Rode SmartLav+ Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone for iPhone and Smartphones, Black
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- Broadcast quality, professional-grade Lavalier Mic with TRRS Jack
- High-quality omni-directional condenser capsule; discrete 4.5mm miniature microphone
- Kevlar reinforced cable ensures that you never stretch or snap your microphone under normal usage conditions
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From the manufacturer
- Acoustic Principle: Permanently Polarise
- Active Electronics: JFET
- Capsule: 0.10"
- Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
- Address Type: End
- Frequency Range: 60Hz - 18kHz
- Output Impedance: 3Ω
- Maximum SPL: 110dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
- Maximum Output Level: 189.0mV
- Sensitivity: -35.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (17.80mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
- Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 27dB-A
- Weight: 6.00gm
- Dimensions: 1180.00mmH x 4.50mmW x 4.50mmD
- Output: TRRS
- Warranty: 1 year
- Operates in conjunction with RØDE Rec app
Lavalier Microphone for Smartphones
The smartLav+ is a broadcast-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range of film, television and broadcast scenarios, or wherever broadcast quality audio is required in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment. With the smartLav+ the user simply mounts the microphone on the talent, connects it to a smartphone or tablet headset jack and records via the RØDE Rec app for iOS, or any other audio app of their choice.
By employing a professional quality omni-directional condenser capsule the smartLav+ picks up sound equally from all around the microphone, allowing for versatility when mounting and ensuring a high degree of user-friendly operation. A foam pop shield is supplied to minimise wind noise and vocal plosives (hard ‘b’, ‘t’ and ‘p’ sounds), as well as a durable mounting clip with in-built cable management. Its Kevlar reinforced cable ensures that you never stretch or snap your microphone under normal usage conditions.
The smartLav+ is compatible with any audio app that accepts input from the headset connection, however it has been designed to pair perfectly with RØDE’s RØDE Rec app for Apple iOS devices. RØDE Rec turns the user’s iOS device into a fully-featured field recorder, with a wide range of equalisation presets to suit various recording situations, in addition to professional editing functions and the ability to publish to SoundCloud and Dropbox direct from the app.
- Broadcast quality, professional-grade Lavalier Mic with TRRS Jack
- High-quality omni-directional condenser capsule
- Discrete 4.5mm miniature microphone
- Compatible with iOS devices and select Android devices* (*visit smartlav website for full device compatability list)
- Kevlar reinforced cable
- Includes wind shield, durable mounting clip, and pouch
- Twelve month warranty
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|Item Dimensions||5.00 x 1.00 x 3.00 inches||4.33 x 0.79 x 3.15 inches||3.39 x 4.33 x 4.25 inches||9.00 x 3.00 x 5.00 inches||6.20 x 5.50 x 1.90 inches||3.15 x 0.83 x 1.50 inches|
The RODE Microphones smartLav+ provides high-quality audio to your smartphone or tablet. If you're in the film, television, or broadcasting field, you need a lavalier microphone. You can capture crisp, defined audio with a lapel mic that weighs less than a pound. The omnidirectional condenser capsule captures audio from all directions and the included foam pop filter eliminates vocal plosives. Although ideal for the RODE's Rec app for your iOS device, any audio app that accepts audio from the headset input will be compatible with the RODE Microphones smartLav+ lavalier microphone.
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Fast forward over a year and well past its warranty, my Rode mic caught on my collar when I went to take it off and I tugged too hard on the cord which caused it to separate from the microphone itself and pretty much destroy the mic. I was bummed and immediately thought "There goes $79 bucks". But I emailed Rode and explained the situation and they responded within 24 hours and offered to send me a brand new mic free of charge. I now have my new mic, and I'll get back to recording and be a little more careful with my mic.
The last update the app recieved was probably over 5 years ago. It is entirely impossible to respect a company so negligent with their tools, regardless of whether they make good
About the microphone itself, the cable is plenty long enough to connect to the smart-phone in my pocket and attach the microphone to my shirt. The build quality is great. The clip is very strong and you will not have to worry about the microphone getting detached from your shirt when using it. The microphone is small enough that most people probably will not notice it if you are on camera when streaming.
Tip; face the microphone upside down on your shirt to avoid the sound of you breathing when recording,
If you make videos or record podcasts (especially on the go), I can't recommend this mic enough. I should have bought it long ago. Makes a huge difference. You can honestly record using this mic alone on a cell phone using any recording app in a quiet environment and get solid results. If you are comfortable doing some basic sound editing and using very simple VST plug-ins, get the TNT Voice Executor plug-in from Audified and you will get results so good that the vast majority of people (not including audio pros) will be thoroughly impressed with your voiceover/audio.
I added the square trade insurance for a few bucks and I will keep the mic stored in the "pleather" bag that was in the package, so I'm hoping to get plenty of use out of these. Will update this review as needed.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this purchase. The difference this microphone makes is astounding. I haven't tried it for voice dictation yet, but I'm confident it will be overkill for that, since the inferior boom-mics I currently use already give me solid, reliable results. Bottom Line: If you're thinking about getting this, get it. No way you'll regret it.
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C’est un microphone pour smartphone ou tablette. Il est compatible aux dispositif IOS et certains Android.
Vous pouvez retrouver toutes les compatibilités sur leur site officielle.
C’est donc un micro-cravate avec fiche TRRS, je vais pas rentrer dans le détail mais ça veut dire que l’embout, la prise est compatible uniquement sur les smartphone et tablette mais elle n’est pas compatible à l’entrée mini jack des caméras, ou des enregistreurs externes.
