As many continue to work from home, staying connected and informed is more essential than ever. Rode produces products that allow users to get better sound and audio when working remotely for video conferencing, presenting from home, recording a performance, using a lavalier mic, podcasting and connecting external microphones to your laptop or phone.
Presenting from Home
WORKING FROM HOME AUDIO SOLUTIONS
Using an external mic will ensure you’re heard loud and clear on the other end when presenting to produce a more productive meeting. USB microphones are the easiest to set up as they plug directly into the USB port of your laptop or computer and they don’t need an audio interface or mixer to connect. Most USB mic’s will have a 3.5mm headphone output which will allow you to listen to both your voice and others.
Also by using a stand such as the DS-1 or PSA-1 to attach your mic onto will bring the mic closer to your mouth to produce clearer sounds. If you already have a studio mic with XLR input at home, you can also connect this to your laptop by using an interface like the AI-1. This will convert the XLR output on the mic to USB for your computer and allows it work the same way as your USB mic.
Using Lavalier Mic (Lapel Mic)
Lavalier Microphones is another way to increase the audio quality on your videos, live streams and conference calls. These mics a smaller, versatile and unobtrusive as it leaves your hands free. You simply position the mic bu clipping this onto your clothing that is a foot away from your mouth and make sure there is no additional clothing rubbing against the mic as this may produce some unwanted background sound.
Depending on what device you intend to use a mic for there are a few different options available. For phones and laptop’s, using the SmartLav+ is a great option as this produces professional quality audio in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment. If the cable isn’t long enough, you can always extend this with the SC-1 cable.
If you’re using a DSLR camera, using a standard audio connector mic would be best such as we the wirelessGo. It is compact, affordable, produces amazing sound and easy to use. However if you’d prefer to use an external lavalier mic to plug into the WirelessGo, use the LavalierGo.
Rode has announced they are coming back with their annual podcasting competition, My Rode Cast for 2020. This year they are kicking it up a notch with a lot more prizes to be won! To enter you need to submit a 1-2 minute podcast via the Rode Cast website for a chance to win a share of $150,000 in podcasting prizes.