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Broadcast announcer's microphone with Variable‑D

RE20 and SM7B - Proximity Effect and Variable D chat


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.

Electro-Voice RE20 for acoustic guitar?

I have a client coming in later this week; a singer-songwriter who plays acoustic ( I don't know what model, he has several) and in our phone conversation, he was asking me about my mic selection; I gave him a general overview of what I had, and when I mentioned - in passing - that I have several dynamics, including an Electro-Voice RE20, he got excited with the idea of me Micing his a

EV RE20 vs. RE320

I've never used the Electro-Voice RE20, but I know many of you US people swear by them, along with the Shure SM7, and I know the radio and VO people really like them. They're just not very popular here. However, I have two different projects coming up and it occurred to me that the 320, could possibly do both.

EV RE20 vs. Heil PR40?

The reason Im asking is because people speak highly of the RE20, but I see it mostly associated with Micing drums rather than vocals, though Ive heard/seen examples of what it sounds lik with vocals. I like the fact that it has the high pass/low cut switch.

Ive also heard a lot of people speak highly of the Heil PR40, so Im wondering which you guys think is better?

Microphone articles & shootout: SM7B, SM57, Beta 58A, BG2.1, RE20, AT4050


Hi microphone lovers! I wrote some articles and created sound clips for a bunch of microphones on Gear-Wiki. I thought I'd share the links as I hope this can be useful.


What mic preamp is good for RE-20 for VO work?


What type of preamp should I be looking for for RE20 when doing VO for radio. I am looking for something that is going to get me the best out of the mic for a relatively decent type of price.

I mean I am not looking to go super elaborate here, just something to bring the best out of the mic.

Any suggestions would be great, thank you.

Buying RE-20 for VO work. Is my equip. sufficient for it?

I am currently using an AT-3035 for my voice-over work for radio promos/imaging. I am running my mic through an Alesis Multi-Mix 6 mixer, into a PC with X-fi sound card.

The Problem: The condensor mic gives me an alright sound but WAY too much "room" sound, and I read that the RE-20 is the best at blocking most of that out.

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