One of the most used and revered shotgun mics. Excellent for voiceovers, video dialogue, field recording, and even as a room mic for drums!
The 416 is our "go to" microphone for recording on screen dialogue for our videos due to it's excellent focus, isolation, and frequency response tailored for a clear and pronounced voice representation. We found aiming the 416 slightly lower than the speaker's mouth (more towards their chest) produces a full bodied and articulate dialogue recording, even when the mic is placed several feet away to remain out of the camera's line of sight.
In addition to on screen dialogue and voiceover recording, the 416 also makes for a fantastic room or mono overhead drum mic. Its super-cardioid polar pattern produces an incredibly tight and focused image of the kit and adds room "depth" without getting washy.
The venerable MKH 416 is a compact pressure-gradient microphone with short interference tube, highly immune to humidity due to its RF condenser design. Featuring high directivity, low self noise, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection, the MKH 416 can handle difficult exterior filming and reporting conditions without any difficulty. Supercardioid/lobe pattern, matte black finish, supplied with the MZW415 windscreen