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Electro-Voice has made great products for the professional music recording industry for more than 90 years. It one of the oldest professional audio companies still developing products for recording studio facilities in the marketplace. Their microphones and sound reinforcement products are some of the very best in the industry and have a reputation for being reliable, dependable and rugged. Electro-Voice products have been used to great effect in music recording, broadcasting, live sound and multimedia content creation. 


Which products from Electro-Voice that were used by the great engineers and recording studio facilities of the past would be a great fit for the educational space?


As a college student, the very first microphone that I had the opportunity to work with was one of the true staples of the radio broadcasting industry— the Electro-Voice RE20. I have seen engineers use this microphone on vocals, kick drum and bass amps. But, Electro-Voice microphones in their ND series are also incredible for drums, guitars and vocals— it is a comprehensive set of very good microphones that would be excellent additions to an educational space. 

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Image: The Electro-Voice RE20

Image courtesy-- The Bosch Corporation

Electro-Voice RE20


The Electro-Voice RE20 is a classic microphone in every respect. It is not unusual to see the RE20 used on a radio broadcast. It is the perfect microphone for just such an application. In the recording studio environment, it could be used as a vocal mic or on a kick drum or bass amplifier. It is a very smooth sounding microphone that is very rugged and versatile, as well. It would be an excellent microphone for an educational space. 

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Image: The Electro-Voice ND44-- a member of the ND series of microphones

Image courtesy-- The Bosch Corporation

Electro-Voice: ND Series of Microphone


The ND Series of microphones from Electro-Voice offers a wide array of microphones for a variety of applications. The following microphones from Electro-Voice comprise the ND series— the ND44, ND46, ND66, ND68, ND76, ND76S, ND86 and the ND96 (the S designation refers to whether or not the microphone has an on/off switch). With the exception of the ND 66, which is a pencil condenser and would be a great microphone for cymbals, percussion and acoustic instruments, the rest of the microphones in the collection are dynamic microphones. The ND44, ND46 and ND68 would be great microphones for use on both drums and percussion. The ND76, ND76S, ND86 and ND96 would be great for vocals, content creation and as public address microphones. Each of the microphones in this series would be great for the educational space.

Why should an educational institution invest in products from Electro-Voice?


Electro-Voice has been making fantastic products for more than 90 years. Their products are rugged, versatile, reliable and easy to use. Also, their products are easily available from a large network of dealers located around the United States and the rest of the world. Since so many of their microphones can be used in a myriad number of ways, they would be excellent choices for an educational space. 


If you would like more information about Electro-Voice and the amazing products that were discussed in this article, please use the following links which are listed below.


Electro-Voice RE20

Electro-Voice— ND Series Microphones


The following link will take you to the Electro-Voice website where you can learn more about this legendary corporation and also, find an authorized dealer for their fabulous products in your area.




Special Note: Each of the images in this article appear through the courtesy and generosity of the wonderful people at Electro-Voice.


Special Thanks— At The Recording Session Vault Educational Website Project, we would like to take a moment to express our thanks and appreciation to Paul Loughridge at The Bosch Corporation for his time and assistance with this article. 

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