The Juicedlink Little Darling Distributed Audio Recorder is a belt-pack sized device designed to be worn by the talent and records to two tracks of audio from a single lavalier microphone.
It features a locking 3.5 mm microphone jack, a recessed menu button, and a locking battery/card compartment in an aluminum enclosure. Designed to prevent the talent from accidentally removing the connected mic or changing settings, the Juicedlink Little Darling prevents file corruption by switching over to continuous stitches of 10 minute files when the battery becomes low or the card approaches full. In addition, a second audio safety track is also recorded for overload protection.
The audio recorder will record two channels from a single lavalier microphone, and provides a primary and a secondary audio bracketing channel that is 16 dB lower than the primary channel. If the primary channel clips, you can pull from the secondary channel in post. The system is intended for situations where using wireless systems is inconvenient, overly conspicuous, or unwieldy because of the need for multiple systems. Given that many workflows already involve syncing multiple audio ISO tracks to video in post with programs such as Red Giant's Plural Eyes or FCPX , the Little DARling helps streamline and miniaturize the recording process.
The recorder is powered by a single AA battery, provides plug-in power to the lavalier, and records stereo WAV audio to a microSD card.