NAB Show, Las Vegas, NV (April 20, 2007)–Audio-Technica launched a RoHS-compliant short mono shotgun microphone, the AT875, at NAB2007, while updated versions of the AT815b and AT835b become the new RoHS-compliant AT8015 and AT8035 shotgun models. A-T also introduced two stereo shotgun microphones aimed at the high-end broadcast and production environment.
The new AT875 is a very short–under 7 inches–phantom powered (11-52V DC) shotgun ideal for use in ENG and field production applications where a more compact camera may dictate a shotgun even shorter than the Audio-Technica AT897 and AT4073. Affordably priced, the AT875 is ideal for the corporate and event videographer as well as the field sound recordist looking for a compact shotgun.
With the new AT8015 and AT8035 line + gradient condenser microphones, Audio-Technica has built on the success of its AT815b and AT835b. The new AT8015 (18 in. long) and AT8035 (14.5 in. long) provide the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup; they offer excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear, switchable low-frequency roll-off, and the convenience of battery or phantom operation. The new microphones are fully RoHS-compliant.
The new BP4027 and BP4029 Stereo Shotgun models are based on models that A-T originally developed for the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Designed for broadcasters, sound recordists and videographers, these phantom-powered models feature independent line-cardioid and figure-of-eight elements configured in an M-S (Mid-Side) arrangement. Each provides a switch-selectable internal matrixing system offering a selection of wide and narrow stereo (L/R) output or M-S output. A switchable low frequency roll-off filter helps minimize the pickup of unwanted low frequency noise. The models differ from one another primarily in length (the BP4027 is 15 in. long and the BP4029 is 9 in. long); they both feature a lightweight rugged design and sleek black color scheme, ideal for on-camera use.