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New Professional Dual (2) Wireless Microphones Setup From Comica Audio

Sick and tired of the thought of forking out an arm-and-a-leg for a Wireless Microphone set? How about a solution that is cheaper than most Wireless Microphones but has the performance of the expensive ones and includes not 1, but 2 Wireless Lavalier Microphones?

Well, Comica Audio has just released a Brand New Microphone CVM-WM300 Dual Wireless Set that you might just find interesting. It has 2 Wireless Dual Transmitter/Lavalier Mics with 1 Receiver set and each microphone has 96 channels available.

It may just be the perfect solution for your Wireless Microphone needs. 1 Year Warranty!

Visit Comica’s website at: http://www.comica-audio.com
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To purchase the Comica CVM-WM300(A) Dual Wireless Transmitters Lavalier Microphones or look at the specs:

– Comica CVM-WM300 Dual (2) Lavalier Stereo/Mono Wireless Microphone Set: http://amzn.to/2ArnpSz

Or, another option if you just need a single Lavalier Wireless Microphone:

– Comica CVM-WM300(C) Single (1) Lavalier Wireless Microphone Set: http://amzn.to/2zrnqYn

You should now be able to get Good Interviews into your YouTube videos. Take a look at this video and see what I’m talking about!
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Equipment used in this video:

– Comica CVM-D03 Dual (2) Lavalier Stereo/Mono Microphone Set (includes one year warranty): http://amzn.to/2ArnpSz

– Canon 60D DSLR Camera (Newer Version is the Canon 70D): http://amzn.to/2kT0Iy4
or the New Canon 80D Camera: http://amzn.to/2ArrDcJ

– iPhone 6s: http://amzn.to/2uCGZr4 or iPhone 8 (newer model): http://amzn.to/2Ap3ROt

– Zhiun Smooth II 3 Axis Handheld Gimbal Camera Mount for Smartphones: http://amzn.to/2ApAbAZ

-iStabilizer Smartphone Mount (To mount a smartphone to a Tripod): http://amzn.to/2uiRn7X

-Sennheiser ME67 Shotgun Microphone (fantastic Audio): http://amzn.to/2zpCgwr

-Sennheiser K6 Power Module to power the ME67: http://amzn.to/2zqrd6k

-iK Multimedia iRig Pre PreAmp (Used for the Sennheiser ME67 Microphone into either a Smartphone or DSLR): http://amzn.to/2huBEkb

-Manfrotto 190x Tripod with Fluid Head: http://amzn.to/2kSWLJr

– Microphone Stand: http://amzn.to/2kOUrUB

– Dual Softbox Video Lights with Stands and Bulbs: http://amzn.to/2kpDzGn

– Philips Daylight Balanced LED Flood Bulbs: http://amzn.to/2tIKv74

-Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editing Software (recently updated to Camtasia 9): http://amzn.to/2kpKgIj

– 20 Foot XLR Cable (for shotgun microphone): http://amzn.to/2kpQN5T

-TRRS Female to Dual TRS Adapter Cable (adapts iRig Pre to DSLR Audio port): http://amzn.to/2kpHHGt

DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and purchase something, I’ll receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!

Audio Technica AT875R Short Shotgun Condenser Microphone Review and Sound Test

A really good Shotgun Microphone can cost an arm-and-a-leg. Unless you look at the Audio Technica AT875R Short Condenser Shotgun Microphone!

It’s reasonably priced and has great sound! It needs Phantom Power to run, but you can use an inexpensive pre-amp to do the job.

This video review of the Audio Technica AT875R will help you hear the sound quality of the microphone while it is attached to both a Canon Digital SLR and an iPhone 6S. You should now be able to get GREAT AUDIO into your YouTube videos.

Take a look at this video and see what I’m talking about!

