In DIY video production, sound quality often matters just as much or more than the quality of your image. Particularly when you’re recording with just a webcam, it can be difficult to eliminate background noise and record a clear vocal track without also being conspicuous on camera. For that reason, we’ve started including the Movo USB-M1 lavaliere microphone in our DIY lecture recording kits.
The M1 is as plug and play as it gets. Plug it in to a USB port on your computer, clip it to your shirt, and you’re ready to go. In the past, it was difficult to find good lav mics that didn’t require an audio interface or preamp like the Behringer UM2, which we previously used. Instead, the M1 matches the accessibility of the Blue Snowflake but with the increased vocal clarity that lavaliere microphones provide.
At $29.99, the M1 is a bargain. It works on both PC/Mac. See here for an audio test: https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/vOABAA/