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Schoeps MiniCMIT

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Yes, the mount is specifically intended for foam-only indoor use. It is possible to make everything very small, light and compact for that reason. The entire mic and mount envelope is about 80x85x170mm - a bit less than 3.5" x 6.5". For work on confined sets, low ceilings etc it is very neat and agile.

For windier locations you cannot avoid having to have something fatter. The relationship of windshield perimeter to capsule distance governing wind noise reduction is one of those irritating facts of physics that cannot be ignored..

Chris Woolf

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A 19mm version of clamp for 4017C, MKH 8060 & CS1 users is coming too as an InVision (interior mount), followed by shorter versions of the clamp for fitting into the Cyclone (or Modular). The windshield versions of the clamps are shorter so the centre line of the mic sits within the Lyre. Cheers..

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Thank you Chris and Simon for all the updated info, and looking forward to seeing the shortened version for Cyclone

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This will fit in the Piannissimo Cinela mount nicely it seems.   I've actually been using my CMIT in the Piannissimo but it's a little silly really, although works fine. 

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The MiniCMIT will fit into the Cyclone, Small & a new MiniCMIT Modular kit we've got coming too - same size as the WS1, just over 300g excluding the mic.

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Thanks for the new images Simon.  For the Cyclone, will the recommendation be to use the lyres as pictured, blocking a few holes on the mic, or will the single point InVision mount be adapted for Cyclone?  

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Not to hijack the thread but I'm curious how the new mount will work with the dpa4017b. 

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On 21 November 2016 at 4:41 PM, WinstonC said:

Thanks for the new images Simon.  For the Cyclone, will the recommendation be to use the lyres as pictured, blocking a few holes on the mic, or will the single point InVision mount be adapted for Cyclone?  

For the moment yes. The new clamp & lever parts will arrive early in 2017

On 22 November 2016 at 8:35 PM, Glen Deakin said:

Not to hijack the thread but I'm curious how the new mount will work with the dpa4017b. 

The difference is the rear clamp/lever, as the DPA 4017b or c are 19mm rather than 21mm for the Schoeps. The 4017 version will also work well with the 4018, 8060 & CS-1.

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If you're going to use the MiniCMIT with a Softie, the 12cm Classic-Softie (19/22) & the INV-7 HG MkIII goes well with it. The mount needs to clip partially onto regular XLR, rather than a short version.

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I found the 12cm softie to be just a tiny bit too large.  I ordered the 10cm Rycote softie and it fits perfectly.  The 12cm is listed for the CMIT 5U, but the short body length of the mini makes it a less optimal fit.

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I tested the miniCMIT against my MKH 50 two days ago.  I had to use much more gain on my Nomad 10 for the CMIT than the 50.  I was sitting around +18 for the 50 and up to +25 for the CMIT (circle dolly wide shot, had much more headroom than I'd like).  That was high enough gain to start getting slightly noticeable thermal noise.  The people talking weren't exactly great at projecting their voices, but the room sounded good enough to carry the signal.

The noise was likely more noticeable in the CMIT due to the pick up pattern.  My 50 was picking up much more of the office AC noise that the CMIT was rejecting.  It was minimal enough to not effect the tone when mixing between the two, but definitely noticeable when soloing back and forth.

I really love the low profile nature of the mic and, of course, it sounds amazing (tiny noise floor issue notwithstanding, also something I've noticed with other hypers).

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On 11/16/2016 at 11:59 AM, Simon Davies said:

A 19mm version of clamp for 4017C, MKH 8060 & CS1 users is coming too as an InVision (interior mount), followed by shorter versions of the clamp for fitting into the Cyclone (or Modular). The windshield versions of the clamps are shorter so the centre line of the mic sits within the Lyre. Cheers..

Hey Simon - 

Just curious if there is an ETA on this - I would love one of these mounts for my 4017C - it would solve several issues..

-Mike

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On 4 January 2017 at 4:10 AM, Mobilemike said:

Hey Simon - 

Just curious if there is an ETA on this - I would love one of these mounts for my 4017C - it would solve several issues..

-Mike

Hi Mike,

We're just waiting for the parts to arrive, so we should be shipping by the end of January. PM at simon@rycote.com and I'll let you know once they're heading out the door.

Cheers, Simon

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Is the minicmit prone to noise due to humidity problems like some other Schoeps mics? I'm planning to shoot in the Amazonas.

Thanks for the info.

Pat

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