If you are interested in a compact, on-mic solution for recording interviews with a handheld mic, check out the Tascam DR-10X Plug-on PCM Recorder and Senal Broadcast Microphone Kit from B&H. Consisting of a Tascam DR-10X plug-on recorder and a Senal broadcast omnidirectional microphone, the kit allows you to record your interviews in up to 48 kHz/24-bit without the need for any wires or additional equipment.
The DR-10X plugs directly onto the XLR output connector of the Senal mic, allowing you to record directly to a microSDHC card, and is powered by a single AA battery.
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.