If you are interested in a compact, on-mic solution for recording interviews with a handheld mic, check out the Tascam DR-10X and Senal ENG-18RL Compact Interview Recording Kit from B&H. Consisting of a Tascam DR-10X plug-on recorder, a Senal ENG-18RL omnidirectional microphone, a 4-pack of rechargeable AAA batteries, a battery charger, a fur windsock, a microSDHC card, and a microphone flag, the kit allows you to record your interviews in up to 48 kHz/24-bit without the need of any wires or additional equipment.
The DR-10X plugs directly onto the XLR output connector of the ENG-18RL, allowing you to record directly to the included microSDHC card. It is powered by a single AAA battery, so the included 4-pack provides you with ample powering time.
Tascam DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder
With the Tascam DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder attached directly to your preferred microphone, you can record full-resolution dialog and speech while skipping the trouble of long cable runs and avoiding the confusion of configuring a wireless microphone system. Whether you use a handheld dynamic mic or a battery-powered condenser (both available separately), the lightweight DR-10X can be discreetly affixed to the mic without weighing it down. Thanks to its small, low-profile design, the DR-10X is ideal for news gathering, interviews, weddings, and vlogs where the audio equipment needs to stay out of sight.
Run-and-gun videographers will appreciate its ultra-compact form factor and power-up-and-record workflow for time-sensitive shoots. There's no need to select inputs, arm tracks, or choose channel modes. Connect the DR-10X to your microphone, start recording, and let it roll for the rest of the day. A single AAA battery will keep it running for up to 10 hours, so all-day gigs won't be a problem. Power the DR-10X via USB if you need indefinite operating time for sessions that continue on into the night. Worried about clipping? Don't be. The DR-10X's limiter and auto-level functions work to prevent overloading, while the dual-recording feature makes a safety track at a lower level, just in case.
Inconspicuous and Capable
Works with Dynamic Mics or Battery-Powered Condensers
Volume-Adjustable 3.5mm Headphone Output
Dual Recording Creates a Safety Track at a Lower Level
Automatic File Closing Saves File Data upon Power Loss
Automatic Gain and Limiter Inhibit Distortion
Supports microSD/microSDHC Cards
Operates up to 10 Hours Continuously
Compact and Lightweight Body
Record Switch Design Prevents Accidental Use
WAV and MP3 Formats
- Creates mono or poly WAV files
- Adjustable recording level
- Low-cut filter reduces rumble
- Time track incrementing function can create new files at regular intervals (about every 15 minutes) during recording
- Easy-to-read OLED display
- Micro-USB port enables easy data exchange with computers
Senal ENG-18RL Broadcast Omnidirectional Dynamic Microphone (Long)
The Senal ENG-18RL is a broadcast-quality omnidirectional dynamic microphone. The dynamic capsule picks up sound in a 360° pattern and does not require a battery or phantom power, making it a reliable choice for critical field applications. The microphone's exceptionally low handling noise and resistance to wind noise and vocal plosives make it perfect for professional ENG applications like live reporting, interviews, and press conferences.
At multiple areas inside the microphone, natural rubber with special shock-absorbing properties is bonded to carbon steel rings to isolate the sealed inner shell from the outer shell. This system protects the microphone capsule from impacts and inclement weather, and dissipates kinetic energy, dramatically reducing handling noise and resonance due to rustling and knocking.
The microphone also incorporates multistage wind protection to minimize wind noise and vocal plosives. A mesh grille, acoustic foam, acoustic fabric, and another layer of acoustic foam work to diffuse excess sound pressure from wind and breath. A fixed rigid carbon-steel ring with a unique bullet-shaped design disperses breath to minimize vocal plosives.
The EQ curve is tailored for broadcast use, with a gradual low-frequency roll-off to keep out unwanted rumble, a pronounced midrange to ensure speech intelligibility, and a high-frequency roll-off to eliminate hiss and sibilance distortion. Whether broadcasting on television, AM/FM radio, or over the internet, the ENG-18RL is designed to ensure that dialogue cuts through the mix, and can be broadcast live without EQ adjustment.
The ENG-18RL features a durable aluminum-alloy shaft designed for EMI rejection and reduced internal resonance, with a matte black finish for a professional appearance and minimum light reflection. The mic is also long enough to accommodate a mic flag.
Ideal Choice for Critical Field Applications
Isolated Inner Shell
Diffuses Excess Sound Pressure From Wind and Vocal Plosives
Broadcast Live Without EQ Adjustment
Can Accommodate Mic Flag
Auray Square Microphone Flag (Black)
This black, 2.25" Auray Square Microphone Flag fits any size handheld ENG microphone. The flag includes two foam inserts that accomodate various handle sizes. The square area is black and provides sufficient space for a station ID logo.
SanDisk 16GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter
Designed for capturing Full HD video and still photos using Android smartphones and tablets, the 16GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card from SanDisk features a storage capacity of 16GB and takes advantage of the UHS-I bus to support read speeds of up to 80 MB/s. This card also supports the Class 10 standard, which guarantees minimum write speeds will not drop below 10 MB/s.
Built and tested to withstand harsh environments, SanDisk's 16GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card is protected against water, temperature extremes, shock, and x-rays. Additionally, SanDisk Memory Zone software is available as a free download and will help users manage your photos, videos, and files, whether they are on their phone, their memory card, or in the cloud. Included is a microSD to SD adapter with a write protect switch, allowing this card to be used in SD-compatible devices.
SanDisk Memory Zone
K-Tek KR-50-70 Fur Windsock for Ball-Type Handheld Microphones
The K-Tek KR-50-70 Fur Windsock is designed by Reinhardt and is intended to be used as an extra layer of wind protection; fitting over existing foam windscreens and plastic windshields. This Windsock is made of top-grade synthetic fur and measures 1.96 x 2.75" (50 x 70mm), which allows it to fit snugly over ball-type handheld microphones.
Watson AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (950mAh, 1.2V, 4-Pack)
This 4-pack of AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries from Watson are ideal for digital cameras, flashes, and other compatible photographic equipment. The batteries feature a capacity of 950mAh and an output of 1.2V. Additionally, the batteries can be recharged up to 500 times.
Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries
The 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries from Watson charges two or four AA or AAA batteries (not included). It is compatible with both NiMH and NiCd batteries. Charging time varies from 100-280 minutes, depending upon battery quantity, size, and capacity.
The charger's intelligent Negative Delta-V microprocessor doles out the full charge to each battery, while Zero Slope Detection prevents overcharging. The Safety Guard Timer automatically shuts off after 6 hours in cases where batteries are taking far longer than normal to charge, in order to prevent damage from excessive current.
The charger has two charging level indicator lights to keep you apprised of battery status. Switching 100-240 VAC input power enables use all over the world. The charger's compact outlet prongs fold in, making the unit more compact for storage.