Royer Labs SF-24
Royer Labs SF-24

SF-24, Ribbon Microphone from Royer Labs.

moosers 12/19/2009

Royer Labs SF-24 : moosers's user review


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The Royer Labs SF-24 is a stereo ribbon microphone that is uniquely powered by phantom power.  The mic is a real innovation as there aren't too many stereo ribbon microphones out there in a modern sturdy casing and that is powered by phantom power.  I would only recommend using the mic inside of the studio as it really isn't suited for any other type of use.  The mic has a figure eight polar pick up pattern and has an output volume that is a lot louder than most other ribbon microphones out there.


The Royer Labs SF-24 is an absolutely awesome sounding microphone.  It is unlike any other microphone that I have used in the past, and I've only had the pleasure of using the microphone two times.  Both times that I used it I used it for picking up the room sounds and ambiance during the recording of a live recording session in the studio.  I was immediately impressed with the detail and warmth that this microphone brings to the table and I would imagine that it would sound pretty great for close micing acoustic instrument as well.  I'm hoping to get back to the studio that I used this microphone at sooner rather than later as I don't see too many of these being a freelance engineer.  The mic is definitely designed and catered toward professionals as the mic has an extremely large price tag and is probably out of the budget for most studio owners.  However, those professionals who are looking for a stereo ribbon mic regardless of what it will cost them, the SF-24 is for you and needs to be looked into.  This is probably the best stereo ribbon microphone that money can buy barring something vintage that I don't know about as Royer really is the best modern manufacturer of high end ribbon mics.  Overall, Royer's SF-24 is an incredible microphone that is the best of its kind that I have used...