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1. Lapel microphone set review. Using lav mic for dual interview

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Lapel microphone set review. Using lav mic for dual interview

so victor today i'm going to show you how to use the splitter and why it's so important when you want to plug in you just plug it into the splitter until you hear the click so when you're doing your interviews or your vlogs what sound problems do you face without using a microphone normally before i used to record in my smartphone just the microphone in the smartphone and the sound quality was bad my listeners complained of the sound they couldn't share me but now when i use the microphone like this now you can hear me better the sound is good and the quality it's audible enough for the listeners to listen so i get better reviews and better comments because of this so today we'll be talking about the interview sets so could you tell us some features and why you think it's good to use yeah i love this microphone it's really easy and simple to use when if you wanted the studio sound quality when you had your interviews you needed all of your sound equipment and it was it was it was very expensive but now i've got this microphone it's so much simpler and cheaper than before salaam you're saying it's accessible affordable and user friendly for both beginners and technical experts correct exactly yeah it's affordable it's accessible and the best thing is it's really simple and easy to use and it's perfect for beginner vloggers or interview people who want to do interviews you don't need any equipment you just need the microphone and you get great sound quality oh fantastic so as a vlogger you can record your videos with good sound quality without disturbance exactly yeah thank you leo so as you've just seen it's actually really simple to do an interview with the interview kit traditionally interviews were actually quite difficult to do and you required quite a lot of equipment but with this interview kit it becomes really easy so i'm going to show you what's in the interview kit so the interview kit comes in this handy little pouch now this pouch is great for when you're vlogging on the move and you're moving around this pouch is small and it contains all the stuff that you need to do the interview now the pouch comes with a zip on top and this zip is great if you are carrying the pouch in a rucksack or in a handbag it's fantastic because it means you're not going to lose any of the parts that you need so i'll open it up and the first thing we find of course are the microphones now as you can see the microphones are held together by this piece of velcro here now this is great because it keeps everything in one place and it makes it ideal for fitting everything into the case now of course it's an interview kit so there are two microphones naturally one and two and second of all we come to the two extension cables now these are both six and a half feet extension cables the same length as the microphone cables the reason these are so useful is because if you're doing an interview especially outdoors and you're not necessarily really close to the person that you're interviewing it's ideal because it means that you can then reach that person and you can conduct the interview in a professional manner and that's important and that's really what we want from our vlogging equipment we want it to be professional and we want it to look good so we have the two extension cables which obviously correspond to the two microphones and then going further in we have the y connector now this y connector is really important because this y connector brings the two microphones into one single input into your phone so i'll show you in a moment how we fit these together but as you can see there's the y connector also what we have here is a four to three pin adapter now the four to three pin adapter is fantastic and it's essential if you're using the microphone interview set with pc laptop or an slr camera it means you can use the microphone with that kit so last but not least we have the two spare wind muffs just in case you lose the first two if you're doing interviews in hurricanes or something so the wind must are essential they really get the crisp sound on the microphones the interview set is easy to use and more importantly it's great for beginners so if you're interested in doing vlogging or professional level interviews all you need is the interview set and your phone so now on screen you can see all of the ways in which to connect your microphones together with the adapters and with the extension cables so now i'll show you how to properly connect the microphones into the phone now the thing to remember when you're making the connections is to listen for the audible click that's the most important thing to remember if you don't hear the click it's not connected properly so first i'll show you how to connect the microphones into the y adapter so we take the microphone we take the 3.5 millimeter jack y adapter and we push the microphone into the adapter listening for the click and it's the same thing with the second microphone we take the second microphone and we connect it to the y adapter listening for the click now i can be sure that those two microphones are properly connected to the wire adapter now i'm using a an iphone and therefore you must use the powerd-wise adapter the lightning adapter or the apple adapter i have here a power device lightning adapter now i'm going to connect the y connector into the adapter again listening for the click and once that's done the lightning adapter fits into the iphone i can now be sure that this setup is secure and this will work if i need the extension cable the extension cords go in between the microphone and the wire adapter all i have to do is once again listening for the click connect the extension cable to the y adapter and connect the microphone into the extension cable remember listen for the click so that there is a secure setup now if i'm using the interview set with a camera or a pc or a laptop i must use this this is the four to three pin adapter by the way right now i'm using the same microphone as i'm demonstrating here and you can hear the high level of sound quality but now for demonstration purposes i'll show you what it sounds like without this microphone and you'll be able to compare the two i've now unplugged the microphone from the camera and you can hear the sound quality when using the internal microphone that's built into the camera alone can you tell the difference so there you have it folks if you use the correct equipment and you use it properly you too can succeed in vlogging so thank you very much for watching stay tuned and most importantly keep vlogging

