Milab VIP-60

Milab VIP-60 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

37 years after the introduction of its predecessor, the brand new VIP-60 boasts an updated capsule and optimized circuitry to bring the sound of the classic VIP-50 into the 21st century.

Milab VIP-60 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

37 years after the introduction of its predecessor, the brand new VIP-60 boasts an updated capsule and optimized circuitry to bring the sound of the classic VIP-50 into the 21st century.

How do you reinvigorate an iconic microphone without losing the “magic” in the process?

The Milab R&D team used a careful and meticulous approach which included an 18-month testing period with feedback from a number of highly skilled engineers in Sweden, Germany, the UK and the US. The result is a microphone with a superior performance when compared to its predecessor – most notably a significant reduction in self-noise – but fans of the VIP-50 will still recognize the unique sound with its ribbon-like warmth and sparkly highs – and, of course, the extremely smooth off-axis response.

“A well-judged update to a cult classic, delivering improved technical performance without compromising the sound that Milab devotees know and love.”Sound on Sound

This is a microphone that has been designed to be the crown jewel of any studio, and it has the sparkly Nextel metallic finish to prove it (but is also available in black). The VIP-60 will not only be the champion of the vocal booth, but will also do a beautiful job on many other sources. The unusual 500 and 200 Hz roll-off filters are useful for dealing with the proximity effect when close-miking sources like a guitar amp or a double bass. 

The VIP-60 offers five different polar patterns and a selection of filters and pre-attenuation pads. It is delivered in an SKB 3i waterproof case with a Rycote InVision USM shockmount. Factory matched pairs are available.

“The descriptive word I keep flashing on is intimate — especially on vocals, where it sounds like there is nothing between the singer and the mic, or when in a good room, nothing around the singer and the mic. All this to say, the VIP-60 is a gorgeously silky smooth and present vocal mic.Recording Magazine

“The combination of onboard flexibility, professional sound quality, and its ability to handle heavy processing, all combine to make it one of the most versatile and useful mic releases in recent memory and a timely upgrade to a cult classic. Well worth the price of entry. Mixdown Magazine

Package includes: Rycote USM shockmount and an individual frequency graph.

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Specifications

  • Product name

    Milab VIP-60
  • Type

    Condenser
  • Article number

    1160
  • Frequency response

    20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Polar pattern

    Cardioid, Wide Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omni, Bidirectional
  • Filters

    200 Hz & 500 Hz (switchable)
  • Pre-attenuation pad

    -10 dB & -20 dB (switchable)
  • Max. SPL (1 % THD at 1 kHz)

    118 dB
  • Max SPL with 10 dB pad

    128 dB
  • Max SPL with 20 dB pad

    138 dB
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz

    14 mV/Pa (± 1 dB)
  • A-weighted noise level (IEC 179-A)

    14 dB
  • Power supply

    48 ± 4 V Phantom (DIN/IEC)
  • Current consumption

    4 mA
  • Output impedance

    <200 Ω
  • Minimum load impedance

    1 kΩ
  • Connection

    3-pin XLR
  • Length

    170 mm
  • Width

    47 mm
  • Depth

    50 mm
  • Net weight

    400 g

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I keep reflecting on how amazing this mic is on vocals. It’s not inexpensive, but it may be worth the price of admission alone as your studio’s premier intimate vocal microphone.
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