Sony Electronics has announced a new member of its recording gear family, the Sony ECM-B10 Digital Shotgun Microphone.
A compact high-performance microphone, the ECM-B10 uses digital signal processing (DSP) to capture and process sound from four different capsules — all of which have varying sensitivities in order to provide users with the complete sound recording experience.
A three-in-one shotgun microphone may seem a bit much, but the ability to switch from one pickup pattern to another is incredibly helpful when you’re working in varied environments and have limited gear.
The super directional setting allows users to record audio with laser-sharp precision, targeting audio strictly from the sound source positioned in front of the mic. Because it blocks out sound from the side and rear axes, this setting is ideal for recording single-subject videos, musical instruments, and interviews.
For a wider scope, users can switch to the unidirectional recording which lets you clearly capture multiple subjects from the front end. The ECM-B10 also allows omnidirectional pickup for a 360-degree recording scope.
Here are the four available features according to Sony’s website:
With the rise of independent content creators, it’s no surprise that Sony is releasing products catered to vloggers, filmmakers, and podcasters.
Unlike other shotgun microphones, this 3-in-1 mic from Sony is significantly more compact. Its size makes it perfect for small teams and individual creators.
The ECM-B10 comes with incredible noise suppressing qualities and a windscreen to minimize outdoor noises. Moreover, the microphone is wireless (eliminating annoying cable sounds) and camera-friendly. Its wireless nature makes it all the more flexible and uncomplicated as it eliminates interference from a camera’s flip-out screen. The high-quality recording device also significantly cuts down post-production time.
For best results, Sony recommends pairing the ECM-B10 compact shotgun microphone with cameras that have a Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe and/or digital audio interface.
The Sony ECM-B10 Shotgun Microphone is set to launch in August 2022 at the price of $260 USD.