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The SE Electrronics VR1 is a a passive ribbon mic that brings out the bite and edge from your guitar cabs with no muddy highs.

The Voodoo ribbon microphones from sE mark a new era for ribbon mic technology.

Until the Voodoo Series, the only ribbon mic in the world to perform across 20Hz-20kHz was sE's own Rupert Neve collaboration, the RNR1. This was achieved using state-of-the-art custom transformers and a Rupert Neve-designed circuit to reveal HF usually absent.

With the Voodoo mics, full frequency response is achieved using a clever mechanical device designed by Siwei Zou, the company CEO, and a hand-tensioned ribbon constructed by our highly specialized technicians in sE's capsule room. The result is a superbly detailed, open and natural recording of acoustic instruments and guitar cabs. The Voodoo's ability to perform - coupled with its unique look - have already made it a secret weapon for thousands of players worldwide.

"The VR1 is a fantastic ribbon. I used it this year on everything from sousaphone in New Orleans with Metric to electric guitar cabinets and drums at Electric Lady with The Kills. It's extremely true to the sound source and could handle the SPL’s of a rocket engine!" - John O'Mahony, Mixer / Producer (Vance Joy, Sarah Bareilles, Coldplay, Metric) - sE Artist

"These ribbons are magic on overheads." - Jack Douglas, Producer/Engineer (Aerosmith, John Lennon)

Some Voodoo Users:
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Billy Gibbons
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Pete Thorn
  • Steve Stevens
  • Neil Cappellino
  • Linkin Park
  • Band of Horses
  • Paramore
  • Black Sabbath

Directional Pattern: Figure-8
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 18 kHz

Get your sE Electronics Voodoo VR1 Passive Ribbon Microphone today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Voodoo VR1 Passive Ribbon Microphone
  • Shock Mount
  • Mic Clip
  • Gig Bag
  • Wooden Storage Box


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Type Passive
Microphone Type Hand-tensioned 2.5µm aluminum ribbon
Connectors XLR3F
Signal to Noise Ratio Signal to Noise Ratio
Sensitivity 1.78 mV/Pa (-55 dB)
Series Voodoo
Power Requirements N/A (phantom-protected)
Model VR1
Maximum SPL 135 dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 18 kHz
Impedance 300 Ohms
Polar Pattern Figure-8
Self Noise 19dB
Weight 230g / 8.11oz
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.