A bit awkward, but good
Recommended to me by my sales engineer. I wish it was a bit less clunky, but I think it'll do what I need it to do.
Recommended to me by my sales engineer. I wish it was a bit less clunky, but I think it'll do what I need it to do.
I was skeptical, but when i placed this on my mic stand i noticed a difference right away. The construction is very well for a 'cheaper' model and really does the job it's made to do.
Limits extra echo and contains the voice at the source making the editing process a lot easier. I'm pleased with this purchase and would highly recommend this to anyone who may not have good acoustic treated rooms. Put the mic close and have the singer lean in, and you'll find that any room can become a vocal tracking room.
If you record at home, and you're like me, you've tried all sorts of interesting setups involving pillows, blankets, and who knows what else trying to create some sort of make-shift mic isolation. This filter will easily and pretty affordably solve the majority of your issues. I was fortunate enough to purchase mine bundled with an sE 2200a II - what a deal! It takes a little practice to get fast at setting up the filter, but once you get a good system for your setup you can be recording-ready in no time. As for the sound, tracks recorded with large diaphragm condenser mics are very noticeably cleaner with the rf-x than without it. One thought - make sure you get a decent quality mic stand that can support some weight. The filter plus a mic is a bit hefty for cheap stands with wimpy locks to hold consistently throughout an entire recording session.
I bought this reflection filter about a year ago and I use it whenever I need to track some quick vocals in my home studio. It gets the job done with little hassle and it's easy to adjust.
I purchased the Reflexion Filter to use for my YouTube covers and I must say that it is amazing! Before using the filter, I noticed a lot of room noise and reverb coming through the mic, but the second I installed the Reflexion filter all of that stopped and my vocals were as smooth as butter. I highly recommend this product and I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
This really improved the quality of our vocal recording. We are working on our second CD doing much of our recording in our church, and by using the RF-X we get great isolation for everything. We use it along with a Spark for most of our vocals and have also experimented with the RF-X on guitar, and acoustic piano recording. Definitely a big difference. The portability of the unit is also a huge plus. We can put it wherever we need it! Small item, small price, LARGE difference!
Originally had the Filter Pro, but decided to give the less expensive little bro a chance and automatically became a fan! This for me does the job very very well. Really light weight and the set up was a breeze. It's definitely a portable booth for sure. Great job at absorbing the room noise and gives a really good consistent sound. Doesn't catch everything, but enough to where once in the mix, you sit right where you need to be. Good job all around.
I used to record in the basement of my old house. The room was well treated for recording/mixing. I bought the sE Electronics Reflexion Filter because last year I moved into a new house that didn't have a very ideal vocal recording space. To date I have recorded 5 songs using the Reflexion Filter and I am getting BETTER recordings now than I ever have before. My vocals are crisp and up front in my mixes. I have to say I was not expecting this thing to make this much of a difference.
Another great thing about this filter is the price. SE has other filters at higher price points. You can choose to invest in one of those if you like, However, don't think that you have to buy the more expensive versions to get results. This guy works just fine from an audio stand point. The higher priced models are have more durable materials and more advance technology on the mounting system etc.
Many people prefer this version anyway because it is lighter and less bulky.
As simple as this "system" is, it works. Very well, too!
Excellent product for home studio enthusiasts!
It has helped achieve consistent sound levels and tone in the various rooms I record in,and works nicely with the Rode NT1 kit.set up and breakdown is very easy ,
Very good for the small home studio. Like the ability to adjust the distance from mic to filter. Have used it twice and very happy with the difference it makes on the vocal tracks.
Unless you have time to fiddle around with acoustic panels and the extra money, this is a quick,easy solution. I have a 24x30 studio with skylights and vaulted ceiling. Not the ideal room. Added this and a noise gate to my condensor microphone. Problems solved.I do have to watch where it's placed to ensure no echo from the front side but thats a minor correction.
This unit has significantly improved the quality of vocal tracks on my home recordings.
