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continuously variable pattern selectionBrauner VMX

Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

The Brauner VMX is a hand-built, large-diaphragm, multipattern tube condenser. It is a direct descendant of the company’s landmark VMA, which combined both “natural” and “charming” (enhanced) sound qualities into one dual-voiced microphone; the VMX and VM1 each capture one of these two sonic profiles, with the VMX representing the “charming” voice.

The VMX offers the full character sound of the VMA in a single microphone and yields highest detailed resolution with a soft and silky top end. Slight accentuation of the low mid and bottom end as well as a soft upper mid range grant this reference quality tube microphone a unique and completely charming sonic character.

The VMX power supply allows continuously variable polar pattern control in addition to -10dB pad and 3-position ground lift.

The VMX ships with: Aluminum case, power supply, VOVOX Tubelink cable, BMS1 Suspension mount, and pop screen.

Joel Hamilton 2007

The VMX sounds like whatever you put in front of it, only more flattering. I liked it everywhere you would expect to like a tube-based LDC. The quality of the sound is really cool-like a smooth, flattering, 3D picture of the event in progress. In front of a very nice vocal, it really sounded great.

A cardioid-only version of the VMX is available as the VMX Pure Cardioid.

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (28 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
n/a Max SPL: 142 dB
Self-noise: 11.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Includes tube power supply

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