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Anyone tried the new SE Electronics IRF? Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 30th August 2007
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Anyone tried the new SE Electronics IRF?

Hi. I've just seen the SE Electronics IRF advertised and am very keen to find out peoples experience with it. I would be mainly looking at using it for vocals. I've seen the original Reflexion Filter and the Real Traps Vocal Booth but I have very limited space and need something smaller. What do you suggest?
Old 13th January 2008
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I'm going to bump this to see if anyone has since used this and has thoughts on it....anyone?
Old 13th January 2008
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I'm sure it couldn't hurt, but I'd probably do a DIY type thing rather than buying something. That may be just me though.
Old 14th January 2008
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going by their 100% unbiased videos , i liked the real traps a lot more. same price, and its bigger, so it contains more awesome, i guess.

Old 26th January 2008
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We have Reflexion Filter on test here today and I must say that it adds something to the vocal. We tested it with a male vocal and it was somehow bigger fuller sounding. RF definitly improved the sound.
Old 26th January 2008
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The RF does a good job at blocking reflexions, but you better have a decent mic stand, because it's heavy. It has a little tendency to resonate at low frequencies, which shouldn't be a problem if you're tracking the vocals alone, but when used as a gobo could pose a problem. Not a lot though.

The IRF's a more specialist, due to the fact they accept only some kind of mics (pencil type and similar). SE proposes them as a solution for drum mics, and personally I find this only to be true for very basic setups. They take up quite a lot of space, so with most drumkits it's quite painful to place them right. What I dislike most about the IRF though, are the goosenecks. They are of the same type as the cheap popfilter ones you find. The plastic locking nut that fixes to your mic stand doesn't last very long.
It works for vocals also, but I found it has much less impact than the original RF.

Since we're in the low budget forum : hanging some thick duvet on curtain rails does the trick also, for less money. Sure, it doesn't look as flashy...
Old 26th January 2008
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why not make an IRF emulator? an aluminum saucepan, line with rockwool, drill hole for mic, tie the handle to a mic stand - crude, ridiculous looking - but cheap! To emulate the Reflection Filter, use a wok
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