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E.V. RE10=best thing ever?

Post by losthighway » Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:07 pm

I know this is not original, but the RE10 I borrowed has been hot in all of the work I'm doing this month. SUCH awesome guitar tones, and some surprisingly great vocal tones. I was recording vocals for this country band with the RE10 through my Symetrix compressor, my room mate was sitting in on the session and he asked "Why do the vocals sound so good?"

I might even like it better for those purposes than the RE20, but that's probably cause it's just a new find in the mic locker.

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Post by joel hamilton » Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:46 pm

All the "RE" series is pretty awesome. I had an RE38 for years that I wish I didnt get rid of... Its a great mic for a BUNCH of things.. like the SM7, but kind of weird with like 97 selectable frequency plots on the back. It can really be a cool thing though, choosing " slight hi mid rise with rolloff" or "slight low mid bump with top end boost and rolloff..."


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Post by joel hamilton » Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:48 pm

The RE10:
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The RE11:
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The RE15:
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The RE16:
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Post by losthighway » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:20 pm

They all look so similar. I wonder what the difference in sound is. I'm gonna see if EV keeps the frequency response curves up on all these old mics.

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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:49 pm

My RE11 is superb. Best $75 mic I've ever had.

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Post by winky dinglehoffer » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:42 pm

losthighway wrote:They all look so similar. I wonder what the difference in sound is. .
The story I've read is that the 10 & 11 used capsules that weren't quite good enough for the 15 & 16. If I remember the plots correctly, the 10 & 11 don't have as much high frequency extension as the 15 & 16.

The other part of the story was that sometimes EV didn't have enough inferior capsules, so the 10 & 11 sometimes got capsules with the same response as the 15 & 16.

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Post by tonewoods » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:49 pm

I had an old Blue Book kicking around here, and it was stunning to see the list prices on these mics back when they came out...(80's?).

I remember something like 325.00 list or so for an RE16? Anyway, it was a lot...

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Post by Jazz Jed » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:18 pm

:hearts: Ah EV's. I have an RE10, an RE11, an RE200 condenser, a 676 and a pair of PL6's and they are all treasures.
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Post by losthighway » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:23 am

What's up with their condensers? I've spotted a RE2000 and 1000 on Ebay and just had no idea of what one could expect from those.

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Post by DrummerMan » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:07 am

I've had an re16 for a bunch of years, I got for probably $20. It's always been real thin sounding but it's possible that it's another victim of old foam crumbling onto the capsule.
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Post by japmn » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:48 am

I have a RE10 and 2 635A's and love them all. Also you can keep a look out for the PL series. Exact same mics as the RE but in a darker finish.

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Post by Jazz Jed » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:05 pm

losthighway wrote:What's up with their condensers? I've spotted a RE2000 and 1000 on Ebay and just had no idea of what one could expect from those.
This'd probably provide all the answers.

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1996_ar ... vmics.html

I've been recently tempted to grab an RE2000 for vocals only but haven't yet plucked up the courage.
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Post by TurnOnYourStereo » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:08 pm

I really dig my RE55 but I never see them come up. Think 365a with a low end frequency response down to 20.

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Post by mscottweber » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:47 pm

+1 for the RE55! I don't own one, but my school does. The only time I've ever truly gotten a bass drum sound I was proud of was with one of those. Too bad the tone didn't fit the song and we had to switch to something else... :(

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Post by minorkeylee » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:48 am

What does the little switch do on the RE10? I know its some sort of rolloff, but didn't really get what the manual was saying. And why does it have that 'grill' running down the shaft? I have one of these mics, but have never figured out these two questions....Anyone?

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