Sennheiser's short shotguns have been fixtures on location and soundstages worldwide for decades, and they know a thing or two about production audio. The Sennheiser MKE 600 is a versatile supercardioid short shotgun mic that lets you boom or camera mount, as the shot dictates. Get into tight spaces on the set, and if a shot (or an entire production) calls for a camera-mounted mic, you can still capture the same world-class audio with the Sennheiser MKE 600.
A welcome audio upgrade from built-in camera mics
With a frequency response emphasized for speech, the MKE 600 is production ready without the need to tamper with external EQ and cleanup. Sennheiser incorporated a base 40Hz low-cut filter that can be toggled to 100Hz to ensure vocal intelligibility. Combined with the MKE 600’s windscreen, which attenuates unwanted noise by up to 25dB, your takes will no longer be ruined by intrusive low rumbles.
Perfect for camera mounting as well as booming
Due to its short size, the Sennheiser MKE 600 has the agility to get into tight production spaces and capture first-class pro audio. Boomed or camera mounted, the MKE 600 will become your versatile go-to production mic.
Off-axis sound is attenuated without colorations
The KE 600 effectively attenuates off-axis sound without coloring your audio. Even after the director calls "Action," production sets are noisy affairs — especially on location. Unless you're Spielberg and can suspend air traffic for a shot, as a production mixer, you've got a fair amount of ambient environmental noise to contend with. The supercardioid/lobar polar pattern found in Sennheiser’s MKE 600 will capture a focused signal from even the most unpredictable environments. This shotgun mic is more than worthy of its praise. Once you record with the MKE 600, you'll have a new best friend on set.
Exceptionally low inherent self-noise gives you crystal-clear production audio
Ultra clean dialog — that's what you'll get with the Sennheiser MKE 600. Sennheiser short shotguns are an industry standard for a reason — and they just keep getting better! The MKE 600 serves up crystal-clear dialog, sound effects, ADR, Foley — whatever you're capturing, you couldn't make a better short shotgun mic choice than the MKE 600.
Battery or phantom power allows for ultimate portability
One thing that makes the MKE 600 so appealing is its standardized 3-pin XLR output compatibility, making the microphone ultra-portable for any scenario. Connect to nearly any handheld recorder, camcorder, field recorder, or cinematic camera with ease. Even if your device doesn’t provide phantom power, Sennheiser’s MKE 600 lasts up to 150 hours battery powered — only one AA battery needed — and it has a dedicated on/off switch to avoid drainage.
Sennheiser MKE 600 Supercardioid Short Shotgun Mic Features:
- Pronounced directivity
- Maximal rejection of side noise
- Switchable low-cut filter minimizes wind noise
- Battery switch with "Low Batt" indicator
- Rugged all-metal housing
- Very good suppression of structure-borne noise
- Supplied with foam windshield and shock mount
- Requires +48V phantom power or battery power