There are several different products out on the market for us to use aiming to help us with all of our different needs. Microphones are no exception and choosing the right one that fits you can be a daunting task, especially if you are looking for a great quality mic that is small and easy to use. Enter the Instamic, which claims to be the smartest, smallest, and most affordable microphone and audio recorder on the market… but how does fare?
Filmmaker Jay Worsley decides to give it a test to see how it actually performs during a wedding while comparing it to another digital audio recorder, the Tascam DR-10L. The small mic is put through a few different scenarios testing out ambient noises, picking up a reading in a controlled environment to a conversation outdoors.
For the size and portability of the Instamic, I think it does pretty well in recording audio but the Tascam does do a better job in most scenarios. This is perfect for those moments where you can’t use a boom or have lav mics on the person or even when you don’t want to carry a lot of gear. I am curious how much better a job of recording audio the Instamic Pro will do with stereo audio. There are several different ways to attach the Instamic with the include clip types. What do you think? How did the Instamic perform? On an additional note, it did take Jay about 2 years to receive his Instamic and it doesn't look like its currently available for order, hopefully, that might change soon.