Wireless Go Audio Setup For Smartphones
How To Set Up A Wireless Microphone System For Your Smartphone
Another exciting news for you is that Rode has released a fantastic wireless microphone known as the Rode Wireless Go. It is a top-notch wireless microphone because of its small size and easy to set up. Other than the little squares, this wireless microphone comes in an awesome packet.
However, you need to be well-updated about wireless audio before you get tips on how to set up this microphone. The reason for this is that this wireless microphone is tech-savvy, and it is a little bit tech complicated when it comes to setting it up. You're going to get a significant challenge in setting up this wireless microphone if you don't understand the working principle of the audio and cabling.
First, there are two little squares, and a transmitter and a receiver. So, from this, you'll realize that you've two separate things.
Looking at how they work, the audio that's on you goes all the way to a receiver. Also, note that the line-of-sight range always measures 100 meters without considering your position. Thus, this is a clear picture that the microphone will not pick up the audio clearly if you go behind the walls or any other kind of barrier.
Therefore, it's vital to have the transmitter and receiver in line of sight without considering your position, and this needs to be around 200 meters.
The devices are small, but you can easily differentiate the transmitter and receiver. In the case of a receiver, it has a little, fantastic screen and has a little indication of the volume and audio level.
Now, let's see how the cables work for this system. Keep in mind that these cables play a crucial role in professional cameras and not for smartphones.
If we look at the professional cameras, they have a cable net which you need to plug into a camera at a specific part. In the case of a receiver, it has a little plug, where you need to connect the cable net into. Also, you'll realize that the cable net features a system that has two rings. The input has two little black rings, which you need to remember at all times. The reason here is that the two rings work with professional cameras, and they do not work with smartphones.
If you look at the lapel microphone that you use for smartphone videos, you'll realize that the input has three rings.
The first two are the left/right microphone inputs, and the last one is the microphone input that registers on your smartphone.
The headphones will work identically with your camera without considering where you put them because they feature jacks of the same size.
However, these headphones can't register the input and the audio that them unless you have the right ring systems set up.
Thus, there is a need to convert the ring systems to a three-ring system if you want to use these wireless microphones on a smartphone. You can make this possible only by using a converter.
Also, keep in mind that we have two types of converters. There are female input and male output (female and male converters). In this case, you need to plug the male into the female and then ring the system into the three-link system. Here, if you plug this in and then plug onto your smartphone, it will work since it has a three-ring system for your smartphone. And this is how a three-ring system works.
Now, you have the transmitter, which goes into your body and receiver. Also, there is a red cable with a black. Other than this, you'll realize that rode designed all the three-ring systems with a gray head. Furthermore, there is a red cable, which features one black, one gray, and two rings to a three-ring. You need to plug the two-ring system onto the receiver and the three rings into your smartphone.
In the case where your smartphone does not have a headphone jack, you need to use your apple converter - lightning bolt or anything else that works great for your phone.
You'll realize that they work the same if you're using Android, but it is vital to buy high-quality apple converters from eBay. The reason here is that sometimes you'll get only the headphones and not microphone input.
It is now the time to set-up this system on a smartphone. Plug the system in and then start to record a video. First test with voice memo before starting the screen. Here, you need to set up a voice memo and then press record. Ensure that your microphone is still off up to this stage. After this, press the bottom button on your receiver to turn the microphone on. If you do this, the Wireless Go will come up. Also, you need to ensure that your transmitter is on while on this stage.
The transmitter will start to pick up audio, and a little volume icon will come up, showing your voice. Also, you'll realize that the indication will work the same on your phone.
There is one button called the DB button you need to take note of. This button plays a crucial role in increasing the volume of the output of your transmitter. You're likely to hear a distorting sound when your DB is up. If you press the DB a couple of times, the audio will start to increase on your voice memo. It will get a bit louder and even produce the distorting sound when you press it several times. You need to click it until you find the perfect setting.
The interesting thing to note about the transmitter is that it features an in-built microphone. If you tap on it, you'll see the effect on your voice memo and the audio records correctly. And this is how audio works. However, you need to ensure that the line-of-sight range is always 100 meters.
Also, remember to convert the three-rings into the two rings whenever you want to plug in the smart live lapel microphone that you use with your smartphone. It is crucial to set up the two-ring and three-ring systems correctly.
And that's how you set up a wireless system correctly.