SE Electronics RF-X Reflexion Filter Review / Comparison

SE reflexion filter

I have just purchased a new piece of equipment for my home studio; An SE electronics reflexion filter. The reflexion filter aims to cut out room acoustics for your recordings. I chose to buy the RF-X model, mainly because I’m a musician and we’re always skint! It’s the cheapest version at £65. I’ve heard wonderful things about all the models.

I thought it would be helpful to write a little review of the product. I’ve also made an audio comparison of the same song recorded firstly without the SE reflexion filter then with the filter. Here it is;

There are no FX on the vocal and each recording is set at exactly the same db. I was roughly 5 to 6 inches from the mic in both recordings. I do have foam on the wall behind the mic to help absorb any reflections.

I can hear a real difference in the 2 recordings and as soon as I sing into the reflexion filter I can hear the sound being absorbed rather than reflecting around the room. It’s a similar feeling to being in an actual vocal booth. I also noticed that it helps keeps the noise from outside from spilling into the mic.

For anyone who thinks it’s just a piece of foam stuck onto a piece of plastic, it’s not! There are many layers in between and it’s been specifically designed to absorb frequencies evenly.

This is going to make a great deal of difference to my home recording studio and session vocals service and I’d recommend the SE reflexion filter to any professional musician.

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Paul Maertens - September 18, 2015

Thank you! I have one coming in the mail already and am excited to use it. Thank you for the comparison. The difference really is considerable. I wonder how much more of a difference it would make in an untreated room. I might try that out when mine comes in.

Your voice is beautiful! Gave me chills. I love Summertime.

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    ginaellenvocalist - September 22, 2015

    No problem, enjoy your purchase. Thanks for your kind comments

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Mark Brown - September 22, 2015

Hi Gina,

Great Review!
looking to buy one or two of those for the studio. We have been using the sE Electronics Reflexion Filter PRO in the studio for a few years now and have found it really useful, although it is a quite heavy and requires a good mic stand.

Mark

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    ginaellenvocalist - September 22, 2015

    Thanks Mark. Yes, It took me a while to balance things up right!

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