I am using a Rode NT 1A microphone for vocals and the clarity, noise reduction and overall
Improvement on my recordings can not be over emphasized. I highly recommend.
What it needs is flexibility in the mic placement mounting. I would like to see an up/down adjustment. I do like the front/back adjustment. I use mine reversed as a separate stand from the mic stand.
It captures the sound good keeps the Plugins tight on the mixes i record with and without and with the reflection the reverb and plug in where tighter on the mix works great for me
Amazing products, works amazingly! There are reviews here who talk down about the product not coming with installation instructions but it's very simple so instructions aren't necessary, this filter deserves all stars available. Great buy, would recommend to anyone!
These things are useful, especially in a home studio environment, but the way it's pictured does virtually nothing to isolate your worst offending first reflections. Cardioid mics reject most of what's coming from behind them where everyone bafflingly puts these baffles. Most home studios have hard ceilings, where the first reflection is just a few feet away. Have your singer stand with their back a few feet away from a soft surface (drapery, open closet full of clothing, etc.) Put this on a boom stand and position it OVER the mic like a roof. Carpet will take care of the floor reflection, and this will reduce the ceiling bounce. Off-axis rejection will take care of the rest. This also helps reduce midrange loading from the mic being at the focal point of a semicircle that you're singing directly into.
great buy, would recommend to a friend
This is a well-made unit. Quite a bit lighter than the top-of-the-line version, although it lacks some of the adjustment available there. Very good unit.
I bought this the other day out of curiosity to compare to my Auralex Mudguard and SE Reflexion Filter Pro. I must say that I am pleasantly surprised. I have had the SE Reflexion Filter Pro and was not impressed. I couldn't get it to really stay on the stand, and when I did, I didn't notice a difference, except maybe negative (made things more muddy and/or boxy). This! .. This though is A+. I'm so glad I got curious. My room is treated decently, and my Mudguard does the job at blocking out sound and filtering, BUT .. compared to this it sounds a little dull and lifeless. I would compare this to a very good sounding room, if that makes sense. Some rooms just sound better acoustically, and this thing does the same job, but sounds better. I also bought a Wintech Popguard, the combo of these two has put a smile on my face. I'm utterly surprised how good this thing is, wasn't expecting much given the previous incarnation. It does everything I wanted and expected from it predecessor, without all the mechanical fuss too. Anyway, can't recommend enough. Well done SE!
Just picked this up and put it my bedroom studio, which is a standard Queen size room with 2 windows and regular sheet rock walls. Placed it facing a corner in the room which is padded and the ceiling is padded. I recorded a vocal which I had previously recorded in the same location with out the shield. After comparing I could still hear some reflections but to an untrained ear they might not hear them, but it was reduced about 70% from my previous recording. Not bad at all for the price
I'm still experimenting with it. I'm using a blue bird mic. Seems to work better when I put some distance between the mic and the horn, The mic is mounted on the mic stand. The music stand is forward/above the mic.
I was skepical of getting this. But sweetwater hasn't let me down yet. So I went for it! And I am so happy! I hooked it up in like 5 mins, after I watch the sweetwater video. That was actually a drag it doesn't come with instructions. Not sure what's up with that. But after hooking it up, I noticed that it wasn't falling over the place like its predecessor model. God I was fed up with that thing, and for me, it didn't really work. But this one. Yes SE stepped up their game. I song a track using this, and wow, it sounded like I recorded it in a vocal booth. Really good investment, and the price is right!! Grab it!
Good addition to the home studio..
My son loves all the equipment that I buy from Sweetwater.This along with the condenser microphone was a great addition for him.
This inexpensive device is easy to set up, and it works very much as advertised. The quality of my vocal recordings in my untreated room improved immediately; in fact, I could hear the difference even before I hit the record button, just standing in front of the device warming up. It cuts a lot of reflections out of the picture. One small caveat: if you use a microphone with the cable attached to the rear (as opposed to the bottom), it's a tight squeeze to get the mic and cable in; not at all impossible, but it takes a little care. That aside, for many people this is a viable alternative to treating the room, which is much more expensive and time consuming.