Pour ça il faudra s’équiper d’un adaptateur pour pouvoir brancher le SmartLav + à la prise TRS d’une caméra ou d’un enregistreur audio.
Personnellement j'ai acheté le "Rode SC3 Adaptateur pour Smartlav " vendu également par Rode.
Le micro est livré avec une bonnette antipop et vent, d’une pince de fixation et d’une pochette à l’effigie de rode pour ranger le micro.
Si vous avez un iphone, vous pouvez télécharger l’application Rode Rec, que le fabricant à crée pour pouvoir faciliter l’enregistrement. Tu peux visualiser l’onde sonore, régler le gain, le volume, ou directement couper et sélectionner la partie de l’enregistrement souhaitée.
N'aimant pas enregistrer du son avec un smartphone, j'utilise ce micro cravate avec le zoom h1. C'est le combo parfait, je peux ajuster le gain du micro, je peux écouter ma voix en direct avec la sortie casque, et le boitier peut tenir dans une poche.
Verdict : Le micro cravate fait un peu cher en comparaison d'autre micro cravate qu'on peut trouver à un 20€. Mais à la différence, c'est un produit de chez Rode, on est assuré d'une qualité et d'une durabilité dans le temps.
La première fois, j'avais acheté un micro cravate à 20€, et la comparaison, et le rapport gain/bruit est assez flagrant, j'aurai du directement investir dans le SmartLav+.
Je recommande ce produit.
Si vous avez jugé ce commentaire utile, merci de cliquer sur oui, vous me ferez plaisir :)
Pour que vous puissiez bien voir de quoi il est capable, voici une petite video que j'ai faite, ou je commence l'enregistrement avec le micro de mon téléphone, et ensuite le micro RODE.
Directement compatible avec les smartphones grace à sa connectique TRRS.
Si vous avez trouvez mon commentaire utile n’hésitez pas a cliquer sur le OUI en bas du commentaire.
Et allez faire un petit tour sur mon profil pour voir mes autres tests ;)²
Rode's ridiculous focus on Apple environment is truly annoying through eyes of Smartlav+ user. It is dedicated to those of you that have old apple phone (yes they support old ones only-it is all about jack :) ) - Rode app (paid!) is available on IOS only £5.99 sic!). I know you can always find better apps on Android and usually free or for a fraction of IOS equivalent price (i bought Rec Forge II pro for just over £2, it was 'expensive one'. I must say that native app was doing the job well, but I always want to squeeze all juice from my devices. It is not an issue though, Rode does not recommend any particular one for android. Why? What is the point of having good product for obsolete mobile devices? I do not follow Rode's philosophy.
Box and package. It comes with basic cardboard box (no tech specs on it , but I'll talk about it later). Inside there is attached a quick guide... If you expected quick guide about the product, you would be surprised. It is all about mount clip. Yes. mount clip only. Nothing about using the mic. No tech specs, no characteristics of the mic, nothing but clip. You can straight away see that the product and its users are not treated seriously by the producer. All the time you get impression, you got cheap leftover from great Rode's true offer (btw it is in fact costly product and we pay quite a lot in it for branding - manufacturing eng guy perspective).
The only way to get more info about specs is on their website (at least that).
Acoustic Principle Permanently Polarise
Active Electronics JFET
Address Type End
Frequency Range 60Hz - 18kHz
Output Impedance 3000Ω
Maximum SPL 110dBSPL
Maximum Output Level 189.0mV (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity -35.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (17.80mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) 27dBA
Dimensions 1180.00mmH x 4.50mmW x 4.50mmD
Output TRRS Output
Warranty 1 year
Since it is omni-directional condenser mic, you must be aware that it is capable of recording environment as you actually hear it. Remember you can learn to ignore some sounds, but microphone cannot. It will record your wall clock ticking , fridge, neighbours ... everything. Thus, you need app to cut off its sensitivity dramatically, so that it picks up only your voice and later you amplify it to suit your needs. It is not dynamic, nor one that focuses on one direction only mic-please check what you really need.
What annoys me is that they use meaningless phrases on the box, leaflet and adverts ('professional- grade', 'broadcast quality'... meaningless marketing only).
It is not pro grade product. But it is a high quality (sometimes too high) for beginners and above in audio/voice recording.
Cable length is ok (you get about 70cm of usable cable length, when excluding all necessary bends and loops) for average height person - you can hide your phone in front trousers pocket. I would not recommend it if you need to be further away from recording device (probably rare for such a basic product occasion, but have it in your mind before purchase), or if you are really tall and cannot hide phone in your jacket.
- always record in flight mode
-if on windows surface like device switch of system sound enhancements (recording device advanced properties settings).
-your phone or tablet or PC (if TRRS jack compatible) may see it as headset - you have to define it as recording device only and use other audio output (in some devices it is not that simple) for sound
To sum up, it is a very good microphone for its price, but only for people that spent some time setting up recording devices of are experienced in voice recording. If not- too expensive - you can get your results for less.
There is a lot of misleading marketing info (mainly from Rode itself) that could create unsupported expectations. Lack of any guidance or advice or app for users (the one for IOS can be ignored - supports devices that are not even manufactured anymore!).
Or buy it and play with it for a while - once you understood its properties, it will give you expected results... and will open your way for pro products :)
Very disappointed with this purchase. and I will not change this review until RODE changes the description and stops this false advertising.