The Schoeps CCM 4VP Lg is cardioid microphone, with its main axis along its side is designed for the very closest speech pickup, i.e. directly in front of the speaker’s mouth. Its low-frequency rolloff is compensated by proximity effect. Thus it has (up to the point of its high-frequency emphasis) a flat frequency response for the speaker’s voice, while showing a rolloff at low frequencies for all sound that originates from a greater distance. As a result, background sounds are picked up less strongly than the person speaking.
The microphones of the P series have a "P" in the product name. P means "proximity". They are designed for close placement - 20 cm or less. They are often used in fixed installations, or in conjunction with the Schoeps HSC 4VP/4VXP headset.
Alternatively, standard cardioid or supercardioid capsules can be used in conjunction with the CUT filter (for Colette-series microphones) or the LC 60/120 in-line filters (for Colette-series or CCM-series microphones).
- Cardioid pattern (side-addressed)
- For pickup of speech or music at close range (under 20 cm)
- Moderate attenuation of low frequencies