New York, NY (November 6, 2017)—Sennheiser has shipped its HandMic Digital for mobile journalism and podcasting.
The company states that the microphone brings broadcast sound quality to iOS devices as well as Macs and PCs. It is said to be rugged, resistant to cell phone interference, and able to surpress handling, wind and ambient noise, which is important when recording on the show floor, at events, in manufacturing spaces or in similarly noisy environments. The dynamic HandMic Digital features Apogee’s A/D converter and pre-amp technologies for direct connection to USB or Lightning ports.
“A handheld microphone is perhaps the most convenient and flexible tool for mobile journalism. There is no need to mike the interviewee, you can deal with any number of contributors and also have a high level of control over the interview,” explains Nicole Fresen, product manager at Sennheiser. “In the field, the HandMic Digital brings these advantages to your iOS device, transforming it into an efficient recording tool, with audio enhanced to professional standards. At home, the HandMic Digital will be ideal for producing podcasts or voice-overs.”
The HandMic Digital can be used with common media production programs and apps, such as FiLMiC Pro, Periscope, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or Apogee MetaRecorder and Maestro. Apogee’s apps, for example, allow the user to record audio, control the microphone gain and activate functions such as a rumble reducer, overload eliminator or hiss reducer. A red status LED indicates that the microphone is streaming audio.
The HandMic Digital microphone is supplied with two 2m connection cables (Micro USB to Lightning, and Micro USB to USB type A), a microphone clamp and a solid table stand. A pouch and a quick guide are also included.