Schoeps MiniCMIT

Offers the characteristics of a CMIT in more compact form
Phantom Powering with P12 and P48
low current draw
Fixed 4th order low-cut filter at 70 Hz

The shotgun microphone MiniCMIT offers the characteristics of a CMIT 5 in more compact form. The MiniCMIT, CMIT 5 and SuperCMIT (ch2) have identical frequency response curves. Furthermore, the MiniCMIT and CMIT 5 have circuitry with similar characteristics, such that the microphones can be interchanged without altering the sound.

Length 151 mm
Diameter 21 mm
Weight 78 g
Low cut filter fixed, 70 Hz, 24 dB/oct.
Electrical properties Powering standard / Valid range P48 / >24 V, P12 / >11 V
Current consumption 2.3 mA (P48)
Sensitivity 16.5 mV/Pa
Max. SPL (1 kHz, THD <0.5%) 130 dB (P48), 115 dB (P12)
Output impedance / Maximum cable length 100 Ω / >100 m
Equivalent noise 14 dB-A / 24 dB-CCIR (P48)
Output format XLR-3M, analog, 1 channel

Shotgun Microphone CMIT 5 U

The CMIT 5 is SCHOEPS' shotgun microphone which has set a new standard for shotgun microphones since its release. The CMIT 5's directionality increases smoothly with higher frequencies, which results in a very balanced sonic character. In addition to this, the microphone's sound level decreases softly yet steadily for off-axis sounds, allowing these to be recorded neutrally as well as reducing the effects of movement during boom operation. The CMIT 5 also has a much stronger directionality than one might expect from a microphone of its length. If required, the CMIT 5 can also be used for music recordings, for example opera recordings.

  • unusually low coloration of off-axis sound
  • suitable for music recording as well as dialogue
  • rotationally symmetrical polar pattern
  • even greater immunity to wind noise than a SCHOEPS supercardoid
  • very lightweight, robust all-metal housing


The sound quality of the CMIT 5 remains consistent even if the microphone is rotated on its axis, since its directional pattern is the same in both the vertical and horizontal planes.

Three pushbutton-activated filters allow the microphone to adapt to the recording situation:

  • High-frequency emphasis (+ 5 dB at 10 kHz) enhances speech intelligibility, and compensates for high-frequency loss caused by windscreens;
  • A steep low-cut filter (18 dB/oct. below 80 Hz) suppresses wind and boom noise;
  • A gentle low-frequency rolloff (6 dB/oct. below 300 Hz) compensates for proximity effect.

Pairs of LEDs next to each pushbutton indicate the status of the filters. Even in darkness the user can read the settings and see that the microphone is operational. The settings are retained when the microphone is switched off.The capsule and amplifier of the CMIT 5 U are built as a single unit, unlike microphones of the SCHOEPS ”Colette” series.



Shotgun microphone SuperCMIT 2 U SCHOEPS Digital

The SCHOEPS SuperCMIT 2 U defines a new category of shotgun microphone, with directivity that goes beyond anything previously known. It offers the recording engineer entirely new possibilities.

Where would I use the SuperCMIT 2 U?
The SuperCMIT 2 U can be a problem-solver wherever diffuse sources of noise (such as street noise, wind noise, room sound, or audience and passers-by) might interfere with a recording. Unwanted noise is greatly reduced in level – even at low frequencies – without altering the tone color of front-arriving direct sound. Even a shotgun with a long tube can’t do that. This makes the SuperCMIT 2 U ideal for complex film sound applications and for sports events. The SuperCMIT 2 U also increases the “reach” of indoor recordings.

How does the SuperCMIT 2 U achieve this directivity?
Digital signal processing in the SuperCMIT 2 U recognizes sound energy arriving from various directions, and determines whether that sound has a discrete, persistent direction of arrival or not.
It uses this information to suppress diffuse sound and to focus on discrete sound. This allows the “reach” of the shotgun microphone to be increased significantly, without causing the usual sound-coloring artifacts. The SuperCMIT 2 U is the first microphone in the world to combine such high directivity with high sound quality.

  • new type of digital shotgun microphone with increased directivity, based on SCHOEPS' extremely successful analog model CMIT 5
  • diffuse sound is suppressed to an extraordinary degree
  • completely new operating principle with two transducers
  • patented digital signal processing algorithms from ILLUSONIC (patent pending)
  • two-channel output, with SuperCMIT signal in channel 1 and (direct, single-transducer) CMIT signal in channel 2
  • SCHOEPS sound quality: transparent sound



Schoeps Kompaktmikrofone CCM

There are eighteen different CCM compact microphones. Among these are omnies, wide cardioids, an "Open Cardioid," cardioids, supercardioids, a figure-8 pattern, a mechanically switchable microphone (cardioid / omnidirectional), several microphones specifically designed for close pickup of speech as well as a boundary-layer microphone which can be built, for example, into the surface of a table.