I use the Filter X in my home studio...essentially a corner in an untreated room...and with my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 and AKG P220, it sounds as clean as the professional studio I work in! It takes a little experimentation to find the perfect mic placement, but once you do, the results are great!
It does function as advertised. Just what I needed. Thank you!
I'll start by saying in emphatic terms, this doesn't negate the need for moderate acoustic treatment. You can't record in a small room with numerous low end problems and expect a solution like this to make it all disappear.
You can, however, expect to record vocals in a decent but reverberant room and expect this to yield superb results. It's designed to take flutter and room reverb out of recording and it does a marvelous job. You have to make sure the capsule of the mic is centered vertically and as far back into this filter as possible for the driest results. And I wouldn't recommend using it in a bathroom, LOL. However, in the middle of a room this thing is great.
I was skeptical and took the Pepsi challenge on this one. Yes, you could probably make something or buy some cheap imitation on eBay but not one that utilizes the air gap and different layers of filtering like this. And, it looks sharp and professional.
This reflection filter does not reflect much of its own sound into the mic where a lot of other products by big companies create a "dark" tone to the mic while being used. It is not a product where the reflections are gone but more of minimize and utilize the best of your mic at a cheaper alternative than acoustically treating your room and soundproofing the linings of the wall. This product works best at what it is made to do but it is very small. So for musicians who do not have their lyrics remembered, they will have to remember it since there is no space to have a paper holding up behind the mic or using your phone with the google drive app to read the lyrics. If you do have the money, try going for it's biggest brother, SPACE, since that is said to be 20% bigger than the pro itself.
really helps get rid of unwanted reflections and room sound when my recording environment isn't the best. i'm completely happy with the portable vocal booth and it has definitely improved my sound. thanks guys.
Deadens bouncing sound waves as advertised. Perfect for the temporary bathroom audio booth. I used it with the Proscreen 101 louvered metal pop filter ( a must have BTW) with excellent results. I used a two mic stand setup - the SE Reflexion Filter on one; boom style mic stand with mic and pop filter on the other - for laying down narration tracks. Worked great. Highly recommended.
Excellent tool for sound/noise control. I use it for V/O work, where I need to minimize my noise floor. My room has sound treatments, but I use it particularly to block noise from my computer monitor (while reading text from it) and my computer tower, and it's also pretty good to dampen other ambient noise.
IT really make's a difference in your studio!! You will notice the clarity
in our vocal recordings instantly.
The vocal booth worked great for my sons B-day gift. I shop for all his musical equipment here at Sweetwater, with alot of help from Ryan. As a mom, I am never sure what I am purchasing and how the equipment works for what my son needs. Ryan helps me not only with the pricing I need but also with getting it to me on time, even when I call in a bit late. Great follow up and great prices.
Thank you Ryan.
I work for a church, and we bought this to record vocal tracks that our volunteers could use to rehearse. We set the Reflexion Filter up between the singer and the computer. Then we play the track on the computer and have the singer sing along with it (without using headphones). We record in a small room made of concrete block. In the resulting recording you can't really hear the computer playing the track, and the vocal is nice and clear. These recordings aren't professional quality or anything, but the filter has done a great job in making our recordings clean with an easy setup.
I really like this. The smallest detail, unmentioned on the sales page, has the largest effect I notice. It has open slits that diffuse & deflect the sound downward as well as the foam to dampen. It's the only one I've found in this price range that has somewhat true diffusion (most are solid or just have holes drilled in them). This extra diffusion helps cut down the reflections before they have a chance to bounce back, and then of course when they do they are re-directed again. I use it on many instruments to take a bit of the room out--that's actually why I bought it. For instance, ribbons can sound really nice backed off from certain guitar amps. Using a Filter X behind them keeps the vibe but keeps focus a little more like a cardioid. Try it everywhere on everything with every mic you have once for fun, you might find a new sound you didn't realize you had.
