The VideoMic Me-L microphone by Rode is ideal for those who are looking get more professional quality when recording audio with their iOS devices. VideoMic Me-L is a directional microphone with noise canceling features built-in, allowing you to recording only the subject you are capturing. The microphone is ideal for the latest iPhones because it plugs directly into the lightening port, and not requiring an adapter. The microphone is almost identical to the RodeVideo Micro, which filmmakers like to use on mobile Rigs for mounting multiple devices, but varies slightly because it requires an adapter. The microphone comes with a clip for better stability and a windshield when recording outdoors. To see it in action, check out our review on YouTube.
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The Raspberry microphone is by Blue Microphones. The name Blue may sound familiar. The company also makes a range of microphones, including the Yeti, which I have used quite often for podcasts.
I purchased the Raspberry because I wanted a mic that was multi-purpose - that is, a mic that I could use with my Mac as well as my iOS devices. The photo above shows you what the packaging looks like. It comes with sectional compartments and a firm cardboard box with high gloss photography on the surface. In terms of the specs, the Raspberry comes with the patented Blue premium capsule circuitry, Internal Acoustic Diffuser, to focus on your voice and remove ambient noise, and 24-bit/48kHz resolution for great sound. The knobs on the side allow you to control the volume level for microphones and headphones, respectively, and includes a port for USB and Lightening cables which come with the Mic. Raspberry also comes with a portable micro stand, a 5/8 inch microphone stand adapter, and soft-suede carry pouch.
I like the Raspberry for its portability and adaptability. I find it very convenient when recording audio and video when using iOS apps like LumaFusion, making the Raspberry a much better alternative to the native microphone. Transversely, I like having the option to use this same Mic to record on my Mac when using apps like Camtasia. And, as you can see from the desktop photo, I’m use the Raspberry often for podcasts.
The Raspberry can also be connected to tripod mounts when you want more flexibility when positioning your mic. You can also use the 5/8 inch adapter to connect to mic stands and extenders like the Heil SB-2 Small Boom, which I use connects to your desk in a manner that is very similar to a clip on desk lamp.
I love the recording quality of the Raspberry, but like any microphone, you want to make sure that you are in the right recording space, make sure you in the right proximity to the mic, and that the microphone level is correct.
The Raspberry is fabulous! If you looking for portability and flexibility when recording on your Mac and iOS devices, I highly recommend it.
The Yeti Microphone by Blue
The Yeti is the ideal USB microphone for recording podcasts or screencasts on your computer. The Yeti features Blue's innovative triple capsule array, allowing for recording in stereo or your choice of three unique patterns, including cardioid (perfect for podcasting or voiceovers), omnidirectional, and bidirectional, giving you recording capabilities usually requiring multiple microphones. You can purchase the Yeti from Amazon for $79.99. Blue also offers the Yet Pro for USB and XLR recording. Visit Blue Microphones for more details.