I don’t care what you say, I freakin’ love this mic.
A broadcast standard dynamic cardioid microphone.
With added Variable-D, you can get all up in its grill, sans proximity effect.
And the built-in pop filter kills off those gross plosives and sibilant s’.
Plus an internal shock mount equals good vibes only.
It’s been described as ‘the classic sound of FM radio voices’.
And FM radio is where I fell for this beast of a mic.
Sturdy as shit, this workhorse put up with around 12 hours a day, 7 days a week of jocks projecting into them… Overenthusiastic guests spitting into them… Interns spilling coffee over them…
…And idiots treating them as per the above audio. Yes, I have most definitely seen the error of my early 2000s ways and am mortified at my lack of respect for a broadcasting legend.
But what can I say? The RE20 took it like a champ. Even a headbutt sounds pretty good through them don’t cha think?
nice mic baby
DO YOU HAVE A THING FOR MICS? Y/N
I’m from camp ‘most definitely yes’.
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Cause I don’t pron on the fly…
Warning: this pronunciation hack is so simple you’ll probably say ‘duh Mel’ 🤦🏼♀️
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Recording video and audio on your iPhone doesn’t need to sound like you’re speaking into a bucket. RØDE has the perfect little mic to tart up your phone’s audio abilities.
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you’ve got mail
Something to consider with big voice over jobs requiring multiple files: how in the heck would you like them sent across to you 🤔
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With the new season about to drop, let’s reflect on the production masterpiece that is Game of Thrones. Sure, amazing story. Brilliant characters. Stunning scenes. But as an audio nerd, I’m living for the GOT SFX.
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If you’ve ever produced a singer or voice actor with a sibilant S, here’s a quick fix you need in your extra essie life right now.
And so you can keep it on hand for your next run in with surplus ssssss, there’s a nifty downloadable at the end of this post.
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Podcasting. Everyone’s doing it. Not everyone is doing it well—especially when it comes to podcast audio.
Nothing will make me hit those two vertical lines quicker than dodgy audio. S
hit mics, hiss, hum, echoey guests, generally sounding like it was recorded in a bucket.
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Studio equipment is hella expensive. Mics, preamps, acoustic treatments, headphones. You don’t want to take shortcuts with that stuff.
So it’s a feel-good time when you stumble across some nice-to-haves that cost next to nothing but will make #studiolife a bit more comfortable and productive.
Continue reading “The cheap as chips Ikea finds every studio needs”