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"Serious Vocal Mics" - MusicTech Reviews the V7, V3

Full review by Mike Hillier - MusicTech, March 22nd 2017

Full review by Mike Hillier - MusicTech, March 22nd 2017

"...when we received not one but two new dynamic microphones from the company, we knew there had to be something exciting going on."

"Feedback wasn’t an issue with either microphone. Even when the grille was inevitably cupped by the grip of an MC not yet schooled in proper mic technique, neither mic went into feedback."

"With some high-pass filtering the V7 sounds solid and the midrange captures an aggressive bite, particularly in the 800Hz range that none of the others could compete with."

"On snare, the huge bottom end of the V7 conjured a snare sound that could punch through walls...for big heavy snares, this mic is a must have."

"For live vocals, the V3 is going to make a great alternative to the Shure SM58. Not only does the presence give it an extra shine, but it looks great to boot."

"The V7 is more refined, and will suit certain vocalists more than others, but if you record acoustic drums often, you owe it to yourself to at least give it a try on snare. It’s not perfect for every occasion, but it does have a sound all its own."


The VR1 is "Vintage Guitar Approved"!

The VR1 got a nice mention in the upcoming issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine - check it out.

...the VR1 maintains more upper-range detail than traditional ribbon mics, but still delivers a warm, delicious tone."

sE In The Studio

"...the indestructible ribbon mic?"

An email received on February 22nd, 2017:

To Whom It May Concern:
I work at Edinburgh College in our Music & Sound Production department, and we are big fans of your X1R ribbon mics (amongst other things).
We thought it was worth bringing to your attention our experiences with the X1R and how it copes with daily use from our students. These mics are used daily and are always in high demand, and such is the nature of student use, there is a range of different experience levels, capabilities, and occasional heavy hands…
But the X1R’s take this in their stride, and we’ve never had one fail.
That was, until today.
When we discovered one of them in its case looking like it does in the attached pictures.
It looked pretty bad, and some definite force had been involved to damage the capsule to that degree. We were almost certain that the delicate ribbon inside would not have had a chance to survive, as it looked like a heavy guitar amp had been dropped on it from a height, or a door closed forcefully on it.
So you can imagine our surprise when I plugged it in to test it, and it sounded as good as new!
No change, no internal damage, still sounding great, although looking like it had been through the wars.
I felt I had to send you a message to let you know how impressed we are with these mics, both in sound quality and in their obvious durability under heavy use.
So this one is now back in circulation (although looking slightly more bulbous after re-shaping the grille…) with our range of other mics, and will live see many more days, months, and years of use.
Thank you for making such a high-quality product, and I can whole-heartedly say that we would not hesitate to recommend these mics to anyone looking for a robust yet sweet sounding ribbon mic.
Kind regards,
Steve Galbraith
Learning Assistant, Production & Broadcast Media
Edinburgh College