Have you ever experienced a real great tube microphones breathtaking intimacy? Have you ever noticed its charming detail and inspiring presence? If so, you will know that these attributes come at a price. – Introducing the Valvet X, Brauner releases a dedicated cardioid only microphone which really unites these precious attributes within a microphone unparalleled in its class and pricepoint.
First class components, excellent dynamics and exceptionally low self noise exemplify Brauner microphones. This of course, holds true for the Valvet, a tube microphone based on the already legendary VM1, which provides a unique, finely balanced character.Our objective with the Valvet was to create a tube microphone that would be ideally suited to be used as a spot microphone through small construction and the use of a newly developed microphone suspension.
Cardioid only version of the VMX.
Whereas the VM1 represents the natural sounding part of the VMA (which combines two microphones in one), the VMX offers the full character sound of the VMA in a single microphone and yields highest detailed resolution with a soft and silky top end. Slight accentuation of the low mid and bottom end as well as a soft upper mid range grant this reference quality tube microphone a unique and completely charming sonic character.
More realism or rather more character in the reproduction? Normally a question such as this implies a choice between two completely different microphones. This question is no problem for the VMA, it unites these two basic sound characters in one. Through simple switching, you can select between the very natural transparent sound of the VM1 or the markedly full character sound of the VMX, thus you actually have two different Brauner microphones in one single body enabling in essence the sound of a VM1 or a VMX.
The VM1S is the stereo version of the VM1. It is currently, without doubt, the most intricate of all Brauner microphones. It unites two identical VM1 microphones, precisely matched to each other, in a single housing. It is a design that answers every wish of a stereo microphone. The VM1S enables control of the directional characteristics of both microphones even though they are in the same housing.
Cardioid only version of the VM1.
The VM1 was the fulfillment of Dirk Brauner?s dream to build his vision of the perfect sounding tube microphone. A microphone that captures the spirit of the classic vintage tube microphones and at the same time, meets the high technical standards of todays modern microphones.
The Phanthera V impresses with the same qualities as its cardioid only counterpart, bringing along a lively and intense sound quality and highlighting the sonic aspects of the source material in a subtle manner. In addition to the cardioid directivity, it also allows to record in omni or bidirectional mode with a simple switch and thus adapting it to different recording situations. Using the omnidirectional characteristics, ambience as well as soloists or even big orchestras are captured true-to-life because the sonic environment is also authentically reproduced
The Phanthera is the impressive proof that a phantom powered non-tube microphone can sound amazingly close to a real tube microphone. With the Phanthera, Brauner expanded its product portfolio to include a reference quality microphone which could stand beside the sound characteristics of the coveted tube models VMA and VMX. The results speak for themselves.