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Sterling Audio VMS Vocal Microphone Shield  

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Vocal Reflections; some are harmonic, well-engineered reverberations that actually enhance and fill a vocal style; most others are not. Sterling’s Vocal Microphone Shield adds greater clarity and isol... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Vocal Reflections; some are harmonic, well-engineered reverberations that actually enhance and fill a vocal style; most others are not. Sterling’s Vocal Microphone Shield adds greater clarity and isolation to your vocal tracks and improves your vocal sound quality for any recording, live or in the studio.

Reduce Vocal Reflections in an Untreated Room
The VMS features deep foam ribs that absorb high and mid frequency energy, while the perforations of the back shield diffuse low frequency energy as it passes through, rather than reflecting back into the microphone. All you get is the full rich sound of your vocals recorded directly from the sound path.

Guitar Amplifier Isolation
Sterling’s Vocal Microphone shield is versatile; just remove the adjustable mounting bracket and set it up for close miking your favorite guitar amplifier. The large surface area with absorption and diffusion on 3 sides controls ambient space around the microphone so you can get a clean, true isolation from your instrument without bleeding into the ambient room mics or any other channel that happens to be nearby.

Acoustic Guitar Isolation
Acoustic guitar is one of the more beautiful- and challenging instruments to record; sound reflections in the hollow body of the guitar can mixed with the room’s own hard surface reverberations can really mess up a mix. Sterling’s VMS creates an intimate sound field around the mic and delivers a cleaner, more articulated guitar track- without adding the noise and feedback possible with hollow instrument recording.

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Sterling AudioVMS Vocal Microphone Shield
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent for its intended purpose

By jose

from Mesa, AZ

Comments about Sterling Audio VMS Vocal Microphone Shield:

I purchased this item today at my local GC. Easy to assemble and attach to my mic stand as expected. It is very light which can be a plus. Good for hobbyists or beginners. I would recommend this if you already have a decent acoustically treated room to get a more "dry" sound. If you do not have an acoustically treated room I would recommend something a bit more professional such as the SE Reflexion Filter.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Does the exact opposite of what it's supposed to do.

By goodflow

from Asheville, NC

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • It looks nice.

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy
  • Is ultra resonant.
  • Limited Functions
  • Pricey / Poor Value
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

    Comments about Sterling Audio VMS Vocal Microphone Shield:

    I got this as part of a package deal with an ST-51 LDC for $99... I didn't need either one, but I like trying out cheap new microphones and figured it wouldn't hurt to have another reflection shield on hand. This thing is not a reflection shield- it is basically a reflection generator. It is a large resonant piece of metal that rings at about 6000/12000Hz- quite prominently, I might add.

    Perhaps there are some situations in which this thing might reduce reflections (recording in a parking garage? inside a reverb tank?), but in most practical application this device is more likely to introduce reflections into your recording than prevent them. The foam that coats the interior is neither thick enough to absorb any reflections, nor dense enough to mask the vibration of the "shield" itself. In a word, this thing is a GIMMICK, a quick cash grab by Guitar Center. This is NOT a functional product.

    Dampening the back side of this thing with loads of duct tape and filling the inside with another 4" of acoustic foam can turn this thing into a refection filter... but if that's your route, there are probably 2 dozen items at your local 99 cent store that could be similarly turned into reflection filters.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exactly what I needed!

    By Roland

    from Henderson, NV

    Site Member

    Comments about Sterling Audio VMS Vocal Microphone Shield:

    I use the shield for both voiceovers and vocals, and it does exactly what I need it to do - provide me with a personal vocal booth. Even more notable was the extraordinary work Guitar Center went through to get this to me when my original order had been canceled due to the product being discontinued. One phone call and a few minutes later, I had my order fulfilled through the San Bernardino store (thanks guys!), and it showed up at my door 2 days later. Simply amazing! It's always good to know that Guitar Center has what I need, when I need it. Great job, and great product!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet Clarity

    By JUSTIN

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Site Member

    Comments about Sterling Audio VMS Vocal Microphone Shield:

    I was looking for a way to cut back on room noise in my home songwriting studio, and decided to give the MudGuard by Auralex a try. I had high hopes for the MudGuard, seeing that Auralex are leaders in room treatment products. Wow, was I disappointed. The MudGuard seemed to reflect my voice back into the mic worse than the room sound, and created this boxy sound that didn't help my mixing at all. I gave up on vocal shields for a while, until I came across the Sterling VMS. I took it home, and set it up with my SM7B and laid a track down just to try it out. Huge difference. The shield helped cut back on room reflections, and paired with the SM7B it's about as dry as it can be. My vocal tracks take EQ, Compression, and Reverb better than ever before. This is one product that has been a game changer for me. I primarily use dynamic mics in my home songwriting studio, as to keep things tight and clean, and the Sterling VMS took it to the next level. I might even invest in a condenser!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Does the job but flimsy build

    By Mercurysoto

    from Lima, Peru.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Sterling Audio VMS Vocal Microphone Shield:

    It does its intended job very well. It really eliminates the room reflections as expected. However, the bolt support is flimsy, and it ended up breaking. I fixed it with L-shaped metal holders, and now it's back on its feet, but It is a design oversight of the product. I guess for the price there can't be much more expected.

     
    5.0

    Worked better than I was expecting

    By Rob

    from Provo, UT

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Sterling Audio VMS Vocal Microphone Shield:

      I was very happy with the sound I got using this for recording my vocals. I have always been frustrated trying to get a good, flat sound in my recordings and wanted a quick, easy, cheap fix for that. This was a good answer. I'm sure its nowhere close to as good as a professional studio set up, but it definitely did the job for me and was very easy to use. Would recommend it to anyone looking fast fix for their vocals in their home studio.

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