Aputure Updates Its Microphone Line for Production Audio
Aputure introduces new shotgun microphone into the market.
Many of us are familiar with Aputure lights, but did you know they offering production sound microphones? Its flagship product is the Deity, a condenser microphone that, according to the company, provides "superior sound performance" using "high industrial standard components." They went and updated it with a new circuit board and re-branding it as the Original 2.
The shotgun touts a super-cardioid polar pattern to minimize surrounding ambient noise making it ideal for dialogue recording. A low noise floor of 12dB (A-weighted), 24dB (CCIR 268-3) will help clear the unwanted clutter in the track. The shotgun itself is $350 and kits are available that include a windshield, shock mount, hand grip through a partnership with Rycote starting at $450. The release date is around June.
Also, replacing the V-Mic D2 and V-Mic D1 are the D3 and Pro. The D3 is an entry level on-camera mic for under $100 while the Pro version can work on-camera or on a boom pole.
While we haven't tested the new microphones, it would be interesting to see how they stack up against the Azden, RODE, Shure, and Sennheiser options at similar pricing.
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