Las Vegas (April 19, 2016)—Following its European unveiling earlier this month at PL+S, Sennheiser is introducing its new HandMic digital to North America this week at NAB.
The mic works with any smartphone or tablet, turning it into a recording tool for vocals and speech. Reportedly resistant to cell phone interference, the cardioid dynamic handheld microphone is intended for mobile journalism, podcasting or vocal and instrument recording.
The HandMic digital sports an onboard Apogee A/D converter and pre-amp and will be available from the third quarter of 2016.
Built in an all-metal housing, it has a Sennheiser cardioid capsule that has been shock-mounted to suppress handling noise. The microphone is said to be highly resistant to wind noise and the EMI emitted by cell phones, and canhandle high sound pressure levels of up to 150 dB.
Via the supplied cables, the HandMic digital can connect directly to USB inputs or to the Lightning sockets of iOS devices. A microphone clamp and a solid table stand are included too.
The microphone can be used with common media production programs and apps, such as FiLMiC Pro, Luci Live, Periscope, Logic Pro X, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Pro Tools, GarageBand and Apogee MetaRecorder.
The HandMic digital will be available from the third quarter of 2016.