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One of the ways to improvethe quality of your Facebook Livestreams or your YouTube videos is to have good audio.
So let's look at 3 microphones that you can use when recording video with your iPhone.
The1st microphone that I recommend and personally love and you can see me using it right hereis the SmartLav+ by Rode.
I found the sound of the SmartLav+ crisper than its predecessorthe SmartLav, so if you're tossing up between the SmartLav or the Smart Lav+, definitelygo the SmartLav+.
I really like this microphone because of the quality of sound that it produces.
It's a great little lapel microphone that plugs straight into your iPhone and clipsonto your top.
The biggest complaint that I've heard about the SmartLav+ from otherusers is that the length of the cable isn't very long, but you can fix the issue by gettingan extension cable that will extend the length of your microphone.
The other thing that makesthe SmartLav+ really awesome is this adapter that goes with it that allows you to turnyour iPhone microphone into a microphone that you can also use with a DSLR camera.
So it'sgreat for your iPhone and for your camera as well.
Let's do a little sound test withRode SmartLav+ on my iPhone.
So here's what it sounds like recording on my iPhone withoutthe Rode SmartLav+.
Here's what it sounds like with the Rode SmartLav+ plugged intothe iPhone.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
And I am going to be silent now soyou can listen to the white noise.
The 2nd microphone that I recommend for recordingvideo with your iPhone is the Boya BY M1 and this microphone is much cheaper than the RodeSmartLav+ and it still gives you decent quality sound.
The other thing that I like about theBoya BY M1 is that it has a lot of length so you don't need to get an extension cablelike you would need to with the Rode SmartLav+.
It's great for iPhones, works on Android andyou can also plug it into your DSLR camera as well.
So let's go over to my phone nowand have a look at the quality of sound that you would get from the Boya BY M1.
So thisis what it sounds like without the Boya BY M1.
And here's what it sounds like with theBoya BY M1 plugged into the iPhone.
The 3rd microphone that I recommend for recordingvideo with your iPhone is the iRig Pre, the iRig Pre itself isn't a microphone but itallows you to plug in your favorite microphone into your phone and to use that.
So if youhave a microphone lying around and a XLR cable, it comes together to produce amazing soundthat you can record audio with your iPhone.
So for example, this is an old dynamic microphonethat I have lying around and with an XLR cable and with the right end, I plug one end ofthe cable into the microphone and the other end of the microphone into my iRig Pre andthen I can plug my iRig Pre into my iPhone.
And together this gives me amazing sound.
Why would you do this? Well think about it.
If you are recording with your iPhone, you'reout and about and you're doing interviews or you're interviewing people, this is a greatway to use something that you already have that produces amazing sound with your iPhone.
So let's have a look at the quality of sound that you can get with the iRig Pre and a dynamicmicrophone plugged into your iPhone.
So here's what it sounds like without the iRig Pre anda dynamic microphone plugged into the iPhone.
And here is what it sounds like with the iRigPre and a dynamic microphone plugged into the iPhone.
So the 4th microphone that I'mgoing to recommend which is a bonus recommendation is Rode Videomic Me and I wasn't sure if Iwas going to include this microphone in my reviews because I found the sound of the RodeVideomic Me to be good only if the microphone was quite close to you when you are recording.
If you put your phone on a tripod at a distance, I didn't find the sound to be as amazing asthe Rode SmartLav+ or the other microphones that I've talked about in this video.
ButI'm going to include it anyway and lets go to a sound test so you can judge for yourself.
So here's what it sounds like without the Rode VIdeomic Me, I am about a meter awayfrom my phone.
Here's what it sounds like with the Rode Videomic Me at the same distance.
Here's what it sounds like with the Rode Videomic Me.
I am about 30 to 40 centimeters away fromthe microphone.
And here is what it sounds like on the Rode Videomic Me right up to themicrophone and probably about 10 centimeters away from the microphone now.
So there youhave it, a review of some of the top microphones for recording video with your iPhone.
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