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Deity Microphones V.Lav Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Microprocessor

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Deity Microphones V.Lav Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Microprocessor
Key Features
  • For Mobile Devices & Cameras
  • For Mic Transmitters & Handy Recorders
  • Pre-Polarized Condenser Capsule
  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
The Deity Microphones V.Lav is an omnidirectional lavalier microphone offering transparent audio capture and broad device compatibility for videographers, YouTubers, and sound recordists. With a built-in microprocessor that automatically configures its TRRS connector to work with most 3.5mm mic jacks, the V.Lav is compatible with a variety of DSLRs, camcorders, mobile devices, and portable audio recorders. Its 16.4' attached cable allows shooting at a natural distance.

The pre-polarized condenser capsule features an omnidirectional polar pattern for consistent response to sound from all directions, making it more forgiving to improper mic placement. The 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range allows accurate source reproduction without sonic coloration. Use the provided foam windscreen to minimize plosives, or attach the supplied faux fur windshield to reduce wind noise in outdoor environments. The V.Lav includes a tie clip and convenient carrying pouch.

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Deity Microphones VLAV Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Auto-Configuring 3.5mm Connector
  • 316.4' Attached Cable
  • 4Clear, Natural Sound
  • 5Long Battery Life
  • 6Convenient Accessories

The Deity Microphones V.Lav is an omnidirectional lavalier microphone offering transparent audio capture and broad device compatibility for videographers, YouTubers, and sound recordists. With a built-in microprocessor that automatically configures its TRRS connector to work with most 3.5mm mic jacks, the V.Lav is compatible with a variety of DSLRs, camcorders, mobile devices, and portable audio recorders. Its 16.4' attached cable allows shooting at a natural distance.

The pre-polarized condenser capsule features an omnidirectional polar pattern for consistent response to sound from all directions, making it more forgiving to improper mic placement. The 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range allows accurate source reproduction without sonic coloration. Use the provided foam windscreen to minimize plosives, or attach the supplied faux fur windshield to reduce wind noise in outdoor environments. The V.Lav includes a tie clip and convenient carrying pouch.

Note:
The V.Lav is not compatible with Sony's UWP wireless systems or the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
Auto-Configuring 3.5mm Connector
The V.Lav incorporates a microprocessor that automatically adapts its 3.5mm TRRS connector to work with most 3.5mm microphone jacks. Out of the box, the V.Lav is compatible with DSLRs, camcorders, smartphones and tablets (late-model iOS devices require Apple's Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter), portable audio recorders, bodypack transmitters, and laptops.
16.4' Attached Cable
With a 16.4' cable, the V.Lav offers plenty of slack to run the mic into a camera on a tripod. Simply clip it onto your clothes, plug it into your device's microphone or headset jack, then start recording.
Clear, Natural Sound
By employing an omnidirectional condenser capsule, the V.Lav picks up sound equally from all directions. In addition, its flat frequency response is optimized for coloration-free audio capture.
Long Battery Life
The V.Lav uses two LR41 cell batteries, enclosed in a CNC aluminum housing along with the microprocessor chip. Battery power is only used when the V.Lav is determining how to adapt to the microphone input you've plugged it into. After the V.Lav has adapted to your device, the microphone capsule then uses the voltage from your device, and the LR41 batteries are put back to sleep.
Convenient Accessories
The included foam windscreen and faux fur windshield minimize wind noise and vocal plosives. The cord organizer allows for clean cable management, and the rugged carry case is perfect for safely carrying the entire kit.

Deity Microphones VLAV Specs

Microphone
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Physical
Color
Black
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.85 x 3.35 x 2.55"

Deity Microphones VLAV Reviews

Great sound for the price

By Martyn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

This is a great microphone! When you pair it with post-production noise reduction it sounds fantastic for a $40 lapel mic. I also love how convenient it is to use with an iPhone. If you're taking a video and use this as your audio source, you don't even have to mess with video-audio sync since they're already together. I did a video with Adobe Premiere Rush with this and plan on doing more. Would highly recommend to anyone who's wanting a high-quality sound on a budget that doesn't break the bank.

Good sound - reduces echo

By benjamin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-27

But at the same time, does not make the speaker's voice too dry; you still hear some background sound, so you feel as if your at the event (if that is what you want).

So far so good

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-09

I've had the mic for a month now. Seems to work well. Does a great job of picking up my voice better during video conference calls. No complaints.

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By Jorge
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-29

This was a great add on to my wireless Rode microphones and it produces great sound. Especially for the price I highly recommend this product.

Great little mic!

By Alvin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-03

These perform exactly as promised and are well put together. Just bought 5 for a project. They work with the iPhone's lightning to 3.5mm adapter just fine. I have had mixed results connecting to the single in/out TRRS headphone/microphone jack on a mac. If you are trying to use a TRRS headphone/mic splitter on a Mac it takes a lot of plugging and unplugging but eventually mac will recognize it properly and start using it. Would love some official documentation on this. It would be great Tip: What's not well documented but easy to do is you can flip the lapel clip around by unscrewing the mic windscreen. I also would love to see Deity release an adapter that allows charging and headphone out on the iPhone's lightning connector. Right now it's a string of dongles. Anyway, great results with this mic so far.