 

2. My SECRET to Great Audio w/Lapel Microphones

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: My SECRET to Great Audio w/Lapel Microphones

one of the great compliments that i received all the time and questions even is how do i keep my lapel microphone from making noises when i'm doing videos whether i'm wearing jewelry like a small necklace or something like that i'm going to share with you this hack i've never shared this before but i'm going to be giving you my secret on how you can do this to save your audio in your videos so this is one of those things why a lot of people actually don't like using lapel microphones is because you'll hear a lot of the clothes wrestling where you wear the under your shirt or you're wearing a shirt that doesn't have buttons like i am right now then it has to be kind of clipped up here and it just sounds in my opinion a bit awkward but there are some things that i do when i'm recording videos simply because i will wear a lot of t-shirts and i may want to wear something with the jacket and your jacket constantly making those shifts makes noises and it's annoying so the first thing this is what makes this whole thing work together toupee tape toupee tape works perfectly for this i don't like this thing and here's what i'm doing with it the thing that makes this great for everything else lapel and audio equipment wise is because it is good for sensitive skin so if you're prone to breakout a lot or you don't want to wear like i've heard of like duct tape and people using that stuff i'm not doing that because that glue is not built for your human skin and it can be irritating to you if you have sensitive skin like me but toupee tape is built for human skin so it doesn't matter if you sweat it doesn't matter what happens or i've tested it for 20 hours i don't know what you're going to do past that but it will hold and it will do a really good job so the cool thing with this is that these come in strips you do not need this much or depending on maybe you do on what all you're trying to do but it comes pre-split for you so you can break these into halves when you break these into halves this is what i found to work best you can think of this like double-sided tape because it honestly works in the same way both sides are sticky there's no right or wrong way to do this but i think it is best if you wear a jacket it's already better to wear a jacket because your lapel microphone will stay clipped so that it's not rubbing up against your clothes pro tip take the foam wind muffs off of your microphone that was causing like 99 percent of the audio keflas that you have because you have that foam piece that's rubbing up against your clothes this is honestly why of all the lapels that i've tried and used i stick with the world wireless go lapel microphone or the smart lav plus microphone just because of the way they have the clamp and the lapel microphone is really really thin and it's small instead of those larger capsules that kind of look a little a little weird in my opinion but what you want to do is take one side of your double sided tape and put it on the inside of your clothes if you are wearing a jacket then you can have it on the inside of your jacket like this and you just want to make sure first that it is completely connected up i'm gonna show you what this one looks like so i have to kind of detach it to spell the secret so if you notice this is sticking to my shirt because i have the toupee tape on there now you'll notice i strategically place this also over the cable to make sure that the first parts of this cable is held in place as well so once i have my double-sided tape already placed on the microphone then i just want to place this on my shirt and press down a good firm 10 second press is sufficient enough to attach it to any clothes i've worn this on a couple different blouses and i like this best because i'm not clamping it to my clothes so it is not at risk of pulling it at all and because this is made for skin it will work very very well with your delicate fabric so ladies you don't have to worry about it messing up your blouse or your very nice blazers because that is something that i cared about a lot and sometimes those cheaper lapels the clips that they have on them they're great for pulling the snag in your clothes and then your shirts kind of ruined so if you're wearing a jacket like i am this is a great way to keep that lapel from shuffling it is important to make sure that you can kind of move your arms naturally and it not pull on your shirt because then it just will look kind of odd so you want it to be in a place that naturally rests on your jacket and this side will kind of move a little bit but not enough for anyone to notice it just won't honestly matter now i use this on a sweater and a delicate shirt when i spoke at social media marketing world this year and it worked out tremendously well and it sounds really really good now pro tip if you aren't wearing a jacket or a sweater or something or maybe honestly at some point it gets too hot and you're wearing a t-shirt what i like to do is make sure that i'm either wearing an undershirt if you don't want to put it directly on your skin but you can i don't want to put it up to my neck like as if you clamped it on your shirt i want to put it here about the breastbone area so that when you're moving around you still will be able to move normally without again your shirt snagging against your skin or looking odd on camera now if it's going to be on a jacket or you're going to wear it on a sweater make sure you have it in the vertical orientation but when you're going to put it underneath your shirt if you want to hide that lapel microphone then you want to put it in a horizontal application and you want your lapel microphone to sit just there now once you have this attached to your shirt go ahead and rub the materials the on the excess sides outside of the lapel mic you will want to take it off the clamp go ahead and rub it and then pull it up some so that you have space to get some lint on there so that it will move normally instead of snagging trying to make sure that that adhesive sticks to the clothes so that's my hack i love to use to pay tape for some of everything and attaching stuff like lapel microphones is what i use it 99 of the time and it works tremendously well again especially if you have sensitive skin so let me know have you ever tried to pay tape in this way and i'll put a link where you can find this particular brand as well and also it does make a difference of what lapel you use and how it sounds and if you want to check out the video i did comparing some of the most budget-friendly lapel mics on amazon make sure you click on the video on the screen it will walk you through which ones i chose for the difference in audio quality from 20 to 70 dollar microphones

