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If you're here, it might be that you're in the market to buy sound equipment to attach to your smartphones, tablets, desktop or laptop.
Don't you find the infinite choices all so confusing?
Who could know what all that tech jargon is about, and what fits with what?
Seriously! When did everyone become tech geeks?!!
Well, I'm here to help you wade through the muddy tech fields to recommend three sound upgrades for your devices that won't drain your bank account and are generally easy to use.
Who could benefit from these?
Anyone that speaks on stage creates podcasts, does facebook lives, captures testimonials and, in general, anyone who creates social media video content with their personal devices.
My first recommendation is …
The Lapel Mic
You'll be able to attach this one to your smartphone and for under $20 you can get a great noise cancelling clip-on lapel mic.
If you're using the latest iPhones or Android, our product suggestion would be the You Mic.
These babies are great to use if you'll be 4-6 ft away from your phone because that's how long the cord is.
If you're shooting a testimonial, close up video blog or Podcast this little guy does the trick. It even comes with a pin adaptor to attach to computers, laptops, cameras and external audio recorders
Here's the link to purchase this very one. https://amzn.to/376j5rD
Oh Yes! You'll want to read to the end of the blog if you're considering an external mic for your computer or laptop.
I'll share a secret from my audio pro friend Stu so that will get your BEST sound out of your Device.
Next is the...
This is usually a small device meant only to capture sound, and because audio files take up so much less room on an SD card, it's easy to use and small enough to put in your pocket to hook up your lapel mic and get some great clear sound. Especially if you are on stage speaking and someone is filming your talk with a cell phone.
After pouring over some audio capture devices, you'll see my recommendation in this link. https://amzn.to/374dl1L It's a great little, well-rated, digital audio capture device and priced just over $100
I do want to caution...
Purchase This only if you are prepared to sync the audio with the video during the video editing process. If you're not familiar with this Sugar C Media www.sugarcmedia.com Can undoubtedly help you out with any of your video editing needs.
Here is a great little digital recorder you can buy with lots of fantastic reviews. https://amzn.to/374dl1L
And finally # 3
If you're on a Desktop or Laptop shooting your blog or podcasts, use a
Desktop Cardioid USB Mic
I asked my excellent former radio host and sound pro friend, Stu, which one he likes best and his suggestion was the Audio Technica 2020. Go here to purchase the very same one https://amzn.to/375WKue
Stu had another little gem of a tip for you troopers that have stuck it out to the end of this blog.
From the "Settings" of your Computer or Laptop, optimize your external Mic as well as your internal Device Microphone input. This could make all the difference in the levels you get from your Device
That's it for sound equipment recommendations.
If you want more info or have a question specific make you sound better...
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See you next time.
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