RÃ˜DE Announces Several New Innovative Microphones & Accessories
RÃ˜DE Microphones has announced several new microphone products.
The S2 is a live performance condenser vocal microphone designed to offer quality and performance of our RÃ˜DE S1 microphone. The S2 offers condenser sound quality and a feedback rejecting, narrow super cardioid pickup pattern. The S2 also features a locking ON/OFF switch.
The M3 condenser microphone was designed for the engineer on the move and offers a dual power option with either standard48V Phantom Power or a 9V battery. The M3 boasts a switchable High Pass Filter to remove unwanted low frequency rumble and two stage Pad for high sound level recordings. The M3 also features an ON/OFF switch and LED battery status indicator.
Well, we were almost correct about this one. The PROCASTER is a fully professional dynamic microphone specifically designed for voice applications in the broadcast environment. Ideal as the main mic for On-Air or production applications in commercial radio, the Procaster needs no external power and has an industry standard 3-Pin XLR output. An in-built wind screen and shock mount system make the Procaster the ultimate for all voice applications. Seamless integration was the idea, and it was obtained by creating a studio dynamic microphone with unparalleled A/D converters, so that the microphone can be plugged into any computer with no in/out boxes, no expensive computer pre-amps, just a USB cable.
The NT55 has the same sound quality, ease of use and reliability as the NT5 but with the added features of a two stage High Pass Filter and a two stage Pad. The NT55 kit includes a cardioid capsule as well as an omni capsule. An optional hypercardioid capsule will be available soon. The NT55 utilises the 1/2â€ (externally biased) gold sputtered true condenser transducer used in the internationally renowned RÃ˜DE NT5. The NT55, is a state-of-the-art low noise balanced output microphone, exhibiting a wide dynamic range and full frequency response. The NT55 circuit incorporates a 3-position variable pad: 0, -10 or 20dB attenuation, and a 3 -position variable high-pass filter that enables you to step from a flat response to 75 or 150 Hz high pass filter. The NT55 is now available as a matched pair and ships in a hard plastic case with stand mounts and wind shields.
The D-Power Plug is a microphone body with a pre-amplifier which turbo-charges your Shure SM58 or SM57 when used with long (or regular) cables. Features an instrumentation grade pre-amplifier circuit, D-PowerPlug will turn any standard dynamic microphone into a high level electronically balanced output device. Using conventional microphones with long multi-core cables results in a dramatic loss of signal strength, and of course sound quality due to cable resistance and capacitance. Powered by standard P48 V, D-PowerPlug can drive cables in excess of 100 m with negligible loss of signal quality or power.
The RÃ˜DE NT6 is specifically designed for difficult mounting applications. Although clearly relevant to instrument mic’ing, the new NT6 is extremely well suited to any situation where a small unobtrusive but powerful microphone system is required. The NT6 utilises the 1/2″ (externally biased) gold sputtered true condenser transducer used in the internationally renowned RÃ˜DE NT5. The capsule is designed to attach to a custom made, multi-position swivel mount allowing it to be independently positioned with ease.
The PSA1 Studio Arm allows you to professionally secure your microphone. It has two mounting options â€“ you may either use the desk mount clamp or the desk insert. The PSA1 Studio Arm holds up to 2Kg, is spring loaded and features a 2-axis swivel mount for accurate mic positioning.
The DS1 Desk Stand is ideal for mounting the mic on a desk while only taking up a small amount of space. It features variable height adjustment from 280mm(11â€) to 400mm (15-2/3â€) and has a heavy stable base. The DS1 also comes supplied with two clips for mic cable securing as well as a 3/8â€ and 5/8â€ thread adaptor.
More information on RÃ˜DE’s new products.