Known as our “shotgun killer,” The KLOVER MiK 09 is a versatile microphone perfect for videographers. With a range of over 30 feet, it offers superior directionality compared to traditional shotgun microphones. It is compatible with omnidirectional lapel mics and offers built-in protection and a durable design.
Presenting classes online is becoming more common every year. Streaming video of the instructor is quite easy, and using a wireless mic provides great audio from the instructor. If desired, it is rather straightforward to add a second camera to capture video of the students. The challenge, however, is to capture audio of student questions and interactions.
Comments from more than 20 students were captured with four 9-inch parabolic microphones mounted in a 20-foot x 40-foot classroom (as shown below). The audio was more than adequate. Another university placed a 9-inch parabolic (along with a GoPro camera) in each classroom to stream the professor for students watching from home.
Interviews can be conducted without notice because there is no need to place a mic on the subject. Depending on the ambient noise level, the audio will be very similar to a lapel mic on the subject from up to 6 or 8 feet.
An unexpected benefit of using the KM-09 is that the audio signal drops off much less when your subject turns their head to the side, as compared to using a lapel mic.
The directionality of the KM-09 dramatically reduces the amount of ambient or crowd noise captured. This allows your subject to stand out from the background noise. At the same time, the pickup is large enough that more than one subject can be captured with equal levels. You don’t need to worry about the subject speaking while the interviewer has pulled back the mic.A group of 27-panel members was captured, with four KLOVER MiK 09 units hung from the ceiling grid.
The small parabolic also makes an excellent backup for wireless mics when mounted above the news desk.
Our 9-inch parabolic microphones have been used by bird watchers around the world. They have also been used to record land animals at zoos and in the wild (even Big Foot!).
A number of customers use our small parabolic microphone for man-on-the-street type interviews.
The interview can be conducted spontaneously, without having to place a mic on the subject(s). At distances less than 6 to 8 feet (depending on the level of ambient noise) the audio will be very similar to a lapel mic on the subject. And if your subject turns their head to the side, the drop off is much less than with a lapel mic.
The directionality of the KM-09 greatly reduces the amount of ambient, or crowd noise that is captured. This allows your subject to stand out from the background noise. At the same time, the pickup is large enough that more than one subject can be captured with equal levels. You don’t need to worry about the subject speaking while the interviewer has pulled back the mic.
The range and focus of the KLOVER MiK can provide audio to supplement surveillance video. This audio can provide valuable insight into suspicious activity.
The KLOVER MiK 09 has been used for various sports, including the March Madness tournament and the NBA playoffs. According to audio engineer Dave Grundtvig, “the combination of the 9-inch parab and where it’s placed on the backboard perfectly mimics the three-point circle on the court.”
Audio engineer Steve Koubridis used the KM-09 for major league soccer and said, “You may notice a shotgun on top of the lens (photo on the right). I had to do the A – B comparison. Well, no comparison at all. I’ll take it (the 9-inch parabolic).”
The focused pickup pattern of the KLOVER MiK allows the high-frequency sounds of air leaks to be easily detected and located.
The focused pickup pattern of the KLOVER MiK allows noises from specific points on equipment to be monitored and analyzed. Brakes are just one example of noises that are easily captured.