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C.Cash

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RE 20 or SM 7B
« on: November 26, 2008, 11:43:35 am »

EV RE20 and the Shure SM7B.

Of these 2 mics which one will be more practical and useful in the studio?

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hargerst

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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 11:53:07 am »

We have both, and the SM7 gets the most use.
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Harvey "Is that the right note?" Gerst
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C.Cash

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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 12:07:33 pm »

What do you use it on mostly?

Thanks.
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hargerst

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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008, 04:30:33 pm »

C.Cash wrote on Wed, 26 November 2008 11:07

What do you use it on mostly?

Thanks.


Vocals, hihats, snare, toms, electric guitars.
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DarinK

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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008, 06:06:57 pm »

I prefer the RE 20 for bass amps, bass drums & sometimes floor toms, but generally prefer the SM7b for the stuff Harvey mentioned (except I've never thought to try it on hihat). Sorry to stretch the bounds of this thread, but where would  Heil PR40 fit into this?  Or is it too much of an orange to compare to these apples?

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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008, 01:26:18 am »

It's no stretch; I like the AKG D112 for bass amps. The small Heil (PR30?) works great for us on guitar cabs, along with a few other mics we blend in with the Heil.
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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2008, 01:53:21 am »

the SM7 is a badass mic.

im finishing up my band's record and the SM7 was the choice for bass, guitar, and vocals (lead vocal....SM7 ---> API 312---> Purple MC77.  sounded perfect right from the start)
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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2008, 02:52:02 am »

I didn't like it right away, but a friend kept telling me to use my SM7 on kick.  Now it is almost the only thing I use.  I love it.  
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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008, 09:36:00 am »

Ive been using the Heil PR40 on bass drum,bass amp,upright bass,trumpet and sax in combination with other condensers, It is a great mic. Looks like I might want to get both the RE20 and SM7b when I can afford it. I really want something else to try on the snare drum, the 57 is just too blah. I have an RE15 coming off E-Bay. That should be interesting.

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marcel

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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2008, 09:58:23 am »

I personally like the RE-20 better than the SM-7B for snare (I find the SM-7B gets thin and harsh), but I like the SM-7B better for just about everything else.

Like Michael, it's pretty much my default kick mic.
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hargerst

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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2008, 11:19:43 am »

C.Cash wrote on Thu, 27 November 2008 08:36

I really want something else to try on the snare drum, the 57 is just too blah.

For snare, try the Beyer M201 instead of the Shure SM57.
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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2008, 08:49:42 pm »

Concerning the RE-20, did you see the thread titled: EV RE20- wicked bump at 300-400 HZ ? ? A good amount of advice is in that thread.

Jim Williams mentioned that he really likes the RE-20 with transformerless low noise preamps like your Grace.  My RE-20 gets regularly used with PM1000 and Hamptone JFET pres.  I'd be intrigued to use it like Jim suggests, but have not yet had an opportunity. Mine are mostly used on Kick, Bass amps, Trombone, etc.  

Sometimes it (RE-20) really works well on vocals where you want a bit less detail than a condenser gives, like with an older vocalist.  I think you will also enjoy the RE-15.  The older dynamics made by AKG, Beyer (M-69, M-88), EV (RE and PL models) and Shure (why the SM57/58 became standard instead of the SM-53/54 must have been a price issue IMHO)before the explosion of cheap condensers include a wide variety of colors which are now routinely overlooked.

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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2008, 05:39:17 am »

C.Cash wrote on Thu, 27 November 2008 08:36

Ive been using the Heil PR40 on bass drum,bass amp,upright bass,trumpet and sax in combination with other condensers, It is a great mic. Looks like I might want to get both the RE20 and SM7b when I can afford it. I really want something else to try on the snare drum, the 57 is just too blah. I have an RE15 coming off E-Bay. That should be interesting.

Thanks.


Clifford,  You should check out Senn 409/609 and Beyer M88  Those are useful mics to have around.  

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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2008, 08:39:34 am »

CC, I can lend you both mics so you can see what you like.

Also the PR22 on snare is often mentioned.
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C.Cash

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Re: RE 20 or SM 7B
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2008, 09:39:07 am »

compasspnt wrote on Mon, 01 December 2008 07:39

CC, I can lend you both mics so you can see what you like.

Also the PR22 on snare is often mentioned.



Thanks, much appreciated!

The guy from e-bay that I got the RE15 from sent the mic to the Bahamas post instead of my Fla address by mistake!!! I  will be surprised if I ever see. Sad
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