– Audio Technica AT875R Short Shotgun Microphone: http://amzn.to/2ws0Lb8

Equipment used in this video: – Audio Technica AT875R Short Shotgun Microphone: http://amzn.to/2ws0Lb8

– Canon 60D DSLR Camera (Newer Version is the Canon 70D): http://amzn.to/2kT0Iy4

– iPhone 6s: http://amzn.to/2uCGZr4

-Feelworld FW759, 7″ Inch IPS Camera Monitor for DSLR Cameras: http://amzn.to/2iMcbDe

-AC Power Adapter for the Feelworld FW759 Monitor: http://amzn.to/2vNUHI2

-iStabilizer Smartphone Mount (To mount a smartphone to a Tripod): http://amzn.to/2uiRn7X

-iK Multimedia iRig Pre Pre-Amp (Awesome Audio when using a Shotgun Mic for Smartphone or DSLR): http://amzn.to/2huBEkb

Another Pre-Amp to use: Saramonic SmartRig: http://amzn.to/2wWuwUe

-Manfrotto 190x Tripod with Fluid Head: http://amzn.to/2kSWLJr

– Microphone Stand: http://amzn.to/2kOUrUB

– Dual Softbox Video Lights with Stands and Bulbs: http://amzn.to/2kpDzGn

– Philips Daylight Balanced LED Flood Bulbs: http://amzn.to/2tIKv74

– Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editing Software (recently updated to Camtasia 9): http://amzn.to/2kpKgIj

– 20 Foot XLR Cable (for shotgun microphone): http://amzn.to/2kpQN5T

– TRRS Female to Dual TRS Adapter Cable (adapts iRig Pre or Saramonic SmartRig to the Audio Port into a Digital SLR): http://amzn.to/2kpHHGt

DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and purchase something, I’ll receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!

Comica Dual Lav D03 Stereo/Mono Lavalier Interview Microphone For YouTube and More

Finding a reasonable Dual Lavalier Microphone Set for interviews will set you back a pretty penny. But, a recent solution has hit the market that you might just find interesting for YouTube and more!

It’s called the Comica CVM-D03 Dual Lavalier Stereo/Mono Microphone set. It’s a Dual Lavalier Microphone Set. It charges up and is supposed to last 100 hours. Or, you can attach a battery pack if you run out of charge.

Visit Comica’s website at: http://www.comica-audio.com

To purchase the D03 Dual Lav Microphone or look at the specs:

– Comica CVM-D03 Dual Lavalier Stereo/Mono Microphone Set: http://amzn.to/2vDFQmz

You should now be able to get Good Interviews into your YouTube videos. Take a look at this video and see what I’m talking about!

Equipment used in this video:

– Comica CVM-D03 Dual Lavalier Stereo/Mono Microphone Set: http://amzn.to/2vDFQmz

– Canon 60D DSLR Camera (Newer Version is the Canon 70D): http://amzn.to/2kT0Iy4

– iPhone 6s: http://amzn.to/2uCGZr4

-iStabilizer Smartphone Mount (To mount a smartphone to a Tripod): http://amzn.to/2uiRn7X

-Audio Technica AT875R Short Shotgun Microphone (fantastic Audio): http://amzn.to/2vpa4u7

-iK Multimedia iRig Pre PreAmp (Used for the AT875R Microphone into either a Smartphone or DSLR): http://amzn.to/2huBEkb

-Manfrotto 190x Tripod with Fluid Head: http://amzn.to/2kSWLJr

– Microphone Stand: http://amzn.to/2kOUrUB

– Dual Softbox Video Lights with Stands and Bulbs: http://amzn.to/2kpDzGn

– Philips Daylight Balanced LED Flood Bulbs: http://amzn.to/2tIKv74

-Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editing Software (recently updated to Camtasia 9): http://amzn.to/2kpKgIj

– 20 Foot XLR Cable (for shotgun microphone): http://amzn.to/2kpQN5T

-TRRS Female to Dual TRS Adapter Cable (adapts iRig Pre to DSLR Audio port): http://amzn.to/2kpHHGt

DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and purchase something, I’ll receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!

New Comica WM100 Wireless Lavalier Microphone 48 Channel UHF For YouTube and Videographers

Sometimes you need a little help.  Like, when you’re trying to connect your microphone to your Digital SLR Camera.  Your cord isn’t long enough and you or your camera needs to be more mobile than it is.  Well, it may be it’s time for a “Wireless Microphone.”

