Common name: Audio Technica BP3600
Production Status: In production
The BP3600 is an immersive audio microphone for sporting events, movie sets, concerts and festivals. It can be integrated easily as an audio channel bed into immersive audio codecs like MPEG-H 3D Audio without further processing. The BP3600 consists of eight 3.5″ (8.8 cm) long microphone assemblies that extend to form a cube, the capsules equidistant from the center and separated from one another by 15 cm. Each microphone assembly is equipped with a 12 mm hypercardioid capsule for consistent, focused pickup, producing ideally separated, discrete signals to each channel. The small diaphragm capsules keep the entire unit small and lightweight, enabling quick setup and inconspicuous use for video broadcasts. The main unit’s TA3F microphone connectors are outfitted with colour-coded and numbered channel indicator rings for easy reference and come with water protection caps to guard against rain. At the end of the BP3600’s grip is a 16-pin LEMO output connector to which the included 16.4′ (5 m) LEMO-to-XLRM (x 8) breakout cable can be attached to route the eight channels to a mixing console or audio interface. A safety ring provides additional security when suspending the microphone above spectators in grandstands, stadiums or auditoriums. The BP3600 comes with eight AT8172 windscreens and a microphone isolation stand clamp with 5/8″-27 to 3/8″-16 threaded adapter. Additional accessories, including Rycote BBG Windshields for increased noise protection and Rycote BBG Windjammer synthetic fur covers to attenuate extreme wind noise, are available separately. The microphone disassembles quickly and packs away in the included carrying case for convenient storage, transport and protection.