Shure has introduced the VPH, a long microphone handle for on camera interviews and reporting that features the Shure RPW interchangeable cartridge interface and XLR connectivity.
Shure said live reporting demands a cardioid microphone with a longer handle for live interviews in noisy environments.
Loud, side-line sports interviews call for one type of microphone while capturing sound bites from public figures amidst a dozen other reporters, might call for another. With VPH, users get to choose from a wide variety of Shure wireless interchangeable capsules that offer different polar patterns and sonic characteristics to match situational needs.
Polar patterns include cardioid, supercardioid, hypercardioid and omnidirectional by way of PG58, SM58, SM86, SM87A, Beta58A, Beta87C, VP68, KSM8, and KSM9 cartridge options. External phantom power is necessary to power the VPH.
“Our customers asked us to bring the flexibility of interchangeable wireless capsules into a wired microphone product, making it simple to switch between different polar patterns or from dynamic to condenser,” said Stuart Moots, Associate Director - Pro Audio Group. “Capsules such as the KSM8 have proven exceptionally popular in this market thanks to its near-zero proximity effect. The long handle of the new VPH now brings the KSM8 capsule into a form factor that is suited to broadcast production.”
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