VP88

Stereo Microphone

Condenser stereo microphone combines 2 condenser cartridges to create a stereo audio image of the sound source. It includes a windscreen, swivel adapter, and Y-cable, switch-selectable, low-frequency roll off, internal shock mount, and a pop screen.

$791.25

Product Details

The Shure Model VP88 is a single-point, stereo condenser microphone for use in professional studio recording, field production, electronic news gathering (ENG), and studio broadcasting applications. It combines two condenser cartridges in a single housing to create a stereo audio image of the sound source. It is unique in its ability to capture the realism of a live event and yet withstand rigorous field production environments.

One cartridge (Mid) faces forward to capture on-axis sound using a cardioid pickup pattern. The other cartridge (Side) is bi-directional, capturing sound from either side. The VP88 contains an internal M-S matrix with three settings for different degrees of stereo image separation. The internal matrix can be bypassed if an external matrix is used or if stereo imaging is done in post-production.

  • 1 - 80A463 Battery
  • 1 - 26A14 Carrying bag
  • 1 - 49A91 Foam Windscreen
  • 1 - 90B4046 Swivel Adapter
  • 1 - 90A4148 0.76 m Y-Splitter Cable
  • Time-coherent, Mid-Side (M-S) design for optimal stereo imaging
  • Built-in stereo matrix for direct control of the stereo spread; direct M-S outputs available
  • Mono compatibility ideal for broadcast applications
  • Low noise and distortion
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Switch-selectable, low-frequency rolloff (12 dB/octave below 80 Hz) for reduced pickup of ambient noise & stand vibration
  • Operates on phantom power or a 6V camera battery
  • LED power indicator
  • Internal shock mount for reduced stand vibration and handling noise
  • Built-in "pop" screen
  • Includes windscreen, swivel adapter, and Y-cable

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How do I connect a VP88 to a portable recorder?
September 10, 2019

Using the VP88 with Portable Stereo RecordersDue to their small size, many portable stereo tape recorders include microphone inputs that utilize 3.5 m ...

Mounting position for VP88
March 2, 2018

The round grill should be pointed toward the sound source with the microphone parallel to the ground. The microphone should be rotated so the switches ...

VP88 modifications?
February 22, 2018

This urban myth of VP88 "modifications" can be summarized as follows: In 1997, Shure Engineering built a prototype VP88. It was given to Shu ...

Suspending a VP88 for recording
February 22, 2018

Would it be possible to hang the VP88 permanently from the ceiling in our church, to record the choir and organ which are located in a rear balcony?* ...

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