Violet Design Wedge Microphone For those interested in unique microphones, the Violet Design Wedge Microphone could be the perfect fit for your recording studio.  This side-address microphone is endowed with a very interesting wedge shape.  The microphone is your traditional single-diaphragm, cardioid condenser, but the shape is not the only thing that this piece of machinery has to offer.  In fact, although the piece looks delicate because of its wedge design, the truth is that it is a solidly constructed microphone and will not be something that will break if it is accidentally knocked about.

Because of the way the Violet Design Wedge Microphone captures sound, it is not a microphone that has to be up at the front of the instrument panel.  For example, it can capture robust acoustic guitar sounds at twenty inches away, while some other microphones may need to be fifteen inches or closer to the equipment to easily pick up the sound.  Having a microphone so close can also be somewhat of a hindrance to the musician as well, so in this regard the wedge shape comes in very handy.

Something to note, however, is that because the Violet Design Wedge Microphone can be very sensitive to sounds directed at it, if you are recording vocals you might want to take some normal precautions.  For example, it would be a good idea to use a shock mount to help alleviate problems with pops and other interference.  Also, a good pop screen will cut back on any unnecessary wind or extraneous breathing noises that may come across when your vocalist is singing.  It is also important to note that the wedge does well with drums, tambourines, bass, and a variety of other instruments, making it a reliable studio microphone. Read more

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