Voice is a vocal competition show that is currently judged by coaches Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. As a program devoted to musical talent, sound quality is of the utmost importance in every aspect of the show�s production. For this very reason, the production team recently began miking electric guitars with the R-10 Ribbon Microphone from Burbank, CA-based Royer Labs.

Bill Dietzman, a freelance monitor/music mixer based in Los Angeles, has been the show�s monitor mixer since 2010. Dietzman also serves as monitor/FOH mixer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! and has served as the broadcast mixer for E! Entertainment Television on both the Emmy Awards and Academy Awards (Oscars�) in recent years. With a track record like this, Dietzman can have any microphone he chooses. He discussed his preference for the Royer Labs R-10.

�The Voice takes place at Universal Studios Stage #12 in Studio City, CA,� Dietzman reports.� As I�m always interested in improving the audio capabilities of the show, I was recently fortunate enough to get in touch with John Jennings at Royer Labs. I�d heard of many positive experiences about the company�s new R-10, so I asked about the mic. John set me up with two R-10s, which I instantly found as the perfect companion to the many different guitar cabinets my guitar players utilize for their sound. I use the two Royer R-10 mics for all reality, rehearsal, and tracking sessions, with one R-10 on each guitar cabinet. This setup with the Royer R-10s instantly became the new �norm� for my guitar sound.�

When asked about the characteristics and features that make the Royer R-10 so well-suited for his work on The Voice, Dietzman offered the following thoughts. �The Royer R-10s give me a solidly-defined bottom end of a guitar cabinet�without getting tubby,� he reports. �I also find this mic delivers a present, non-harsh top end that sounds even and smooth. One of the guitarists' sound has a very high cabinet SPL and, with no pad feature on the R-10, I was initially skeptical that it could handle such high levels without distortion. Surprisingly, it didn't make a difference! Other ribbons I've used would never tolerate these levels.�

For anyone involved in high-end studio or live performance work, quality customer and technical support services are crucial. When queried about his experience with Royer Labs� support services, Dietzman was very complimentary. �Royer Labs has been truly amazing to deal with! They�re very knowledgeable and any email inquiry I send gets a timely response. They really go out of their way to provide first-rate support and assistance. Both the company�s products and its support services are terrific.�

Before shifting his attention back to his production responsibilities, Dietzman offered these parting thoughts regarding his experience with Royer�s R-10 ribbon microphone, �I am extremely pleased with the performance of this mic. I like the construction of the mic. It�s rugged and very well-suited for touring/live sound use while being sensitive enough to use in the studio. This mic delivers outstanding sound for guitar cabinets! Features like pad switches and polar pick up position switches can break when they are used on a daily basis. With that said, I like the idea of saving a few bucks on features when the design of the mic doesn't need to incorporate them! The R-10 is a suburb microphone that will be used in my microphone setup from now on!�

In addition to the critical acclaim The Voice has garnered, the show�s Audio Department has also been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards. For additional information about Bill Dietzman, visit him online at https://www.facebook.com/bill.dietzman.

About the Royer Labs R-10 Ribbon Microphone

Hand-built in the company�s Burbank, California factory, the new R-10 (http://royerlabs.com/r-10/)� features a 2.5-micron ribbon element (identical to the company�s R-121) and a David Royer custom-designed transformer. Its ribbon transducer is wired for humbucking to reject electromagnetically induced noise. With sound quality and performance attributes that are unquestionably Royer Labs, the R-10 handles SPLs of up to 160 dB @ 1K�making it well equipped for miking electric guitars both in the studio or live with all the low end, midrange warmth and punch that Royer ribbons are so well-known for.

About Royer Labs

Located in Burbank, California, Royer Labs� microphones are a staple of leading recording and broadcast facilities. Additional information on the R-10 ribbon microphone and the entire line of Royer Labs microphones can be found at www.royerlabs.com.

###

Photo Information: Bill Dietzman

Related

Image placeholder title

Royer Labs Announces R-10 Ribbon Microphone

Los Angeles, CA… Royer Labs, a leading manufacturer of high quality ribbon microphones, is pleased to announce the R-10 ribbon microphone. Ideal for both studio and live use, the R-10 is a warm, full-bodied and extremely natural sounding microphone that serves as the entry model to the company’s acclaimed line of ribbon microphones.