 

3. Best Lapel Microphone on a Budget Sub $25 Sony vs Olympus Vs Ahuja

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Best Lapel Microphone on a Budget Sub $25 Sony vs Olympus Vs Ahuja

hi there this is Ranjit Alan this video I am going to show you the lapel mics that I have been using I've been hearing a lot of questions regarding lapel mics and these are lapel mics on a budget and I'm going to use this voice recorder to record this so that you can judge which is better this is the tascam dr-05 this is very similar to the zoom h1 etc and you can also use your camera if it has a microphone jack with all of these and the cheapest one this is the abuja one that I got about three years ago I would say and this is the cheapest one I think - this sells for about $800 852 peas or something and comes with this what do you say fill it up of filter and this is metallic and the body is also actually metallic on this one so the clip is also metallic and this is the olympus any 15 I've been I purchased this one from amazon.com in 2012 and as you can see this is metallic and but this my construction is entirely plastic and this is the latest one I just forgot it this is the Sony ECM c83 and this was available on amazon.com for 17 dollars but with customs and shipping it worked out to about 24 dollars and the thing is with this one is that this is a stereo one as you can see it has two pickups I'd say it's left and right other lapel mics are have mono in nature so what I'll be doing is now I'll be like recording a clip with all these three different microphones and you be your judge and let me know which one of these budget oriented lapa mics is the best so let's test them so guys I'm recording this part of the video with the new Sony microphone as you can see this is actually particularly a little bit too big and again and this route the air conditioner is switched on I didn't switch it off so let's see how is the audio anisette ignoring the Sun I'll just silence for about three seconds so this was with the Sony again I am going to record all of the audio via this and sync it in post now let's move to the Olympus and see how it performs so this is with the Olympus lapel mic and again the same settings around change any settings on this voice recorder so this should give you an idea how is the video recording still the air conditioner is also running there's very slight noise let's see if that is me big or it gets ignored I'll just silence for about three seconds so guys do let me know in the comment section what do you think about this Olympus microphone currently selling for about 23 US dollars on amazon.com now recording this part of the footage with the huija lapel mic and this is the most affordable Ahuja is company in india that makes audio products very affordable and this sells anywhere between about 800 to 850 rupees that's about 13 or 14 dollars or so and again the air conditioner is still working so I'll just keep quiet for about three seconds to see the flow now is so this was with the huija lapel microphone in terms of brick quality strangely I would say the huija has the best build quality the entire microphone casing is made up of metal and even the clip-on is of metal and we also get this vent filter so you be a judge and let me know of what do you feel about this a huija microphone so we are back with the sony lapel microphone the only thing again i don't know how is the audio recording i haven't even tested that so you guys be a judge and let me know in the youtube comments which of these the budget oriented lapel microphones did the best and audio department the only thing I don't like with the sony is that the clip as I showed you is made completely of plastic so you have to be careful it can easily sort of break and again this one records in steel which can be both a pro and a con so again guys do let me know which of these lapel mics did the best in your opinion and guys that if you have headphones wear that and then only you will be able to charge it which one is better because if you're just listening to the your laptop's speakers you might not be able to judge which one does a better job so guys I hope you found this video helpful and again if you guys want if if I should make similar videos like this on equipment and stuff do let me know in the YouTube comments and hit that like button and if you're not subscribed to my youtube channel hit that subscribe button thanks for watching this is Ranjit and I hope to see you in my next video

 

4. 3 Lapel Mics Compared – Result Surprising!