Schoeps Modular “Colette” microphones

SCHOEPS offers 20 different microphone capsules, including omnidirectional, wide cardioid, "Open Cardioid," supercardioid and figure-8 types, as well as a capsule with mechanically switchable patterns (omni/cardioid) and several capsule types for close pickup of speech.
Standard-Verstärkertyp CMC 6 für Phantomspeisung

Microphone capsule MK 2 Colette
omnidirectional pattern
very flat frequency response
corrected for a free sound field
for use close to the sound source (frontal sound
often preferred for relatively close miking of instruments, vocalists, etc.

Microphone capsule MK 4
classic cardioid
suitable for the widest range of applications, either as a spot microphone or for stereo recording with coincident, ORTF or M/S microphone arrangements
with consistent directionality throughout its frequency range
often preferred for singing or speaking voices and most instruments

Microphone Capsule MK 41
supercardioid with highly consistent directionality throughout its frequency range
for music and speech
high directivity, comparable to that of a short “shotgun“ microphone up through midrange frequencies
often preferred for use in film sound recording and as a spot microphone in orchestras

Active Accessories Colette

Low-Cut Filter
CUT 60

recommended for use with the MK41 on a boom
can be screwed between MK capsules and CMC amplifier
very effective suppression of low-frequency wind noise and solid-borne noise
extremely steep filter (24dB/oct.)
The signal "speech" is not affected.

The CUT 60 is inserted between the capsule and the microphone amplifier.

Attenuator PAD 10/20 C

ca. 10 dB constant attenuation
raises maximum sound pressure level by ca. 10 dB
attenuates signal ahead of CMC microphone ampli fiers of the Colette modular system

Under extreme conditions, even a SCHOEPS Colette series microphone can be overdriven by very high sound pressure levels. Here the limiting factor is not the capsule but the microphone amplifier. The overload point ranges from 128 – 135 dB-SPL, depending on the capsule and the amplifier type (e.g. 5 dB lower with the “+5 dB“ version).
In these situations the signal level at the amplifier input may be attenuated by inserting a PAD between the capsule and the microphone amplifier or the Active Ac cessories.

Schoeps Stereo-Set

SCHOEPS now offers pairs of our best-selling ”Colette”-series microphones in sets. Each wooden case contains two complete microphones with selected, matched capsules, SG 20 stand adapters, B 5 D windscreens and in most cases, CMC 6 analog microphone amplifiers.

The part of each stand adapter that holds the microphone is made of soft plastic, while the base is metal. The foam windscreens have an inner construction which makes them considerably more effective than typical windscreens of their size, while their surface treatment lends them a ”high-class” appearance.

Eight sets are available:
Type                    Capsules
Near-field omni    MK 2
Universal omni    MK 2H
Wide cardioid      MK 21
”Open cardioid”   MK 22
Cardioid               MK 4
Supercardioid      MK 41
Switchable-pattern    MK 5

Microphone amplifier for pocket transmitters CMR

specially designed for using SCHOEPS ”Colette” series microphone capsules with pocket transmitters
low power consumption: only about 1/20 to 1/48 that of a phantom-powered microphone
low-impedance, unbalanced output

A SCHOEPS Colette-series condenser microphone normally consists of a CMC microphone amplifier plus one of the many available types of SCHOEPS Colette series microphone capsule, operating from a source of 12-Volt or 48-Volt phantom powering. However, such powering is not available when the microphone is used with a pocket transmitter, as is often the case in film and television production. In these situations, the CMR microphone amplifier can be used.

Boundary Layer Capsule BLM 03 C Colette

An Active Cable hard-wired to the BLM 03 Cg allows it to be joined to any microphone amplifier of the Colette series (except the battery-operated model CMBI) to become a complete microphone. The BLM 03 Cg offers all the recognized advantages of the BLM 3g.

It is recommended in those cases where the BLM 3g is too large (e.g. for TV or film sound) or too heavy, e.g. for mounting in the interior of a car under the roof, or beneath the lid of a piano.
The CUT 1 and CUT 2 active low-cut filters can be used with the BLM 03 Cg.

  • pressure transducer with hemispherical pattern
  • active miniature version of the BLM 3g
  • unobtrusive, universally applicable
  • preferred applications: on speaker's podiums, altars, ambient sound recording or for recording orchestras
  • diameter: only 80 mm