RE-20 Bass Rolloff

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Blacktick, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Blacktick

    Blacktick Guest

    Just wondering a list of the applications for the bass-rolloff function of
    the RE-20.

    I know I can experiment, but I'm interested in your experiences. I'm going
    to be using it to mic a piano (probablly in conjunction with a 58 and/or
    57), vocals, and perhaps eventually experiment with a kick drum (we already
    have a d-112, but eventually going to experiment with the re-20).

    Thanks,
    Paul
  2. Fill X

    Fill X Guest

    I believe the roll-off was originally for voice application though obviously
    you can use it for whatever you want. I rarely touch it.


    P h i l i p

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  3. Bob Olhsson

    Bob Olhsson Guest

    In article <bhbbh9$obk$1@charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu>, Blacktick
    <kotheimerREMOVEALLCAPS@lycos.com> wrote:

    >Just wondering a list of the applications for the bass-rolloff function of
    >the RE-20.


    The RE-20 doesn't have much bass build-up from proximity effect unlike
    most other mikes. The rolloff was intended to cut room rumble in
    distant miking applications rather than to compensate for close mike
    placement.

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  4. Fill X

    Fill X Guest

    >
    >The RE-20 doesn't have much bass build-up from proximity effect unlike
    >most other mikes. The rolloff was intended to cut room rumble in
    >distant miking applications rather than to compensate for close mike
    >placement.


    the sm-7 is like this too, which makes it a good voice mic. However, I thought
    the roll-ff was for footfalls and the like in that in environment, but this
    shows how wrong i can be! I stand corrected.


    P h i l i p

    ______________________________

    "I'm too fucking busy and vice-versa"

    - Dorothy Parker
  5. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    Fill X <mothra666@aol.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>The RE-20 doesn't have much bass build-up from proximity effect unlike
    >>most other mikes. The rolloff was intended to cut room rumble in
    >>distant miking applications rather than to compensate for close mike
    >>placement.

    >
    >the sm-7 is like this too, which makes it a good voice mic. However, I thought
    >the roll-ff was for footfalls and the like in that in environment, but this
    >shows how wrong i can be! I stand corrected.


    The lack of proximity effect on the SM-7, though, is just from having a wide
    pattern and a grille design that doesn't let you get close enough to the
    capsule. The RE-20, on the other hand, uses a variable-D gadget (like the
    old 666 and 664) to null out close-in low end.

    The rolloff is for whatever you want to roll off. It's good for rumbles
    and thumps... sometimes it's good for P-popping vocals and to get the right
    guitar tone.
    --scott

    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  6. "Scott Dorsey" <kludge@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:bhdibl$4p$1@panix2.panix.com...
    > Fill X <mothra666@aol.com> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>The RE-20 doesn't have much bass build-up from proximity effect unlike
    > >>most other mikes. The rolloff was intended to cut room rumble in
    > >>distant miking applications rather than to compensate for close mike
    > >>placement.

    > >
    > >the sm-7 is like this too, which makes it a good voice mic. However, I

    thought
    > >the roll-ff was for footfalls and the like in that in environment, but

    this
    > >shows how wrong i can be! I stand corrected.

    >
    > The lack of proximity effect on the SM-7, though, is just from having a

    wide
    > pattern and a grille design that doesn't let you get close enough to the
    > capsule. The RE-20, on the other hand, uses a variable-D gadget (like the
    > old 666 and 664) to null out close-in low end.
    >
    > The rolloff is for whatever you want to roll off. It's good for rumbles
    > and thumps... sometimes it's good for P-popping vocals and to get the

    right
    > guitar tone.
    > --scott


    I can't imagine using the RE20 for piano.
  7. Blacktick

    Blacktick Guest

    "Scott Dorsey" <kludge@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:bhdibl$4p$1@panix2.panix.com...
    > Fill X <mothra666@aol.com> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>The RE-20 doesn't have much bass build-up from proximity effect unlike
    > >>most other mikes. The rolloff was intended to cut room rumble in
    > >>distant miking applications rather than to compensate for close mike
    > >>placement.

    > >
    > >the sm-7 is like this too, which makes it a good voice mic. However, I

    thought
    > >the roll-ff was for footfalls and the like in that in environment, but

    this
    > >shows how wrong i can be! I stand corrected.

    >
    > The lack of proximity effect on the SM-7, though, is just from having a

    wide
    > pattern and a grille design that doesn't let you get close enough to the
    > capsule. The RE-20, on the other hand, uses a variable-D gadget (like the
    > old 666 and 664) to null out close-in low end.
    >
    > The rolloff is for whatever you want to roll off. It's good for rumbles
    > and thumps... sometimes it's good for P-popping vocals and to get the

    right
    > guitar tone.
    > --scott
    >
    > --
    > "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."