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: 3 Lapel Mics Compared - Result Surprising! 👍

just a short episode i just wanted to share with you i've been on the hunt for many years for a lapel mic that sounds really good i'm asking too much i'm asking for a lapel mic that sounds like my rode ntg-3 or my s mic 2 from deity or something like that i'm told you can't do that and you're not going to get that and i understand but i would like a lapel mic so i can be more mobile when i'm doing things and record now i'm using the mix pre-3 and the reason why i'm using the mix pre-3 is because it's the cleanest audio signal that i can get out of all my recorders i love this thing i've done i did a review on this and i bought two now i have this set right now you can see it's uh levels uh the at least the green levels are hitting about uh hitting about 20 on this meter which is fine i'm just looking to do a comparison let's listen to this mic for a second that i'm currently using and let's listen to some silence it sounds pretty good to me i don't hear a whole lot going on let's switch mics here to the next lapel mic um this is the cheapest by the way let's switch to the next lopel mic which is a bit more in cost and let's see how that sounds here's elec next lapel mic test one two three one two three four and this i just wanted to check i had to up the volume a little bit on this mic um a couple db just to make it working so it sounds good and blah blah blah and that's the way it is in yada yada okay here's the next lapel mic that i'm checking it's a little more expensive than the other one again i've tried to set the meters at exactly the same place i'm using the same mounting clip on each of these lapels and mounting them in the exact same place on my body because i want to see that's how i want to compare these and see which is better so this is the next one let's have a listen to some silence i do hear some ambient noise but i think that's happening outside way off um in my headphones this sounds not as good as the other one but until i get it into the editor into audition and look at these and look at their noise floors and hear how they sound i don't know and until then we won't know and i'll tell you what each of these mics are let's go to the next mic which is the much more expensive mic testing testing one two three one two three testing testing okay here's the next mic this one sounds to me right now it sounds like it has a lot more highs and less lows i really like lowes as my ntg3 this is the much more expensive mike let's listen to some silence and hear how this sounds i really don't hear a lot on each of these mics now there is some ambient noise way outside that i'm hearing you wouldn't normally hear these with your ears that i'm hearing i don't know if it'll come through on the mix i have many many lapel mics i just chose these three because they sound the closest to each other and they're probably the ones i think are the best out of what i have let's get this into the editor and let's actually listen to these things and see what they look like see what the noise floor looks like and i'll put some cards or whatever and titles up there and tell you which one i think is the best and you can tell me which one sounds best to you because really in the end it's what sounds best to you not to me because you're going to be the people who are watching it or using this well this is the rode lapel mic and personally i think it sounds the best out of all three of them this is the deity v love and personally i think the vlog sounds the best out of all three of these mics this is the mic booster mic and personally i i think it's the best of the three by the way it's also the cheapest now a few things about this i like the connector it's just built better i like the bigger capsule on the microphone which may explain why it sounds a lot better it doesn't come with anything i mean it doesn't even come with this little windscreen um it comes with the clip the cord and you plug it in and that's it but for the price i'm pretty impressed with this particular one i hope that helps thanks for watching and we'll see you next time [Music] here's a pro sound tip uh when you go to plug in your lapel mic or any mic for that matter make sure that the plug's inserted all the way in or you won't hear anything glad i could help you

 

