The MKH 8060 Deluxe Shotgun Microphone Kit from B&H is designed to provide all the basic support mechanisms for booming or handholding the included microphone during production. The kit features the lightweight and rugged MKH 8060 shotgun microphone from Sennheiser which, due to its short interference tube, yields a pleasing supercardioid/lobar pickup pattern.
The rest of the kit provides a boompole, shockmount and windscreen, a hand grip, and all the necessary cables for quality on location sound gathering.
Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone
The MKH 8060 from Sennheiser is a lightweight and rugged short shotgun microphone that offers true and natural sound. Reliable under the toughest climatic conditions, the microphone's symmetrical RF transducer design produces high sensitivity, low distortion and excellent transient response.
The enhanced short interference tube yields a pleasing supercardioid/lobar pickup pattern, suppressing off-axis sound without coloration to create extremely natural and detailed results. Due to its compact design, it is ideal for boom or camera mounting.
The microphone ships with an analog output module with an XLR connector, but with the appropriate accessory, the body can to interface directly into digital systems via the optional MZD 8000 digital module.
Lightweight and rugged short shotgun microphone
Immune to failure caused by dampness and humidity
Symmetrical RF transducer
Excellent transient response
Suppresses off-axis sound without coloration
Ship with analog output module
Will interface directly with digital systems when used with the optional MZD 8000 digital module
Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
The Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount features a four-point suspension to accommodate shotgun and other cylindrical microphones measuring 0.74-0.98" (19-25mm) in diameter. The shockmount is easily angled with its rubberized adjustment knob. There is a built-in shoe for camera mounting, and a 3/8"-16 thread connection at the base mounts the shockmount to boompoles and universal hand-grips.
Rycote Standard Hole Softie Windscreen with 19-22mm (0.74-0.87") Hole Size
Rycote Softies provide optimum wind diffusion and noise rejection while remaining cost effective. This softie features a standard size hole and measures 15cm (5.91") in length. The softie will fit microphones with diameters from 19-22mm (0.74-0.87").
K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole with Internal Coiled XLR Cable
The K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole provides a moderately priced, lightweight boompole solution for ENG, EFP and other field recording applications. Its sturdy graphite design is tough enough to endure the rigors of road use while remaining lightweight and travel worthy. This pole features an internally coiled cable and XLR connection at the base of the pole. A total of 5 sections telescope between 2.02 to 8.9' (66 to 267cm) and will easily store in any standard equipment case. The captive-collet coupling system lock each section in place for even further reliability.
Designed to fit in any standard equipment case, for ENG, EFP and DV location production work
The KEG-100CC features a bottom-mounted 3-pin XLR connection at the base
Jam-resistant collar coupling
Unique pole top design with cable retention slots and replaceable stainless steel mounting stud
Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black
The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.
Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.
95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
Kopul Coiled 3-Pin XLR-M to Angled 3-Pin XLR-F Cable - 3 to 18" (7.6 to 46 cm), Black
The Kopul Coiled 3-Pin XLR-M to Angled 3-Pin XLR-F Cable provides high-quality audio transfer and is particularly suited for ENG/EFP applications. It features an oxygen-free copper core and silver-plated contacts for clean signal transfer. The cable has a 3" coiled section, with 1" straight leads into the connectors. The cable measures approximately 10" end to end, and can be extended to at least 1.5 feet. It has a 3-pin Neutrik NC-XX XLR male connector on one end and an angled 3-pin Neutrik NC-XX XLR female connector on the other.
Copper shield protects against EMI and RFI noise
Shrink-wrapped solder points for added protection
28 AWG stranded oxygen-free conductors
Genuine Neutrik NC-XX connectors
SuperFlex Coiled PVC outer jacket
Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie
The Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie is a case designed to hold up to a 34" closed boompole with shotgun microphone, softie, and shock mount. Its interior end cap is strengthened to protect the bag from punctures. It features a zipper closure with protective interior lining to prevent snags and scratches. The bag is built with an interior pocket for accessories that opens or closes with hook and loop fasteners. An adjustable shoulder strap is included with a nametag holder.
Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip
The Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip is a handheld grip that features an ergonomic cushioned handle. This grip is great in "run & gun" situations in which a boom pole would be cumbersome, and in video scenarios in which the cameraman is also responsible for audio recording. The grip can be held with one hand, as opposed to a boom pole which requires two. It also provides the option of being able to record audio from a different direction than the camera is pointing, an advantage over camera mounting the mic. Furthermore, having the mic mounted off the camera prevents it from picking up motor noise from the lens focusing.
In addition, the grip features standard 3/8" threads on both ends. This allows you to attach your shotgun mic (with shockmount) to one end of the grip and mount the other end to a boom pole. This gives you the flexibility of being able to quickly detach the pistol grip and the attached shotgun mic from the boom, an option that can come in handy for entering areas that are too small for a boom pole.