    Thanks for all the help.
  8. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Guest

    In article <bOu_a.137574$uu5.20484@sccrnsc04> rickywhunt@hotmail.com writes:

    > I can't imagine using the RE20 for piano.


    I can't imagine it being the best mic for a piano, but the RE20
    doesn't seem to sound bad on anything I've ever tried it on. It might
    sound better than your $39 Chinese mic. It probably won't sound better
    than your $700 German mic.




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    I'm really Mike Rivers - (mrivers@d-and-d.com)
  9. EggHd

    EggHd Guest

    << I can't imagine using the RE20 for piano >>

    Depending on what is needed, an RE20 and an RE15 over the hammers on a paino to
    fit in a rock track is pretty cool. Or 2 RE15s for that matter.



    ---------------------------------------
    "I know enough to know I don't know enough"
  10. Analogeezer

    Analogeezer Guest

    egghd@aol.com (EggHd) wrote in message news:<20030813224444.09040.00000467@mb-m05.aol.com>...
    > << I can't imagine using the RE20 for piano >>
    >
    > Depending on what is needed, an RE20 and an RE15 over the hammers on a paino to
    > fit in a rock track is pretty cool. Or 2 RE15s for that matter.
    >
    >
    >
    > ---------------------------------------
    > "I know enough to know I don't know enough"


    I noticed on the new Zeppelin DVD that for some of the shows (1975ish
    I think) that Bonham had two RE-20's as overheads.

    Analogeezer
  11. "EggHd" <egghd@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:20030813224444.09040.00000467@mb-m05.aol.com...
    > << I can't imagine using the RE20 for piano >>
    >
    > Depending on what is needed, an RE20 and an RE15 over the hammers on a

    paino to
    > fit in a rock track is pretty cool. Or 2 RE15s for that matter.


    After I wrote that the first thing that popped into my mind was "Lady
    Madonna".
  12. Kenny

    Kenny Guest

    Hello,

    I remember one of my most embarrassing moments doing a show in Italy.
    Two Catholic Nuns wanted to record the orchestra that night and the mic they
    had was an RE-20. They asked me where I would recommended they put the mic.

    So I told them point it towards the main speakers.
    They set it up about 40 feet way from the main stack.

    Later they sent me a copy of the video with that audio track on it.
    The sound was terrible. Oh! I could kick myself...
    I should have loaned them a condenser mic.
    Dynamic mics are for close up use only.
    get them back a bit and the sound is weak... at best.

    I have a feeling the engineer that used the RE-20's on Led Zeppelin's
    concert that night.
    feels the same way now.

    ha ha

    Kenny


    "Analogeezer" <analogeezer@aerosolkings.com> wrote in message
    news:bfb37ea9.0308141155.2ed64351@posting.google.com...
    > egghd@aol.com (EggHd) wrote in message

    news:<20030813224444.09040.00000467@mb-m05.aol.com>...
    > > << I can't imagine using the RE20 for piano >>
    > >
    > > Depending on what is needed, an RE20 and an RE15 over the hammers on a

    paino to
    > > fit in a rock track is pretty cool. Or 2 RE15s for that matter.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > ---------------------------------------
    > > "I know enough to know I don't know enough"

    >
    > I noticed on the new Zeppelin DVD that for some of the shows (1975ish
    > I think) that Bonham had two RE-20's as overheads.
    >
    > Analogeezer
  13. Mark Plancke

    Mark Plancke Guest

    "Kenny" <watch777@adelphia.net> wrote:

    >Later they sent me a copy of the video with that audio track on it.
    >The sound was terrible. Oh! I could kick myself...
    >I should have loaned them a condenser mic.
    >Dynamic mics are for close up use only.
    >get them back a bit and the sound is weak... at best.
    >
    >I have a feeling the engineer that used the RE-20's on Led Zeppelin's
    >concert that night.
    >feels the same way now.
    >
    >ha ha


    I don't know. The sound from that show sounds good to me, especially
    with the new mixes. The unfortunate thing is that Jimmy and Bonham
    looked pretty bad physically. Compared to the earlier performances on
    the DVD; most notably the Royal Albert Hall performance they didn't
    perform nearly to their potential.

    Mark
    http://SoundtechRecording.com

    "Putting the lion's share of your attention and investment out in front
    of the microphones pays off every time." -- Bob Olhsson

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