Designed as a complete microphone setup for location recording in budget film work and broadcasting, electronic news gathering (ENG), and field production applications, this B&H Kit eliminates the guesswork in configuring a shotgun microphone system that delivers broadcast quality, sharp directivity, and low handling noise. It features the Audio-Technica BP4073 phantom-powered shotgun microphone, a furry windshield, a universal shoe/pole shockmount, a graphite cabled boompole, a boompole bag, and short and long right-angled XLR cables to provide the you with everything necessary for capturing audio for video, film, and sound design applications.
Audio-Technica BP4073 Shotgun Microphone
Use the Audio-Technica BP4073 shotgun microphone to capture broadcast-quality sound with directivity rivaling significantly longer shotgun mics. Ideal for indie films, TV shoots, and documentary projects, the BP4073 boasts professional-level features such as low-noise circuitry, a direct-coupled output, and extremely high SPL handling, all of which contribute to its clean signal across a broad range of output levels.
The BP4073's high sensitivity allows it to produce a strong output without requiring extreme gain at your mic preamp. With a selectable low-cut filter and a -10 dB pad, the BP4073 is capable of delivering clear, distortion-free sound due even on intensely loud sound sources. Plus, its full-spectrum frequency response utilizes a gentle increase in high frequencies to enhance intelligibility.
The rugged aluminum alloy housing ensures rugged dependability while maintaining an ultralight weight that won't burden your boompole or camera, and the included accessories accommodate mounting the BP4073 to a mic stand, boompole, or camera-mount microphone holder.
Rivals Long-Tube Shotgun Microphones
The supercardioid polar pattern yields focused on-axis directionality with maximum rear-entry sound rejection. Its low self-noise of 13 dBA and highly sensitive condenser element communicate detailed audio unburdened by the hiss that plagues many low-cost microphones.
Ideal for Boompole Mounting
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the separately available Rycote Windshield Kit 4, a complete windjammer, windshield, and shockmount suspension system.
Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount 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 handgrips.
Auray WSS-2012 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (12cm)
The Auray WSS Series Professional Windshields deliver superior 360° wind protection with acoustic transparency. They are engineered for dramatic reduction of unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with very little high frequency loss, for exceptionally accurate recordings.
This WSS-2012 Professional Windshield has an inside depth of 12cm and is designed for use with many shotgun microphones. It features a specially manufactured open-cell foam matrix surrounded by a layer of 25mm-thick simulated rabbit fur. This diffusion technology lowers wind velocity in a controlled air space around the microphone, thereby reducing wind noise without muffling the sound. It also features an airtight tapered rubber base that seals out wind from the rear of the microphone, greatly improving isolation and rear wind protection.
When used on a shotgun microphone, this slip-on windshield is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in light breeze to strong breeze conditions (4-25 mph) and users can generally expect a 24dB to 40dB reduction in wind noise with negligible dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, the negligible high frequency dampening is a worthwhile exchange for the dramatic wind noise reduction.
In addition to superior 360° wind protection, the WSS-2012 helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone. The windscreen is designed to fit microphones from Audio Technica, Sennheiser, Sony and others.
The WSS-2012 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones is an advanced solution for outstanding wind protection with acoustic transparency.
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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 an XLR connection at the base of the pole. A total of 5 sections telescope between 2.2 to 8.8', and will easily store in any standard equipment case. The captive-collet coupling system locks each section in place for even further reliability.
Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6 m), Black
The Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series 3-Pin XLR M to Angled 3-Pin XLR F (20') is a premium, studio-quality cable that's engineered to be both quiet and durable, and is well-suited for the most critical recording and broadcast applications.
Studio Elite 4000 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. A 98% braided outer shield makes the cable highly resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrix XX silver connectors provide the highest level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for maximum protection.
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.
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.