Blending a Royer R-121 ribbon microphone with a Shure SM57 dynamic mic is the celebrated technique for capturing the magic electric guitar tone. My question is, How in the world have we all been using this technique for more than two decades without ever thinking up the Royer AxeMount? In the words of Scott Heyniger, Bob Dylan’s legendary monitor engineer, “This is an outrage!”
The rugged, well-made Royer AxeMount allows a Shure SM57 and a Royer R-121 (or a variation of the R-122) to be mounted on a single mic stand, making placement easy and providing the ability to move the mics from one cabinet to another or to a different location on the same speaker without changing the relative position between the two mics—therefore maintaining their phase alignment. The $39.99 mic clip is constructed from a slightly flexible, highly durable rubber rather than the easily breakable plastic found in many mic clips. It is backed by a two-year warranty.
I’ve had the opportunity to put the clip to work several times over the past few weeks and can tell you I love it. It works exactly as I would expect. Sadly, I’m sick over all the time I wasted the past 20 years moving two mic stands around. Including its Sling-Shock, Royer now has boasting rights for having the best mic clip and shockmount of the 21st century.
Royer Labs • www.royerlabs.com