SE Electronics VR1 Voodoo

20

Ribbon Microphone

  • Passive
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz-18 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 1.6mV/Pa (- 56 ± 1.5 dB)
  • Figure 8 characteristic
  • Impedance: < 300 Ohm
  • Equivalent signal to noise ratio: 10dB(A)
  • Maximum SPL at 0.5% THD@1000Hz: 135 dB
  • Connector: 3-pin
  • Incl. elastic mounting
available since June 2010
Item number 249979
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shockmount included No
$349
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Hm, it's a ribbon that doesn't sound like a ribbon...
Edgar Blackdagger 01.11.2021
So I first got an sE X1-R, which I instantly loved, but it does need a lot of Treble EQ for vocals, so I thought the Voodoo would be perfect because of its extended hi-end.
The specs say it goes up to 18kHz, but testing it I found it goes above 20kHz.
So, turns out a ribbon with extended hi-end sounds like a condenser mic set on figure-8, with all the ribbon quirks (storing them vertically, low sensitivity and moody behavior with preamps), without the silky smooth EQ-able highs (and generally its freq response was spikier and harder to EQ).

I personally love ribbons because of their slow speed, natural, yet easily EQ-able freq response, 3-D sound and their ability to take saturation like no other type of mic and this one didn't have any of these characteristics neither on vocals, electric guitars nor drums.

If you want a clinical, pristine and clean ribbon, the Voodoo is a great choice, it's definitely extremely well-made too, it's just that it doesn't really have the character typically associated with a ribbon mic.
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nick33 19.03.2016
This mic has clean high end, smooth lows, perfectly balanced. Very bright for a ribbon, gives it all it's charm.
Not too noisy for a ribbon mic, love it on vocals and guitars.
Affordable and robust.
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Great mic on guitar cabs
feudebois 02.05.2017
In use primarily on guitar cabs bringing studio sound to stages, it's smooth sounding and tour grade rugged for situations i thought I'd never be using a ribbon.
Great addition to any mic collection.
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Guitar recording
Thaimuso 27.10.2022
I bought to use for guitar recording recommended by Pete Thorn
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