The Audio-Technica AT8004L Handheld Microphone is a rugged omnidirectional microphone designed for ENG style interviews, speech capturing, etc. The omnidirectional polar pattern is ideal for capturing surrounding ambiance or providing a "forgiving" pick-up area for talkers who tend to move and change positions. The transparent audio reproduction results in natural vocal reproduction and the internally shock-mounted element minimizes handling noise. Its 9.43" (239.5mm) long handle provides added reach for interviews and room for station ID flags. The AT8004L is an ideal solution for reporters, podium mounting and much more.