Is there any experience that we can’t record and share with our action cams? And yet even the most extraordinarily vivid films have often had sound that’s just a little bit …ordinary. Until now: With the launch of the MKE 2 elements from audio specialist Sennheiser, extreme sound recording takes a fearless leap forward. Thanks to its innovative windproof and waterproof design, the new microphone for GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, available starting 24 April, lets you capture incredible, high-quality sound even in the most demanding conditions. So no matter what you can imagine doing or filming, you can now share the true intensity of your adventures.
The Sennheiser MKE 2 elements is the first microphone to be GoPro-verified for seamless operation with the GoPro HERO4. And just like an ultra-rugged GoPro camera in its protective housing, the new mic has been specifically designed to be tough enough to go virtually anywhere, and easily withstand conditions such as water, wind and snow.
“GoPro cameras have set adventurers free to capture awesome footage that takes viewers right into the heat of the action. Yet, until now, compromises on audio quality have seemed inevitable when you’re pushing the limits. With the MKE 2 elements, we have finally shattered this barrier,” said Achim Gleissner, Commercial Manager for Broadcast & Media at Sennheiser. “Created around a professional-quality microphone design, this groundbreaking action cam mic sets the bar for sound quality higher – even in the toughest conditions. Its unique waterproof and shockproof construction even lets you capture audio underwater, with an innovative windshield design that keeps working wet or dry.”
The MKE 2 elements can take on virtually anything GoPro users throw at it – even activities like surfing, climbing or mountain biking. It is based on a professional Sennheiser miniature microphone design that has been enhanced to make it nearly immune to snow, water, ice, and wind, with an elastic suspension cutting out structure-borne noise. It comes with a robust dedicated back cover for the GoPro HERO4 that ensures seamless, easy operation and a rock-solid waterproof connection with the camera housing. Further proof from the elements is provided by a special foam windshield that, unlike a conventional foam or hairy shield, continues to reduce wind noise for clear sound even when it gets wet.
“Through our Developer Program we are very proud to be working with companies like Sennheiser to pursue a shared vision and create seamless user experiences between our products,” said Ted Simonides, Director, Developer Partnerships at GoPro. “The MKE 2 elements epitomises this spirit of innovation and lets GoPro users take their adventures even further.”
”Sennheiser is currently the only audio company that has obtained Works with GoPro verification, and the ground-breaking nature of the MKE 2 elements is a testament to the power of this collaborative and excellence-driven approach,” said Achim Gleissner. “In parallel to bringing the MKE 2 elements to the market, Sennheiser is working on solutions for HERO5 cameras and is excited to continue to collaborate with GoPro as their products evolve.”
The MKE 2 elements action mic for GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras will be available starting 24 April 2017. Get ready for your next adventure.
Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzj2EJvH44k&feature=youtu.be for audio samples.
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Vorm geven aan de sound van morgen en voor zijn klanten unieke klankervaringen tot stand brengen… Dat is het doel waarrond wereldwijd alle medewerkers en partners van Sennheiser zich verenigen. De onderneming is opgericht in 1945 en uitgegroeid tot een van ’s werelds toonaangevende producenten van koptelefoons, microfoons en draadloze zendersystemen. Met zijn 21 verkoopfilialen en partnerrelaties van vele jaren is de groep actief in ruim 50 landen. Daarnaast telt hij nog eens eigen productiefaciliteiten in Duitsland, Ierland, Roemenië en de VS. Sinds 2013 staat met Daniel Sennheiser en Dr. Andreas Sennheiser de derde generatie van de familie aan het hoofd van de onderneming. In 2017 genereerde de Sennheiser-groep een omzet van in totaal € 667,7 miljoen.