How to Get the Best Audio from Your Smartphone

Thank you all so much for your support throughout our Kickstarter campaign. We've had some great feedback from our Kickstarter Live stream events and want to keep the conversation flowing. Below is a copy of our discussion from this afternoon where we explain how to get the best audio from your smartphone, which applies to iPhones and Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel! We demonstrate our favorite microphones, how to set them up and much more. Whether you're a mobile journalist, live streamer, filmmaker or photographer, we're confident that this quick demonstration will lead you in the right direction.

As promised in the live stream, you can also hear the quality of the microphones that we mentioned in the videos below too:

RODE VideoMicro + SC7 Adapter - for Facebook Live stream above

0:00 - 0:36 RODE smartLav+ & SC1 Adapter

0:56 - 1:58, 2:20 - 2:34, 2:58 - 5:05 RODE Link Wireless Filmmaker Kit + SC4 Adapter

1:59 - 2:20, 2:34 - 2:58 RODE VideoMic Pro + + Deadcat VMPR SC4 Adapter 

0:00 - 0:23, 0:40 - 1:00, 1:25 - 3:05 RODE VideoMicro + Deadcat (inlcuded) + SC7 Adapter

0:23 - 0:40, 1:00 - 1:25, RODE smartLav+ 

We also have another special treat for you all - a silky smooth new skateboarding video that we shot with some of the gear from this campaign, including the Beastgrip Pro, DOF MK2 and Beastgrip x Kenko Pro Series 0.75X Wide Angle lens. It was shot in Chicago's Fulton market area with the help of Blue Town Skateboards and Alex Pennacchia and was an absolute pleasure to film. Let us know what you think!

0:00 - 0:30 RODE VideoMic + Deadcat + SC4 Adapter

0:30 - 0:59 RODE VideoMic GO + Deadcat GO + SC7 Adapter