Rode Smartlav : Good quality product

Absolutely brilliant changed my interviews completely.

I had the original rode smartlav already, but have heard that the background noise if greatly reduced with the smartlav+. And they’re not wrong, it’s a great plug-n-play product, well built and thoroughly reliable. It even comes in a really nice leather pouch which i can fit several other rode accessories into. If you’re thinking of buying a lavelier mic then i can wholeheartedly recommend this one.

Works with android phones with paid for apps, quality very good. Can be used easily with editing software to provide excellent quality recordings. Downloaded recforge ii from google play and the results are as good as any professional recorder. Used in conjunction with a samsung note 4.

This is a much clearer signal mic than the original smartlav. In fact the quality on my iphone makes it very usable for videos that i make for my various training courses. I kind of wish i’d never got the original smartlav now. But i’m glad i got the smartlav+ :).

Really helped in getting clear and professional audio. Im a videographer so i can definiteky say this product is worth it.

Excellent audio quality at an affordable price. It comes with a nice leathery pouch. I bought an sc3 adapter to use it with my canon 80d when filming video:rØde sc3 iphone accessory – black.

I use this when i run as i often have my best thoughts while out. My voice can be heard clearly above wind and my panting while running. Haven’t had the guts to see how it stands up to the glasgow rain.

The original smartlav had a high noise floor which made it unusable for me requiring a lot of post cleanup. The smartlav+ improves on this dramatically and the plus is what the original one should have been. Don’t bother with the original smartlav and head straight for the plus version.

  • Records well, but everything else poorly delivered. Not plug&play as you might expect.
  • Great mike, but highly overpriced.
  • Expensive, but good quality.

Rode Smartlav+ Lavalier Microphone with SC3 Adaptor

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Was looking for a more cost effective way of using lav mics for my filming, and this product did not disappoint. I now have a killer lav mic set up (broadcast quality) using 3 of these mics with 2 zoom h1’s and a zoom h2nall monitored with a 3 way bluetooth transmitter and headphone set up .

Excellent voice pickup and discreet clip. I use it with a zoom h4n (using the rode sc3 adaptor) and am getting excellent results in a variety of scenarios.

This is for mobile phone but can work for external recorders like the zoom h1 with an adoptor.

Perfect, works really well :).

Used constantly for recording talks in meetings, with the sc3 adaptor works with iphone and android devices to pick up voices. Great clarity for the cost, and you can get half-decent recordings directly from your phone. Haven’t tested against other products, but works brilliantly for my uses.

Posted with free same day delivery with primenoise floor is. Nothing compared to the old smartlav, it’s perfect for interfiews, or creating online content. Works right out of the box with stock android and iphone. Can’t recommend enough, brilliant.

It will sound better if you turn up the mids in post-production though.

Fit for purpose, i’m glad i bought it.

  • Records well, but everything else poorly delivered. Not plug&play as you might expect.
  • Great mike, but highly overpriced.
  • Expensive, but good quality.

Rode Smartlav+ Lavalier Microphone with SC3 Adaptor

The sound is quite good but not amazing. It might be slightly overpriced for what it delivers. Some studio editing will improve the sound even further.

Probably one of the best mics for action cameras great sound and picks up plenty of ambiant sounds.

Best lav i’ve ever spent money on. I use this was my iphone, for recording in filming. It’s great for weddings also, attaching to the groom it can pick up his voice and the brides perfectly- and i didn’t have to fork out a lot of money for it.

Really neat with a useful carry bag. Used it with my samsung s5 so far , and the native android recorder app. Ideal to carry around for opportunistic interviews.

I bought this microphone for using on my phone and on my computer. It does the job well, but i’ve noticed that quite often there will be a clicking interference about 5 minutes into my recordings that will last the remainder of the recording. It only happens when there’s sound recorded. I’m still trying to figure out what the problem is, but until i do i have to assume it’s a fault with the microphone. Due to this i have rated it 4 stars instead of 5, but it’s definitely a recommend microphone.

I was surprised by the clarity of sound from such a tiny mic. I lack any form of volume input control on the video camera i use, but find that this delivers a very strong but not distorted signal – to the point where i was reducing it on editing to balance with the camera’s soundtracks.

Not cheap and not expensive, pretty good at what it does, this got me out of a difficult situation, i mailed it to a client and recorded an interview with her using the smartlav+ into her iphone, which she uploaded to dropbox and i recorded the video off skype, then aligned them afterwards with a handclap, worked really well. All this from the other side of the atlantic.

I must say that it is actually decent recording device. Rode’s ridiculous focus on apple environment is truly annoying through eyes of smartlav+ user. It is dedicated to those of you that have old apple phone (yes they support old ones only-it is all about jack 🙂 ) – rode app (paid) is available on ios only £5. I know you can always find better apps on android and usually free or for a fraction of ios equivalent price (i bought rec forge ii pro for just over £2, it was ‘expensive one’. I must say that native app was doing the job well, but i always want to squeeze all juice from my devices. It is not an issue though, rode does not recommend any particular one for android. What is the point of having good product for obsolete mobile devices?. I do not follow rode’s philosophy. It comes with basic cardboard box (no tech specs on it , but i’ll talk about it later). Inside there is attached a quick guide.

It does what it says but i have to be fair and say i’m not that impressed. The volume can be a bit lower than i would like. I need this to help meremember things. If you are outside walking and talking, it’s the best option.

Fantastic sound quality for recording youtube videos.

Røde make the very best mic’s the only issue i have is that many of my collegues want to borrow it. It’s sound quality for a intermediary mic is brilliant. It’s a must buy if your wanting to smartphone record in a budget.

I use these (i have 3) for video interviews. I connect them to an older iphone or ipod. On the ios devices i run recorderhq. Drop the device in the persons pocket and get great audio to sync to the videos. Using ios devices i can send the recordings to my imac via airdrop or send them to icloud directly from the app. The mics work great – have great sound, and are less noisy than the original smartlav. For me it works better than a wireless system – and the only limit on how many you can use is the number you have.

The sound quality i am getting from this is very good. (i’m using it with an iphone 5s through the rode record app).

It works really well, it’s simple to assemble and the sound quality is excellent the pop filter is really good it fits over the tiny mic very tightly it has a rubber connector which means it won’t fall off the mic, the last one i bought cost £24. 99 and caused a high pitched whine through all recordings making it unusable and considering the price i expected it to work well, so that got returned to amazon for a full refund it was the ‘pro lavalier lapel microphone jk mic-j 044’ the pop filter was crap too it fell off if you breathed on it too heavily ;). The big plus for me is amazon dropped the price of this rode mic from £55. 00 drop which made it just £14. 00 more than the previous crap mic and man am i glad i did, so 6 out of 5 stars from me highly recommended.

Using it in conjunction both with my smartphones and voice recorder. I would just have preferred the cable to be thicker. Let’s see how long it lasts.

One word – transformational and i didn’t have to buy a highres sound recorder as it works perfectly well with my sony xperia mobile phone and a £2 app i saw recommended on youtube called rec forge in pro.

This product was part of a batch of video equipment i purchased, great quality for the price.

Surprisingly good microphone for the price, i’ve used this filming several corporate conferences and seminars and providing you do some research into the settings before using the results can be great. Being unable to monitor the sound while it’s recording is it’s only downside, you’re putting a lot of faith in your iphone and trusting it dos the job, and at least 95% of the time it has.

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  • Rode Smartlav+ Lavalier Microphone for Smartphone
  • Rode SC3 Accessory
  • SC3 accessory is designed to allow the smartlav to connect to 3.5mm trs devices such as cameras and audio recorders