Designed for use with snare drums and toms, the sE Electronics V Beat is a dynamic, supercardioid microphone. It offers a low-profile design that attaches easily to the rim of drum heads. Not only does the mic provide a highly accurate, naturalistic audio capture—it also keeps cables out the drummer’s line of sight and makes it easier for them to maneuver around the kit without fear of accidentally striking a mic head.
At the heart of the V Beat is its DMC7 X capsule, which utilizes an aluminum voice coil for a transient-rich sound and a bottom end extending low enough to record the fundamental frequencies of toms and snares. Its supercardioid pickup pattern ensures little bleed, helping you isolate the sound-source from other drums or cymbals. The capsule is suspended inside the mic to keep it decoupled from mechanical vibration, shocks, jolts, and other issues.
The mic’s all-metal housing is rugged, making the mic suitable for live use on the road. A gold-plated XLR connector helps to provide a reliable signal connection. With a windscreen built into the mic, it’s already internally protected against winds, plosives, and extraneous noise. A black windscreen and a knurled nut for third-party mounting kits are included.