At the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Audio-Technica introduced its BP40 Large-Diaphragm Broadcast Microphone for applications including radio, overdubs, post-production and podcasting. The BP40 will be available July 2015 with a U.S. estimated street price of $349.
Audio-Technica’s new BP40 Dynamic Broadcast Microphone with AT8484 shock-mount (available separately).
The mic’s hypercardioid polar pattern is said provide isolation of the desired sound source, and maximum off-axis rejection when working in close production environments.Its optimized capsule placement helps maintain a commanding vocal presence even at a distance, while the multistage windscreen provides superior internal pop filtering. It also includes a switchable 100Hz highpass filter to provide more pop protection.
The BP40’s large diaphragm features patented floating-edge construction that maximizes diaphragm surface area and optimizes overall diaphragm performance, while the humbucking voice coil prevents electromagnetic interference (EMI) (e.g.,,from video monitors, AC power, etc.). The mic’s design, inspired by the visual representation of a waveform, features rugged, all-metal construction for dependable use in professional broadcast environments.
The BP40 comes standard with the AT8483 mounting clamp, and for additional protection from noise, shock and vibration, the optional AT8484 shock-mount is available separately. The optional AT8484 shock-mount will also be available July 2015 with a U.S. estimated street price of $99.