The Schoeps CMIT SSFT Set includes the CMIT 5U shotgun microphone, the Rycote 15 cm Super-Softie (19/22) Windshield, Rycote InVision INV-7HG mkIII shock mount, wood box, W 140 foam windscreen, and SG21 stand clamp.
The CMIT 5 is SCHOEPS' shotgun microphone which has set a new standard for shotgun microphones since its release. The CMIT 5's directionality increases smoothly with higher frequencies, which results in a very balanced sonic character. In addition to this, the microphone's sound level decreases softly yet steadily for off-axis sounds, allowing these to be recorded neutrally as well as reducing the effects of movement during boom operation. The CMIT 5 also has a much stronger directionality than one might expect from a microphone of its length. If required, the CMIT 5 can also be used for music recordings, for example opera recordings.
The sound quality of the CMIT 5 remains consistent even if the microphone is rotated on its axis, since its directional pattern is the same in both the vertical and horizontal planes.
Three pushbutton-activated filters allow the microphone to adapt to the recording situation:
- High-frequency emphasis (+5 dB at 10 kHz) enhances speech intelligibility, and compensates for high-frequency loss caused by windscreens
- A steep low-cut filter (18 dB/oct. below 80 Hz) suppresses wind and boom noise
- A gentle low-frequency rolloff (6 dB/oct. below 300 Hz) compensates for proximity effect
Pairs of LEDs next to each pushbutton indicate the status of the filters. Even in darkness the user can read the settings and see that the microphone is operational. The settings are retained when the microphone is switched off.
The capsule and amplifier of the CMIT 5 U are built as a single unit, unlike microphones of the SCHOEPS ”Colette” series.
- Unusually low coloration of off-axis sound
- Suitable for music recording as well as dialogue
- Rotationally symmetrical polar pattern
- Even greater immunity to wind noise than a SCHOEPS supercardioid
- Very lightweight, robust all-metal housing
Rycote Super Softie
The Super-Softie® is a completely new approach to the slip-on windshield. Unlike conventional slip-on fur windshields, the Super-Softie® sports a unique aerodynamic shape with specially designed 3D-Tex® material. This introduces a new level of wind performance reduction with unparalleled durability, ease of maintenance and long-term reliability.
The shape & structure of the Super-Softie® improves upon standard slip-on windshield designs with an entirely new shape and structure. Superb wind attenuation performance along with improved attenuation with extreme low-frequencies and infrasonic frequencies protects captured audio where wind noise is at its greatest.
Rycote’s InVision Broadcast & Film products are designed for discreet, low-profile boom mounted use in broadcast environments where full basket wind-shielding is not required. Professional isolation utilizing Lyre suspension systems provide industry-leading shock and handling isolation for broadcast & film applications.