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Good lavalier microphone for Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Video Production' started by duzkerotzki, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. duzkerotzki

    duzkerotzki Regular Member

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    Hey,

    I hope to get some help here as I am not an expert in technical things.
    I currently own macbook pro. I need a good lavalier microphone for recording professional voice over for own products.

    Any ideas? I thought about the rode lavalier microphone.

    Any ideas? What do I need to plug it into my macbook? I don't think it has a normal mic line-in.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. flostik2008

    flostik2008 Newbie

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    Hey hey,

    Hate to see unanswered threads. Time to do something about this and help you, buddy.

    I've been making videos for a while now. You can check one of them right on the front page here: manatwork.us

    Tell me, what kind of videos are you planning to make?

    In short - I suggest you to get Technica atr 3350 lav mic. It is dirt cheap ($40) and have a decent quality.
    You can plug this mic straight into your macbook if you will be just recording sound or record with mac's camera.
    If you will be shooting on a camcorder or a DSLR, get a voice recorder (zoom h1 -$50). You plug in your lac mic into the voice recorder and you are good to go.
     
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    flostik2008 Newbie

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    Later, in any movie editing software (Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie ) you put together video that you made, delete video original audio and synchronize with audio from voice recorder.

    Such set up is affordable and easy to use.

    You can even have an interview with a couple of people. For that you will need to get 2 or more sets of voice recorders with lav mic. Such combination that I offered above goes for $80-$90. Alternative to this is wireless lav mic that are used in professional TV studios and are considerable more expansive.
     
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    Anything from Blue microphone :)
    I own a yeti pro and its great with my macbook pro
     
  5. djunderground

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    I would not recommend a lavalier for voice overs. If you are doing voice overs and want to keep it simple, go with like a Blue snowball or a yeti as faithislove mentioned. Personally, I love shotgun mics to reduce echo, and I use them when I am shooting video. In my own opinion, I don't think lavs have a good use in almost any scenario. I suppose if you are short staffed and can't setup a mic stand somewhere, then maybe. They don't sound very good, and are really distracting if you are going to be recording video as well.
     
  6. galaxywars

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    I use the blue snowball for my ADR so that's a great option for voice-over, but if you want to actually move around then I would
    suggest a Giant Squid Lav Mic. It's custom made and it blows all other lav mic's out of the water in pricing and performance.
    Here's a video where the Giant Squid Lav Mic is used and check out the audio to see if you like it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWp_jQ1PaNY