Unboxing the Electrovoice RE50B Reporter Mic for Mobile Livestreaming Interviews on #LivestreamNews Ep11

Ross Brand

Electrovoice RE50B

May 8, 2017

About the Electrovoice RE50B

I was looking for a reporter microphone to use for mobile interviews at events, such as the Red Carpet at Mario Armstrong’s #NeverSettleShow. My requirements were that it should have low handling noise so it would not pick up sound from my movements, and be omnidirectional, meaning I could hold the mic in between interviewer and interviewee and have it pickup sound equally from both parties.

The Electrovoice RE50 is an industry standard reporter microphone used in radio and television. In this video, I talk about why I chose this mic. I test it out by recording from the mic, through an iRig Pre into my iPhone 7. I compare the resulting recording to one made just talking into the iPhone 7 through the phone’s built-in mic. The sound quality is superior using the RE50 as expected.

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About Ross Brand

blab_channel_image.JPGRoss Brand applies his background as a radio host to conduct interviews and lead livestream conversations that inform and entertain. He is the founder and editor of Livestream Universe, covering the latest and greatest in livestreaming and online broadcasting.

Ross hosts #LivestreamStars, Mondays at 7pm ET at RossBrand.LIVE. The show features talented broadcasters delivering high-quality content across livestream platforms. He also hosts #LivestreamSports, #LivestreamNews and #AskTheExpert monthly. He produces and presents The Daily Livestream Update weekday mornings on Facebook and iTunes. The updates contain show recommendations and news from the livestreaming industry.

Ross is the co-founder of HRAvantGarde.com. You can find Ross on Twitter: @iRossBrand. His Instagram username is @RossBrand1.

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