RØDE announces smartLav lavalier microphone for iOS devices

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  1. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    It won't be long before we are using an iphone to record 32 tracks . How long do you think before this happens?

    check out another iphone product from RODE mic.

    RØDE smartLav lavalier microphone for Apple iOS devices


    1st February 2013, Sydney Australia – RØDE Microphones today announced the release of the smartLav, a new lapel microphone that connects directly to the headset jack of Apple iOS devices. Compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, smartLav delivers premium quality audio capture in a compact and accessible form factor.

    The smartLav is a professional-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range of fi lm, television and broadcast scenarios, or wherever professional quality audio is required in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment, particularly where multiple talent is involved. With the smartLav the user simply mounts the microphone on the talent, connects it to the iOS device’s headset jack and records via the RØDE Rec or RØDE Rec LE apps.

    By employing a high quality omni-directional condenser capsule the smartLav captures sound in a forgiving 360 degrees, allowing for versatility when mounting and ensuring a high degree of user-friendly operation.

    “The smartLav is an exciting solution that makes professional quality audio available to anyone with access to an Apple iOS device,” explained Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Marketing and Sales Director. “For filmmakers or wedding videographers that have struggled to simultaneously record multiple talent this product truly is an incredibly simple and cost effective solution.”

    A foam pop shield is included 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. The smartLav has been designed to pair perfectly with the RØDE Rec app for Apple iOS devices, and is also compatible with any iOS audio app that accepts input from the headset connection. RØDE Rec turns the user’s iOS device into a fully-featured field recorder, with a wide range of equalisation pre-sets to suit various recording situations, in addition to professional editing functions and the ability
    to publish to SoundCloud and Dropbox directly from the app.

    “Both the smartLav and the recently announced RØDE iXY stereo microphone showcase the possibilities of the RØDE Rec app as more than an isolated piece of software,” Mr Wilson explained, “but also as a platform and hub for a range of professional grade audio devices. This platform leverages the portability and popularity of Apple’s iOS devices to make content creation easier than ever.”

    The smartLav is shipping to authorised RØDE retailers worldwide this month, at a suggested retail price of US$60. For more information please visit http://www.smartlav.com.

  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    It's a nice product, but you'd really think those Australians could come up with a better moniker than that instead of naming it after one of those places that flush automatically as soon as you stand up. As for minimising wind noise, well...
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    You can minimize wind noise if you don't stick it in your pants. LOL good one Boswell.

    As a good engineer, I always look for that magic pushbutton on those automatic flush toilets. Don't want to clog it up with too much crap and toilet paper LOL. And I don't like standing up before I wipe. I don't like spreading around all that goodness before I wipe. It smears the stereo image between the left and right cheeks. This is going down hill... hopefully?

    That should be the name of a new song? STAND UP AND FLUSH! Without missing a beat.
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  4. Ryszard. S

    Ryszard. S Active Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Siloam Spring's, Arkansas
    I have this Rode smartLav, is working good with (Voice Pro app ($14.00 from Google Play Store) on my Motorola Photon 4G. The only problem I expiriance is not with mic but with my phone. Is recording fine as long as screen is on. But to keep screen on I have to touch scree, other way it will stop recording. Perhaps that is something with a phone setting, I don't know.

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