Whether shooting indoors or outside, the Godox VDS-M1 shotgun microphone offers mobile videographers, location sound recordists, and indie filmmakers the flexibility needed to capture clear, quality speech and ambience in a variety of situations. Its sensitive condenser capsule can be switched between cardioid and supercardioid polar patterns to control the directional characteristics for enhanced rear- or side-facing rejection.
The VDS-M1's alloy-constructed housing provides the benefits of light weight and resistance to RF interference. Connect its XLR 3-pin output to an external mic preamp and run it on phantom power, or use the supplied XLR to 3.5mm cable and 1/4" adapter to plug the mic into a camera or mixer while powering it via a single AA battery. A foam windscreen is included to help reduce wind noise.
Cardioid mode allows the mic to pick up the sound source it is pointed at. Its heart-shaped response type enable rich, natural sound while rejecting background noise behind the mic.
Supercardioid is a more directional mode that rejects ambient noise from the sides of the microphone to provide focused pickup of the source. It offers increased isolation from extraneous sound and elevated resistance to feedback.
The VDS-M1's condenser capsule is highly sensitive, so it can capture low-level sounds while maintaining low self-noise.
The durable alloy-constructed VDS-M1 protects inner components and eliminates RF-induced mic noise, thus enhancing overall audio recording quality.
Its balanced XLR 3-pin output connector excels in long-distance signal transmission, allowing the mic to work in wired or wireless configurations.
The VDS-M1 includes an XLR to 3.5mm microphone cable and a 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter. As a result, it can be used with an array of devices such as cameras, camcorders, computers, portable recorders, mixers, and more.
Power the mic via phantom power (9 to 52 VDC) or with the supplied AA battery.
Slip the supplied foam windscreen over the mic to reduce wind noise.
|Primary Applications||Audio for Video|
|Form Factor||Shotgun Mic / Stand/Boom Mount|
|Intended Sound Sources||Speech/Voice Over, Room Ambiance|
|Operating Principle||Line Gradient|
|Polar Pattern||Cardioid, Supercardioid|
|Pattern Selection||Switched (Adjustable on Mic)|
|On-Board Controls||On/Off, Polar Pattern|
50 Hz to 16 kHz
80 Hz to 14 kHz
|Impedance||Cardioid: 500 Ohms ± 30% at 1 kHz
Supercardioid: 1600 Ohms ± 30% at 1 kHz
|Load Impedance||≥ 1000 Ohms|
|Sensitivity||Cardioid: -45 dB
Supercardioid: -30 dB
|Output Connectors (Analog)||1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TS Male (on Detachable Cable)
|Operating Voltage||9 to 52 V (Phantom Power)|
|Battery Type||1 x AA (Included)|
|Mounting||Mic Clip/Stand Adapter, Shockmount (with Optional Hardware)|
|Included Case||Soft Case|
|Storage Temperature||14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C|
|Dimensions||ø: 0.9 x L: 11" / ø: 22.2 x L: 280 mm|
|Weight||9.4 oz / 267 g|