Has announced a trio of keenly priced products from microphone specialist Saramonic, providing the ideal entry point for photographers and filmmakers looking to take their audio to the next level. Also being introduced is Saramonics new XLR shotgun microphone kit, which is designed to appeal to more advanced users who require broadcast quality sound.
On-board audio from a DSLR, CSC and some camcorders comes with limitations that will often make it unsuitable for more serious productions. Using an external microphone offers an immediate and dramatic boost in quality, whilst still allowing the camera to record sound directly via an audio cable plugged into its 3.5mm jack socket. The new PMIC range from Saramonic plugs an entry level gap in the market with three new competitively priced products that will make it more affordable than ever to achieve noticeably improved sound.
The Saramonic Super Cardioid Unidirectional Condenser Microphone PMIC1is a natural choice for those looking to take the first step towards better quality audio, and its lightweight shotgun style enables it to sit comfortably in a cold shoe mount. Featuring a low cut filter 100 Hz, the PMIC1 cuts down on rumble and low frequency noise, boosting the intelligibility of dialogue. No battery is required, and the microphone connects directly to the camera via the included 3.5mm cable. A foam windscreen is also part of the package.
Both the Saramonic Stereo Condenser Microphone PMIC2 and the Saramonic Surround Condenser Microphone PMIC3 come with all the benefits of the PMIC1 while offering an alternative 75Hz low cut filter to deal with still lower frequencies. The PMIC2 adds stereo to the mix, while the PMIC3 is a surround condenser microphone that brings engaging surround ambience to a recording.
Pricing for these new Saramonic mics is highly competitive, with the PMIC1 carrying an SRP of £62.34, while the PMIC2 is £87.54 and the PMIC3 £124.74, proving that superior quality audio doesnt need to cost the earth.
Completing the fresh line up of microphones from Saramonic is the SRAXM3 kit, which comprises two XLR shotgun-style cardioid microphones with foam windshields.
These broadcast-quality mics can be plugged directly into any Saramonic audio adapter with XLR inputs, including the MixMic, SRPAX2, SRAX107, SmartRig, SRAX104 and BMCCA01. Sturdy and lightweight, these well-specified new mics feature an all-metal design to ensure they are up to the demands of the high-end, pro-minded user. SRP of the SRAXM3 kit is £250.74.
''Todays photographers and filmmakers are increasingly looking to achieve high quality productions, and audio is a crucial part of this,'' says Paul Kench, Kenros managing director. ''The latest products from Saramonic are designed to offer an affordable route into the world of higher quality sound without requiring an audio expert.
''You simply slot the microphone into the cameras cold shoe mount, plug it into the 3.5mm jack socket and youre all set the audio track is recorded direct to your camera, but youll have far more control over the quality of the sound you achieve. And the beauty of the Saramonic range is that even the entry-level products are compatible with the full line up of Saramonic audio adapters, so its easy to trade up to higher spec audio equipment as you progress in your filmmaking career.
''The SRAXM3 kit is aimed at those looking to take the next step up in terms of audio. Offering high quality sound and with the benefit of professional-type XLR connections, these microphones will do a fantastic job for the higher-end filmmaker.''
All quoted prices are SRP guide, including VAT
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