The world lockdown and shelter-at-home policies because of the Coronavirus pandemic have caused a vast degree of face-to-face communication being transferred to the digital realm: from the yoga instructor who now needs to produce video lessons to stay in touch with students, to the musician posting spontaneous music videos from home on social media, or the families lovingly creating video messages to grandparents.
The Sennheiser Memory Mic is a great solution to help get good quality audio, with all the convenience of a fully wireless solution that works directly with any smartphone (no preamps, no wires, no other dedicated hardware needed). The wireless device is used with a free companion app, to let users create smartphone videos with good quality audio, captured at the source. The Memory Mic is simply attached to the clothing with its magnetic clip, like a professional lavalier microphone, or placed in the most convenient location for sound capture.
When there are two sources of sound, the Memory Mic can be used to capture and record the primary sound source (commentary, singing, etc) and the app later allows to select an ideal mix between the Memory Mic audio and the ambient sound, captured by the smartphone microphone. Via the app, users can also adjust the audio level of the microphone, which is very helpful for picking up soft voices. As the Memory Mic is wireless, it does not occupy any input on the smartphone, therefore users can still employ additional accessories if desired.
This an ideal solution for everyone recording videos at home on their own. Since the microphone can be worn on a lapel in order to record the voice with the best possible quality, and because there are no cables, the user can frame the smartphone for the best image angle, start the recording, do a voice test to adjust audio levels, and move on camera to do the presentation or performance. Used as a lapel microphone, the recorded voice quality of the Memory Mic is much better than any other solution that tends to capture too much ambient - which for videos done at home, usually means capturing the (bad) acoustics of the room and probably other noises. And for that, there's already the smartphone microphone audio that is also recorded with the video.
The Memory Mic is reliable, robust and very forgiving when the distance and direction of the sound source varies. It works for up to four hours on a single charge, and it can simply be recharged via its USB connector. After an hour, the battery will have already reached 70% of its full capacity and the microphone is ready for recording the next video.
The Memory Mic links up with the dedicated smartphone app (available free of charge from Google Play or Apple Store) via Bluetooth and works wirelessly at any distance from the smartphone to give users plenty of creative freedom in making their videos. Because the audio is recorded internally in the device and transmitted via Bluetooth, the app allows synchronizing audio and video at the touch of a button.
Good audio from an external microphone makes videos into something special, creating just the right atmosphere and adding a professional touch. That’s why Sennheiser is now offering its smartphone solution Memory Mic for just half the price.
As part of Sennheiser’s 75th anniversary offers, the Memory Mic is now available as a special offer in the Sennheiser Online Shop or at the special-deals section of their website. The reduced price will be available until May 31, 2020 or while stocks last.