5. How To Use a Lapel/Lavalier Microphone on Android/Smartphone

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: How To Use a Lapel/Lavalier Microphone on Android/Smartphone

welcome to my youtube channel my name is meltas juma if it's your first time here make sure you subscribe and give this video a thumbs up turn on the notification bell so that you can be notified every time i upload a video so today we are going to learn about them how to use a lapel mic you can see i'm using the lapel mic on your android phone or a smartphone yeah so when you buy a lapel mic it should comes in a box like this one yeah first things first make sure the switch is on it is on a smartphone so you open this and check the battery so this one is called the battery compartment check the battery if it is well put yeah let's close hi so there are some settings that you need to change on your phone so that the lapel mic can be able to connect with your phone so let's head into your phone right on your phone there's some [Music] settings that you need to change so that the lapel mic can be able to work well so let's go to settings now in the settings let's go to apps and notifications apps and notifications then look for the camera or the camera look for the camera click on it then go to permissions then check if the microphone is on make sure it's on so mine is on so i won't do anything on it and i'll go back to that the first way to help your mic work so if that does not work there is an app you need to download is called the open camera app so you go to play store just then here you type open camera [Music] so it's the first one and this open camera the first one click on it and this is the app that you need to download so i already downloaded it and i installed it on my phone so i won't download again all i have to do is to click open so after you have installed it make sure you click open like [Music] so now it is open and let's go to settings from the settings go to video settings don't touch any other thing with video settings scroll down to [Music] scroll down to audio source audio source producers so here make sure you choose the external mic if present external mic is present leave alone all the rest then that's it now that is the camera that you'll be using on your phone don't use the default camera use the open camera and it's a good camera by the way i'll have to make a video on it [Music] to show you how good it is yeah so this is the open camera it's not the default camera but it's an app that you can download on your phone and it has so many settings i'll talk about it later in another video so [Music] [Applause] [Music] you

 

6. How to fix a cheap lapel microphone

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: How to fix a cheap lapel microphone

so this little lapel microphone stopped working and so i want to open it up to see what's inside to see if i can fix it a little hint i already did this but i'm just going to show you anyway so the top part you can twist it off a little filter there i'm going to put that back inside a little screen and here you can see that's on the inside of the mic and if you just push the wire through a little bit oh look there so that's actually the microphone part that is used to pick up the sound on the back you can see there are two little spots for wires but there's only one wire attached so i've got to see that you can see a little bit of a red wire down there i need to uh snip away at some of that plastic expose the little red wire and then solder it back in place not sure if i can do this all on camera but we'll give it a try i'll cut into some of the wire there [Music] so here's the little wire that should have been attached a little red one right there but it wasn't so the other part seems like it's still attached although i cut some of the wires so i'm going to see if i can pull back even more of that shielding i just clipped the entire little microphone part off because the wires were just getting all messed up there you can see how they're splitting so i exposed more of the real wire here some good quality wire and so this is going to be pretty easy to solder on this little red one though i've never seen red wire like that before so i'm all concerned about the welding or the soldering capabilities of it i'm going to do it so i'm just going to give it a try clip off the original a little bit of a stub there for me to solder onto all right so i put some tape upside down on this piece of cardboard here and then taped on the tape so now it's sticky here so that this little thing won't move around when i'm trying to solder onto it all right well it seems like those wires are attached but man weak bonds not pretty much wired work right there okay so it seems like the microphone's working again tap it and hear it tap really loud [Music] so it seems to be working now the only trick is how do i put those wires back in there so they're not going to touch each other [Music] okay so let's see if i can get the top of this capsule put on there and then we'll see if it actually even works all right so if you can hear me tapping sos on this mic that means i fixed it and uh i got lucky because i've never done that done that before the soldering was really difficult to do because the wires were so small i'm hoping that it stays and it'll remain fixed for a long time but we'll see anyway hope you enjoyed the video you

 

7. Fifine K037 Budget Wireless Lapel Microphone Review

 

8. How to connect lapel mic to laptop/mac? Microphone for laptop/mac guide

Video Transcript: How to connect lapel mic to laptop/mac? Microphone for laptop/mac guide

