SCHOEPS MK 22
October 2008—Schoeps (www.schoeps.de) expands its renowned Colette Series of modular condenser mics with the “open-cardioid” MK 22 capsule. Combining the directional effect of its MK 4 cardioid with the sonic character of the MK 21 wide cardioid, the new MK 22 is ideal as a spot or soloist mic. For “quasi-ORTF” stereo recording, the optional STC 22 mounting bar keeps two MK capsules splayed 110 degrees outward at the recommended 21cm spacing. Both the MK 22 ($875) and its CCM 22 ($2,129 complete) counterpart in the Schoeps compact condenser microphone series are now shipping.
SCHOEPS CMXY 4VG
February 2007—In Schoeps’ CMXY 4Vg ($4,295), the angle between the axes of the two built-in cardioid CCM 4V condenser capsules (with lateral pickup patterns) can be adjusted continuously between 0 and 180 degrees without affecting the main stereo axis for precise imaging in an X/Y configuration. The capsules rotate equally and in opposite directions via gear arrangement in the microphone’s base. Response is 40 to 20k Hz, with max SPL of 132 dB. The CMXY 4Vg is powered by 12- or 48V phantom power and terminates with a 5-pin XLR-M connector. The package includes Schoeps’ AK SU/2U adapter cable (5-pin female XLR to two 3-pin male XLRs).
SCHOEPS KFM 6
February 2007—The spherical design and matte-gray surface finish of Schoeps’ KFM 6 ($6,699) resembles a binaural dummy head and follows similar principles. The KFM 6 records at a fixed angle of 90 degrees and is designed to yield a natural impression of space, depth and image. Two pressure transducers are mounted flush on the surface of the 20cm diameter sphere, acting as an acoustic baffle. The KFM 6’s directionality is essentially constant throughout the audio frequency range, which is 18 to 16k Hz. The KFM 6’s sensitivity is rated at 100 mV/Pa, its signal-to-noise ratio is 77 dBA and it handles 123dB SPL. It accepts 12- or 48V phantom power, ships with a suspension mount, a KG ball-and-socket joint for stand-mounting, a “Y” adapter cable, 5-pin XLR stereo cables and a wooden case.
SCHOEPS KFM 360
February 2007—The Schoeps KFM 360 ($5,550) is an 18cm spherical microphone with two CCM 8L figure-8 capsules that record at an angle of 120 degrees for close-miking applications. It also ships with a “Y” adapter cable and mounting accessories, and can be adapted for surround applications with the company’s DSP-4 KFM 360 ($6,305) processor, which has built-in AD/DA converters.
SCHOEPS MSTC 64G
February 2007—Schoeps’ MSTC 64g ($2,879) is designed for near-coincident ORTF miking. It has a T-shaped body with two built-in mic amplifiers and a matched pair of MK 4 cardioid capsules from the company’s Colette Modular System, mounted 17 cm apart at an angle of 110 degrees. The MSTC 64g is powered by 12- or 48V phantom power, its frequency range is 40 to 20k Hz, sensitivity is rated at 13 mV/Pa, signal-to-noise ratio is 78 dBA and max SPL handling is 132 dB. The MSTC 64g terminates in a 5-pin XLR male connector.
SCHOEPS MDMS U
November 2006—Schoeps’ MDMS U passive matrix box for double M/S recording can create a direct LCRS or 5 surround output using only three mics.
Schoeps first shotgun was a hit.
SCHOEPS CMIT 5U
November 2005—Possibly the most awaited mic of all time, Schoeps finally unveiled its first shotgun, the CMIT 5U, which features a featherweight (3.125 ounce) design and blue-anodized housing.
SCHOEPS WSR-DMS FOR DOUBLE M/S
October 2003—The WSR-DMS is a special, compact shockmount and
windshielding system for “Double M/S” 5.0 surround
recording with two CCM 4VL and one CCM 8L Schoeps mics. The Double M/S
technique allows flexible processing of the stereo image width and
post-production adjustment. The shockmount includes a cable set adapter
for the three mics to a 7-pin XLR-M. Optional is the DMS-Splitter box
that simplifies connecting to M/S preamps and mixers and the Windjammer
SCHOEPS CMC6 xt
April 2003—The CMC6 xt is the latest addition to Schoeps’ Colette
Modular Microphone System. When it is combined with one of the
company’s axial address capsules, such as the MK4 or MK41, the user can
benefit from an extended frequency range from 20 Hz to beyond 40 kHz.
Other specs: 12-volt/48V phantom powering and 25/35-ohm output
impedance, allowing cable lengths of up to 500 meters. Pro Net price:
$550. TO READ THE REVIEW, CLICK HERE.
SCHOEPS U.S. EDITION MIC SETS
October 2002—Redding Audio, in cooperation with Schalltechnik
Schoeps GmbH, is pleased to introduce a new series of U.S. Edition
Microphone Sets. Available only in the U.S. through authorized Schoeps
dealers, the sets comprise the company’s most popular amp/capsule
combinations with accessories in a custom wooden case—at
additional cost savings to customers. The initial offering includes
four single microphone sets. These sets include a CMC6 amplifier with
capsule, an SG20 stand clamp and B5 foam popscreen.
SCHOEPS M 222 DC
July 2001—The M 222 DC Tube Microphone and power supply ($1,885 for body/power, plus one or more capsules from $570 to $1,400 each) from Schoeps offers 20 capsules in all, beginning with its MK4 classic cardioid version up to the $1,400 MK6 3-Pattern Capsule with omni, cardioid and figure-8 patterns. The M 222 DC’s model number was named as a continuation of the company’s M 221 B tube mic, with improved specs and performance, including the ability to use any of the company’s Colette Series capsules. The M 222’s power supply has a “tube direct” switch setting to eliminate all semiconductors from the signal path, and a “harmonics” switch to alter the tube’s performance and emphasize more of the typical tube sound.
SCHOEPS POLARFLEX MIC SYSTEM
May 2001—Schoeps is shipping its Polarflex Microphone System,
which combines a DSP processor paired with two omni and two figure-8
(or four cardioid) capsules to emulate the sound of nearly any
microphone. Polarflex can be used conventionally—like any stereo
mic—or the signals from the four capsules can be recorded
separately and combined after the recording, with processing handled in
the analog or digital domain, giving the user full control over
reverberant ambience, directional characteristics and tonal
SCHOEPS MK 41 V AND CCM 41 VG
October 2000—The MK 41 V and CCM 41 VG are side-address versions
of the popular MK supercardioid capsule and CCM compact microphone.
Frequency response is 50-20k Hz @ 2 dB. The MK 41 V is $1,165; the CCM
41 VG is $1,960.