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Recording a speech.

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by Koo, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Koo

    Koo Active Member

    Good day

    I don't have any knowledge on voice recording. We're currently recording a speech on a weekly basis, where the person delivering the speech is about 50cm away from the microphone and sometimes turning his head slightly away from the microphone.
    We are currently using a mobile phone (LOL) to record the speech, but we're looking for better recording quality. We don't have a lot of space available for pre-amps etc.
    With the mobile phone you can hear background noise and people coughing and as well as when the person delivering the speech touching the podium.
    Any idea what I can buy to get better quality?
    If I can even get a microphone that plugs into the mobile phone, that will give me better quality recording, will be good enough.
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    You don't say what type of phone you have, but if it's an iPhone (or even an iPad), then this Rode plug-on mic gives excellent quality recording. If it's not an Apple phone but nevertheless has a microphone jack for plugging in an external mic, then this type should work. Ignore the crazy name SmartLav, since, as far as I am aware, it has no connection with auto-flushers.

    Rode is not the only manufacturer of add-on mics for smartphones, but their products do give a sound quality better than most other makes in this price range. I would steer clear of the cheapo external phone mics from Ebay.
  3. Koo

    Koo Active Member

    Boswell, thank you very much for your reply!

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