The small, lightweight wireless microphone reportedly offers broadcast-quality sound but also works at any distance from the smartphone.
At IBC 2018, Sennheiser will show the wireless Memory Mic for smartphones. The small, lightweight wireless microphone reportedly offers broadcast-quality sound but also works at any distance from the smartphone. The mic and the accompanying app for Android and Apple are available now.
Commenting on the new product, Tobias von Allwoerden, Senior Product Manager, Professional Audio at Sennheiser said: High sound quality remains an important area for differentiation and a hallmark of quality for video content. Currently, there is no other product on the market that is able to compete with the Memory Mic and offer the same fantastic combination of audio quality, price and mobility. The benefits for the mobile journalist include audio pick-up in broadcast quality via the free Sennheiser app, one-touch synchronization of audio and videovia Bluetooth, no issues at all with range, up to four hours of operating time and convenient recharging via USB.
For a report, commentary or documentary, the Memory Mic is synchronised with the smartphone app and attached to the clothing via the magnetic clip.
When recording with the Memory Mic, the integrated microphone of the smartphone is also active and works to concurrently pick up ambient sound. Using the dedicated audio mixer of the Memory Mic App, the user is able to select the optimum balance between ambience and the audio captured with the Memory Mic at a later point in time.
As the wireless Memory Mic does not occupy any input on the smartphone, journalists can still employ additional accessories such as a gimbal or connect an additional wired microphone for interviews.
The Memory Mic features a Sennheiser condenser capsule with omni-directional pick-up pattern. The omni characteristic is particularly resistant to wind noise and very forgiving if a speaker changes the angle and/or distance at which he or she is talking into the microphone, the release stated.
The Memory Mic is available now and comes with a USB charging cable and a guide; the free Sennheiser app is available in the Apple App Store or from Google Play.