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Milab VM-44 Classic

Milab VM-44 Classic Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

The best-selling Milab model is a true workhorse with a transparent sound that excels on transient rich sources like acoustic guitar, piano or drums.

Milab VM-44 Classic Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

The best-selling Milab model is a true workhorse with a transparent sound that excels on transient rich sources like acoustic guitar, piano or drums.

The hand-made small diaphragm condenser capsule is wonderfully transparent and handles fast transients and high frequency content like few, if any, competitors. It has a beautifully straight frequency curve with a presence peak around 10 KHz which makes the VM-44 ideal for almost any sound source, but especially for acoustical instruments where it absolutely shines.

The VM-44 is just as home in a studio as on stage, and thanks to its small size it’s easy to place exactly where you want it without being in the way. The natural sound and discreet appearance have made the VM-44 range very popular among TV studios around the world.

The -12 dB pad ensures high SPL handling, and if cardioid is not the pickup pattern you need, the front is easily unscrewed in a few seconds and can be replaced by an omni or a supercardioid capsule.

In a 2009 “blind” shootout in Tape Op Magazine, the VM-44 was chosen as one of the “top picks” out of 91 small diaphragm condensers.

The VM-44 is offered in three different versions, the Classic, the Link and the Gooseneck.

Package includes: 3221 shockmount, 3406 windscreen and an individual frequency graph.

“These are some of my favorite mics in the world and they blow the doors off of some much more famous short body condensers that shall remain nameless because I don’t want to hurt their little electronic feelings.[…] I have found that throwing the pair up on an acoustic guitar will make a grown man cry. Likewise when we used them as a stereo pair as room mics, their results were equally beautiful.”Grammy and Billboard Award winning producer Aaron Levinson

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Specifications

  • Product name

    Milab VM-44 Classic
  • Type

    Condenser
  • Article number

    1118
  • Frequency response

    20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Polar pattern

    Cardioid*
  • Pre-attenuation pad

    -12 dB (switchable)
  • Max SPL (1 % THD at 1 kHz)

    128 dB*
  • Max SPL with 12 dB pad

    140 dB*
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz

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

    21 dBA*
  • Power supply

    12-52 V Phantom (DIN/IEC)
  • Current consumption

    4 mA
  • Output impedance

    <200 Ω
  • Minimum load impedance

    1 kΩ
  • Connection

    3-pin XLR
  • Length

    126 mm
  • Diameter

    21 mm
  • Net weight

    130 g

*With cardioid capsule. Omni and supercardioid capsules are optional.

I'm always looking to get a full and true sound for my drums. That means plenty of attack while retaining the warmth and tone. The VM-44s deliver the true sound of my instrument.
Rodney Holmes
World class drummer