My favorite audio company RØDE Microphones has announced an upgrade to its number one selling microphone, and probably one of the most popular mics around, the VideoMic Pro. The current version was released in 2010, and quickly caught on and can be found in nearly every DSLR video shooter’s pack.

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This upgrade to the VideoMic Pro  will feature the acclaimed Rycote Lyre suspension system, along with an upgraded microphone capsule, improving both the physical characteristics and audio performance of the microphone.

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Already implemented on the VideoMic and VideoMic GO, the Rycote Lyre suspension system is widely regarded as the best microphone shock mounting solution available. Featuring a suspension structure composed of a hard-wearing thermoplastic, it is far more effective at minimising unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than traditional elastic suspensions. Virtually indestructible, the Rycote Lyre will never sag, snap, wear out or require rethreading to maintain its effectiveness.

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Completing the upgrade is an all-new microphone capsule, giving the 2015 VideoMic Pro even higher sensitivity and lower self-noise, ensuring crystal clear audio capture over a wider dynamic range. The new VideoMic Pro will cost $249, up slightly from the previous version which sold for $229.