The compact shotgun microphone has an integrated eight-step volume control knob to adjust the audio level of the headphone input.
Sennheiser has launched the new MKE 400 – a compact shotgun microphone. Designed for vloggers, videographers, or anyone with a camera that needs better audio than the onboard microphone, the MKE 400 is a directional shotgun microphone with a super-cardioid polar pattern. A super-cardioid microphone rejects audio from the rear or the sides, making it suitable for interviews and talking heads in noisy environments.
The MKE 400’s shock-mounted capsule minimises handling noise and comes with both cables as well as a windshield. The microphone’s low-cut filter also does its part in removing problematic low frequencies.
It carries over the three-step sensitivity switch to adjust the audio level input. It also has a low-cut filter and a 3.5mm (1/8”) input to monitor the audio via headphones. The MKE 400 also has an integrated eight-step volume control knob to adjust the audio level of the headphone input.
Included in the box are 3.5mm TRS and TRRS locking cables to pair with DSLR/M cameras or mobile devices. The mic’s cold-shoe mount with ¼-20 thread allows for universal mounting atop of cameras, gimbals or even at the end of a boom pole.
Kai Lange, Senior Product Manager at Sennheiser, said: “Much has been said about the importance of good audio for video. Now, the new MKE 400 lets users experience how vastly it improves in-camera audio, lifting storytelling to the next level and wowing audiences. We’re replacing the well-known and much loved MKE 400 with this new model, and even die-hard fans will agree that the latest version surpasses the original in many ways. The new MKE 400 now also features a headphone monitoring output with volume control, has a rugged internal shock-mount, clever internal windscreen and automatic on/off function, plus it comes with ample accessories included.”