Microphone maker Audio-Technica has a new subminiature lavalier microphone, the BP896. Doing on-camera work at your radio station? Check this out. It is a wee condenser with a capsule of 2.5 millimeters or a tenth of an inch. Available in black or beige, the tiny mic should be nearly invisible. It comes in wired or wireless models (with a variety of wireless terminations).
Moving from small to large, AT also has on display three shotgun mics for the NAB Show attendee in need of recording sound from a distance: BP4071, BP4071L and BP4073.
All models are line +gradient condenser models and have a high-pass filter (150 Hz). The smallest is the BP4073 with a barrel of around 9 inches. The BP4071 has a barrel of 15.5 inches while the “long” version, BP4071L measures 21.2 inches.
For those looking for a good X/Y stereo microphone configuration, AT released the BP4025 and AT8022 X/Y stereo microphones late last year. Both are camera-mountable.
The BP4025 features a larger diaphragm and operates on 11 – 52 V phantom power. Included is a 10 dB pad and switchable high-pass filter. Both models include a stereo cable.