hello and welcome back to the channel so today i'm going to be talking to you about how to connect your lav mic into your pc or your apple mac now the lav mic is a really good cost-effective way of recording your sound on your pc or mac the best thing is it's plug and play so quite simply it just plugs straight into your pc or your mac and you can use it whether you're a vlogger on the move or even you've set up your own home studio either is great the lav mics are compatible with your pc your mac your ipad and even other tablets that you may have so whatever technology whatever hardware you're using it should be compatible so nearly all computers have the microphone jack so it should be possible and it will be possible to connect the microphone directly into the hardware whichever hardware you're using now most computers have a separate microphone and headphone port and if that's the case with yours then you quite simply plug your microphone into the microphone port and the headphones into the headphone port some however do have a combined microphone and headphone port if that's the case for you then you should buy a usb adapter you attach your microphones and your headphones into the usb adapter and then the usb adapter into the computer therefore overcoming the problem and don't forget when you're making these electronic connections to listen for the audible click as you push the two connections together that's important listen for the click and once you've heard the click you know it's properly connected so if your computer does have a combined headphone and microphone port then you'll need to purchase a usb adapter now the adapters look like this as you can see on one side you have the usb port and on the other side you have two jacks one is for the microphone and one is for your headphones so just remember that if you're using the adapter with the lav mic plugged into it you must also use your headphones into the adapter this is because the adapter will override the speaker in your laptop so that's important to remember so first and foremost i'll take the 3.5 millimeter jack from the lav mic and i'll place it in the microphone port so it goes in here and i'm listening for the audible click once i've heard the audible click i know everything's connected properly i can then take the usb port and place it inside the laptop as such and as you can see everything is connected i've heard the clicks and i know it's going to work and that's how you connect it into the laptop so once you attach your microphone into the computer it should automatically install the hardware if this doesn't happen you can manually install the hardware and there are a series of simple steps that you should follow so now i'll show you how to manually install the microphone into your pc so first i should open control panel and type these words into the search box on the taskbar i will now open the control panel tap on the hardware and sound icon then i will click on the recording tab right click on the recording device that you want the system to default to and click on the option to set as default device then click ok so now i'll show you how to manually install the microphone into your apple mic if it's a mac that you use so first on the mac we should open up preferences once you've opened preferences click on the sounds option from there click inputs then you should choose the microphone and adjust it to how you need and there we have it the microphone should work perfectly so now to start recording you can use the inbuilt software on your pc your mac your laptop and that would be fine for making your recordings if you would like to make more advanced mixes of your soundtracks i would recommend using software such as final cut or adobe and what that will allow you to do is is really start to edit and make more professional sounding recordings so i've shown you how easy it is to use the microphone with your pc or your mac now the potential for using this equipment is limitless it's very easy and it's comfortable for both you and the person you're speaking with so using just your phone your laptop and your microphone you can do live streams on youtube or other streaming platforms share your voice with the world so in order to demonstrate this and demonstrate the reason that you should be using a lav mic i'll now demonstrate the difference between the sound quality when using the lav mic and when using the built-in microphone in your hardware here we have the mac and now you'll hear my voice as it's being recorded on the lav mic now you're going to hear my voice as is recorded on the inbuilt microphone on the computer can you hear the difference okay so now you can see that you should combine your lav mic with your computer hardware in order to make your vlogging content more professional okay so if you've enjoyed these videos i want you to like and subscribe and keep watching and i'd like to wish you all the best of luck with your vlogging

 

9. (Ruth Sherman) How to Wear A Lapel Microphone – Fearless On Camera Presentation, Public Speaking

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: (Ruth Sherman) How to Wear A Lapel Microphone - Fearless On Camera Presentation, Public Speaking

