IF YOU EVER HAD any doubts about how seriously the big guns are taking the surging audio market then the news that JOBY has launched a completely new family of profocused products, including shotgun, lav and wireless mics, should serve to make the point. There are five new eye-catching additions to the Wavo line-up, and the target is very much the professional user.

Led by all-new flagships the Wavo PRO and Wavo AIR, there are now audio products priced from £43.95-£257.95, with the top-of-the-range models being loaded with high-end professional features that are designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding of operators.  ❚ joby.com

Wavo PRO | £257.95

THE ALL-NEW WAVO PRO is an innovative shotgun microphone that’s built for storytellers, filmmakers and expert creators on the go. This premium mic is equipped with an intelligent hybrid
analogue/digital system to power onboard active noise reduction and it also comes with a sound management app and an integrated second 3.5mm mic input.

Designed to pair with the latest in mirrorless camera hardware to deliver broadcast-standard audio, the Wavo PRO’s impressive line-up of features include:

❚ An active noise reduction (ANR) system that leverages enhanced onboard Rycote technology to process and clear sounds made from on-the-go creation.

❚ A simple dedicated digital sound management app for iOS and Android, that connects via Bluetooth to the Wavo PRO to provide creators with real-time and remote visual monitoring of sound input, independent dual-mode EQ and customised, shareable sound set-ups.

❚ LEDs front and back to provide real-time monitoring, no matter the orientation.

❚ Seamless secondary mic input for easy interviews or dual channel recording.

❚ Onboard -10db safe track for mono or dual channel recording.

❚ Auto power mode to switch the mic on/off automatically with the camera.

❚ Two audio outputs are offered: analogue
3.5mm TRS output to connect to the camera and digital USB-C output to smartphone or computer.

Wavo PRO DS | £228.95 – AVAILABLE FROM MARCH 4, 2022

THE MID-RANGE WAVO PRO DS shotgun microphone shares most of the pro-grade components of the flagship Wavo PRO, but delivers a more streamlined user experience. The full line-up of Wavo PRO DS features includes:

❚ A plug-and-play, simple user interface with a few key controls for audio content creation.

❚ A high-pass filter that cleans sound from unwanted low frequencies in real-time.

❚ An onboard safe track for mono or dual channel recording.

❚ Integrated LEDs to indicate battery and audio levels.

❚ An analogue 3.5mm TRS output to connect the mic to the camera and digital USB-C output to smartphone or computer.

Wavo AIR | £214.95

THE WAVO AIR IS an ‘instant-pairing’ wireless microphone kit aimed at creatives who are looking to explore what vlogging has to offer. Perfect for delivering tight, broadcast-quality sound, even at a distance, the Wavo AIR’s high-quality  audio  is  only  outdone  by  its incredible  modularity,  and  it  is

designed to pair easily with a variety of custom accessories, and to be placed in any environment, immediately ready for action. The Wavo AIR Kit comes with double

transmitters as standard plus two lavalier mics and cable adapters for both cameras and phones. Creatives can pair their wireless mics with audio enhancement accessories, including stability and support mounts or even additional lav mics and transmitters. Wavo AIR features include:

❚ High-quality, 2.4 GHz wireless audio capture technology in a lightweight, pocketable form factor.

❚ Hands-free audio capture with lav mics, including a unique JOBY-designed mounting system that goes from magnetic mount lanyard, belt clip or cold shoe mount through to GorillaPod leg clip or other options if required.

❚ The AIR is compatible out-of-the-box with smartphones and cameras using TRS and TRRS cables, and comes with two transmitters for interview situations.

❚ Long-range wireless capture lets you exit close-up shots and still record up to 50m away. Mics can even be placed in distant locations to record specific audio far from the camera.

Wavo POD | £85.95

THE WAVO POD IS JOBY’s large-diaphragm, USB condenser microphone for audio streamers. Prefect for the everyday podcaster, the Wavo POD features the versatility of both cardioid and omnidirectional pickup patterns with 24bit/48kHz hi-res sampling rates. Features includes:

❚ A zero-latency headphone 3.5mm jack, along with a volume and gain knob with one-click integrated mute functionality.

❚ An included JOBY-designed pop filter accessory to remove voice plosives, plus a desk stand. A secondary filter is also available as a separate purchase to shield the back side of the mic to enable multiple or simultaneous recording angles.

❚ Industry-standard USB Type-C connection for seamless, plugand-play use with laptops, tablets and smartphones.

❚ Two ¼-20 mounts on either side of the mic stand to attach accessories and to enable the mic to be positioned using a
GorillaPod or boom arm.

❚ The Wavo POD is equipped with a detachable base and U bracket, native ⅜” female screw and included ⅜” to ⅝” adapter, to easily connect to any boom arm.

Wavo LAV PRO | £68.95

JOBY’S FIRST PRO-GRADE lavaliere mic is designed to deliver big sound from a small footprint. The Wavo Lav PRO introduces a high-quality lavaliere microphone with discreet capsule dimensions and professional quality sound.

While all its functions are purpose-built to work in harmony with the Wavo PRO and other JOBY audio gear, other key features include:

❚ A pro-grade capsule and included foam windscreen to create warm and true tone audio while removing vocal plosives.

❚ A 2.5m long, high-quality cable made from soft materials, which connects to the Wavo Lav PRO for the ultimate interview setup that minimises transferring vibrations.

❚ The small footprint of the Wavo Lav PRO makes it easy to conceal the mic while a durable aluminium mounting clip keeps it locked into position.

❚ A 3.5mm TRS connector pairs perfectly with the Wavo PRO and standard camera attachments.

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