This directional microphone for iPhone / iPad
Røde VideoMic Me
is a reference that was eagerly awaited!
Finally! Palliate technical weaknesses of the integrated iPhone and iPad microphone, or other smartphones with a microphone TRRS minijack format (see diagram below).
Featuring a 3.5mm minijack socket for headphones (to control recording), this small microphone will fit anywhere in your pocket or in a bag.
Very quickly plugged, it becomes immediately usable!
With its synthetic fur windscreen provided, it will also fit for outdoor recordings, outdoor concerts, windy performances, interviews on the beach or downwind.
Besides for communications applications like Skype or Facetime, your contacts will also benefit from this new sound and then will hear you anywhere!
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The VideoMic Me is a compact and lightweight, high-quality directional microphone with that connects directly to the iPhone TRRS microphone/headphone socket.
Its flexible mounting bracket accommodates a wide range of smartphones and allows the microphone to be fitted for primary camera or front camera ('selfie') use.
A 3.5mm headphone jack on the rear allows for play-through of audio while recording (app dependent) as well as easy playback of your videos without having to remove the microphone.
The VideoMic Me includes a deluxe furry windshield for shooting outdoors or in adverse weather.
- Acoustic Principle : Pressure-gradient
- Active Electronics : JFET impedance converter
- Polar Pattern : Cardioid
- Address Type : End
- Frequency Range : 100Hz to 20kHz
- Maximum SPL : 140dB SPL (@ 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1 kOhms load)
- Sensitivity : -33.0dB re 1 V Pascal (22.00 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1 kHz
- Equivalent Noise : 20 dB-A
- Output Connection : 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS mini-jack
- Dimensions (H x W x D) : 1.5 x 0.8 x 3.1" (38 x 21 x 80 mm)
- Weight : 1.2oz (34 g)
But what means the acronymes TRS and TRRS ?
TRS : Tip Ring Sleeve
TRRS : Tip Ring Ring Sleeve
It describe the different parts of the plug. Those parts will depend of the manufacturers, it is not always the same function or order. Otherwise it would be too easy, no ? :)
For the microphones, usually, TRS or TRRS describe the left and right channel, the microphone channel and the ground.
For the Røde SC3, here is the TRRS and TRS sockets configurations :