Cinela PIANISSIMO Windshield

October 14, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Cinela PIANISSIMO Windshield

Following the success of the PIANO, the PIANISSIMO is mainly designed for the new generation of short shotgun microphones and coincident stereo, surround-sound combinations and many other mics shorter than 8 in (21 cm).

As with all other Cinela windshields since 2007, Pianissimo integrates a unique full-cage isolation to prevent vibrations and handling noise by an additional ~15 db. This Cinela invention, the well-known “floating basket” principle, is achieved by four flexible “U” isolators installed around the cage. A rubber bellows at the bottom of the cage insures flexibility and keeps wind out.

Rycote Cyclone

September 8, 2014 at 4:19 pm

rycote cyclone Rycote has been building suspense for the upcoming release of its Cyclone system.  Here are links to two of the teaser videos. We can’t wait to get our hands on this!

Introducing the Lav Snake from Remote Audio

August 15, 2014 at 3:09 pm

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Introducing the Lav Snake from Remote Audio – The newest way to wire talent, even in tight fitting clothing. The Lav Snake’s sleek design makes it the perfect tool to move through the most constricted spaces quickly and easily and rolls up small enough to fit in your pocket.

NAB 2014 – DPA

April 10, 2014 at 12:54 pm

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We stopped by the DPA boooth and talked with James Capparelle about a few new products.

NAB 2014 – Rycote Introduces the Super Shield and Super Softie

April 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

Rycote Super Shield

Rycote has introduced  two great additions to its product line- The Super Shield and the Super Softie.

The Super Shield is a lightweight, aerodynamic and ultra-robust windshield system providing professional performance and versatility via a simple to use, “no-frills” design. The central chassis of the Super-Shield supports a range of “pods” in lengths to fit almost all location-style microphones and provides for great aerodynamic balance and adjustment of centre-of-mass balance. The integral shockmount equipped with our patented Lyre technology isolates the microphone, and together with a captive mic tail cable, significantly minimizes handling noise. Read More

Review: The Sennheiser MKE-600 Short Shotgun Microphone

January 9, 2014 at 6:41 pm

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New microphones for film and video production come around as slowly as wrap on an 12-page day, but just last year it happened again.

The Sennheiser name gives the MKE-600 plenty of street-cred, and from my listening evaluation and field test, I believe this German-made mic delivers on the brand’s legacy, particularly for the intended professional market often referred to as “ENG” (Electronic News Gathering) or “Journalism”. While the MKE-600 is priced for the growing market of small hand-held video production, the audio performance of this electret condenser far exceeds what the low price suggests, and will likely find a place in the mic kits of many accomplished sound mixers.

Record Better Sound with your DSLR!

January 7, 2014 at 9:50 am

DSLR filmmaking is a hobby, passion, and profession that is constantly growing among creative types. But no matter what level you’re operating at, we can all agree that oftentimes built-in camera mics just don’t cut it. If you’re capturing sharp, crisp images, you want audio to match. Trew Audio is currently stocking three excellent XLR shotgun mics, that will far outshine your DSLR’s mic, for less than $300. These mics can be shoe-mounted or suspended from a boompole, providing more versatility than solely camera-mountable mics.

Zaxcom 742 Plug-On Transmitter

April 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

As purists often do, we who have stubbornly insisted on a hardwired boom must finally admit defeat: What started as a novel party trick called “Wireless Boom” is now the rule. On production stages where a hand-held boom is used, the boom mic is much more likely to be wireless […]

NAB 2012 – Shure VP89 Shotgun Microphones

April 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm

A guide through the full line of VP89 shotgun mics.

NAB 2012 – Sanken CS-1e Shotgun Microphone

April 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

A look at Sanken’s updated short shotgun mic.