Check out this Comica WM100 Wireless Lavalier (lapel) Microphone.  It won’t break the bank like some other wireless mics and it sounds real good.

Sometimes, finding a good Wireless Microphone for your YouTube videos is hard, unless you spend an arm and a leg. But, a NEW solution has just hit the market that you might just find interesting!!

It’s called the Comica CVM WM100 Wireless Lavalier Microphone. It’s a 48 Channel UHF Solution that won’t break the bank and has real good audio.

Visit Comica’s website at: http://www.comica-audio.com

To purchase the WM100 Wireless Mic or look at the specs:

– Comica CVM WM100 Wireless 48 Channel UHF Lavalier Microphone Set: http://amzn.to/2hvl3MM

You should now be able to get GOOD AUDIO into your YouTube videos. Take a look at this video and see what I’m talking about!

Equipment used in this video:

– Comica CVM WM100 Wireless 48 Channel UHF Lavalier Microphone Set: http://amzn.to/2hvl3MM

– Canon 60D DSLR Camera (Newer Version is the Canon 70D): http://amzn.to/2kT0Iy4

– iPhone 6s: http://amzn.to/2uCGZr4

– iStabilizer Smartphone Mount (To mount a smartphone to a Tripod): http://amzn.to/2uiRn7X

– Audio Technica AT875R Short Shotgun Microphone (fantastic Audio): http://amzn.to/2vpa4u7

-iK Multimedia iRig Pre PreAmp (Awesome Audio when using a Shotgun mic for Smartphone or DSLR): http://amzn.to/2huBEkb

– Manfrotto 190x Tripod with Fluid Head: http://amzn.to/2kSWLJr

– Microphone Stand: http://amzn.to/2kOUrUB

– Dual Softbox Video Lights with Stands and Bulbs: http://amzn.to/2kpDzGn

– Philips Daylight Balanced LED Flood Bulbs: http://amzn.to/2tIKv74

– Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editing Software (recently updated to Camtasia 9): http://amzn.to/2kpKgIj

– 20 Foot XLR Cable (for shotgun microphone): http://amzn.to/2kpQN5T

– TRRS Female to Dual TRS Adapter Cable (adapts iRig Pre to DSLR Audio port): http://amzn.to/2kpHHGt

DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and purchase something, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!

Learn an Old Timer’s Secrets To Welding Aluminum Without A Spool Gun, Video Tips too!

Did you ever wonder how they weld aluminum with a Mig Welder? It can be very difficult, if not impossible. Usually, they use an expensive Spool Gun that is an attachment to a Mig Welder. That allows a welder to get smooth aluminum welds. But, who has that kind of money to spend on a Spool Gun? This video shows how to weld aluminum without any add-ons. With a few tricks and secrets, aluminum can actually be welded with a 110 volt Mig Welder.

Attention Videographers:  The equipment that I used to film this video is at the end!

Some of the items used in this video:

Welding Equipment

– Lincoln SP125 110 volt Mig Welder (SP125 No longer available, Updated to Lincoln 140): http://amzn.to/2siRFuh
– Jackson TrueSight II Electronic Welding Insert with Helmet: http://amzn.to/2siYjAT
– Lincoln Mig Cart (newer version of mine): http://amzn.to/2uCohjn
– Vise Grip C-Clamp Welding Clamp: http://amzn.to/2tIwwhp
– 5356 Aluminum Mig Welding Wire .030″: http://amzn.to/2tICcbp
– Lincoln .035″ Contact Tips: http://amzn.to/2tIBGds
– Argon Gas Cylinder, Empty (20 Cu Ft, Very Small): http://amzn.to/2tBo6YB
– 4 1/2″ DeWalt Electric Angle Grinder: http://amzn.to/2siUZFL
– Metal File Set: http://amzn.to/2sywQ2k
– Welding Gloves (size Large): http://amzn.to/2siWsMh
– Dust Mask/Respirator: http://amzn.to/2tBEgkK
– Safety Glasses: http://amzn.to/2tEkHI7
– Foam Ear Plugs: http://amzn.to/2tBMVUF

Video Equipment used to make this video:

