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Instagram Giveaway

Posted on Dec 16, 2015. 0 comments

If you missed or was unable to enter into our Twitter Giveaway for our BC-HQ Beige Stereo and Mono lavalier microphones we have another great Instagram Giveaway! This giveaway will run for one week starting today and 5 winners will be announced getting one Beige Stereo and one Beige Mono lavalier microphone!

Real simple to enter, all you need is an Instagram account and Email then just hit the link below and follow the instructions with no purchase necessary!

Giveaway: Enter Here

Twitter Giveaway!

Posted on Dec 09, 2015. 0 comments

Currently we have a Twitter Giveaway for our BC-HQ Beige Stereo and Mono lavalier microphones! This giveaway will run for one week starting today and 5 winners will be announced getting one Beige Stereo and one Beige Mono lavalier microphone!

Real simple to enter, all you need is a Twitter account and Email then just hit the link below and follow the instructions with no purchase necessary!

Giveaway: Enter Here

How to Setup a Recorder for Great Sounding Audio by Ray Ortega

Posted on Dec 02, 2015. 0 comments

Here are some great tips by Ray Ortega, from The Podcasters Studio, on how to set your recording levels and get great sounding audio.

Ray highlights some great points about your environment, microphone location, and audio levels in order to get the best clean audio for your project. Audio is sometimes overlooked in video projects but these tips is a great way to make sure you get the best audio or even improve your audio with the equipment that you may have.

Make sure to check out line of lapel microphones such as the HQ-S Stereo lavalier microphone that was used by Ray in the video.

Cyber Monday Deals!

Posted on Nov 30, 2015. 0 comments

If you missed our Black Friday special we still have some Cyber Monday Deals for you! We currently have a store wide sale on our lavalier microphones. All of our lavalier microphones prices will be discounted to only $29.99 and our HQ-SPK will be $34.99!

Must use coupon code: "CyberSale" during checkout to reflect the sale price.

Click the banner to see the qualified products for this deal or Click Here>>.

Upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!

Posted on Nov 24, 2015. 0 comments

Mark Your Calendars!


On November 27th we are having a special Black Friday Deal! With the purchase of any of our single lavalier microphones, you get your choice of a Beige Mono or Beige Stereo microphone for free!

Please enter the coupon code: "FridayBOGO" during check out to reflect the special deal.

Click the banner to see the qualified products for this deal or Click Here>>.

If you are going to miss our Black Friday special or want more deals then you are in luck! On November 30th Cyber Monday, we will have a store wide sale on our lavalier microphones. All of our lavalier microphones prices will be discounted to only $29.99 and our HQ-SPK will be $34.99!

Must use coupon code: "CyberSale" during checkout to reflect the sale price.

Click the banner to see the qualified products for this deal or Click Here>>.

Comparison Test: HQ-M Mono vs HQ-S Stereo by Ray Ortega

Posted on Nov 16, 2015. 0 comments

Ray Ortega from ThePodCastersStudio does a great job comparing our AspenMics HQ-M Mono to our HQ-S Stereo lavalier microphone. He had them both plugged into his Canon 60D with the same audio levels so you can hear for yourself the difference in sound.

For both microphones, you should hear the same quality coming from them. The difference being that the HQ-M mono lav would require less preamp from either your camera or recorder and would only produce audio from the left channel. While the HQ-S stereo lav would require a bit more preamp, and would record from both left and right audio channels.

From the video you should hear that the HQ-M mono lapel microphone sounding a bit louder than the HQ-S stereo lav, but make sure to check it out the video to judge for yourself.

For more information on our lavalier microphones Click Here>>

Review: HQ-M Mono Microphone by TheFrugalFilmmaker

Posted on Nov 03, 2015. 0 comments

Here is a great review of our AspenMics HQ-M Mono Lavalier Microphone by YouTube reviewer TheFrugalFilmmaker. He compares our lav with his current Radio Shack mic and also giving you some audio samples so you can be the judge as to which one is better.

Our HQ-M Mono Lavalier Microphone can work with a variety of DSLR, mirrorless cameras, and audio recorders that is able to give the microphone power or plug-in power. We also have a bundle that allows our stereo lav to work with any iOS or Android smart devices.

