Recording Your Lav Mic into Your Smartphone: MyMyk Review

Recording Your Lav Mic into Your Smartphone: MyMyk Review

If you’ve wanted to upgrade the sound for your film and video projects, but aren’t quite ready to invest in a lot of sound recording gear, the MyMyk Connector is a nice adapter that allows you to use a number of lavalier mics with 3.5mm plugs on your smartphone. In this episode we take a look at the MyMyk and put it through its paces with a couple of lav microphones.

Gear discussed in this episode:

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MyMyk Connector — Adapter to use your lavalier mic with your smartphone:

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Giant Squid Audio Labs Lavalier Mic — works great with MyMyk and iPhone 5S:

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HMNSound Lavalier — Another good choice with the MyMyk–best for people with “darker” voices (not a lot of sibilance):

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Audio Technica ATR-3350 — a Lav to plug directly into your camera–the most affordable option and way better than the mic in your camera. No need for the MyMyk with this option. Also no need to sync your audio after shooting. The only sacrifice is a tiny bit of audio quality.

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Zoom H1 — An amazing little audio recorder which has slightly better audio quality than almost all phones for under $100. No need for the MyMyk with this recorder:

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Tascam DR-05 — Tascam’s equivalent of the Zoom H1, slighter better build quality and sometimes less expensive, too:

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This episode shot with the following gear:
– Nikon D600 (not the most amazing camera for video, but great for still photos)
– Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-D Lens
– ePhoto 4500 Watt Softbox Kit
– Limo Studio 650 Watt Fresnel Light

Music Copyright 2014, Curtis Judd

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