Aputure Enters the Competitive Mic Space with Indestructible Deity Shotgun

Aputure Deity Shotgun Microphone
The Deity Shotgun from Aputure is positioned to compete with the Sennheiser MKH 416 and MKE 600.

We got to see (and hear) this microphone in action at last year's NAB, when it was called the D3. Since then, Aputure has been collecting feedback and making improvements. 

After talking to 22 sound professionals from Disney, Lucasfilm, VICE, HBO, and Nickelodeon, Aputure built the Deity with all new components. It's impact-proof, weatherproof, waterproof, and built like a tank.

This microphone will perform well for those of us on a budget.

Here's Curtis Judd's review of the Aputure Deity, which he stacks alongside some of its competitors:

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In recent years, Aputure has been creating high-quality products at great prices. When we listened to the Deity side-by-side with the Sennheiser 416 last year, we honestly couldn't hear much of a difference.

The bevy of improvements that Aputure has made since NAB should ensure that this microphone will perform well for those of us on a budget.

Aputure Deity Shotgun Microphone Kit
Available in a kit with Rycote shock mount and hard case.

Tech Specs

  • Super Cardioid polar pattern
  • Requires phantom power from recorder
  • Low noise floor
  • No low-cut / hi-pass
  • Great handling noise
  • Water resistant (even when submerged)
  • Built strong (can be run over with a car)
  • Same dimensions as Sennheiser MKH 416
  • Available now
  • Starting at $359

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Looks promising, I'll be keeping an eye out for it.

January 13, 2017 at 11:48AM, Edited January 13, 11:48AM

You voted '+1'.
José Pedro Pinto