Superior isolation & effortless sonics, all with minimal footprint & maximum flexibility.
Drums, toms, snare, percussion
The same high-grade sonic performance as the V7 X dynamic, in a dedicated low-profile & drum-friendly form factor
Highly detailed, extremely natural sound character
Amazing off-axis rejection
Specialized supercardioid aluminum voice coil
Unique, patented integrated capsule suspension
All-metal housing & spring steel grille with gold XLR connector
Inside the V BEAT
THE HEART OF THE V BEAT: THE DMC7 X CAPSULE
The custom DMC7 X capsule’s innovative, specialized aluminum voice coil is much lighter material than the industry standard (copper), it delivers an open and transient-rich sound, with deep and clear lows and an extremely balanced mid-range, supporting the natural resonances of percussive instruments.
COMPACT, FLEXIBLE, AND MINIMALIST DESIGN
The V BEAT utilizes an extremely low-profile mechanical design, with the XLR connector and stand mount integrated in parallel on the underside of the flexible swivel mount. The minimal footprint removes any cables from line-of-sight, and negates the need for any right-angle adapters or special cables.
SUPERCARDIOID DESIGN WITH SUPERB OFF-AXIS REJECTION
The excellent off-axis rejection of the DMC7 X capsule helps isolate your drums from other sound sources – efficiently reducing stage bleed and spill from other instruments on stage or in the studio.
ALL-METAL HOUSING & SPRING STEEL GRILLE
The V BEAT’s road-ready chassis is all metal. The chassis’ high-quality, highly-durable die-cast zinc alloy & dent-proof, corrosion-free spring steel mesh grille is designed to withhold the wear & tear of everyday tour life for years.
UNIQUE, PATENTED INTEGRATED CAPSULE SUSPENSION
The V BEAT’s advanced internal capsule suspension efficiently decouples the capsule from mechanical vibration, isolating it from shocks & jolts and eliminating the need for an external shock mount.
The red internal windscreen efficiently reduces unwanted popping, plosives and wind noise – and in case you prefer a more visually subtle black windscreen, we have also included one as a standard accessory.
Knurled nut for other mounting accessories
Due to its highly space-efficient design – we have included a knurled nut with a smaller outer diameter to ensure seamless compatibility with the most common mounting systems.
Inside the V CLAMP
The perfectly compact companion for all your drum mic mounting needs
When used as designed, the V CLAMP makes your V BEAT snare & tom mics even more compact, and even more flexible. The V CLAMP adds another axis of vertical movement for even better fine-positioning ability, and keeps the V BEAT securely fastened to your drum rim while adding barely any bulk to the overall footprint.
Compact design with set up and breakdown time in mind
The V CLAMP enables extremely low-profile positioning allowing for close tom miking techniques to combat proximity effect while allowing for increased versatility. Thanks to its vertical adjustment shaft and the V BEATS swivel mount mechanism, the V CLAMP enables perfect positioning for ideal placement on your kit.
A sturdy grip for your favorite tom or snare drum rims
By placing the top of the V CLAMP’s rubber jaw mount on the top of a drum’s rim, the bottom of the jaw mount can then be easily secured to the bottom of the rim. The V CLAMP’s clever design offers convenience to drummers and percussionists worldwide as it can be fixed to a drum’s rim with one hand, if using the right technique! More about how to attach the V CLAMP >
If your drum cases are large enough, you can leave the black bracket attached when you put your drums away, saving valuable setup and teardown time. Just remove the mic (still attached to the metal standoff) from the bracket and store it separately (in a V CASE, for example) – then when it’s showtime, you can just slide it right back into the V CLAMP and you’re ready to go.
The black bracket of the V CLAMP has three separate grooves in its upper jaw. Depending on the height of the rim of your particular drums, you may find that one groove allows for a better fit than the other two. Feel free to experiment!
The hole in the silver-colored stem of the V CLAMP allows you to insert a cable tie wrap. If you are using the V CLAMP upside down (for example, for a snare bottom mic) it’s a good idea to do this – that way, even if the knob hasn’t been properly locked, if the mic starts to fall it’ll be stopped by the cable tie wrap and won’t fall on the floor.
The hole also allows you to tie down your mic cables – especially useful for organizing cables in very large drum kits.
We generally recommend keeping your microphone in its case or original packaging when it is not in use for more than a few hours. If your studio is very clean and safe, it could be OK to leave out on its mic stand when not in use, but if a mic is out of its case, it could potentially be exposed to dust, smoke, moisture, or humidity – which can damage the sensitive parts of the mic – so we recommend avoiding those things at all cost.
If your microphone has come in contact with dirt or another removable substance, we recommend cleaning it with a very soft, slightly damp cotton cloth. Do not open the microphone up to clean the inside, and make sure you NEVER touch the capsule itself. Cleaning a capsule should only be done by highly trained professionals in a “clean room” environment. If you suspect your capsule needs to be cleaned, please contact [email protected] so we can recommend an authorized local technician.
For the most part, sE mics can tolerate extremely high SPLs (typically over 135dB) and will be fine in front of even the loudest sources – yes, even our ribbon mics. If in doubt, you can check the specifications on the individual product page.
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