Røde mics get Rycote suspension
Røde is aiming to improve isolation in a number of its products with the addition of Rycote’s Lyre suspension system. The Australian manufacturer has added the technology to its Stereo VideoMic Pro on camera mic, SM3-R camera shoe shockmount, SM4-R boompole microphone stand shockmount and PG2-R pistol grip.
In addition to the new suspension system, Stereo VideoMic Pro has also be provided a matched pair of condenser capsules, improved foam windshield and a thicker Kevlar-reinforced braided cable. The improvements reportedly allow the mic to be used in conjunction with the RødeLink Wireless System, or in Wi-Fi heavy locations, without the fear of RF interference damaging critical audio takes
Meanwhile, the SM3-R camera shoe shockmount and SM4-R boompole microphone stand shockmount both feature the Rycote Lyre suspension system, with four possible mounting points for the Lyres. This allows them to be compatible with the whole range of Røde pencil condenser microphones or shotgun mics. In addition to the Rycote suspension system, the PG2-R pistol grip has a newly designed lightweight handle that aims to provide improvements in ergonomics and functionality.
Each of the updated mounts feature a newly designed cable management system designed to accommodate most types of audio cables, providing a strain relief point between the recording device and microphone. To complement this, the manufacturer has designed a specific cable, the PG2-R Pro Cable. Featuring a strain relief junction box that clips into the cable management system, the cable provides a de-coupled audio connection between the recording device and microphone with the aim of maximum isolation.