V1+LOLLI PENCIL CONDENSER KIT
The Vanguard V1+LOLLI is a multi-capsule FET pencil condenser microphone. Five total custom-voiced capsules – large- and small-diaphragm, and with 6 pickup patterns – allow for a cornucopia of tonal variations for virtually any sound source or recording situation. With premium cryogenically-treated FET componentry, an unparalleled selection of capsules, and a true heavy-duty shockmount, the V1+LOLLI is the most versatile mic’ing system you’ll find.
minimal resonance and
cardioid, wide cardioid, omni
of critical components
with premium-grade components.
at least half as good as it sounds.
easy switch access
We’ve already mentioned the five capsules, but let’s list them again here:
- 22mm Cardioid
- 22mm Hypercardioid
- 22mm Omnidirectional
- 22mm Wide Cardioid
- V34C “LOLLI” 34mm Large Capsule – Omnidirectional and Cardioid (switchable)
When you buy a V1+LOLLI kit, you also get a VSSM Heavy-Duty Shockmount. We wanted to improve on the standard “tube” design that was popularized by our chief designer in the late 2000s.
First, we created a windowed design for the shockmount. This allows you to access switches on your microphone without affecting your carefully-placed positioning.
Second, we source aerospace-grade suspension bands that won’t break, sag, crack, or stretch over time. The bands can be positioned either vertically/horizontally or diagonally, to tightly hold microphones of varying diameter. The V1 microphone has slight insets machined into the body, so the suspension bands “lock in” easily to the microphone for a more secure hold.
The main body and knob are precision-cast from a high-grade zinc alloy and finished with a durable powdercoat. The pivot is injection-molded from high-impact ABS to keep your mic placement locked in place. The pivot is also inset with both 5/8″-24 and 3/8″-16 threads to be compatible with any microphone stand.
This shockmount was designed to fit any microphone with a diameter below 30mm, so it can be used with several brands of microphone, including almost any pencil microphone – and even ribbon microphones.
When not in use, your V1S should be stored in its locking aluminum storage case.
We offer a four different V1 systems to suit your needs. Check the links below for mono kits, as well packages that don’t include the V34C Removable Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Capsule Head (but we just call her “LOLLI”).
For details about each track, follow the “View Track” link in the SoundCloud player for available notes about preamp, placement, etc. as well as a link to a high-quality WAV file hosted via Dropbox.