OK, we’ve talked elsewhere about just how useful these reflection filters are. If you don’t use a reflexion filter during your recording, you are missing the opportunity to improve that recording at source. Top studios spend a small fortune on specialised recording booths for vocals and guitar amps. These booths remove the background noise and aural ‘clutter’ from around the Microphone, so that all it picks up is the source signal i.e. the voice or the loudspeaker in an amplifier. The cleaner and stronger this initial recording is, the better it will sound at every stage of your mix, the better it will be able to 'take' added effects and EQ.
The Reflexion filter allows you to make better, cleaner recordings without a dedicated booth or room, by approximating the effect of a specially built space.
But some people have pointed out how seemingly expensive these things can be, and so here for smaller budget studios, SE have provided a cheaper version of their Reflexion Filter, that will still do an excellent job of removing unwanted sound from your recording room.
Using the same US-patented design technology as the industry standard Reflexion Filter® PRO, the new RF-X has been conceived to answer the needs of the discerning recording artist working on a budget. With its lightweight vented body and an efficient, redesigned clamp assembly, the RF-X is simplicity itself, providing unbeatable performance and ease-of-use.
New materials have been developed to make the RF-X lighter than its predecessors but also to maintain its durability – helping to position RF-X as a versatile product suited for any challenging working environment. It features a four-layer acoustic filter design comprised of the outer vented composite panel, a wool fabric layer, an air gap layer and an inner acoustic foam layer.
This multi-layer design differentiates the RF-X from its competitors by filtering frequencies evenly across the whole spectrum, helping to ensuring that recordings exhibit almost zero sound coloration when using the filter.