This Microphone, VBM-90S, was designed for Voice actors and Audio Recording Professionals who travel. It is a light weight, small shotgun microphone that provides excellent quality sound recording.
Professional FET Condenser Microphone VBM-90S is a cardioid studio microphone with elegant design and clean sound. This mic presents a very clean sound with good low frequencies and a crisp high end. When tested against higher priced microphones, the internal noise of this mic was lower than the FET-201($800 mic) and comparable to the Sennheiser 416 ($1000). When playing recorded silence, internal noise is nearly inaudible. (NOTE: Even though the overall sound quality is very close to the Sennheiser 416, by design VBM-90S cannot be worked at the same distance as 416.)
It is affordably priced, yet it delivers the sound quality of a high-end microphone.
This superior microphone is perfect for recording and stage reinforcement of acoustic guitar, drum overheads, hi-hats, snares, piano, and horns. Powerful and versatile, it meets the stringent requirements of even the most demanding digital recording and live sound applications. It features a uni-directional pickup pattern that rejects sounds from behind and from the sides. Works great as a on board camera mic for videographers! Very short throw to keep it out of the cameras view.
The VBM-90S has two switches: the 10dB attenuation switch and the low frequency roll-off switch.
Microphone includes: The Mic, zippered storage case, and microphone stand mount.
• Low-cutoff and –10dB attenuation switches for utmost versatility in all applications;
• High sensitivity, extended smooth, full frequency response and very high SPL capability;
• Slim design for minimal internal-noise and increased dynamic range;
• Rugged, turned-brass housing and internal sub-assembly shock mount for maximum reliability
• Requires 48+ volt phantom power to operate
USING THE FOAM WINDSCREEN: The mic is supplied with a foam windscreen. This windscreen fits over the grill portion of the microphone and is designed primarily to decrease bass rumble (from wind noise pickup) during outdoor live or recording use. It is also useful in keeping mouth spray out of the microphone head. The windscreen should be used whenever someone is closely miked, to both protect the microphone and to also eliminate “popping” sounds from percussive breath sounds. (Note: Be aware that the foam windscreen will slightly attenuate the high-frequency response of the microphone).
WARNING! The capsule is the heart of the condenser microphone. If it becomes dirty or wet, the sound will be degraded. Never spray any liquid on the microphone head. Never blow into a mic. Always use a foam windscreen if you talk or sing close to the microphone capsule.