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Old April 13th, 2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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Voice Recorder Lavalier Mic HELP

I would like to get a DVR to put in the groom's pocket and have a lav coming out of it. The only one I've seen talked about on here is the Olympus model that Taky has.

Anyone have any other suggestions. Also, Taky, do you have any samples of audio out of the lav mic that you use?

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Old April 13th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #2
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There are several posts covering this topic so you might want to do a search and get some additional input from those sources.

We use Olympus DS-30's to mic the groom and the officiant and we use some fairly inexpensive Azden lav mics and the quality is excellent.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 01:13 PM   #3
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Thanks Travis,

I know you and I have spoken about this in the past, but I'm really looking for the lav mic models more than the voice recorder. Most of the posts I can find talk about the recorder and then say the people just use "a lav mic" to hook into it.

I guess my question would be, do I have to have a specific kind of mic (i.e. unpowered, with a power supply, etc.) or can I just use any 3.5mm lav mic?

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Old April 13th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #4
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I don't the know the model of the Azden lav we're using, but it's just a basic lav mic with a 3.5mm connection .. not powered. We actually didn't plan to use them originally, and were going to buy a more expensive set of lav's. But we ran a test when we got the first DVR and were blown away by the quality, so we just kept them and used them. Just make sure you get a nice furry windscreen if you're going to be shooting in breezy situations.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 03:31 PM   #5
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Thanks as always for the help, Travis. Congrats on the move. My best to you and your fam!
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Old April 13th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #6
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I purchased a omni mono lav mic from giant squid audio and it sounds pretty darn good and it was only $25. The owner hand makes them. I use it with a sony voice recorder which is similar to the olympus Travis listed.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 05:01 PM   #7
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We have used five Giant Squid Audio Lab mics for nearly five years. We are very happy with them.

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Old April 13th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #8
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Thanks as always for the help, Travis. Congrats on the move. My best to you and your fam!
No problem and thanks! d;-)
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Old April 15th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #9
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Giant squid also has a very good low voltage condenser lav mic. Some recorders such as the Zoom H2 will power it. No doubt a number of others will as well. They are very good with support and will confirm if your particular recorder will power it.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 01:43 PM   #10
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I personally use the Tram TR-50... I have 4 of them. They are more expensive ($250 each), but totally worth it to me! They are amazing! Much better than the Sennheiser ME2 and ME4 that I used to use. I have them wired for Sennheiser (mini jack) and they work exceptionally well with the Olympus DVRs I have. I have 6 of the DS-500M and the funny thing is they all sync perfectly with no drift at all!
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Old April 21st, 2010, 12:18 AM   #11
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Mark,

I'm using the lav mic from Olympus too. You can take a look here
Wireless Mics vs Voice Recorders | L.A. Color Blog

This is the mic
http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-145045-ME-15-Microphone/dp/B000815CF4/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b

You can listen to the outcome with the voice recorded
On-Camera Shotgun Mic Audio vs Digital Voice Recorder | L.A. Color Blog

and this is something not so related
Lav Mic Failed in Action | L.A. Color Blog

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