– iPhone 6s: http://amzn.to/2uCGZr4
-iPhone 7 (Unlocked, but not sure what carriers): http://amzn.to/2siHTsg
– RodeLink Wireless Lavalier Microphone Set: http://amzn.to/2tIHtje
– Zhyiun Smooth II, 3 Axis Stabilized Gimbal for Smartphones: http://amzn.to/2tifGCR
– Clamp-on Light Holders/Reflectors: http://amzn.to/2tEe4FY
– Philips Daylight Balanced LED Flood Bulbs: http://amzn.to/2tIKv74
– Tripod (One of my favorites): http://amzn.to/2tC5oQR
– TRRS Male to TRS Single Female 3.5mm Adapter Cable: http://amzn.to/2tEf10Z
– Joby GorillaPod Focus with Ball Head X, Remote Control and Mounting Kit for Smartphones and Tablets: http://amzn.to/2tIp4CW
-iStabilizer Smartphone Mount: http://amzn.to/2uiRn7X
– 2 inexpensive Light Stands (as a kit, to mount the Flood Lights to): http://amzn.to/2sG0P3n

How To Use The Audio Technica BP40 Studio Microphone With The Yamaha MG10XU Mixing Console For Great Sound

How do they get Great Sound out of their microphones? Did you ever ask yourself that question? Well, there are a number of ways the Pros do it. One way is to use software and correct the audio after they have recorded it. The other way is to use a Mixing Console (like they do in live shows). This video takes the mystery out of and shows you how to get Great Audio using an Audio Technica BP40 Broadcast Microphone along with a Yamaha MG10XU Mixing Console.

Sick and tired of awful audio? This video will show the sound of the Audio Technica BP40 Mic and some of the ins-and-outs of the Yamaha MG10XU Mixer Console. You’ll see how to set up this combination Microphone and Mixer and grab great audio into your Camera without using Audio Editing Software!!

Some of the items used and/or shown in this video:

-Audio Technica BP40 Large Diaphragm Dynamic Microphone:
http://amzn.to/2kSHVCw

– Yamaha MG10XU Mixing Console: http://amzn.to/2kSLsR6

– Yamaha MG10XU Mixing Console with Cables Included: http://amzn.to/2m5MKKm

– Qty of 2 XLR Cables, 20 Feet Each: http://amzn.to/2m2lWhF

– Jamstands Tabletop Microphone Stand: http://amzn.to/2lADP66

– Hosa ATT-488 Attenuator: http://amzn.to/2m67a60

– 2 Pack of 1/4″ Male to 1/8″ Female stereo Audio Adapters (for plugging in an 1/8 inch Headphone Jack into Yamaha console): http://amzn.to/2lAxrvk

– XLR Female to 1/8″ TRS Male Adapter Cable (To plug an XLR Cable into a DSLR Camera input jack): http://amzn.to/2lAKxJ5

– Canon 60D Digital XLR Camera (Updated to the Canon 70D): http://amzn.to/2m22vp4

– Canon 24-105mm F4.0 Lens: http://amzn.to/2lAmoT0

– Manfrotto 290 STA-3 Tripod with Fluid Head: http://amzn.to/2lALSzB

– Pixtor, by SanDisk, 32GB Performance SDHC UHS-1 Memory Card:
http://amzn.to/2lACSL0

– iHome iB50 Noise Cancelling Headphones (Now the iB51BRC Noise Cancelling Headphones): http://amzn.to/2mglV5r

– Cell Phone Grip for iPhone 6s, to hold phone to tripod: http://amzn.to/2l1ze9X

– iPhone 6s Cell Phone (Updated to the iPhone 7): http://amzn.to/2l1A46B

– Camtasia Studio 8, Video Editing Software (Update to Camtasia Studio 9): http://amzn.to/2lgbIbD

Shure MVL Lavalier Lav Lapel Microphone Sound Test and Review

The Shure MVL Lav Mic is a Well Built and Great sounding Lavalier (lapel) microphone. But, it’s only supposed to be used while being plugged into a Smartphone.