Newbie confusion

By Harry
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-30

The statement that it works with most 3.5mm jacks is uselessly vague, inspiring hope rather than imparting knowledge. B&H is doing the best work by a vendor to educate the buying public. But not enough info about the little bits that are tripping people up. This pandemic as presented the challenge of very quickly getting the knowledge and technology to make videos that don't stink. I had the question Why does the v.lav work with my smartphone and Canon 70D and not with the Fuji XT2? Digging for the answer is an initiation I guess. Some jacks have 3 black lines and are called TRRS. Some jacks have 2 black lines and are called TRS. Some cameras can use a mic which is unpowered. Some cameras need the mic to supply its own power. In spite of having tiny batteries the v.lav is unpowered. The v.lav works very well plugged into a USB-C adapter and the Google Pixel 3 and plugged directly into the Canon 70D. I made my first video for remote teaching and my voice sounded good. Now to work on my presentation. At this point I don't know if the Fuji XT2 needs a TRRS to TRS adapter or a power supply or both.

Great product for price

By Maria
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-11

I bought 2 Deity lav mics for outdoor interviews I filmed for a documentary and they worked well. I got some really great sound despite lots of background noise on a lively Sunday afternoon in NYC. Highly recommend.

Great mic for the money

By Nathaniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-27

You can't beat this mic. It works well for my live steaming and YouTube videos. Long wire compact and easy to use.

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Howdy. Can anyone verify that this has actually ...

Howdy. Can anyone verify that this has actually been tested with a TRRS-TRS adapter, for example for the Fuji XT-3? I have the Fuji, and I have gotten the Deity small shotgun to work with it using the adapter. The issue is how the battery is used. The Fuji does not supply plug-in power. The battery situation is rather different with the lavalier than the shotgun (which uses an internal battery charged with a USB connector). So, I am concerned to know if the batteries in this lavalier will continue to run during shooting, as they must, and for how long. Thanks a ton.
Asked by: David
Should work fine. The V.Lav uses two LR44 cell batteries, enclosed in a CNC aluminum housing along with the microprocessor chip. Battery power is only used when the V.Lav is determining how to adapt to the microphone input you've plugged it into. After the V.Lav has adapted to your device, the microphone capsule then uses the voltage from your device, and the LR44 batteries are put back to sleep. Battery Life: Up to 800 Hours
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-12-26

Would this work with a wireless lav system, like ...

Would this work with a wireless lav system, like Sonys?
Asked by: Robbie
No it will not. For sony UWP wireless, you will have to get one that is specifically wired for to be compatible. Either a Sony branded mics or third party mics.
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-05-01

Will this work if the batteries are dead?

Will this work if the batteries are dead?
Asked by: Suhaib
No, the V.Lav will not work if the LR41 batteries are dead or if the batteries are not installed. The V.Lav uses battery power when it is initially connected to the mic input on your device. It uses battery power to determine how it should adapt to the device and then uses the voltage from your device to power the mic (plug-in power). Once the mic begins using power from the device, the mic's LR41 batteries are put to sleep. Although the mic does draw power from the device to operate, the LR41 batteries are needed for its initial start-up power.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-08-03

I am confused as to why this mic has a TRRS jack ...

I am confused as to why this mic has a TRRS jack but does not work natively with IOS devices. Directions say it requires the apple adapter to use. What's up with that?
Asked by: Thomas
As was mentioned, iPhones have not had a 3.5mm jack for that last 5 years. You would therefore need an adapter. If you are referring to an iPad that does have a headphone jack, it will work without the adapter.
Answered by: Cameron
Date published: 2021-08-03

Does anyone know if this lavalier works well with ...

Does anyone know if this lavalier works well with the Zoom H1n?
Asked by: Z
The Zoom H1n supplies plug-in power. Due to the adaptability of this device to work with both TRS and TRRS ports, no adapters should be required.
Answered by: Jared
Date published: 2021-08-04

I'm looking for a solid metal replacement or ...

I'm looking for a solid metal replacement or overall better clip for this lav? Is there a solid recommendation for a better Lav Clip that holds this size capsule?
Asked by: Antonio
Audio-Technica Lavalier Microphone Clip AT8420-TH (Beige) B&H # AUAT8420TH: https://bhpho.to/3gHCBlq
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-06-21

I get quite a bit of noise with this mic using my ...

I get quite a bit of noise with this mic using my samsung s10 and my zoom H5. Is that normal for this mic? It's usable but I wouldn't describe it as clean.
Asked by: Chip
Not really... I get clear sound with minimal background noise... Just don't forget this not a 2k $$$ mic
Answered by: Elad
Date published: 2020-10-03

Anyone know why I plug this into a Google Pixel ...

Anyone know why I plug this into a Google Pixel 3xl and I get no sound on recorded videos?
Asked by: Harry
According to Deity, the V.Lav is compatible with the Pixel 3 XL with the USB C headphone adapter. https://www.deitymic.com/vlav/
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-05-31
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