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Rode SmartLav+ does not work with Scarlett 2i2

Rode has now a device which allows to plug in microphones which need to be powered by power usually provided by smartphones (2.7v) through TRRS such as Rode's Lavalier Go or Shure's MVL/A to a USB ...
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Does Using Mic and interface with setting device class MME reduces audio quality?

With high-end (and no so high-end) audio interfaces, you can have hardware monitoring. This kind of monitoring is very low latency, since it involves no digital path. If you use your PC to provide the ...
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How to record high quality vocal with Adobe audition

Without more specific information I can only offer you a generalised suggestion: A good microphone goes a long way to getting an accurate recording but that doesn't always mean it sounds good or fits ...
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Question about quality of Rode NTG5 birds recording

As an addendum to ghellquist's answer, rather than alternative… The recording sounds fine - for a given definition of 'fine'. The only way to know if the mic isn't performing to expectation would be ...
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Rode SmartLav+ does not work with Scarlett 2i2

Since this is a condensor mic, you should activate the 48V phantom power switch and try again; this may be required to power the active electronics in this specific mic. You could also try actually ...
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Using a Rode NGT 2 and Zoom h4n pro and very flat quality. Solutions?

Ideally you should be using a large capsule mic with a pop-shield for this application, not a super-cardioid shotgun mic. Also, ensure that you record with adequate headroom and don't push the level ...
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Using a Rode NGT 2 and Zoom h4n pro and very flat quality. Solutions?

The NTG2 needs phantom or battery power to begin with. But it is not suitable for recording music as it has a super cardioid polar pattern, which means it's highly directional if your off axis even ...
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Does the RODE Lav mic need a pre-amp?

Yes the Lavalier can go to directly into a smartphone, just make sure you purchase the Micon11 connector together with the Lav. The Lavalier needs one of the "Micon" connectors to work anyway, it's a ...
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Naiant X-X omni miniature mics

You can't expect that the Naiant microphones can perform as well as microphones that cost 10x to 50x more $$$. You can expect that the Naiant microphones will have somewhat more self-noise, perhaps ...
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Question about quality of Rode NTG5 birds recording

After a listening I would say that this is normal and to be expected. A microphone does not work in the same way as say a telephoto lens on a camera. It will not "zoom" in to include some ...
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Connecting two lavaliers to DR-40X as stereo audio

The Rode SmartLav+ is a high impedance [high-Z] mic, suited to computer headset/mic inputs. It also sounds like the pin-out of TRRS is designed to not confuse a computer's headset input. It's not ...
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How to connect RODE videomic Pro to audio interface

Røde make one - the VXLR+ - it also converts the voltage required for phantom power. Example from just the first store I found one - https://www.thomann.de/gb/rode_vxlr_416774.htm Plug adapter ...
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Tascam DR-44WL vs DR-100 MKIII vs USB Microphone Sound Quality

To answer your Tascam-related question : the DR-100 MKIII has much better preamp than the DR-44WL. It means that the noise floor is likely to be much lower, though for your purpose (simple voice-over) ...
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Tascam DR-44WL vs DR-100 MKIII vs USB Microphone Sound Quality

WiFi is pulsed radiation. Without actually looking at the rest of the specs: If you don't actually need the connectivity, this is something that I would be wary about sharing a comparatively small ...
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Rode NT5 Or NT1A + scarlett solo setup for recording foley

Ask three people, get three answers. I'd go with the NT1A. The reason is that in order to record realistic versions of such noise, you want room/corridor acoustics to participate and that results in ...
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Rode NT5 Or NT1A + scarlett solo setup for recording foley

If your only need is foley, I'd highly recommend a Zoom H4n or Zoom H5/H6. They have incredibly detailed microphones and are sensitive to the quietest sounds. I use my H5 almost daily and it's worth ...
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Rode SmartLav+ does not work with Scarlett 2i2

Just rang Rode directly as I needed an answer myself. SmartLav+ = you use the Rode SC3 adaptor. The VXLR+ adaptor that someone linked here is for the traditional lav microphones that have a TRS ...
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Rode SmartLav+ does not work with Scarlett 2i2

From the manual for the Scarlett 2i2: The preamp gain is appropriate for microphones when an XLR plug is inserted, and for higher level signals when a jack plug is inserted. Get a jack->XLR ...
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