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?
Here are 4 bells-on-bobtailingly basic ways to give your script an Xmas makeover.
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Client: Divvy Parking
Project: explainer video for website and trade shows
Style: upbeat, natural, helpful
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Make editing your audio faster and easier with this simple gadget.
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This World Voice Day, celebrate those voice-using heroes in your life.
Those who give their dulcet tones freely, making the planet a louder, more wordy place.
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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. Shit 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.
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There’s nothing worse than a sneaky anonymous noise bomb exploding its bits all over your recording session. Gross.
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