Audiobots, roll out! Comica Traxshot is a transforming shotgun microphone

Comica Traxshot
(Image credit: Comica)

Audio specialist Comica has announced the new Comica Traxshot – a super cardioid shotgun microphone inspired by Transformers, which can literally transform according to the shooting situation.

The Comica Traxshot's signature feature is its dual capsule arm system. Unlike traditional shotgun mics, which feature static directional capture, the Traxshot can be transformed to suit a variety of recording requirements – something that could make it one of the best microphones for vlogging.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.