The PVM45ir is dynamic and utilizes a super-cardioid pickup pattern, one of the most popular patterns in the industry for use with acoustic instruments and vocals. The slightly narrow on-axis pickup range affords the vocal user less bleed-over from other instruments or vocals. The null point of the PVM 45ir is located typically 15dB less sensitive than the on-axis response. This helps reduce feedback from stage monitors and background noise. The PVM 45ir performs great on stage and in the recording studio.