I’m looking for some info about this mic for recording saxophone. Anybody know what famous recordings were made with this mic?
I think you heard my recent recording with one in my crappy room at home. I’m not famous of course but I think it’s a solid option for sax recording.I’m looking for some info about this mic for recording saxophone. Anybody know what famous recordings were made with this mic?
They didn’t come out until 1969, unless I’m wrong. Coltrane died in 67I heard Coltrane liked this mic, but I'm not sure if he ever recorded with it in the studio. I found somewhere on the web that Wayne Shorter used one for most Weather Report records from "Heavy Weather" onward.
I may get a cloudlifter, I have to crank the gain on my interface to get good signal.I recently got one and was recommended to get a Cloudlifter that uses phantom power to boost the signal from the RE20. I havent used it live yet but it might be something to consider getting just to boost it a little. They are great mics!!
How far in your opinion is the re20 above and beyond the lowly but esteemed sm57?Wayne Shorter did indeed record on the RE20 for all the Weather Report albums (that I'm aware of) starting at Heavy Weather or even before. His sound on HW is one of my favorite recorded saxophone sounds in history (if the screen name I've had since, like, 1998 is any indication...) and I was blown away when I found out he wasn't on a Neumann made out of unobtanium for those dates. The studio WR recorded in at the time had a deal with Electro-Voice so virtually all the mics used on that session are EV of some variety, from the drums and percussion to Joe's piano to Jaco's bass cab, and Wayne on the trusty RE20.
When Wayne recorded with Miles' brilliant quintet in the 1960s, he was either on a u67 or M49, either of which would fetch $10-15k these days. And that's my very favorite recorded saxophone sound ever. But he sounds shockingly close on the RE20, for a fraction of the price. It's definitely a good bet for recording at home on any of the horns!
Having used both, I'd say the RE20 is way above and beyond the SM57. I've been using an RE20 for the past 10 years or so and briefly used an SM57 sometime prior to that. No comparison for live playing; the RE20 is much better. I've recorded on it and thought it worked well for that also, but maybe there are some high end studio mics that would better.How far in your opinion is the re20 above and beyond the lowly but esteemed sm57?
Looks like Coltrane used the 667, the predecessor to the RE20, to record Giant Steps in 1960.They didn’t come out until 1969, unless I’m wrong. Coltrane died in 67