I’ve just ordered a Soundman Binaural OKM II Classic Microphone and Dummy Head

UPDATE: Our Soundman arrived and we’ve had plenty of time to play with it. You can read our full review here.

I’m pretty excited at the moment because I just ordered a Soundman Binaural OKM II Classic Microphone with an A3 Adapter. But not only that I ordered a dummy head as well.

To be honest, I have no idea if it’s the best microphone for ASMR videos or not at this point as the information on the net on binaural microphones is pretty limited especially in relation to ASMR. I did as much research as I could but even so I am still at little unsure about my choice.

I am yet to create an ASMR video – at least one for the public so it is all new to me but I am so keen to start creating my own ASMR audios/videos so I went ahead and bought it anyway. At the very least I know it will work really well for when I go traveling as I have seen a few travel videos using the Soundman OKM microphones.

The microphone comes with an A3 adapter and even that confuses me a little. I am not even sure if I need it or not. From the scant information I could find on the subject it is meant to provide “a significant increase in dynamic range and the user can also record higher sound pressure like rock and pop-music.” So I guess that means better sound quality. I am hoping it will all become clearer to me when it arrives.

As I mentioned, I have also purchased a dummy head that is made specifically for the Soundman OKM Classic. I wasn’t going to bother but I know that a lot of ASMR artists use dummy heads and most even make their own. Apparently the dummy head is supposed to provide more accurate balanced binaural sound quality. Some dummy heads like the Neumann brand can cost thousands of dollars…yikes! Even the Soundman dummy head isn’t that cheap at between $200 and $300.

You can also use these microphones on your own head and walk around and record whatever is going on around you. Great if you are traveling and want to record the sounds around you as you take photos or video. Or you can be at a concertand record the music you without anyone knowing you are doing it.

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I have also ordered a Tascam iXJ2 which is an adapter that fits on the bottom of an iPad or iPhone. This will allow me to record directly on to my iPad or iPhone. I could also purchase a separate recording device but at this stage I am going to see how well the iPhone/iPad goes with this.

So now it’s just a matter of sitting back and waiting for it all to arrive.

 

 

 

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