Aspen Mics* has a new series of lavalier microphones called HQ (High Quality). I first saw these mics tweeted out by @cheesycam who often reviews lower priced gear for DSLR video shooters. For a mic called HQ, these mics had an interesting price point around $50 but what made that attractive was their quality. Upon first listen, the mics seem to produce nice clean audio without having to run your recorders preamp at full gain.
Here is some audio from a test I ran using a plugin that claims to remove echo from your recordings. In other words, a plugin to help podcasters with large empty rooms facing the challenge of getting the resulting reverb out of their recordings. When listening to this, you’ll want to make sure to wear some good headphones so that you can hear the reverb in the room.
The plugin seems to work pretty well which is quite an accomplishment however at over $50, I don’t think I would purchase it. But that is still cheaper than sound proofing your studio.
You can download and try the De-Verb plugin for yourself at the Sound Performance Lab website.
If you enjoy the demo, “Likes” are appreciated but make sure to let me know in the comments what you think overall. Would this be helpful for your recordings?