Amsterdam, Holland (August 6, 2018)—At IBC 2018, Sennheiser introduced its wireless Memory Mic—essentially a small wireless lavalier mic for use with smartphones.
Aimed at journalists and reporters, the small, 30g wireless microphone is said to provide broadcast-quality sound while working at any distance from the smartphone, transmitting within the 2.4 to 2.4835 GHz frequency range.
The Memory Mic works in tandem with a Sennheiser Android or Apple smartphone app and attaches to clothing via a magnetic clip. When recording with the Memory Mic, the integrated microphone of the smartphone is also active and works to concurrently pick up ambient sound. Using the dedicated audio mixer of the Memory Mic App, the user can select any ratio between the audio captured with the Memory Mic and ambient sound.
Since the Memory Mic does not use any inputs on the smartphone, users can still employ additional accessories such as a gimbal or connect an additional wired microphone for interviews.
The Memory Mic features a Sennheiser condenser capsule with omni-directional pick-up pattern. The microphone’s sensitivity can be set at three levels in order to adapt to louder or softer voices. The internal battery holds up to four hours of charge and can fully recharge within two hours.
Available now, the Memory Mic comes with a USB charging cable and quick guide; the free Sennheiser app is available in the Apple App Store or from Google Play.
Sennheiser • www.sennheiser.com