Vlogging is undeniably one of the most popular online trends right now. Vloggers of all types are changing the face of internet marketing. Influencers are no longer constrained by the humble blog. This new dynamic space is ever-changing & humbly accepting celebrity influencers & amateurs alike.
YouTube, where the majority of vloggers host their content, is the second-largest social network and the second most visited website on the internet. Most importantly, YouTube is where your target audience spends the majority of their online time. According to recent reports, viewers spend one billion hours per day on YouTube, which is more than Netflix and Facebook Video combined. Videos appeal to us because we, now, have a shorter attention span & visuals with audio attracts a majority of us more than text. In our blog today we will attempt to share with you some of the essential vlogging microphones. We will also take you through what all different types of microphones will help you capture the most of your vlogging experience.
Overall these microphones will fall under Content Capture Microphones.
Shotgun Microphones – A shotgun microphone is commonly used in applications where only the sound in front of the microphone is expected to be captured and all other noises are expected to be reduced. Talks or speeches in meetings, conferences, and lectures where the speaker does not need to hold a microphone and speak into it are examples of such scenarios. Some of the shotgun microphones that are popular & effective are,
Rode’s Video Mic GO On-Camera Shotgun Microphone is a small, lightweight microphone that adds high-quality audio recording to your small camcorder or HDSLR camera. The microphone, weighing only 2.6 ounces, keeps your camera setup light and portable, making it ideal for handheld shooting. It has an integrated Rycote Lyre shock mount for bump and vibration isolation, and it operates battery-free, drawing power from your camera’s 3.5mm microphone input.
Pickup is clear and intelligible from a distance or up close. This cardioid condenser is designed to pick up dialogue and sound effects from a distance while bypassing ambient noise such as traffic, air-handling systems, room reverberation, and mechanically coupled vibrations when set to its “Tele” range. Specifically designed for use with video cameras. ATR 6550 comes with a 3.5 mm connector that plugs into your video camera. The product includes camera mount, stand clamp, foam windscreen, battery
Building on the success of the RODE NTG2, the NTG4+ features an all-new condenser capsule with low noise and high sensitivity, as well as the convenience of onboard equalization/level control via digital switching. The NTG4+ is the first microphone to include an in-built battery that provides 150+ hours of operation while charging via USB. Control the built-in high-pass filter, pad, and high-frequency boost using the microphone’s convenient digital switching. With a charge time of only two hours, it can run for 150+ hours.
Lavalier Microphones – If your requirement is content to capture but you want the microphone to be non-intrusive, Lavalier or Lapel Mics are your go-to essentials. We are sharing a few of the lapel mics for you to choose from,
BOYA BY-M1 is an omnidirectional lavalier microphone designed for Smartphones, DSLRs, Camcorders, Audio recorders, PCs, and other video applications.
The Omni pickup pattern on the lavalier microphone provides full, 360-degree coverage.
An integrated 6-meter (20″) cable with a 3.5mm 4-pole gold plug connects directly to Smartphones and the majority of cameras
The Vault VLM 3.5-B Lavalier microphone is a low-profile lapel microphone that delivers broadcast-quality audio when close-miked in almost any situation. The VLM-B 3.5 has low self-noise, and its user-friendly Omni-directional polar pattern and minimal appearance make it an ideal solution for any recording or interview situation in which a high-quality omnidirectional microphone must be heard while remaining visually discreet.
The JBL Commercial CSLM20B is a rechargeable lavalier microphone with a 3.5mm TRRS jack. With its 360-degree omnidirectional audio pickup pattern, it is ideal for recording, podcasting, interviews, vlogging, presentations, speeches, and more. It is compatible with smartphones, most DSLR cameras, mixer amplifiers, and comes with an extra-long cable for added convenience.
The ATR3350xiS omnidirectional lavalier microphone in newscaster style is designed for clear, accurate voice reproduction. This high-quality condenser is ideal for video use due to its low-profile design and convenient on/off switch. It has a dual-mono 3.5 mm (1/8″) output plug that sends audio to both the left and right channels when connected to the 3.5 mm (1/8″) stereo input of a video camera, DSLR, or handheld audio recorder. The ATR3350xiS comes with a clothing clip, an LR44 battery, a foam windscreen, and a mic/headphone adapter for use with tablets, computers, and smartphones with 3.5 mm (1/8″) headset connections.
The Vault VLM 3.5 Lavalier microphone is a low-profile lapel microphone that delivers broadcast-quality audio when close-miked in almost any situation. The VLM 3.5 has low self-noise, and its user-friendly Omni-directional polar pattern and minimal appearance make it an ideal solution for any recording or interview situation in which a high-quality omnidirectional microphone must be heard while remaining visually discreet. Extremely cost-effective & having a 2-year warranty this microphone is a delight for any new vlogger.
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