Rode Smartlav+ Review


The Rode Smartlav+ is an inexpensive, highly portable microphone solution that can capture broadcast-quality audio using a smartphone or tablet. It is compatible with many smartphones and tablets with 3.5mm TRRS connectivity, including Apple iOS and Android phones.

The mic is an omnidirectional model that can pick up sounds around 360 degrees, and it includes a foam pop filter to reduce wind noise and complex speech sounds. It is also compatible with the RODE Rec app for iOS, which turns your iPhone or iPad into a field recorder with equalization, professional editing features, and more.

Sound Quality

The Rode Smartlav+ is a tiny, omnidirectional lapel microphone designed for smartphones and other mobile devices. It is an excellent option for video, podcasting, and interview purposes.

The sound quality from the Smartlav+ is excellent for such an inexpensive microphone, and it will produce more professional results than a smartphone’s built-in mic. This is because it uses a more professional quality capsule, which means better detail and less hiss.

The Smartlav+ can be plugged into various Android devices and any audio recording app that will accept input via its 1/8-inch jack. However, it shines when paired with an Apple iOS device running the RODE Rec app. This app turns your iOS device into a fully featured field recorder with equalization presets, professional editing functions, and the ability to publish your work directly to SoundCloud or Dropbox.


If you’re looking for a simple, portable way to record audio with a smartphone, the Rode Smartlav+ Review is one of the best options. Its small form factor and 3.5mm TRRS connector make it compatible with many iOS and Android devices.

The microphone is also designed to sync seamlessly with the RODE Rec app from RODE for Apple iOS devices, which turns the device into a fully-featured field recorder with a wide range of equalisation presets, professional editing features, and the ability to publish to SoundCloud and Dropbox, directly from the iOS app.

Rode’s lavalier mics are some of the most popular in the world, and they have a lot to offer for audio professionals. This model is no exception, delivering great sound and a simple interface that makes it easy to use.


Rode Smartlav+ Review is a small, broadcast-grade lavalier microphone that connects to most smartphones with a standard 3.5mm TRRS jack. It’s designed to be used with the new Rode Rec app (available for iOS and Android), but it also works with most 3rd party audio apps that record using a mic.

As you can see in the picture, it’s a tiny mic, but it’s capable of capturing very high-quality audio. This is especially true if you use the Rode Rec app, which has many features allowing you to tweak the recording for your needs.

The microphone also sports a pop filter that can help minimize wind noise and vocal plosives like hard “b,” “t,” and “p” sounds. And, of course, it comes with a durable clip and 1.2m (4′) Kevlar-reinforced cable to ensure it keeps up with any rigors you throw its way. It’s an impressive piece of kit and well worth the price tag.


If you’re looking for a quality broadcast-grade lapel mic that plugs directly into your smartphone, the Rode Smartlav+ is an excellent option. It’s a small, discreet, lavalier microphone that will record to most smartphones and tablets with 3.5mm TRRS connectivity.

It also features a broadcast-grade omnidirectional condenser capsule, a pop filter to minimise plosives, and a durable 1.2m (4′) Kevlar-reinforced shielded cable. This makes the smartLav+ an excellent choice for various film, television, and audio productions.

Like all Rode microphones, the Smartlav+ is well-built and has a high-quality sound output. However, it does have a few limitations that you should know about before purchasing one.

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