Royer Labs Hosts R-10 Release Party promo image

Royer Labs Hosts R-10 Release Party

Burbank, CA… On Thursday, October 5th, Royer Labs, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality ribbon microphones, hosted a release party for the company’s latest microphone: the Royer Labs R-10 Ribbon Microphone. Held at Center Staging, LA's premier rehearsal and backline facility, the event attracted many studio and live sound professionals and gave those in attendance an opportunity to see and hear the new R-10 up close.

Glensound Keeps Production Flowing for CP Communications promo image

Glensound Keeps Production Flowing for CP Communications

Elmsford, NY – November 2017… Glensound, the UK-based manufacturer of audio products for the broadcast market and ASK Sales are pleased to announce that CP Communications, an industry leading full-service production company specializing in the rental, engineering, and value-added resale of audio, video, and data communications solutions, is now an authorized Glensound dealer. The addition of Glensound’s comprehensive line of audio production equipment benefits both the production services offered by CP Communications and the company’s rental and sales operations.

Image placeholder title

EastWest Announces VOICES OF THE EMPIRE, featuring Uyanga Bold

Hollywood, CA – This fall, EastWest/Quantum Leap will release VOICES OF THE EMPIRE, a brand-new product perfect for epic film/TV/game soundtracks. Featuring the raw, primal vocals of Uyanga Bold, VOICES OF THE EMPIRE will make the perfect companion product to the highly-anticipated blockbuster HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS.Uyanga Bold is a unique talent, melding the ethnic musical traditions of Bulgaria, Serbia, Mongolia, and beyond. She is a trained opera singer with perfect pitch, fluent in Russian, Mongolian, French, English, and German. It’s East meets West like you’ve never heard before. Her voice is beautiful, pure, otherworldly, haunting, unsettling, powerful, genuine in its ethnic flair and world class in its precision. Uyanga Bold has taken the world by storm since she appeared on the scene, recently touring with Hans Zimmer with his live performances of the score from The Dark Knight. Forbes Magazine wrote “her voice harkens back to ancient civilizations” and she has been nominated as “Female Singer of the Year”. She has appeared internationally on television, radio, and in live performances, reaching over 25 million views across all platforms.Features of VOICES OF THE EMPIRE include:· Dozens of Mongolian, Bulgarian and Western-style, multi-sampled vocal instruments· Dozens of expressive phrases in every key· 2 unique Mongolian legato vocal instruments· 1 traditional legato vocal instrument· Expressive vowel multi-sampled vocal instrumentsVOICES OF THE EMPIRE will be a must-have virtual instrument for composers and musicians looking for that haunting cinematic vocal sound for their next project. Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, it will be available for purchase and as a free addition for all members of ComposerCloud (soundsonline.com/composercloud), EastWest’s multiple award-winning subscription service that has revolutionized the virtual instrument industry since it was first introduced in 2015.

Image placeholder title

Avlex and MIPRO Introduce the TA-80 Digital Plug-On Transmitter

Kansas City, MO – September 2017… Avlex Corporation, the North American distributor of MIPRO products and the name audio professionals turn to for world-class wireless technology and microphones, introduces the TA-80 Digital Plug-On Transmitter. The TA-80 is a true digital wideband wireless plug-on transmitter designed for secure, crystal-clear, and interference free communication. Equipped with a balanced XLR mic input jack, the TA-80 is designed for a wide range of applications, including use with measurement microphones, condenser / dynamic wired microphones, recording microphones, and musical instrument microphones. The unit is compatible with all MIPRO ACT-8 Series receivers.

Image placeholder title

Synthax Announces 20th Anniversary RME Mic Preamp Promotion

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – April 2016… Synthax, Inc., the Americas distributor for RME, a leading manufacturer of high quality digital audio solutions, announces a special pricing promotion for RME’s popular microphone preamps as part of the company’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. Available now through May 31st only at authorized Synthax / RME Dealers in the USA, the RME microphone preamps promotion is an outstanding opportunity to acquire one of professional audio’s leading products at a temporarily reduced price.