My studio is a converted bedroom in my house, and I've never been satisfied with my vocals...muddy, boomy, etc. But since using the Portable Vocal Booth I've noticed a huge improvement in the sound quality of my vocal tracks. Gone is the mud...the difference is like night and day. I went from somewhat skeptical to wishing I had bought this product years ago. Can't wait to try it on acoustic guitar!
I can't record using head phones because i suffer from tinnitus ( ringing of the ears) and was forced to record with the studio monitors on. I was amazed at how little music bled into the vocal mix. I would recommend this product because it can't be beat for the price and it actually does what it's suppose to do
it is great no feed back and great isolation.
I noticed a pronounced fullness and warm in my recordings using this It also helps isolate some noise from my computer hard drives and a window in my studio. Very handy to have around not only for vocals but for guitar amps etc. There are more expensive versions, but this seems to do a very good job.
I LIKE THIS PRODUCT , IT WAS RECOMMENDED BY GREAT GUYS AT SWEETWATER.COM , I WAS HAVING TROUBLE USING TONS OF PLUGINS, BUT STILL SEEM LIKE I WAS ALWAYS GETTING A MUDDY VOCAL , THIS BABY CLEARED EVERYTHING UP FOR ME, USING A TOP NOTCH RODE CONDENSOR MICROPHONE, WAVES PLUG INS, AND MASTERING PLUGINS, I CAN RECORD IN A BATHROOM , AND SERIOUSLY YOU CAN' T TELL , SINCE I GOT THIS I DELETED 8 UNRELEASED MIXTAPES FROM MY HARD DRIVE , AND RECORDED LIKE 50 SONGS IN 3 DAYS, HAVE BEEN THE BEST SONGS I HAVE RECORDED, ITS GIVES A NICE TIGHT VOCAL RECORDING, SWEETWATER.COM THEIR DELIVERY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE IS AMAZING, AND THEY HAVE A AMAZING TWO YEAR WARRANTY WITH THEIR PRODUCTS ! I HAVE PURCHASED MY MICROPHONE , AND MIC PREAMP FROM SWEETWATER.COM , IF YOU WANT TO MAKE DEMOS IN YOUR HOME PURCHASE THIS.
Like many, my home "studio" is less than professional. It is, in fact, a converted bedroom (sound familiar?). Because my acoustics are less than ideal, I thought I would try the sE Electronics Reflexion Filter X. My audio now sounds very close to that of a professional studio! I couldn't be happier! We will all have individual experiences with this impressive tool, but for me, it's top notch. I think it will work in most applications, maybe 98%. The other 2% would be impossible, unfixable places to record. Try it - you'll love it!
This filter is amazing. there is no need of a 100,000 dollar treatment for a studio anymore. This filter keeps the noise floor at 0.with the right gear.
i use a newman U87 and a avalon 737 preamp. with the filter .
and i can get the best vocals possible .
The filter does its job, minimizing feedback into mic for a clean recording. One annoying issue is that My XLR plug rests on the adjustable bar, making it hard to set my mic straight. It forces me to either pitch the might to the side, or pull it out to the farthest distance. I prefer my mic to be as close to the filter as possible without the shock mount touching. No wonder it was difficult to find pictures on the net with a cable attached to the mic.
Using this in my untreated room kills all reflection and have taken it on the go for on the location voice overs. I always get great sound with it no matter where I go though.
The sE Reflection Filter X is a great product and does a superb job. I like the new composite housing which makes it light weight and well balanced on the stand without the need for heavy mounting hardware. The workmanship is excellent and it works very well providing a tight sound. I was looking for a filter for my studio that would do the job but would not break the bank and this unit does it. I have recorded some vocal tracks with it and I am totally satisfied. The only thing I would ask for would be an adjustable mic rod or a choice of lengths. I am using a Blue Bluebird and when installed on the bracket sits high in the filter. If the mic rod was about three inches long it would sit right in the center pocket. This is not a big deal and easily remedied by using two mic stands one for the filter and one for the mic. I highly recommend this filter for those looking for a great quality excellent performing studio tool. For the cost you can't go wrong.
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