We’ve long touted the V44S Stereo FET Condenser as a road-worthy and stage-worthy stereo mic’ing option. It’s found a place in live shows with Andy Grammer, Maroon 5, and more. So it was great to get a fantastic review from veteran FOH Engineer / Production Manager Chris Diener.
Chris contacted us about trying out the V44S gen2 on Kelsea’s tour. After a few shows, we’re glad to say it has passed muster with an accomplished engineer.
“We were really excited to find the Vanguard V44s gen2 for drum overheads on the Kelsea Ballerini HeartFirst Tour. The build quality is superb and the shockmount is an absolute tank. The V44s has really given us the stereo ‘whole kit image’ that we were looking for. It’s very flexible with patterns for stereo mic’ing, and you can really tailor it to whatever your environment is. I’ve even used it out front for crowd mics at FOH and the Blumlein pattern is fantastic. People are always coming up and asking, ‘WHAT’S THAT MIC?’. It’s so nice to have studio quality, in a road friendly build!”