hey there it's Ruth Sherman CEO and celebrity speech and media coach but you don't have to be famous to work with me my good friend Lisa Braithwaite who is a speech coach in Southern California asked me a question that I frequently get asked and that is Ruth how should we wear a lavalier mic and so I wanted to show you what I do with a lavalier mic a lavalier mic is otherwise known as a lapel mic they're these little mics that clip on to your lapel or to your shirt whatever you're wearing so that you can be you don't have to be holding a mic so I'm wearing a wireless lavalier mic today a wireless lapel mic that I have clipped on to my shirt you probably can't see it very well but it's clipped on right here and the reason I clipped it on to this shirt was because it blends in now I can also clip it on to the sweater that I'm wearing and I'm going to do that right now and there and that looks perfectly fine of course it's much more obvious because the sweater is a light color and the mic is black which they typically are I'm going to put it right back on my shirt now gotta get this right takes a little doing so the other thing to keep in mind about a lapel mic is that you want to have the mic pointing upward and you can adjust that and you also want to make sure that the wire is threaded under your clothes so let me show you what the what the packet looks like here's the battery pack that's clipped on to my pants many of you are familiar with that and then the wire is threaded up through my shirt so that you can't see it hanging down so I'm gonna pull it out actually so you can see it hanging down and this is what it looks like when it's hanging down it doesn't look very good does it and it doesn't look good no matter what color clothes you're wearing I happen to be wearing white pants so it's particularly obvious so I'm gonna take a moment and put it back in my pants hang in there with me be right with you okay now I pull my shirt down over the wire so you can't see it and it's very unobtrusive the other thing to be very careful of with a lavalier mic is that when you turn your face away you are not going to capture the voice as fully as when your face is forward and another thing to keep in mind is if you are if you do have it clipped to your shirt and you're wearing a jacket and that jacket comes over like this it can muffle the sound I don't even know if you can hear me right now I hope that you get it can muffle the sound so we want to be very careful about that today the mics that you commonly see are these kinds of mics by the way as you noticed this is a wireless lapel mic it's an 82 88 W cost about 120 dollars it comes with a battery pack and a receiver a transmitter and a receiver it's wonderful a mic that you can put into most video cameras many video cameras I happen to use the kodak play touch which has a an external mic jack and you can also get a very inexpensive wired lapel mic they come with very long wires 20-foot wires from a place like Radio Shack or on Amazon or any of the online resellers for about twenty-five dollars or under so I wanted to show you how you wear a lavalier mic a lapel mic and some of the benefits inand things to watch out for and thank you lisa Brathwaite for asking that great question okay bye

 

10. Rode Wireless GO Lapel Microphone – 5 Tips for better audio – Samples with and without EQ

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Rode Wireless GO Lapel Microphone - 5 Tips for better audio - Samples with and without EQ