For more information on our HQ-M lav mic please Click Here>>

Also check out TheFrugalFilmmaker's blog for the full review: Click Here>>

Audio Tip: Broadcast or Newsman's Loop

Posted on Oct 28, 2015. 0 comments

If you are getting some unwanted noise from the person you have laved up then you might want to try adding a broadcast or newsman's loop to your lav.

broadcast loop or newmans loop

When your subject is moving around, vibrations from the movement can travel through the lavalier microphone and translate into unwanted noise in your audio. Pulling on the lav mic can also create the same problem or unwanted noise.

By using a broadcast, or newsman's, loop you are able to diffuse the vibrations before the sound can get to the lav mic. You can break up the vibrations even more by creating a loose second loop on your subject. These loops also help keep the microphone stationary when the lav mic is accidentally tugged or pulled on.

Make sure to check out all of our great lavalier microphones that you can test this loop on! CLICK HERE>>

Review: HQ-SPK Stereo Smartphone Lav by Geek With Glasses

Posted on Oct 15, 2015. 0 comments

YouTube Reviewer Geek With Glasses was kind enough to take a look at our HQ-SPK Stereo lavalier microphone for your smarphone devices. Check out the video above to see how our lapel microphone can improve your audio compared to the one on your smart device.

Our HQ-SPK can be used with various iOS devices, Android devices, and some computers with TRRS inputs. Without the adapter, you can also use just our stereo lav for various audio recorders or DSLR cameras that supply plug-in power to the 3.5mm input.

For more information on our on HQ-SPK CLICK HERE!

Review: HQ-SE and HQ-SPK Lavalier Microphones by Craig Shipp

Posted on Oct 14, 2015. 0 comments

YouTube reviewer Craig Shipp was kind enough to take a look at some of our AspenMics lav microphones. In the video above he looks at our HQ-SE Sennheiser compatible lav and our HQ-SPK Stereo lav for smartphone devices. Check out the video above and you can be the judge on the quality of our lavalier microphones.

For more information on these lav mics and more check out our product page HERE.

AspenMics Halloween Sale!

Posted on Oct 12, 2015. 0 comments


For the rest of October, as a Halloween Special, we are offering our lavalier microphones at a discounted price! We offer a range of great microphones that can be used with smart devices, professional audio recorders, and DSLR cameras. Just click on which microphone you are interested in for more information.

Tip: Organizing Your Batteries

Posted on Jul 22, 2015. 0 comments

Most of us have some AA, AAA, or even some 9V batteries laying around especially if you use them for some of your audio or camera equipment. Our new 9v and AA/AAA clear protective hard case is a great way to organize all of your batteries together so they don't get lost or mixed up.

You can have some cases marked as new and the others marked as used so you can have them separated and not rolling around in a bag. The same can also be applied to rechargeable batteries or use some sort of marker to indicate if the batteries are used or new/charged such as what CheesyCam did in the video above. Some people also suggest having the batteries placed in a certain direction such as positive side up, indicating that they are new/charged. However you like to organize your used and new batteries these hard cases will definitely help.

Having 9V batteries in a protective case is also very important. Since the positive and negative terminals are close together, common items such as keys or coins can short across the terminals causing a fire. If they are not properly placed in a case, always make sure to cover these terminals with some tape or a 9V cap.

You can find more information on these battery cases by Clicking Here >>

TIP: Using a 3.5mm Extension Cable with Stereo Lav Microphones

Posted on Jun 29, 2015. 0 comments

When you connect an AspenMics Lav directly into your camera's microphone input, then there's no need to sync audio in post. Without having to invest in expensive wireless audio systems, you can easily add distance between the camera and your subject by using a 3.5mm Stereo Extension cable with an AspenMics HQ-S Lav.

Make sure you're using a decent quality extension cable so that you maintain the best quality. We can suggest this great looking 12' Foot Premium Audio Extension Cable with a braided exterior and gold colored tips that we've tested with our AspenMics HQ-S Lav Mics

12' Premium Audio Cable - 3.5mm, Braided Nylon Stereo Audio Cable (Male to Female)

GearAddix AspenMics Lavalier Microphones Audio Tests

Posted on Jun 09, 2015. 0 comments

The team at GearAddix has created this excellent video showing audio comparisons between our HQ-S Lavalier Microphones and the audio from the internal camera microphone. To show our support you can receive 10% OFF your entire purchase with us when using Promo Code: GEAR

[source YouTube.com/GearAddix]

 

iPhone Wireless Lav Microphone System with our AspenMics and AirLinc

Posted on May 13, 2015. 0 comments

CheesyCam showed off a cool new iPhone application, called AirLinc, which enables you to use your phone as a wireless lavalier microphone system.

