Milab make 21st century debut unveiling the VIP-60
14.12.2021

Milab make 21st century debut unveiling the VIP-60

milab vip-60
Words by Eli Duxson

Loaded with 37 years of R’n’D!

Premium Swedish microphone manufacturer since the 1930s Milab have made their 21st century debut releasing the VIP-60 large diaphragm condenser microphone that boasts a superior performance when compared to its famed predecessor the VIP-50.

What you need to know:

  • Premium Swedish microphone manufacturers since the 1930s Milab have made their 21st century debut releasing the VIP-60 large diaphragm condenser microphone.
  • The brand new VIP-60 boasts an updated capsule and optimised circuitry.
  • It is delivered in an SKB 3i waterproof case with a Rycote InVision USM shockmount with factory matched pairs available.

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The most notable improvements include a significant reduction in self-noise, but fans of the VIP-50 will still recognise the unique sound with its ribbon-like warmth and sparkly highs with its notoriously extremely smooth off-axis response.

Those familiar with Milab will know the VIP-50 isn’t exactly modern so improvements should be almost guaranteed with 37 years of R’n’D, but this isn’t just any standard mic.

The brand new VIP-60 boasts an updated capsule and optimised circuitry to bring the sound of the classic VIP-50 into the 21st century, with the capsule being of particular interest due to its rectangular shape. 

milab vip-60

Unlike their circular counterparts which have one pronounced diaphragm resonance relative to their width, rectangular capsules have two much less prominent resonances which usually results in a cleaner sound. 

Possibly more importantly, rectangular capsules exhibit an asymmetrical pickup pattern which can be exploited to negate spill or to focus on the desirable qualities in an instrument while minimising pickup of less-desired parts.

The VIP-60 offers five different polar patterns, cardioid, wide cardioid, hypercardioid, omni, and bidirectional, along with a selection of filters and pre-attenuation pads.

Milab says “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”. 

“The VIP-60 will not only be the champion of the vocal booth, but will also do a beautiful job on many other sources as the unusual 500 and 200Hz roll-off filters are useful for dealing with the proximity effect when close-miking sources like a guitar amp or a double bass,” they say.

It is delivered in an SKB 3i waterproof case with a Rycote InVision USM shockmount with factory matched pairs available.

For local enquiries, contact Next Distribution.