Sunday, December 16, 2007

Stereo and Surround Microphones

Stereo Shotgun Microphones

Audio Technica AT835ST ( BP4029)

At 9.29" (236.0 mm) in length, the AT835ST provides broadcasters, videographers and sound recordists professional quality stereo audio in a microphone that resembles a monaural shotgun mic. That means the AT835ST is easy to use with standard camera mounts, shockmounts and windscreens. Engineered for long-distance pickup in broadcasting and film/TV production, this compact M-S stereo shotgun features internal matrixing innovations that allow for stereo audio with or without an external matrix. It also features switchable low-frequency roll-off and independent line-cardioid and figure-of-eight condenser elements.
Designed for broadcasters, videographers and sound recordists
Compact, lightweight design is perfect for camera-mount use
Independent Line-cardioid and Figure-of-eight condenser elements
Switchable low-frequency roll-off
Switch selection of non-matrixed M-S mode and two internally-matrixed left/right stereo modes
Includes a 24" (0.61 m) cable (5-pin XLRF to two standard 3-pin XLRM connectors)

Sennheiser MKH418s

The Sennheiser MKH 418S professional stereo shotgun microphone incorporates the Mid / Side (M/S) technique, yielding a high degree of directivity and focus while reproducing signals with extreme accuracy to their perspective placement, within the Left / Right Stereo field
Made in Germany

Sanken CSS5

With 3 modes (mono, stereo and wide) for a wide array of applications in location and studio recording. Mono mode provides high directivity over a wide frequencey spectrum, especially below 500Hz. Excellent for noisy environments. Low proximity effect.

Sanken CMS10/ CMS10MS- Switchable Stereo/Mono Shotgun Microphone

The Sanken CMS-10, the world's first cameramount Stereo Shotgun microphone, was developed in conjunction with NHK for HDTV broadcasting of the Nagano Winter Olympics. Since its world debut, it has become the new industry-wide standard microphone for use with HD cameras. While compact and lightweight, the CMS-10 provides extremely high-resolution audio to match today's advanced picture quality.

Includes camera mount, ideal for HDTV digital camcorders.
Length: 210.5mm
Wt: 170g
Made in Japan

Sanken's WMS-5- is a 5-channel surround microphone self-contained in one mic body. The mic uses extensive M-S stereo research conducted with Japan's NHK Science and Technical Research Laboratories, and is geared for on-location multichannel audio recording.
Features include five outputs (L, C, R, Ls, Rs) from one microphone, light weight (8.3 ounces), compact size (9.25 inches), precise phase-coherence M/S/M capsule design, matrix circuitry in mic body and a complete line of accessories

Holophone H3-D

The H3-D is a powerful tool for engineers, content producers and artists on all levels to craft realistic and exciting surround sound tracks.
World's most inexpensive Professional Surround Sound Microphone.
Breaks the price to performance barrier for all surround capture needs.
Takes the guesswork out of recording 5.1 Channel Surround Sound.
Designed from the ground up to be a simple, cost effective tool for single point-source capture of three-dimensional audio.
Eliminates the need for complex, expensive and time-consuming multiple-Microphone Surround set-ups.
Hassle-free set-up. Super easy to use. Includes 5.1 microphones in one device.
Based on patented Holophone Surround Audio capture technology, popularized by the highly successful Holophone H2-PRO Surround Microphone.

Holophone H2 PRO

The only patented microphone system to capture natural and discreet multi-channel surround sound: up to 7.1 channels (left, center, right, left surround, right surround, center rear (EX and ES), and top (IMAX).
Takes the guesswork out of recording surround.
Lightweight and inexpensive solution to instantly capture live surround sound for professional recording or broadcast.
No mixing, signal manipulation or processing is required, direct and discrete signal path from the mic to the monitor.
Easy set-up, point and shoot operation with plug and play capability.
Compatible with all eight-channel mic preamps, location recorders and recording consoles providing phantom power.
Compatible with all surround sound encoding/playback formats (Dolby, DTS, Circle Surround, IMAX etc.)
Rugged design for outdoor environments