Mike Phillips is formerly a radio broadcast engineer, as well as a disk jockey, sales manager, and general manager. I really don't like the RE20, and the SM7B sounds best for your voice. A month after I buy a PR40 over an RE20. Micing an SVT: Heil PR 40 vs. EV RE 20 Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by JimmyM, Apr 30, 2010. Plosives are the pops of air that come especially from the consonants T and P. Unlike most other microphones, the RE20 and RE320 have a built-in pop filter that does a good job preventing these plosives from being in the recording. Each mic comes with a rigid stand mount, but if you don’t have a shockmount, you’re likely to hear bumps and vibrations from the desk conducted into the microphone. This post may contain links to products or services with which I have an affiliate relationship and This website contains links and references to products and services that may include affiliates, sponsorships, or other business relationships in which The Audacity to Podcast and D.Joseph Design LLC may receive compensation from referrals or sales actions. Given its physical attributes and extended low‑end response, the PR40 will probably be compared with the Electrovoice RE20, although I also see performance parallels with the Sennheiser MD421. Then again, maybe you don’t need one at all. Also curious if anyone here as any tips for getting decent mics on a budget? A bad microphone produces bad audio that is hard to enhance. The PR40 also has foam windscreens. Really helps us in our studio. may receive compensation from your actions through such links. That saves each input as its own file. Did you ever have any problems setting up the RE20? He also has been an electrical design engineer for a manufacturing company developing analog and digital industrial transducers. I know I like #2 clean and dirty the best, followed by #1, then #3. This was most impressive compared to the Heil PR40 and Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB. I recently purchased the mic along with a Mackie 802vlz4. I have a Blue Microphones Spark Digital but was finding it insufficient because of the external noise I was picking up consistently. This year, I’m thinking about replacing my Heil PR40 mics with some RE320 mics. The Cloudlifter 2 and 3 seemed to be more noisey, I find I liked the SM7 best on your voice but to be brutally honest I didnt really like any! This form collects information we will use to send you podcasting-related updates with tips, offers, and news. I only have an introductory episode currently. So it's best to speak 4–6 inches away from the mic. Join the Facebook Page and watch live podcasting Q&A on Mondays at 2pm (ET), Subscribe on YouTube for video reviews, Q&A, and more, Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters, the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama, http://jontusmedia.com/rode-procaster-or-podcast-whats-better/, Electro-Voice 309A suspension microphone shock mount (, Popless Voice Screens VAC-RE20 Pop Filter for Electro-Voice RE20, RE27, and RE320 (. The last quote from EV to replace the foam was $205 plus shipping. Perhaps you can join me as a guest one day on the show! Here is a pointer to a comparison of the two mics. You can always push the bass up if that is what your going for. I no longer offer one-on-one consulting outside of Podcasters' Society, but I enjoyed it very much. I believe these replaced the ubiquitous RE-20. It's a good value mic for drums, although I prefer the sound I get from an RE20. JimmyM Supporting Member. All rights reserved. If you watch TWiT or a hundred other networks, you’re probably going to see a PR40. I recommend positioning the mic slightly off-axis, about 45º to your right or left, to prevent your plosives from hitting the microphone. It’s just too thin; however, I think it works fine as a USB mic for voiceovers although I prefer my Røde Podcast for that. I've been excited about these kind of mics for the last several days and have been researching the hell out of them, but now, I realize they all sound like the speaker has a bad case of the flu, chest/nose congestion. GearSlutz was invaluable in getting me to pick up a Great River, but I didn't get much in the way of an A/B/C test for the mics. I dig the first mic because it seems more clear. I've never used the Heil PR40 on vocals, so can't give you a comparison. The PR40 is newer technology that provides a different sound, better off-axis rejection, and a better company experience at a lower price. I do some singing as well. This dynamic mic sells for only $449, and it boasts highly accurate sound reproduction. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > Apr 30, 2010 #1. request a consultant here and I'll connect you with someone I trust Thats the thing that I think Heil is tricking people in the demonstration with his as the output is so low on the 20's. That foam deteriorates with age and must be replaced. Presently, I use the Heil PR-781 which replaced my first Heil, an HM-12 on my Kenwood TS-2000. Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio. Gold Supporters see zero ads! If you do decide to purchase a PR40 or an RE20, make sure to purchase the shock mount, too.