Two-Minute Audio Test of Electro-Voice RE-20 Microphone

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Michael W. Dean does initial tests of his new birthday mic, the venerated holy grail of broadcasting, the Electro-Voice RE-20 Microphone (get it HERE new for $449 with free shipping). Dig the wonderful meaty-yet-flat pro-izzle sound! Creamy retro 60s charm! Whee!

This mic gives a lot of freedom of movement. With my old Shure Beta 57a mic, I had to be right up on it to sound great. The sweet spot was the size of a plumb. That ended up making my back and neck tense doing a long live show. With the RE-20, the sweet spot is the size of a basketball. I can move all over and sound great. Will extend my life span! (Good for us cranky, creaky old guys. I turn 49 this week.) You can also talk more naturally with an RE-20, it doesn’t require conscious or subconscious “mic technique” that other mics require to sound really good.

I skipped the fancy accessories, like the expensive RE-20 specific shock mount ($125) and the RE-20 specific pop filter. A standard condenser mic shock mount and boom arm works fine. And while this mic, more than most, will work fine without a windscreen, a standard cheap foam windscreen stretched over the end makes it sound even better. No need to get the dorky little RE-20 specific pop filter.

Used correctly and with a good pre-amp, the RE-20 is a sword of truth cutting through the murky swamp of media lies and statist COINTELPRO sheeple-bleeting horizontal enforcement of injustice.

They are also built like a tank. The RE-20 comes with a 3-year factory warranty. What else in the WORLD comes with a 3-year factory warranty these days?????

Available in any color you like, as long as it’s green. To be more specific: somewhere between Vietnam-era US military camouflage green and old-school hospital room green.

Mic was used with a foam windscreen, audio was recorded through Pre-Sonus compressor/pre-amp with a Behringer XENYX X2442USB Premium 24-Input 4/2-Bus Mixer, then normalized in SoundForge.

Worms!!!!!! RADIOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

–Michael W. Dean, Freedom Feens radio show, syndicated on Genesis Communications Network.

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6 Responses to Two-Minute Audio Test of Electro-Voice RE-20 Microphone

  1. Garny says:

    Just discovered you guys. You guys make a lot more sense then what I knowledge I have been raised with. That is good because it helps, and sad since that means my parents and school were/are messed up.

  2. Mark says:

    Wow, that test sounded pretty good. Very RADIOOOO, for some reason. I’m impressed by that thing. As you described how you were moving your head relative to the mic, I really didn’t hear any real change in the sound. If you hadn’t described your movements, I would never have known.

    I can see why that mic has been so often used for so long. Hell, I want one just because it looks so cool! The pic looks like the defendant on the stand testifying…

    • MichaelWDean says:

      “The pic looks like the defendant on the stand testifying…”

      lol. Yup. And it’s saying “YOU WANT THE TRUTH? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!….THIS WHOLE GODDAMNED COURT ROOM IS OUT OF ORDER!”

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