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Electro-Voice RE20
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Description

RE20
Broadcast announcer's microphone with Variable‑D

  • The classic sound of FM radio voices
  • Smooth, natural and controlled sonic character
  • Variable-D for minimal proximity effect
  • True cardioid with no coloration at 180-degrees off-axis
  • Voice tailored frequency response
  • Studio condenser-like performance
  • Large diaphragm dynamic element
  • Humbucking coil guards against line hum
  • Mid-bass tone-shaping switch

The RE20 dynamic cardioid microphone is truly an industry standard, a firm favorite for broadcasting, podcasting, and sound engineering worldwide. Its popularity also extends into music production as a premium grade instrument microphone. Its Variable-D design and heavy-duty internal pop filter excel for close-in voice work, while an internal element shock-mount reduces vibration-induced noise.

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Sanity check, how would you spend 3500$ on microphones?

...a variety of projects and am leaning towards mostly buying staple microphones. My current grocery list looks something like this Electrovoice RE20 or SM7b (leaning towards the former) Stereo Pair of Oktava MK-012 with Capsules Stereo Pair of Cascade Fat Head II Ribbon Mics w/Ludhall Transfomers Audio-Technica 4033 I already own a few Shure SM57s, Shure Beta 52 Anything...

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Is a high-quality mic a waste of money without a great preamp?

...power amp stage, and assuming this is mostly run clean. The biggest difference between preamps is noise. If your RE-20 isn’t hissy on your preamp, buying a 5k valve preamp will make a noticeable difference in an A/B comparison, but nothing people will be able to make out in a mix. Tonal differences will...

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What do you think about Rode Procaster

...yours is broken, but mine is a super smooth, high quality dynamic that's right in the same camp as the RE20 and Sm7B. In fact, I find mine to be clearer and less "pinched" sounding than my SM7B. I use my Procaster all the time for recording singing vocals. Really nice...

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