If you are looking for a microphone that can be used in different scenarios then buying Lavalier microphone would be a wise decision. Here is why,
So Techtippr had a Youtube channel from the very beginning but it wasn’t really that active. In 2017 I decided to change that and post some videos. Though I’ve been able to post some videos, it isn’t much, and part of the reason is, not having proper gears to produce the kind of quality I wanted.
I already had a Blue Yeti Microphone, but when I recording myself on a dSLR, the Blue Yeti just sat on the table, I did try putting it to some use but it was a bit of effort and sync the audio and video in the post-production, especially where are a lot of clips to work on.
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This is where the Boya M1 Microphone comes in really handy, It’s actually a collar mic which can be clipped onto the collar of your shirt so that you can record clear audio of yourself talking about something.
It can be connected directly to the camera as well as the smartphone, which is great, I’ve already been using my Mobile phone for making some videos.
It’s not just a collar mic, It’s a Multi-Purpose Microphone.
The good thing about this collar mic is, it had got a really nice noise cancellation feature which makes it better than the microphone on your smartphone because you can get rid of the extra background noise without any effort.
I’ve used the Mic of my smartphone for doing some voiceovers for my Videos, a good voiceover can only be done in a closed environment where you can control the background noise and make sure there isn’t much of it.
Use it for Voiceovers
So, this mic can also be used for recording voiceovers. In fact the voiceover in my recent few videos, the voiceover has been entirely done using the Boya M1 Lavalier Microphone.
I am going to give you an example by putting a voiceover while I show you the unboxing of it. You can check out the video embedded below.
The Voiceover in this video is done using the Boya M1 Lavalier Mic
It can Replace your Desk Mic
I bought the blue yeti last year and I’ve used it a lot, but I still find myself using My Smartphone for doing voiceovers because I am not in my office at times, and the only good mic I have with me all the time is, my Mobile phone, the Xiaomi Mi Max which has an amazing microphone
But, like I said, you really need to be in a quiet environment or using it. Since this Microphone has got the noise cancellation feature and is also very handy, maybe this new mic will help me do it well as it has got a good noise cancellation ability.
Use it with your dSLR Camera Directly
The default microphone on the dSLR camera records a lot of noise, so if you are in a closed environment or you closer to the camera, it is good, but if you are even a couple of feets away from it, the voice is going to be terrible.
In that case, you can use a desk mic, but it also bounds you to a desk and you have to sync the audio on the post-production, which is time consuming.
So this is how 90% of the poeple are going to use this Lavalier Mic, by connecting directly to their dSLR or Smartphone and recording the video.
The wire of this microphone is very long, approximately 20ft, which will let you move 20 ft away from the camera source.
Use it with your Smartphone Directly.
Same goes with the smartphone as well, the Mic is good, but lacks the noise cancellation abilities, also if you move farther from it, voice will not come out good.
You can Use it as a Field Mic
Record audio on Mobile or a Portable Audio Recorder such as Zoom H1, and sync audio in the post production.When you do a video outdoors, there is not much you can do about the background noise.
But keeping the microphone closer can help, so this Lavalier mic can help since it’s wire is quite long. You will be able to record great audio no matter how far you are from the Camera.
So I got it for Rs 2000 that’s roughly $30, and the in the box you get some paper work along with a black fake leather pouch which has got the Microphone,
A long with the microphone, you get The coushion or the windshield , and a clipper to clip on the mic on your shirt collar, a small batter and a quater inch audio jack if you want to plug this mic into an implifier.
The LR44 type battery can last for an year with moderate use. but it may vary depending on how much you use it.
There is not much function on the mic to learn but there is an on and off button, since the mic requires power for the noise cancellation feature to work, you need to turn it on when you are using it with your camera, and for Smartphones, you can turn it off since it can derive some power from the smartphone itself.
Watch the Video Review of Boya M1 Lavalier Microphone