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Best mic for the VP-03

Postby cloudburst » 07:56, 5 September 2017

I've found better results from the VP-03 vocoder section by not playing it in real time. Instead I've been sending an audio track to the formant channel and either midi or another synth track for the carrier..

In order to get good results in real time I feel it needs a better mic - and with longer reach too.

Trouble is that the phantom power output from the VP-03 is only 3v, so I'd need a condenser mic with battery power.

The other option would be to use, as the VP-03 manual suggests, a dynamic mic. But I'm worried that the output level from a SM-58 or SM-57 would be too low.

So recommendations would be welcomed from folk who know about microphones (cos I don't):
- dynamic or self powered condenser?
- any particular model of mic - given that we are specialising in providing the formant/sibilants.

Thanks!

CB
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Re: Best mic for the VP-03

Postby Myrk- » 17:27, 30 September 2017

I'm not massively knowledgeable on mics either, but I remember after a lot of searching I ended out buying a Shure WH20XLR, and as I have many devices that use a mic I used a Mic splitter box with phantom power and ground circuit to route the 1 mic to all my vocoders so I didn't need like 3 mics. Works a treat, and having a headset mic means I'm not tied down to a certain position whilst playing around my setup.
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Re: Best mic for the VP-03

Postby cloudburst » 09:39, 1 October 2017

Thanks buddy. Will look into that. Your setup makes a lot of sense.

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