For the last few years we have been searching for an inexpensive wind protection system. While we have featured the professional Sennheiser set-up in the DVeStore, the price point was out of reach for many of us. We just couldn’t justify spending $800+ on a serious package. Alas, RODE has developed a solution for us mere mortals to be proud of owning – the all new RODE Blimp.
We’re excited to bring professional quality wind protection to you for under $300! It’s an amazing value – no more ruined audio due to a bellowing gust. We’ve all heard it – that rumbling that is just so distracting and impossible to fix in post. Don’t be caught without a blimp on your next shotgun shoot outdoors! Not at this price – think about having to redo a scene over bad audio. This is the problem solver!
The RØDE Blimp is a complete windshield and shock mounting accessory for the NTG-1, NTG-2 and NTG-3 microphones, as well as any third party shotgun microphone up to 325mm in length.
- Greatly reduces handling and wind noise
- Accommodates most shotgun microphones up to 325mm (12 ¾”) in length
- Adjustable dual hoop suspension system
- Dead Wombat windshield and tail cable included
As said in the press release by Rode…
“The new RØDE Blimp is a complete windshield and shock mounting accessory, designed to accommodate the RØDE NTG-1, NTG-2 and NTG-3 shotgun microphones in addition to the NT4 stereo microphone and most third party shotgun microphones up to 325mm (12 ¾”) in length.
“During the design of the RØDE Blimp we continually focussed on adding tangible performance benefits for the user.” explained the RØDE Blimp’s Lead Industrial Designer, Matthew Hall. “None of the features unique to the Blimp were incorporated without careful analysis and consideration for their purpose. We took great care to ensure all elements worked cohesively and were integrated into the overall design in a manner to provide the best possible windshield product on the market today.”
The Blimp’s main housing is based on a 10 frequency geodesic dome, with a triangular cross-section that allows the part to be injection-moulded in one piece. This geometry creates a high open-area ratio that greatly improves the acoustic transparency over existing solutions, yet an unparalleled level of robustness and physical protection for the microphone. The end-domes can be easily removed by twisting off, allowing easy access to the microphone. An oversize thread allows easy and intuitive re-attachment of the domes, avoiding clip systems that are difficult to use and vulnerable to breaking.
A high quality ‘Dead Wombat’ synthetic fur cover and brush is supplied for additional wind protection in extreme environments.”
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Availability: Usually ships same/next day