Recent Posts tagged with shotgun microphones

Shotgun Microphones: Sennheiser Moves the Market

The shotgun microphone is fairly mature by any definition of audio technology, but it grew up quickly. It dates to the 1950s, when it was invented by Harry Olson, a pioneer in the field of acoustical engineering at RCA Victor, and its real genius lies in how it meshes electrical and acoustical principles, using frequency […]  More

Shotgun Microphones: Lots of Choices, Tweaks in an Old Favorite

It’s a mature market sector, but shotgun microphones continue to get incremental refinements to their operation. Here’s what the lay of the land looks like now. Audio-Technica Both the 14.96-in. BP4027 and the 9.29-in. BP4029 stereo shotgun models feature independent line-cardioid and figure-of-eight elements configured in an MS (mid-side) arrangement with switch-selectable internal matrixing. They […]  More

Shotgun Mics: A Product Round-Up

It’s a mature market sector, but shotgun microphones continue to get incremental refinements to their operation, and major product releases are expected at NAB in April. Here’s what the lay of the land looks like now. Audio-Technica Both the 14.96-in. BP4027 and 9.29-in. BP4029 stereo shotgun models feature independent line-cardioid and figure-eight elements in MS […]  More

Load Up! New Shotguns Hit the Mark

The NAB Show is seeing significant movement in a technology sector that has been rather staid for years. Multiple manufacturers — including Sennheiser, Sanken, and Shure — introduced shotgun microphones, giving the category a virtual makeover. Shure is exhibiting four new shotgun microphones. The VP89 — available in three interchangeable lengths: long, medium, and short […]  More

Sennheiser Demos New Shotgun Microphones

Sennheiser has introduced two shotgun microphones for film, television. and broadcast applications. The MKH 8060 short model measures 5.7 in. and weighs 4 oz. (with XLR module), making it suited for use as a camera or boom microphone. Its range of applications includes outdoor recordings, studio applications for film and television, or as an audience microphone […]  More

Shotguns Move Slowly Toward Surround Sound

So much of sports broadcasting’s audio infrastructure is now built out for surround sound, but the shotgun microphone remains primarily a mono proposition, increasingly stereo but largely resistant to the multichannel movement. Sanken offers the only single-piece example in the form of its WMS-5 five-channel surround-sound microphone. Jim Pace, president of Plus24, Sanken’s Western Hemisphere […]  More

Shotgun Mics: Product Roundup

When it comes to shotgun microphones, broadcast mixers have a wide range of choices. Here are some of them. Audio-Technica Based on models originally developed for use in the broadcast of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, both the 14.96-in. BP4027 and the 9.29-in. BP4029 stereo shotgun models feature independent line-cardioid and figure-of-eight elements configured in […]  More

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