Sennheiser will introduce the wireless Memory Mic for smartphones at IBC 2018. The Memory Mic is an absolute must-have for mobile journalists. This small, lightweight wireless microphone not only offers excellent, 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.
Senior Project Manager, Professional Audio at Sennheiser, Tobias von Allwoerden, said: “The benefits for the mobile journalist include audio pick-up in broadcast quality via the free Sennheiser app, one-touch synchronization of audio and video via Bluetooth, no issues at all with range, up to four hours of operating time and convenient recharging via USB.”
The Memory Mic is simply synchronized with the smartphone app and attached to the clothing via the magnetic clip. The 30g microphone replaces much heavier equipment while still allowing the journalist to deliver excellent audio quality for the job at hand.
When recording with the Memory Mic, the integrated microphone of the smartphone is also active and works to concurrently pick up the 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 high-quality 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 to the microphone.
The Memory Mic is available now and comes with a USB charging cable and a quick guide; the free Sennheiser app is available in the Apple App Store or from Google Play. For outdoor recordings in windy conditions, a windshield will soon be available.