V.Lav-----The Worlds First REAL Smart Lav
The V.Lav is a broadcast-grade omni-directional lavalier microphone designed for use in video productions.The V.Lav is the world’s first lavalier to feature a microprocessor that adapts the TRRS plug to work with almost any 3.5mm microphone jack.
The V.Lav is a perfect fit for mobile use with a 3.5mm TRRS connector. With a 5 meter cable, you will have plenty of slack to even run the lav into a camera on a tripod. Simply clip it onto your clothes and plug it into your device’s microphone or headset jack and start recording. Getting professional audio has never been so easy.
The V.Lav delivers clear, natural sound. By employing an omni-directional condenser capsule, the V.Lav Mobile picks up sound equally from all directions. In addition, its flat un-colored frequency response is optimized for hearing sounds the way they sounded in the real world.
The V.Lav uses two LR41 cell batteries. The battery and microprocessor chip are enclosed in a CNC aluminum housing. Battery power is only used when the V.Lav is determining how to adapt to the microphone input you’ve plugged it into. After the V.Lav has adapted to your device the microphone capsule then uses the voltage from your device and puts the LR41 batteries back to sleep.
The V.Lav delivers hands-free clean audio and comes with all the accessories you’ll ever need. The included windscreen minimizes wind noise and vocal plosives. The cord organizer allows for clean cable management and the rugged carry case is perfect for carrying and protecting the entire kit together.
late model iOS devices require Apple’s Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter.
Coming from the Zoom F1, I wanted a system where I didn’t have to take out an SD card or plug a unit into a computer just to extract the audio. My audio needs are generally light, so I didn’t really need an external unit where my iPhone would simply suffice. I was interested in the Shure MVL, Rode, and Sennheiser options and all seemed fine. However, once I saw that Deity went the extra mile with a chip that can recognize different gear, I felt this was the best option should I be in a situation where I wasn’t using my own stuff at a later date.
Was planning to use it along with the RODE Wireless Go, but everytime I connect it, I hear radio interferences. I tried other lapels and mics like the Aputure A.Lav and the Deity D3 Pro with the Wireless Go, and none of them are having the problems I'm having with V.Lav.
I bought this last year but never got around to using it. Opened and tried using it over the past few days, the pickup was extremely low and if I boosted the level, I got a lot of noise. I have the Aputure A-Lav and used it for comparison, works much better. I got this based on my experience with the Aputure A-Lav, as it is made by the same company that now operates under a different name. I was hopeful but disappointed in the end. I would have sent it back for a replacement had I tested it when I first got it. I took it for granted it would work now that they have made the move to provide better equipment.
This is a versatile mic. Plug it straight into a tascam digital recorder on the 3/4 channel or use with a zoom h1n in your pocket for solid quality backup. Use the deity d-XLR adapter to plug into a juicedlink/beachtek preamp then into a DSLR and it’s very usable as primary audio. Can even use with a lightning adapter with an iPhone and it works. Very impressed with sound. Can pick up rustle from crinkly clothing but overall clear, crisp and resonant audio. I think they should have a shorter cable with an adapter and extension cord because it’s long and can be cumbersome to manage but I see why they do it and I’m really just being nit picky. The only thing I really would like to see changed is the size of the mic head. It’s quite big by lav standards, so not the most discreet lav. But again, not a huge issue. Overall, good bit of kit that you’ll be glad you have.
Good microphone, nice sound and really good quality.
This lav works great with the Rode Wireless Go. Many have lav mic issue with the Rode using a lav, but it works great with this mic. The only issue I have, is the length of the cord... 5m is 16.4ft... That is a huge hunk of cord to contain, but it does come with a belt pouch that is sturdy and holds the muff/extra cord. If you don't have a belt to attach it to your body, then you need some pocket space, if you are using a wireless system! Sound quality is awesome. The muff works, bit is WHITE and if need more cover, buy another one. Great post editable sound and easy to use. Don't know how long the batteries will last, but we'll see...
Pretty expensive for the sound quality. I found that a $20 cheaper mic sounded the same, maybe that's subjective. Also the case was too small to fit the massive long cable and the label mic. Upon review, there is def less noise compared to the cheaper mic but it's still too expensive for the performance imo. I am going to buy the D3 Pro and use a shotgun mic instead. I think lapel mics in general don't work well for me given my voice.
had some issues with the mic, hearing it playback sometimes is very muffled. my 20 dollar powerdewise mics perform much better and more reliable.