As a voiceover artist, one needs to be ready to deliver professional-sounding audio for every project, and this becomes particularly difficult when the voice artist is not in the comfort of their home or studio with access to their audio recording setup. That's where these microphones come into play, providing studio-like high-quality audio while being small and nimble enough to be setup up outside the comfort of your regular studio. The most exciting part of it all is, all of this can be achieved using just your iPhone. So let's take a look at the top five contenders.
Shure MV5: (Buy Here)
Features: Compact and portable design, connects directly to the iPhone's Lightning port, built-in headphone output for real-time monitoring, three DSP preset modes (vocals, flat, instrument), adjustable microphone positioning, compatible with iOS devices.
Rode VideoMic NTG: (Buy Here)
Features: Broadcast-quality shotgun microphone, connects to the iPhone's USB-C or Lightning port (depending on the model), highly directional pickup pattern, built-in rechargeable battery or bus-powered operation, adjustable gain, headphone output for monitoring, includes a USB cable and furry windshield.
Apogee MiC Plus: (Buy Here)
Features: Studio-quality condenser microphone, connects directly to the iPhone's Lightning port, professional preamp with selectable gain levels, 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution, headphone output for latency-free monitoring, compatible with iOS devices and Mac computers, includes a desktop tripod stand and USB cable.
Shure MV88: (Buy Here)
Features: Stereo condenser microphone, connects directly to the iPhone's Lightning port, adjustable microphone positioning, five DSP preset modes, built-in headphone output for real-time monitoring, compatible with iOS devices, includes a foam windscreen and zippered carrying case.
Zoom iQ7: (Buy Here)
Features: Mid-side stereo microphone, connects to the iPhone's Lightning port, adjustable microphone positioning, switchable stereo width (90 or 120 degrees), built-in headphone output for monitoring, dedicated gain control, compatible with iOS devices, includes a foam windscreen and carrying pouch. These external microphones offer enhanced audio quality and various features to suit different recording needs. Before purchasing, ensure that the microphone is compatible with your specific iPhone model and connector type (Lightning or USB-C).
Written by: Dylin Gomes (https://www.voicesbazaar.com)
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