Rode SmartLav Plus Lavalier Microphone
RODE is a well-known Australian manufacturer of high-quality microphones and audio equipment for a variety of applications such as podcasting, cinematography, music recording, and more. They are well-known for manufacturing a wide range of microphones, including USB and shotgun microphones as well as studio-grade condenser mics.
The RØDE Video Mic GO TM features an integrated shock mount based on Ricotta Lyre technology. Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic, the Lyre provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional elastic solutions, and will never wear out, sag or snap.
Microphone and cord
- Removable Pop shield
- Microphone capsule
- TRRS connector
Clothing clip mount
- Lapel clip
- Microphone mounting clip
How To Use The Mount
- insert the mic capsule into the wire loop
- Loosely loop the cord back up and through the inside of the clip
- Loop the cord back down and secure it in the cable management clip
This arrangement helps to minimize handling and mechanical noise and also minimizes cable strain.
Mounting Mic on Clothing
Attach the mic to the lapel or clothing, about 15-20cm / 6 inches from the face.
Pro tip: Tape a loose loop in the mic cord on the inside of the clothing. This gives you added strain relief and isolation from unwanted noise.
- Attach the smartLav+TM upside down to reduce excessive breath noises and tonal inconsistencies due to head movements.
- It is safest to use the windshield at all times to avoid plosives and wind noise, even when recording inside.
- smartLav+TM is compatible with a range of phones, laptop computers, and other audio devices.
FAQs Rode SmartLav Plus Lavalier Microphone
Is a Lavalier mic effective?
Lavalier microphones are well known for their compact, inconspicuous form. They are the preferred option for recording on stages, in interviews, on television, and in movies because they can be used hands-free, attached to clothing, or completely hidden.
If so, is it suitable for singing?
Lapel microphones are tiny, covert devices that attach to your clothing using a clip. They are ideal for singers who want to perform on stage without using a handheld microphone. Consequently, lavalier or “lav” mics are perfect for uses like musical theater.
Can I make calls with a Lavalier mic?
They are also handy if you want the option to capture audio for podcasts or webinars or use the microphone for other things. The best microphones for hands-free calls are Lavalier mics. They are especially useful if your office is small or if you intend to remain seated during your call.
How durable are Lavalier microphones?
Lavalier mics can last for many years before needing to be replaced. Broken or frayed wires, damaged connectors, and sweat or makeup clogging the screen grills are common failure modes. A microphone typically has three requirements: Works, Doesn’t Work, and Works But Sounds Joke.
Can Lavalier microphones pick up ambient noise?
Unfortunately, this construction makes lavalier mics susceptible to picking up unwelcome background noise. If you’re filming in a busy place, you should definitely bear this in mind.
Is a boom microphone preferable than a lavalier?
A boom microphone does not attach to a person and has a superior tonal quality than a lavalier. This microphone needs an operator and is attached to an extending arm known as the boom.
Is Lavalier dynamic or condenser?
There are distinctions between dynamic and condenser lavalier microphones that should be taken into account. Due to their higher sensitivity and need for phantom power, condenser mics might drain your recording device’s battery.
Why do Lavalier mics work so well?
Omnidirectional Lavalier microphones are the best choice for usage in loud areas since they capture sound from all sides. They are therefore excellent for on-location recordings and interviews where the wearer of the microphone is moving about a lot.
Lav mics are sensitive?
The OLM-10 lavalier mic can be extremely sensitive, which makes it useful for capturing speech and dialogue but bad for doing so outside or in a noisy setting.
Why use two lavaliers?
In the event that the primary microphone malfunctions, the backup microphone serves as a safety net, ensuring that the message is delivered without interruption.
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