09.04.08

Phantom Mic rider upgrades

AUTHOR: Inavate

Sabine has expanded the Phantom Mic Rider Series with the introduction of the Phantom Mic Rider Pro. Two new models expand the applications and improve dynamic range and control of all the Phantom’s functions.

The two new models are phantom-powered, inline signal processors that plug directly into handheld or gooseneck microphones. These new versions have a lower power budget, which allows them to work with a broader range of mixers.
The Series 3 Phantom Mic Rider Pro has just one function – the integrated Infrared Gate. This simply turns the microphone on and off depending on the presence of a person in front of the mic.
The Series 2 Phantom Mic Rider Pro includes the IR Gate, as well as Automatic Gain Control (AGC), and a Plosive and Proximity Control. These signal processors are designed to make the mic much more forgiving across a broad range of users. The AGC compensates for the user with a meek voice, as well as those booming presenters – in each case output gain remains manageable. And as users get closer to the mic, the Proximity Effect Control reduces excess bass sound and maintains flat frequency response at all distances from the mic, while the Plosive Control reduces the loud pops and bursts from certain consonant sounds in speech.