It’s not all about price point either. RØDE has brought amazing quality and groundbreaking features that have allowed them to corner the market. The Stereo VideoMic Pro was one of these well-featured, quality mics. And now it’s getting a makeover.
In practice and functionality, this new Stereo VideoMic Pro seems to be identical to the original, but the new hardware is really where things start to look different.
For most, the biggest change might seem to be the implementation of the wildly successful and popular Rycote Lyre mounts that have been used on other VideoMic’s in their line. This mount reduces the noise you make during camera operation. But this new model has way more to offer. This new RØDE StereoMic Pro has an all-new pair of condenser capsules, a thicker gauge, braided and Kevlar reinforced cable that reduces interference.
RØDE Microphones Announces Upgrades to Some of Its Most Loved Products and Accessories
Via RØDE Press:
Building on that solid foundation, RØDE’s all new Stereo VideoMic Pro now features the acclaimed Rycote® Lyre® suspension system, which isolates the Stereo VideoMic Pro capsules and electronics from mechanical vibration and handling noise, preventing unwanted rumble and vibrations in recorded audio.
Completing the upgrade is an all-new matched pair of condenser capsules with an improved foam windshield, giving the new Stereo VideoMic Pro even higher sensitivity and lower self-noise. Also a thicker, Kevlar-reinforced braided cable has been introduced. These improvements allow the Stereo VideoMic Pro to be used in conjunction with the RØDELink Wireless System, or Wi-Fi heavy locations without fear of RF interference ruining critical audio takes.
“We’re taking the Stereo VideoMic Pro to another level,” said Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Sales and Marketing Director. “With the Rycote® Lyre® addition and upgraded capsules, windshield and cable – it’s now even better value for an amazing quality product.”
RODE SHOCKMOUNTS RECEIVE RYCOTE® LYRE® UPGRADE
RØDE Microphones is also excited to announce an upgrade to some of its most popular accessories with the addition of the Rycote® Lyre® suspension system, in the new SM3-R, SM4-R, PG2-R and PG2-R Pro Cable.
The SM3-R camera shoe shockmount, and SM4-R boompole/microphone stand shockmount now feature a dual Rycote® Lyre® suspension system, with four possible mounting points for the Lyres, making them compatible with the entire range of short RØDE pencil condenser microphones, or longer RØDE shotgun Microphones. For more information, please visit www.rode.com/accessories/sm3-r and www.rode.com/accessories/sm4-r
The PG2-R pistol grip has also received the same Rycote® Lyre® update, as well as a newly designed lightweight handle that delivers improvements in ergonomics and functionality. For more information, please visit www.rode.com/accessories/pg2-r
Each of the updated mounts feature a newly designed cable management system designed to accommodate most types of audio cables, providing a strain relief point between the recording device and microphone.
To perfectly suit this cable management system, RØDE has designed a new specialised cable, the PG2-R Pro Cable. Featuring a strain relief junction box that will clip into the cable management system, the PG2-R Pro Cable provides a de-coupled audio connection between the recording device and microphone for maximum isolation, similar to the cable supplied with the Blimp suspension system. The PG2-R Pro Cable is compatible with all newly announced shockmounts. For more information, please visit www.rode.com/accessories/pg2-r-cable
The new accessories are shipping to authorised RØDE dealers now.
About RØDE Microphones:
RØDE Microphones (www.rode.com) designs and manufactures high-quality microphones and related accessories for studio, live and location use. Its products are designed and primarily manufactured in Sydney, Australia and exported to over 100 countries globally.
(cover photo credit: snap from RØDE)