paulears 30 January 2023 ev re20, variable-d, proximity effect, shure sm7b, podcasting,
I thought I'd look at the Electrovoice RE20 and the SM7B, both coming from the broadcast industry where radio in particular needed mics where the talent could move around a fair bit without the tone of the mics changing very much. I've seen quite a few videos on Youtube where people have mentioned proximity effect without really explaining why a mic that doesn't change tone as you get close is important.
It's not a comparison between the mics really - just observations on how they both work in practice in ways that help broadcasters, and now podcasters.
I've tried to walk a fine line between too technical and not technical enough - but hopefully for those interested in why these mics are considered 'special', it should work ok.
What an excellent video,…
What an excellent video, Paul!