RØDE Microphones VideoMic Me-L Microphone

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RØDE VideoMic Me-L - Directional Microphone for Apple Devices

HOW TO RECORD BETTER AUDIO WITH APPLE DEVICES

You are hearing the iPhone X

[Ravi]

Hey guys, it's Ravi.

[Kristen]

Hi, it's Kristen.

[Ravi]

And we've actually been receiving a lot of comments lately--

[Kristen]

Saying that our sound quality hasn't actually been the best.

[Ravi]

I think we found a solution, haven't we?

[Kristen]

Yeah, so I'm gonna just plug that in now.

You are hearing the VideoMic Me-L

[Ravi]

That should be so much better.

You are hearing the VideoMic Me-L and windshield

[Kristen]

Yeah, so we're actually using the RØDE VideoMic Me-L.

[Ravi]

Now we're on our way to--

[Kristen]

Hang on, I might just put on the windshield that came with the microphone, 'cause it's bit windy out here.

INCLUDES FURRY WINDSHIELD

[Ravi]

That's a great call, and we're off to Cockatoo Island now.

[Kristen]

I'm really excited, I've never actually been before, so this should be something different.

LIGHTNING CONNECTOR FOR APPLE DEVICES

[Kristen]

Cockatoo Island was one of Australia's largest shipping yards.

[Ravi]

You can still see some of the cranes in the back as well.

[Kristen]

You can see them right there.

HEADPHONE OUTPUT FOR MONITORING/PLAYBACK

[Ravi]

The echo's awesome.

[Kristen]

It's pretty cool.

[Ravi]

Check this out. Hello!

[Kristen]

Hello! What!?

RØDE VIDEOMIC ME-L DIRECTIONAL MICORPHONE FOR APPLE DEVICES

  • Overview

    The RØDE VideoMic Me-L is a high-quality directional microphone with Lightning connector that helps you capture even better audio for your iPhone and iPad videos. Made from aluminium and coated in a military-grade ceramic finish, the VideoMic Me-L has a durable, hard-wearing chassis that’s resistant to scratching.

    The microphone’s cardioid polar pattern provides clarity of sound by eliminating background noise and focusing on the subject directly in front of the mic—making it perfect for vlogging applications. There's also a 3.5mm headphone output that delivers live monitoring and playback.

    Highlights

    High-quality directional microphone

    Lightning connector

    No battery required

    3.5mm mini-jack output

    Robust aluminum body

    Furry windshield for protection against wind noise

    Clip to securely fit microphone to iPhone or iPad

    Compatible with any iOS device with a Lightning connector and running iOS 11 or later

    Designed and manufactured in Australia

    What’s in the Box

    RØDE VideoMic Me-L microphone

    RØDE WS9-L windshield

    RØDE clip

    Tech Specs

    Height: 1.01 in./2.57 cm

    Length: 2.89 in./7.35 cm

    Width: 7.5 in./2.02 cm

    Weight: 0.99 oz./28 g

    System Requirements

    Operating System: iOS 11 or later

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: VMML

    UPC or EAN No.: 698813005192

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Two years — with registration at rode.com

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Pretty good for the price

      I own a iPhone XS Max that I purchased this Rode VideoMic Me-L for. So far I have created two YouTube videos and one test video and I did not experience any pr I own a iPhone XS Max that I purchased this Rode VideoMic Me-L for. So far I have created two YouTube videos and one test video and I did not experience any problems what so ever. However since this is a directional mic, your native recorded sound volume will fall off the farther away you get from your device and this microphone. I was aware that this might be a factor. I tested a couple of musical instruments and this microphone was able to pick up the sound just fine. I have not downloaded or used any editing software that might be associated with this microphone. I have only tested it with my iPhone's camera system. I am giving this microphone 5 stars for what it is.

      • Written by James B from Livingston

      14 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Pretty good for the price

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Audio Pickup for Video Recording

      I bought this mic because I was suffering with the poor audio quality of the in-built iPhone mic when recording outside. The directional mic and the included wi I bought this mic because I was suffering with the poor audio quality of the in-built iPhone mic when recording outside. The directional mic and the included windjammer really focus the audio and the jammer cuts out that annoying wind noise. Rode also have an audio recording app for free on the app store called Rode Reporter. Its great for just recording audio on your iPhone or iPad and then using that in the post with video.

      • Written by Dave H from Bulli

      15 of 18 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Audio Pickup for Video Recording

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't buy this

      Dead out of the box. No audio. Tried on iPhone and iPad. Nothing. Searched online for answers. Found a boatload of people had the same issue. Don't risk it. Kee Dead out of the box. No audio. Tried on iPhone and iPad. Nothing. Searched online for answers. Found a boatload of people had the same issue. Don't risk it. Keep looking. It is too bad. It is a great idea.

      • Written by David L from Longwood

      11 of 44 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't buy this

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Pretty good for the price

      I own a iPhone XS Max that I purchased this Rode VideoMic Me-L for. So far I have created two YouTube videos and one test video and I did not experience any pr I own a iPhone XS Max that I purchased this Rode VideoMic Me-L for. So far I have created two YouTube videos and one test video and I did not experience any problems what so ever. However since this is a directional mic, your native recorded sound volume will fall off the farther away you get from your device and this microphone. I was aware that this might be a factor. I tested a couple of musical instruments and this microphone was able to pick up the sound just fine. I have not downloaded or used any editing software that might be associated with this microphone. I have only tested it with my iPhone's camera system. I am giving this microphone 5 stars for what it is.

      • Written by James B from Livingston

      14 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Pretty good for the price

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Audio Pickup for Video Recording

      I bought this mic because I was suffering with the poor audio quality of the in-built iPhone mic when recording outside. The directional mic and the included wi I bought this mic because I was suffering with the poor audio quality of the in-built iPhone mic when recording outside. The directional mic and the included windjammer really focus the audio and the jammer cuts out that annoying wind noise. Rode also have an audio recording app for free on the app store called Rode Reporter. Its great for just recording audio on your iPhone or iPad and then using that in the post with video.

      • Written by Dave H from Bulli

      15 of 18 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Audio Pickup for Video Recording

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't buy this

      Dead out of the box. No audio. Tried on iPhone and iPad. Nothing. Searched online for answers. Found a boatload of people had the same issue. Don't risk it. Kee Dead out of the box. No audio. Tried on iPhone and iPad. Nothing. Searched online for answers. Found a boatload of people had the same issue. Don't risk it. Keep looking. It is too bad. It is a great idea.

      • Written by David L from Longwood

      11 of 44 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't buy this