The RODE SM4 is a shockmount
suspension designed for the RODE NTG-1 & NTG-2 microphones.
It may also be used with any microphone with similar dimensions.
The microphone fits through and is gripped by the centre cross
points of the four rubber suspension rings, and is thus isolated
from any hard surfaces. It is therefore ideal when the
microphone is used on a stand or boom (should not be used with
Reinhardt PG3 Pistol Grip).
Rode SM4 Suspension
Mount for Rode NTG-Series (and similar) Short Shotgun Microphones -
simple and inexpensive microphone suspension mount for mounting any
microphone with a diameter of 21-25mm (e.g. a gun mic or stereo mic)
onto a camera hot-shoe. The mic is fitted through the rubber suspension
bands at each end of the mount and these grip the mic and suspend it,
thus almost completely decoupling it from the mount's frame and the
camera. This dampens any handling noise that may otherwise occur.
Camera Suspension Mount -
Camera Thread to
Microphone Stand & Hot-Shoe Suspension
A microphone stand adaptor with lyre-type suspension
for portable solid state sound recorders with
a female 1/4" thread (aka 'camera thread'). This enables your
recorder to be mounted onto a boom pole or microphone stand's standard
3/8" male thread. The suspension protects the recorder from knocks,
handling and other vibrations that can appear on your recordings.
The adaptor is
made of virtually unbreakable plastic and brass components, and it features a 180° swivel to
allow you to point your recorder in the right direction. There is also
an integrated cable clamp designed to greatly reduce cable-borne noise.
Also included is a camera hot-shoe mount (right in our
picture) so you can also put your solid state sound recorder on a camera.
Both items are made from robust plastic and brass components.
Microphone Stand Adaptor/Camera Hot-shoe Mount -
with everything, the are pistol grips and pistol grips. We've looked at them all and the PG3, made by a Danish company called
Reinhardt, is the one we like the best. It is machined
(not moulded) from lightweight, shatter-proof polyoxymethylene
to reduce weight significantly, and the head is machined from
lightweight aircraft-grade aluminium.
The PG3 is designed to fit virtually all standard microphone
types and comes with suspension rubbers that will fit microphones
from approx. 20mm diameter to 23mm diameter. The PG3 will
therefore fit all the the mics we sell.
Embedded in the base of the grip of the PG3-ECO (Economy
version) is a 3/8 whitworth thread for
boom-pole mounting and your microphone cable sits neatly out of
the way in a machined groove under the hand grip. In the
PG3-PRO-PLUS (formerly known ad PG3-Advanced) there is a Neutrik XLR connector in the base of
the handle, an adjustable boom pole mount at the top the handle
and an internal XLR cable ready for plugging into your mic.
The soft foam
pistol grip fits comfortably in the hand minimizing fatigue when held
for long periods. It is made of high quality Kraton rubber with
extra soft gel inserts and has a slip-free surface for a secure
grip and ergonomic shape for a very comfortable hand position.
Your PG3 neatly folds away so that it can easily be stored in
your kit bag, and the robust pistol grip will last many years under the harsh TV
and film production environment.
Reinhardt PG3-ECO Pistol Grip &
Rode Blimp 2 with Dead Wombat Furry High Wind Jacket
(included in kit)
The Rode Blimp 2 is a complete windshield and shock
mounting accessory for Rode's NTG-Series of
shotgun microphones. It
is also compatible with most third party shotgun microphone up to
325mm in length.
Now featuring the Rycote® Lyre suspension system, the Blimp 2
provides the ultimate in microphone suspension and isolation.
Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic,
the Lyre provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional
elastic solutions, and will never wear out, sag or snap.
The Blimps handle has also been completely redesigned, reducing
the product weight significantly, while increasing the
ergonomics for handheld use. Housed inside the grip is a
heavy-duty Mogami cable which splits via a junction box to a
highly-flexible thin cable inside the Blimp, to minimise the
transference of vibration to the microphone.
With the lightweight design of the handle and suspension system
the new Blimp design is over 25% lighter (550gm without
microphone or Dead Wombat fitted).
The Blimp attaches to any standard boompole via 3/8" thread
attachment at the base. The Universal Blimp Mount is available
as an option to remove the handle when the Blimp is being used
primarily on a boompole to reduce weight.
The Dead Wombat windshield, caring brush and tail/patch cable
The added confidence of a full ten year warranty ensures that
the Blimp is by far the best microphone windshield system
available, further evidenced by a 2009 Red Dot Award and
Australian International Design Award for outstanding product
Greatly reduces handling and wind noise
Accommodates most shotgun microphones up
to 325mm (12¾) in length
Rycote® Lyre Suspension system
Attaches to boompole via 3/8" thread
attachment at the base (see our boompole selection
Dead Wombat windshield and tail cable
Rode Blimp 2
This video shows the new features and improvements in
latest version of Rode's famous and popular Blimp.
Rode Blimp 2 Combined Windshield, Suspension & Grip for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2
& NTG-3 and most Short Shotgun Microphones -
RYCOTE PORTABLE RECORDER AUDIO KITS
Pistol Grip, Suspension & Windgag Kit for Solid State Sound
Example with Zoom H4n recorder - may be used with any recorder
that has a 1/4" camera thread
Here's the perfect solution for isolating your
handheld solid state sound recorder from unwanted vibrations -
either from handling or stand-borne noise - as well as
its microphones from outdoor wind noise. Our Portable
Recorder Audio Kits (PRAK) are effectively a combined Windshield
and Suspension solution, and they are made by Rycote, one of the
world's leading microphone accessory manufacturers. They are aimed
at journalists, film-makers, or anyone using a handheld digital
recorder to make professional-quality audio recordings outdoors.
They can be used for location film/TV soundtracks or outside
broadcast and radio reporting, or for simple audio podcasts.
Several kits are available: all have the same lyre suspension
and soft grip handle - only the windgag is different because
these come in different sizes to fit each of the recorders we
The PRAK's suspension fits any portable recorder with a 1/4"
female thread. The suspension can then be mounted on a standard
3/8" male thread on a mic stand or boom pole, or be attached to
a camera's hot shoe using the included hot shoe adaptor. Its
180° swivel allows for easy orientation of the recorder so it
can point in the exact direction of the speaker.
What's in the box? Thepicture above right shows the
four components of the PRAK - click on it for a larger
but robust components
can be used on grip, stand, boom or camera
If you already have the correct furry windgag
for your recorder, or it already comes with one, and you just need the Suspension (Rycote
Soft-Grip Handle (Rycote
037301) from the
kit, then these individual items
are also available on their own. Or you can buy them together by
selecting our SSS-PRAK-2 kit.