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IBC 2015: TC Electronic updates, Roland M-5000C and SIX Røde launches from HHB Communications

Another bumper year at stand 8.D56

HHB Communications’ IBC stand played host to the world launch of six new products from Røde Microphones, including new mics, a digital interface, two boom poles and a new wireless audio package.

Chief among the launches were two new additions to its VideoMic family of on-camera microphones, the VideoMicro and VideoMic Me.

Measuring 80mm long, the VideoMicro is a small, lightweight, directional on-camera microphone designed for use on compact cameras. Designed to reduce distracting peripheral sounds and focusses on the audio in front of the camera, it features more forgiving pick-up than Røde’s other on-camera microphones, making it suitable for recording indoors.

The VideoMic Me (pictured) is a high-quality directional microphone designed for Apple iPhone and iPad. Featuring a TRRS connector and adjustable mount, it is also equipped with a headphone jack located at its rear to allow for monitoring and playback without removing the mic.

Also new from the Australian manufacturer and software developer were the i-XLR, a digital XLR interface for Apple iOS devices; an updated version of the Røde Rec app; the Newsshooter Kit, an addition to its RØDELink range of digital wireless systems which includes a camera-mounted transmitter and new XLR transmitter (TX-XLR); and two new carbon-fibre boompoles.

In addition to the Røde announcements, stand 8.D56 welcomed for the first time – as revealed by PSNEurope last month – the Roland OHRCA M-5000C, a compact, ~30″ version of its M-5000 digital mixing console (see IBC 2015: M-5000C, new compact Roland mixer, to get first European showing for more info on the M-5000C).

TC Electronic also chose the HHB Communications booth as the venue for its announcement of updates for the Clarity X monitoring system and Loudness Pilot loudness normalisation controller.