Affordable Audio Review; RODE SmartLav Mic – DigiDIRECT TV Ep 030

In this episode of DDTV Blunty reviews the The Rode SmartLav, a lavalier microphone for your Apple or Android mobile device that is designed to deliver high quality audio recording.

“Rode smartLav Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones”

Rode’s smartLav clips on to your shirt or lapel, and the sensitive, omni-directional condenser capsule captures the sound equally from all sides of the microphone. This design lends to effective, handsfree recording of speeches, interviews, dictations and more. It uses a standard TRRS connector to connect into your smartphone or tablet’s headphone input and it works with most audio recording apps

Key Features
– Compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G,
– Compatible with iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini,
– Compatible with iPod touch (1st generation through 5th generation)
– Compatible with many Android devices
– Works with any audio app that records from the headset input
– Record, EQ, edit and publish your audio with RODE Rec App for Apple iOS (not included)
– Foam pop shield softens vocal plosives and wind noise
– Clip included for securing microphone to clothing

Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics: JFET
Capsule: 2.54 mm
Polar Pattern: Omni-directional
Address Type: End
Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Sensitivity: -32.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (25.50mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Power Options: Powered by mobile device
Connector: TRRS
Cable Length: 115.6 cm
Dimensions: 12.00 x 4.50 x 4.50 mm
Weight: 6.00 g

Rode VideoMic Pro Professional Microphone

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