What is it?
A cardioid digital recording microphone with line input.
The FlashMic DRM85-CLI combines a studio-quality cardioid Sennheiser condenser capsule with a broadcast-quality 1GB flash recorder. Said to be robust and easy to operate, one button press is all that is required to start recording in either linear PCM or MPEG 2 formats - leaving the journalist free to concentrate on the story. A line input on the base of the mic’ accommodates additional feeds at press conferences, etc, and the built-in headphone amp includes a level control. The FlashMic offers simple drag-and-drop file transfer (at up to 70x real time speeds) to a Mac or PC for editing or onward transmission. Recording times vary from three hours (linear PCM, 48kHz record mode) to 18 hours 25 minutes (MPEG1 Layer 2) and the mic’ provides more than eight hours continuous operation from two AA batteries. The included FlashMic Manager software (for Mac and PC) includes tools for naming and organising recordings and configuring the FlashMic for various applications.