The Globe Series

Violet Design - The Globe Standard, w/ Included GSM Shockmount

"The Globe" Series of cardioid studio microphones are designed for world-class recording situations where sound quality and musical character is of utmost importance. "The Globe Standard" is tuned for a classic, wide-spectrum microphone sound ideal for instrument or orchestral applications. "The Globe Vintage" uses a different dual-diaphragm capsule providing a sweet and warm, vintage vocal microphone sound.

Both models utilize an isolated spherical head assembly constructed of brass mesh for maximum acoustical transparency. The large dual-diaphragm true electrostatic condenser capsules use the highest quality 6-micron Mylar film. The diaphragms are tensioned and adjusted on precisely-made brass backplates and sputtered with a special-formula gold mixture. This process gives a faster impulse transient response without sound coloration or low-frequency reduction and adds the ability to handle louder sound pressure levels.

"I gotta say that the Globe was phenomenal all the way around the sound had a satisfying, airy quality with very little coloration."

Dana Gumbiner
TapeOp Magazine

The internal solid state preamplifier of the microphone is a Class 'A' fully discrete transformerless circuit, built using only the highest quality components. The circuit is designed to achieve the highest audio standards and provides a flat frequency response, high dynamics, low self-noise, and very low audio distortion of all types. "The Globe" should be used with high quality, regulated 48V phantom power. Rugged microphone construction and 2 internal shockmounts (one for the capsule and one for the electronics) effectively reduce stand rumble, outside infrasonic interference and mechanical shocks.


"The Globe" is an excellent choice for studio recording of vocals, piano, guitars, drums, percussion, strings, wind and most other sound sources. "The Globe Standard" model is especially good for articulated female vocals and other full range lead sounds. "The Globe Vintage" has a warmer lead tone and is ideally suited for close male vocals. When used for vocals, close miking from 1/2" to 4" generally achieves the best results, so we recommend the use of metal or foam pop filters for pop protection. The fast impulse transient response, crystal clear highs and high SPL handling make it excellent for recording drums; especially for snare drum, overhead and hi-hat. It is also excellent on piano, electric and acoustic guitars, bowed strings, and brass instruments.

Frequency Charts:

Globe Standard Frequency Chart
Globe Vintage Frequency Chart

The Globe Series Technical Specifications:

Download the Spec Sheet PDF Spec Sheet
Diaphragm's Diameter (inch/mm) 1"/26 mm
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Output Impedance 50 ohms
Rated Impedance 1000 ohms
Suggested Load Impedance > 250 ohms
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity @ 1000 Hz 19 mV/PA
S/N Ratio CCIR 468-3 Weighted 76 dB
S/N Ratio DIN/IEC 651 A-weighted 87 dB-A
Equivalent Noise Level 7 dB-A
Maximum SPL (<0.5% @ 1000 Hz) 134 dB
Preamplifier's Dynamic Range 127 db
Electronics Type SS
Powering +48V Phantom or PSU PH
Polarity pin 2 in phase
Output Transformer N
Output Connector XLR-3M
Dimensions (inch/mm) 8.66 x 1.73"/220 x 44 mm
Weight (lbs/grams) 12.3 oz/350 g
Included Accessories Microphone comes in a solid wooden box, with a GSM shockmount and a manual.
Optional Accessories VPF Windscreen

Additional Product Images:

The Globe Standard The Globe Vintage The Globe Standard w/ Shockmount The Globe Standard w/ Shockmount & Pop Filter The Globe Vintage w/ Shockmount

Choose Violet!

"[...] the bar was pretty high when I went looking for a new mic for my home rig. I'm now using a Global Pre with the VIN-67 capsule and it kicks ass."

- Steve Earle


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