Is there anyway around that? Take a look and see what we found out:

The Shure MVL Lavalier Microphone is one of new breed of Lav mics made for the Smartphone market. It comes with a TRRS Connector to plug into an iPhone or Android device. By using the Shure MOTIVE App you’ll be able to record your voice. It’s uses include recording, say, a groom at a wedding. Connect the MVL to your smartphone, clip it to the groom’s lapel, turn on the MOTIV app, and record the ceremony. Neat!

This video is about connecting the Shure MVL Lav Mic to a Zoom H1 audio recorder.

According to the specs, it’s an omnidirectional condenser microphone with exceptional signal-to-noise ratio.

It comes with: the MVL Lav Microphone, Tie clip, Foam Windscreen, Leatherette carry case, manuals and box.

It can be purchased from many good suppliers like: B&H Photo, Adorama, zZounds, Sweetwater Sound, Sam Ash and other electronic, guitar and music suppliers.

Equipment used in this video:
Sony a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-55mm Zoom Lens, Shure MVL Lavalier Microphone, Sennheiser ME66 shotgun microphone with K6 Power Module, LED Lighting along with CF Bulbs, Manfrotto Tripod, Radio Shack TRRS female split to 2-TRS male adapter, Zoom H1 Digital Recorder, Sandisk 16GB Micro SD Card, PNY 64GB SD Card, Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editing Software, Handbrake File Conversion software and one dancing Teddy Bear.

The adapter that I used is a Radio Shack TRRS Female to Double Male TRS Connectors. I purchased it at Radio Shack. It’s called a Radio Shack “Headset to Mobile PC Adapter.” Item Number 4200837 See URL http://tinyurl.com/zbu4z5t

Better Audio for your Digital SLR DSLR Video Camera

Having trouble getting good audio with your DSLR Camera? It’s not uncommon.

I had 2 Lavalier (lapel) microphones laying around that were for my iPhone or Android style smartphone. They both have pretty good sound when connected to my smartphone.

I wondered if I could connect them to my Canon 60D DSLR Camera. The problem was that the two Lav Mics that I had have a TRRS Connector that plugs into a smartphone. My DSLR has a TRS connector for the microphone input jack.

So, I found an adapter and an extension cable and gave it a try.

I think you might find my results interesting.

Two Lavalier microphones used were:

-Shure MVL Lavalier Mic

-Gora Lav Mic

Also used:

-Radio Shack 1/8 inch (3.5mm) TRRS Female to Double 1/8 inch (3.5mm) TRS Male Adapter cable
-TRS FemaleExtension cable

The Rode NT3 Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone for Great Audio

I have owned this Rode NT3 Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone for about 1 1/2 Years and never really tested it out. So, I had a little time to give it a try and made this quick video.

It’s an XLR Style Mic, so you’ll need a way to plug-in XLR Connections with your set-up. The way I was able to do that was by using an iRig Pre PreAmplifier made by IK Multimedia. The iRig Pre allowed me to be able to plug the audio from the Rode NT3 into my iPhone and capture the audio.

I think you might be interested in this video, so take a look and see what you think.

Thanks.

1) The Rode NT3 Microphone from Amazon
http://tinyurl.com/hwujyyp

2) iRig Pre PreAmp from Amazon
http://tinyurl.com/jg8lkho

The Best Lav Lapel Microphone for $20? For iPhone Smartphone and YouTube

Could it be possible that a good Lavaliere Microphone that you can plug into your Smartphone can be good, I mean Really Good??

I watch for good deals when it comes to Audio and Video editing equipment. This Lav/Lapel microphone came along and I had to see if it was Too Good To Be True.

It’s called the Gora Lav Mic and it’s only $20.00! It plugs into your iPhone or Android device and is supposed to have really good audio quality.

Let’s see if it lives up to what is being said about it:

Here is what I used to shoot this video of this Gora Lav Mic:

1) The Gora Lav Mic from Amazon
http://tinyurl.com/jbdtg6v

2) An iRig Pre Pre-Amplifier from IK Multimedia from Amazon
http://tinyurl.com/jg8lkho

3) An iPhone 4S to Plug the iRig Pre and Gora Mic into and Save the Audio Files

4) Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera

5) Camtasia Studio 8 Video Editing Software

6) Video Lights