Choosing a lavalier mic is a daunting task–there are so many options even at various prices. So here we talk about 5 different lavalier mics from a budget $25 USD mic up to a mic that costs $200 USD and requires an even pricier audio recorder or interface.
The gear used in this episode:
Audio Technica ATR-3350
Giant Squid Omni-directional Mono Lavalier
RODE smartLav (for recording to smart phones) RODE recently updated this with the RODE smartLav+. The original version is quite noisy so I would instead recommend the new smartLav+ version. Don’t try to save $20 with the old version. You will be sorry.
HMNSound Lavalier – Unfortunately, they are not able to ship any longer.
Audio Technica AT899
Zoom H1 Handy Recorder
Tascam DR-05 Recorder
Tascam DR-100 mkII (for XLR mics–for just a tiny bit more, I would now recommend the Tascam DR-60D, see below)
Tascam DR-60D–See my review at http://youtu.be/C3jgu9IivZM
This video shot with the following:
– Nikon D600
– Nikkor 105mm f/1.8AiS Lens
– Chinese Clone ARRI 650 Watt Fresnel
– ePhoto 4500W Softbox Light Kit
All music by Curtis Judd, copyright 2013
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