Mac/PC/iPhone/Android microphone/lavalier setup? Help!
Hi all and thanks for reading this tech question,
I am on a job right now that is using Skype(on both computers and smartphones) in order to interview clients around the world(similar to how CNN and other news outlets operate remote interviews). As this projects Audio Tech and we are in pre-production, they are looking for a type of microphone package that they can send their clients in order to receive a higher quality audio for their interview than the standard computer/smartphone microphone. The package is supposed to be easy to setup and easy to use. On our end, we will be recording the Skype call in HD and want to have the highest quality audio we can while staying inside of a reasonable budget, as this business is a start-up. To note, we are planning to record our Skype calls with Vodburner on our side, which can record in 16-bit Wave format audio along with 720p video.
The difficulty that I have been running into at this time is that the microphone setup needs to be cross-platform, needing to be able to support Mac, PC, iPhone, and Android platform phones all in one. As there is obviously no device that can do this, at this time, I have considered packaging our clients:
1. Audio-Technica-3350 Lavalier microphone(Amazon.com: Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone: Musical Instruments)
2. iPhone 1/8 inch microphone and headphone adapter - 3.5mm 4 conductor TRRS Male to 3.5mm TRS Jacks(iPhone 1/8 inch microphone and headphone adapter - 3.5mm 4 conductor TRRS Male to 3.5mm TRS Jacks)
3. Griffin iMic USB Audio Interface(Amazon.com: Griffin 7725-IUAI iMic USB Audio Interface: Electronics)
4. Some sort of Single discreet headphone/earphone so that it will give a sort of broadcaster/newscaster feel to the shot.
This package would provide the microphone that could be used with the 1/8 inch adapter and any type of headphone/earphone to be plugged into an iPhone or Android, and the Griffin iMic USB adapter was added in order to give them the functionality to easily plug the adapter and a headphone setup into the computer. This is supposed to be a simple setup as many of the clients are not very tech familiar(hence the simple Griffin iMic).
As we have been doing constant tests and this has become somewhat of a headache to find something that sounds so simple, but is not, I am asking my Gearslutz friends for some help and possibly peace of mind. Any opinions or thoughts would be drastically helpful. If there are any other options out there I may have overlooked, that would be rad. Thanks for your time and read. Ill be happy to answer any questions about the setup as this is now my full time mission to find an answer for this! Best regards,