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 acoustic with it.
I dug out my old ( 1973/74) Electro-Voice RE20 this past weekend to record a drum kit with; in particular, using the RE on the kick; I guess I'd forgotten how great those old EV's sound on kick drum. It was pretty much "instant tone".
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. The first job involves a non-music recording project where the person I need to record decent audio from moves around. I watched the EVmicman videos on youtube, and for the first time discovered the lack of proximity effect these mics have by design.
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?
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.
- http://www.gear-wik… Shure SM7B dynamic broadcast/vocal microphone
- http://www.gear-wik… Electro-Voice RE20 dynamic broadcast/vocal mircophone
Sound clips (still working on the articles)
i have a great budget LDC - the m-audio sputnik tube mic. having it be the best mic i've purchased yet means that i dont have any other $700 mics to compare it to, and it beats out even my best other mics (beta87, md421)
95% of the work i do is live (although, when doing live work i typically record via Mackie onyx / PreSonus StudioLiveboards), so i dont think i'm using my Sputnik as much as i should or could.
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.
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.
My question is whether or not my equipment will run that mic, as well, is it worth it for me to upgrade or do I need more equipment to get its full potential out of it?
Hi to everyone
As I mentioned in the title, I need to record some speaking voice/narrations with male and female talents for audio book/educational CD with lessons for the foreign langauge. Since the budget is pretty tight (as usuall), the narrators would be teachers; not proffesional voice over talents.
can you blow these with 48 volts?