SE Reflexion filter resonance problem
I got myself an SE reflexion filter. mainly because the platinum selling band i had in had been using one for the rest of their recording and we wanted to keep the vocal chain and setup as similar as possible in case of drop ins and edits at a later stage.
When the vocalist touched the mic stand or even stamped on the floor. The Reflexion filter rings like a bell. It also has some strange rattles as if something isn't tightenend up properly inside.
If you tap the edge of the thing it makes a long bonging noise around E flat or about 300Hz and rings for several seconds. Now for me that is not a good thing at all.
I'm thinking about adding more damping to it which seems ridiculous considering it is brand new and cost me £200. Especially if all the blurb is to be believed that SE put out.
When i tested the bonging with a frequency analyzer you can clearly see a major frequency bump starting at about 300Hz and then dropping down into sub bass as the thing decays and stops ringing.
If you sing a low note, D seems to set it off, It will ring at E flat quite audibly.
It's more of a resonator than an absorber or a diffuser really.
Has anyone had a similar experience with these things?
Apparently they have sold 50,000 of them!
I have had it for a few weeks now so it may be too late to take it back to the shop.
I am kind of reluctant to use it now as 300Hz is right in the middle of the vocal 'body' range. It is also most pronounced at the edges of the wings of the filter, right where sides of a cardioid pattern microphone will pickup.
Anyone from SE like to chime in?
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