today we're going to be taking a look at the five things that you need to do in order to get the most out of your Road Wireless go as with all technology whether it's related to audio or video production the end result is dependent on many factors that go beyond the technology itself while the roadway Lascaux is a very decent sounding microphone for its size and price it pays to have a basic understanding of audio and the environment that you're shooting in so that you get the best out of the microphone that you possibly can the wireless go is an omnidirectional caption or microphone so picks up sound from every direction but depending on how its positioned near the vocal source and what levels you set on the microphone and the recorder you'll get a varying degree of clarity and presence so let's start with the first thing that you can do to make sure that you're getting the best out of your wireless go and that is to listen to the room and decide how much echo is present and position the microphone in the appropriate manner it's also worth understanding how it sounds different depending on the angle you position it on the subject I found that for a lot of clothes that you're wearing it tends to slot in very easily and position the microphone to the side and when you do that you're kind of missing out on some of the subtlety and tones in the voice compared to when you position it upwards towards the actual vocal sauce so if he can position it that way you're going to get a much better sound than positioning it down or to the side and also as I mentioned depending on the amount of reverb in your room the closer you get the more chance you'll have of eliminating unnecessary reverb and reflection compared to when you have it down lower so in my opinion if you can get it about here in this position which is probably about less than 10 centimeters away from the voice angled upwards you're going to get the best possible quality sound you can't always do that because some subject matters that you have with it's not always you might be wearing different so clothing that don't really allow you to position exactly in that spot so if you have to go higher on a t-shirt that can also work but when you're doing that you need to be pay attention to the levels that you're setting on the recording unit and we'll talk about that shortly the other thing to consider is that even though the robe Wireless go has its own built-in microphone which you're probably going to use most of the time you can actually now buy an optional accessory which is the rode love go so it's a wired lavalier mic that goes into this unit and you can position this down lower on the subject completely out of frame and then you can feed up a lapel microphone and position it any way you like and it's a much more subtle look it's got nothing to do with the audio quality really it does sound slightly different to the microphone on the unit itself no better or worse just different but it just helps you get a different look a more subtle look in your audio and some clients are really fussy about that they don't like to see the microphone in the actual video so that might be a consideration now the other thing I wanted to say about the environment that you're in it really does vary significantly if we head over into my main street we can hear how completely different the microphone sounds when I'm in a different environment as you can see it's a completely different environment that I'm working in when I'm in this much larger space and because it's larger and the fact that it has a very limited amount of furniture hardwood floors no soft furnishings no sound treatment you're going to hear a significant amount of reflection as the audio is bouncing off the walls in this larger open space and therefore it sounds much more echoey and has a lot more reverb which you're going to have to take care of in post-production or if you want to do your best to make it sound better as you're recording perhaps consider positioning the microphone higher and much closer to the vocal source in order to minimize some of that reflection and reverb that's present in the room in contrast to that interior space that we listen to earlier we're now in the great outdoors and as you can hear the microphone sounds incredible outdoors there's actually a lot of noise going on right now there's planes overhead there's wind there's a rustling of the leaves here and yet because the microphone is so close to my voice and no matter how far back I stand from the camera I'm always getting that consistent level of audio input and it does a really good job of isolating the vocals and making it stand out in the mix in the outdoors and this is where I really feel this microphone shines the next thing I want to talk about is the DB level setting on the road wireless receiver that's usually sitting on top of your camera or attached to your external audio recorder you have three different options here there's a button on front of the unit that allows you to go anywhere from zero to negative twelve or negative 24 dB I've always found that zero is simply too loud and it sounds a little bit distorted when you're speaking with at a high volume and also brings in so much room noise it's very hard to get rid of it in post-production negative twelve is a sweet spot for me going down to negative 24 I've found is just that a little bit too low now you need to couple that up with the recording level on your camera or your audio recorder and to do that you've really got to put on a set of headphones so you can monitor the audio and decide what the right level is on both the rode wireless receiver and also on the audio unit itself this is really important not to leave it to chance not to monitor without headphones by putting the headphones on you'll be able to hear exactly the level that you're getting into the recording unit and I feel that's really important to get this right during the recording and not have to try and compensate and improve it in post-production and it doesn't always work when you're trying to fix bad audio [Music] the other thing to consider is to use an external audio recorder rather than relying on the audio quality of your camera now if you have one of the latest generations of mirrorless cameras dslr's or a really high-end camera then you are probably going to get a very decent audio quality directly in the camera but for older generation of cameras you'll probably find they just don't sound as good they'll have some line noise and the quality of the audio despite how good the road wallis go is is not going to be optimal in that case I would highly recommend an external audio recorder such as the zoom h1 which I'm using for this recording the zoom h1 lets you record in 48 kilohertz which is a cut above the 41 or 44 kilohertz rate that you'll get on a lot of DSLR and mirrorless cameras so in my opinion that little bit extra resolution in audio just makes it sound so much better so if at all possible record to an audio recorder and then sync it up in post-production obviously the downside is that you have a little bit more work to do in post-production but having said that with today's video editing software titles such as Premiere and DaVinci Resolve it's very easy to do so not really a barrier as far as I'm concerned the next thing and this has caught me out on a couple of occasions now until I finally worked it out is to avoid having devices that could present some electrical interference in the recording so being a wireless device it is sensitive to electrical devices at certain times depending on the proximity so having tested it in various commercial locations in my home studio and outdoor settings it was very rare that I ever experienced electrical interference in the audio signal but there was one occasion in particular that took me by surprise and that was when I had my iPad set up as a teleprompter it was actually sitting up really close to the receiver right in front of the lens of the camera I was recording a client and I could hear when I was monitoring the audio very occasionally an audio signal of interference come through the recording and it was turned out to be it was the Wi-Fi of the iPad so every time would make a connection and look for the Wi-Fi signal there would be a electrical interference sound that would come through the recording so in order to get around that problem I simply remove the receiver further away from the iPad and it fixed the problem instantly and the final thing I wanted to mention is EQ now the microphone sounds great as it is but as with all video productions you really need to be thinking about the EQ in order to make the audio stand out of the mix especially if you have a music backing track so some of the effects that you could consider using which are in most popular video editing software titles include a parametric equalizer a limiter and a compressor and if you find there is some room noise present you weren't able to eliminate during the recording you can use some very subtle noise reduction to tidy up that noise and once you've done that you should find that you're getting an awesome sound out of your rode wire let's go so hopefully these tips have been useful if you have any questions whatsoever feel free to put them in the comments box below and I'll endeavor to get back to you as soon as possible thanks for watching see you on the next one bye for now

 

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