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Audio-Technica launch BP3600 microphone

Capture spatial audio with this premium broadcast microphone

Audio-Technica BP3600 Immersive Audio Microphone

Audio-Technica have launched the BP3600, a premium broadcast microphone designed especially for capturing spatial audio. The BP3600 can be used to record three-dimensional sound beds at sporting events, concerts, festivals, movie sets, and more.

The BP3600 Immersive Audio Microphone is in fact a cluster of eight microphone modules, each one housing a small diaphragm condenser capsule with a hypercardioid polar pattern. The eight microphone modules extend to form a cube, the capsules equidistant from the centre and separated from one another by 15 centimetres (5.9 inches). 

The microphone plugs in to the included eight-way LEMO-to-XLRM breakout cable, allowing the eight signals to be routed to separate inputs on a mixing desk or audio interface. In a typical 5.1.4 immersive audio scenario, the four upper microphone channels can be assigned to the upper speaker channels, and the four lower channels can be assigned to the lower speaker channels. This eliminates the need for additional decoding or latency processing.

Audio-Technica BP3600 Immersive Audio Microphone Carry Case

Ease of use is helped by the colour-coded and numbered channel indicator rings, locking microphone assemblies for quick and repeatable setup, and the BP3600 offers protection from the elements such as wind and rain. The BP3600 comes standard with eight dedicated windscreens and a microphone stand clamp with a 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter. The microphone can be quickly disassembled and placed in the included case for easy protection during storage or transportation.

Price & Availability

The BP3600 Immersive Audio Microphone is available now, priced at $5,140.

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