You work too hard to get great field recordings to trust your sound to anything but the RODE Blimp shotgun microphone windscreen and shockmount. The redesign of the Blimp brings you single-piece, thermoplastic construction that means you'll use this every day, for years, without it letting you down. The new Lyre internal suspension system is easier to use and keeps your shotgun microphone centered and stable. By hollowing out the Blimp's handle into a "skeleton" format, RODE made the whole thing over 25% lighter, so recording cleaner audio with this windscreen and shockmount combo is easy.
RODE left nothing on the table with the Blimp's redesign. The new Blimp design accommodates most shotgun microphones up to 12.75" in length including RODE's NTG-1,-2,-3, and other shotgun mics - which means you can choose the right mic for the situation. Wind isn't the only consideration RODE took where your audio quality is concerned. The attached XLR lead is comprised of professional studio-quality Mogami cable, the quietest of Neutrik's connectors, and a junction box that steps the cable size down to isolate your shotgun microphone from handling noise transferred through the cable.
The new Lyre suspension system for your shotgun microphone gives you an acoustically superior shockmount without rubberbands to replace - these Lyres don't wear out, sag, or break and are designed to give you years of worry-free shock protection. The Lyres are self-adjustable to the girth of your microphone and thanks to their unique design, the amount of handling and cable noise is drastically minimized, never making it to your mic. The suspensions are mounted on a rail system with measurement markings that make it easy to use different mics with the Blimp and still get accurate placement time after time. And there's dampening between the rails, further isolating your recordings from unwanted wind and handling noise.
Rarely in field recording situations do you get the luxury of using a microphone stand. You're either holding a boom or the mic itself, and to make that easier, RODE hollowed out the Blimp's pistol-like grip handle, making it dramatically lighter for your sunrise-to-sunset video shoots. Attach it to a microphone boom via the 3/8" threaded connector on the base and get closer to your source without ruining the shot. And since it's so much lighter, if you need the flexibility of a hand-held option in tight quarters, the weight reduction will save your arm strength for mixing down in post! For even greater flexibility and clearer sound, RODE also gives you their Dead Wombat furry windshield cover and its care kit. Your Sales Engineer and Music Experience understand how critical your audio-for-video recording is, and this is simply the best solution to get you quality, professional-sounding, field recordings.
The RØDE Blimp is a complete windshield and shock mounting accessory for the NTG1, NTG2, NTG3, NTG4 and NTG4+ microphones, as well as any third party shotgun microphone up to 325mm (12 ¾”) in length. Now featuring the Rycote® Lyre suspension system, the Blimp 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 Blimp’s 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 DeadWombat 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 are included. 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 design. *Excludes normal wear and tear of Dead Wombat furry cover or any misuse, modification or improper storage and transportation of the product.