RODE smartLav+: Review Coming

Just heard last week that RODE updated their smartLav with a new version. For those that aren't familiar with it, this is a lavalier microphone designed to plug in to your smart phone and your phone acts as the audio recorder. Very convenient. The original smartLav was decent once I figured out that in the RODERec app I needed to turn off the setting for "iOS Processing". It isn't the cleanest mic but the build quality was good and the convenience of recording to my phone made it worth the $60 USD.

But over time, I haven't found myself pulling it out of the mic closet for use because it was just too noisy and I have a lot of better options like the Giant Squid or HMNSound lav mics which can also record to smart phones if you have an adapter like the MyMyk.

So the new mic should arrive tomorrow and over the next few weeks I'll be putting it through its paces, along with continued testing of the Audio Technica AT4053b and, of course, the Panasonic GH4. More to come...