Saramonic SoundBird V1 is a professional shotgun microphone, which provides high quality sound and advanced functionality with the included accessories. An interesting solution for filmmakers, sound operators and vlogers.
The advantages of the microphone
The microphone has a super-cardioid, directional transducer that allows you to capture sounds clearly in front of the microphone from a greater distance, while rejecting unwanted sound from the side and back. The all brass construction is incredibly durable and helps reduce radio frequency interference. The XLR output is gold plated for corrosion resistance and best possible signal transfer. The 272 mm length is ideal for mounting on a professional camera or for use on Boom Pole and racks.
Match your image with excellent sound
You will always know what settings are used in your versatile SoundBird V1, because the built-in buttons are illuminated. The first button activates a high-pass filter that removes unwanted low-frequency sounds such as HVAC rumble, footsteps and street noise. The second button activates the pad with a value of -10dB, which allows the capture of louder sounds without distortion. The third button is On/Off, which controls the internal AA battery. When SoundBird V1 is powered by external phantom power, the On/Off button lights up green. When powered by the internal AA battery, the ON/OFF button lights up blue. When the battery is discharged, the On / Off button lights up red. The microphone also remembers the button settings when you turn it off and on.
Necessary accessories included
The box contains several useful accessories, such as an adjustable premium cushioning mount that allows you to attach the SoundBird V1 to the camera foot or to the boom and stand. The shock absorber eliminates vibration and noise during handling. A foam cover is also included, which dissipates the noise of rushing air when used indoors and a gentle breeze when used outdoors. A 61 cm XLR cable is also included, which is ideal for camera mounting.
– Microphone type: condenser
– Polar pattern: super-cardioid
– The frequency range: 50 Hz to 20 kHz
– Affection: -32 ± 3dB (0dB-1V / Pa, at 1kHz)
– Signal-to-noise ratio: 80 dB SPL
– Maximum SPL: 132dB
– High pass filter: 200 Hz
– Po: -10dB
– Power supply requirements: Phantom power supply 48 V or 1 x AA battery
– Operating temperature: from -5 ° C to 50 ° C
– Output connection: 3-pin XLR, symmetrical output between pin 2 (+), pin 3 (-) and pin 1 (ground)
– Diameter: 20 mm
– Length: 272 mm
– Weight: 195 g
– SoundBird V1 microphone
– male to female cable XLR
– foam casing
– bracket SR-SMC2
– 4 x spare fixing clamps