Se electronics reflection filter good? bad? Your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by rush_fan2112, Mar 4, 2009.

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  1. rush_fan2112

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    I want to see what other think about the Se Electronics reflection filter. I hear it works well but, mainly from guys who already have an iso booth set up. What'd you guys think of it that have used it?
  2. BRH

    BRH Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    LA, CA
    It works. Complaint from VO people, they can't see over it.
    Hard to read scripted material.
  3. I was skeptical when I first saw it, but it definitely does work. Its not perfect and a nicely treated room is better...but by dampening the vocal sound before it can hit reflective surfaces it seriously makes a big difference. Me and some friends took one and recorded several tests with it, and we were pleasantly surprised.
  4. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    Some of our clients are vocal groups that can't harmonize unless they're all singing together. We've had good results with the Auralex Xpanders. Similar concept, and it does reject a good bit of the sound from the other vocalists bleeding into each mic. We position the singers a fair distance apart, all facing inward so they can see each other and so we get the most out of the null in the cardioid patterns. The Xpanders we use on vocal mics are kind of bowtie shaped, so you can still see over them when they're oriented horizontally. There's no doubt the Se is certainly a lot classier looking.
  5. lostindundee

    lostindundee Active Member

    Mar 25, 2008

    Personally speaking. Although it works really well, I find the SE Reflexion Filter to be far too top heavy...well if using the long attachment screwed into the filter part anyway. For me it had a tendency to stoop forward, this being moreso on carpeted surfaces.

    I now use mine with the filter part screwed directly onto the top of a mic stand with the mic (on another stand) coming into the filter's conclave from above the outside of it like this:


    Like others are saying, nought beats a well treated room.

    Me? I'm now about to try the Realtraps Portable Vocal Booth, just for variety's sake.


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