We’re very proud to have recently released the our next-generation lineup of Vanguard microphones, and they are now shipping worldwide and in stock at your favorite dealer. As gen2 mics make their way into the hands of artists around the globe, we continue to receive fantastic feedback on the sonic quality and utility of our microphones.
Pro session artist Vikram Vivekanand, who looks much, much cooler than me.
I recently received a message from Vikram Vivekanand, a pro session artist from Chennai, India. He has done studio & live guitar work with Grey Shack, IndoSoul, Junkyard Groove, Wascally Wabbit, and Vic and The Big Fish, among others. He recently visited our Indian distributor ProMusicals to do some session work, and tested several microphones for his acoustic guitar, including the V44S gen2 Stereo FET Condenser.
The result was clear. “I have never ever heard my guitar recorded as beautifully as it sounds with the Vanguard V44S microphone. We did audition a couple of other mics from another company, but I preferred [the V44S].I played two different parts, with two different picks, and the mic heard the difference. I played back the recording of my acoustic to the band and they went nuts.
I loved [the V44S]. All I needed to do was put it at the 12th fret. [The only editing] I did was put a low-cut at 65Hz…I like gear that gets me from point A to point B very quickly, that lets me spend time making music and not tweaking.”
Vikram taking the V44S gen2 for a spin at ProMusicals’ studio in Chennai, India.
UPDATE: Vikram was also kind enough to send us the audio file.
Guitar – Kepma F1E-GA
Mic – Vanguard V44S (1.5 ft away from the 12th fret), mono, in cardioid
Preamp – SPL Crescendo Duo
Interface – UA Apollo
Post processing – low cut @ 65Hz
Thanks to Vikram for the kind words, and to ProMusicals, our excellent distributor in India. We’re looking forward to hearing about your experience with the Vanguard gen2 lineup. Feel free to call us at (909) 920-5600 or email us at email@example.com.