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Old April 28th, 2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Good Lavalier mic with 1/8 mini jack

I would like to buy a good Good Lavalier mic with 1/8 mini jack to use with my Olympus DS-30 digital recorder. Any ideas?

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We have had good success with the Audio-Technica ATR35s, which we issue with Edirol R09 recorders to reporters...it is remarkably inexpensive but does a good job. One thing to watch is getting the battery in the right way round, it's a button battery and if you get it in backwards, the mike works, but badly. A lot of people who make this error trash the mike in reviews, not realizing.../Battle Vaughan/miamiherald.com video team
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Old April 29th, 2009, 08:30 AM   #3
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We have had good success with the Audio-Technica ATR35s, which we issue with Edirol R09 recorders to reporters...it is remarkably inexpensive but does a good job. One thing to watch is getting the battery in the right way round, it's a button battery and if you get it in backwards, the mike works, but badly. A lot of people who make this error trash the mike in reviews, not realizing.../Battle Vaughan/miamiherald.com video team
Ditto this.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #5
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Giant Squid

This one is a good value for the money (I use it with my Olympus WS-310):
Omnidirectional Mono Microphone
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Old April 30th, 2009, 11:51 PM   #6
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Thank you guys for your info. I have finally bought the Audio-Technica ATR35s. I haven't actually tested it on a job as such but with the tests I did at home it works perfect. Thanks again.

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Old May 1st, 2009, 05:25 PM   #7
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Too late to help the OP - I have both the Squid and the ATR35s, and my opinion is:

Squid
- richer sound quality; higher volume output; rugged construction
- costs more ($25+$6 for Neutrik plug); short 5' cord; needs plug-in power
- minijack is stereo, goes to both channels

ATR35s
- self powered w/ LR44 batteries; long 20' cord; cheap ($19)
- cord feels flimsy; lower volume output
- jack is mono

My usage:
- Squid is used w/ sony PCM-D50 (which provides power)
- Two ATR35s (w/ adapter) into Canon HV30, for interviews

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Old May 4th, 2009, 02:40 PM   #8
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This one is a good value for the money (I use it with my Olympus WS-310):
Omnidirectional Mono Microphone
Can I connect this mic directly to my FX1? (Without any recorders)
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