Guitarist Rob Harris (pictured), whose credits include Kylie Minogue and Beverley Knight, and who has performed and recorded with Jamiroquai since 2000, is using an sE Electronics Reflexion Filter portable vocal booth in his project studio.
“The Reflexion Filter gets used whenever I get to work in my own studio on vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, percussion, hi-hat overdubs and so on,” he says. “The Filter is so useful if you’re working in a less than perfect sounding room, keeping down any unwanted room coloration. It’s great in that it’s portable and can be used in different situations for different instruments, too. I’ve taken it out on vocal sessions at other home-based studios, getting results to match my own recordings.
“These days I also get asked to do sessions over the [Internet], so I get tracks sent to me as stems,” he continues. “I then record at home and send the files back. In this situation I can’t be sending parts back that have been recorded badly—i.e., ambient, boxy acoustic guitars—so the Reflexion Filter is a godsend to have. It simply means I can record knowing I can trust what I’m hearing back a lot more. We don’t all have the luxury of an acoustically treated room to track in these days, but now we’re getting closer to getting the same results.”