RODE and HHB host world premiere of NTG-8 long shotgun microphone

IBC 2011 saw the launch of RØDE’s new NTG-8 broadcast-grade Long Shotgun Microphone.

Receiving its debut at the event with HHB Communications, the NTG-8 is designed to provide optimum directionality across the entire frequency range, while offering enhanced LF response. It has been optimised for recording audio for film, television, sports and outdoor broadcasting.

The NTG-8 also embodies a number of the features evident in the NTG-3, including low self-noise, natural sound without colouration both on and off axis, and RF bias technology.

Designed and manufactured in Sydney, Australia, the NTG-8 offers a super-cardioid polar pattern and a 40Hz-20kHz frequency response in a 559mm x 19mm body that weighs 345g. It requires 48V Phantom Power and features a 3 pin XLR balanced output and a Max SPL of 127dB (A-weighted).

HHB’s director of sales Martin O’Donnell, said, “The addition of the new NTG-8 bolsters our product portfolio for outside broadcast and location sound recording by enabling us to offer a premium, broadcast-grade long shotgun microphone with a diverse range of applications that is backed by RØDE’s engineering and innovative product design. Like all of RØDE’s products, the NTG-8 offers a robust feature set and performance for a price that its competitors will find difficult to match.”