By using this app you can set one phone as the microphone and the other as a receiver. The receiver can monitor the audio, control the gain, and start and stop recording. Both phones need to be connected to the same WiFi or Hotspot in order for the app to work properly.

Of course you would need a lavalier microphone that is compatible with your phone such as our AspenMics HQ-SPK Stereo Lav Mic.

For more information on our HQ-SPK Stereo Lav Mic for your iOS and Android Device Click Here>> 

Review: HQ-SPK Stereo Lavalier Microphone Kit for Smartphone Devices

Posted on Apr 02, 2015. 0 comments

Here is a new review of our AspenMics HQ-SPK for Smartphone Devices by YouTube reviewer Metagamers. Our HQ-SPK is a great way to get better audio for your iPhone or Android videos. You can also just use the stereo lav with other recording devices or plug it in directly into a DSLR. 

For more information on our HQ-SPK Stereo Lav Mic Click Here>>

Review: HQ-SPK Stereo Lavalier Microphone Kit for Smartphone Devices

Posted on Mar 26, 2015. 0 comments

Larry from RunAroundTech reviewed our HQ-SPK Stereo Lav Microphone for smartphone devices. Our microphone allows you to capture better audio using your smartphone device. You can also just use the stereo lav with your DSLR or other stereo recording devices. Check out the video above to see Larry's opinion of our lav.

For more information on our HQ-SPK Lavalier Microphone Click Here>>

Project Picture Day - Audio Captured with Aspen HQ-S Stereo Lav and Zoom H1 Recorder

Posted on Mar 17, 2015. 0 comments

Rik Cordero from RunPlayBack had the opportunity to shoot in the Dominican Republic a few months ago for a non-profit organization called Project Picture Day. Project Picture Day provides school pictures for children in low income and under developing countries.

While Rik was shooting overseas he needed a light and quick setup that he can travel with. In the video above, Rik used our Aspen HQ-S Stereo Lav Mic paired with the Zoom H1 Recorder to capture his audio. This setup was quick, portable, and easy enough to be kept either in a backpack or pocket. 

Our lavalier microphones work with a variety of audio recorders and DSLR cameras, capturing audio in either stereo (with our HQ-S) or mono (with our HQ-M). For more information on all our lavalier microphones check out our product listings by Clicking Here>>

Also check out Project Picture Day website for more information on their organization.

RunPlayBack 10% Discount On All Of Our Lavalier Microphones!

Posted on Feb 18, 2015. 0 comments

We are happy to team up with Rik Cordero from RunPlayBack.com to offer a special 10% off promo code!

Rik has been a great help to us, using our microphones in some of his great film work.

"Everyone should ideally have a wireless audio system as part of their kit, but for quick, run and gun situations, I like to use the affordable AspenMic HQ-S Stereo Lav Mic paired with a Zoom H1 that’s placed with the talent. This is the easiest and most straightforward way to record audio during interviews."

Just use the promo code: "RunPlayBack" during check out to get a 10% discount.

For more information on all of our lavalier microphones Click Here>> 

Aspen Mics HQ-S and HQ-SPK Stereo Lavalier Microphone - Lavalier Test

Posted on Jan 03, 2015. 0 comments

Here is a great video done by Pete Alexander testing out our AspenMics HQ-S and HQ-SPK Stereo Lav Mic. Pete has one of our microphones recording to his Samsung Note 4 using the Rec Forge II recording app and another is connected to his Zoom H4n portable recorder. He compares the recordings to the Sony A7s internal microphone.

You can easily tell the difference between using a dedicated audio recorder with high end preamps from the Zoom H4n compared to the recordings on the Samsung Note 4. Still, if you plan to use a smart phone it's possible to EQ the recordings and add a bit of high end frequency in post. Check out the video above and listen for the difference!

For more information on our great microphones Click Here>>


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