VIDEO ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Kit Components from Micbooster (make sure none are missing)
Below is a complete list of the kit components. Make sure nothing is missing.
- (2) Microphone Modules (each being a mic wired to a cable terminating with a male plug.)
- (1) Rode AI-Micro Audio Interface with three cables (you will only be using the lightning cable)
- (1) Koss KSC75 Earphones
- “Gorilla Tack” mounting putty for mounting microphones (12 bricks)
- (4) Badge Clips (you will use one for attaching the final cable to your clothing)
- (8) White Twist-Ties (for use temporarily during assembly)
- (???) Black Cable-Ties (will replace twist-ties at final stage of assembly)
NOTE: Please have some conventional “Duct Tape (Duck Tape)” on hand, which will be very helpful during assembly by allowing you to hold cables in place when twist-braiding (unnecessary if a friend lends a helping hand during assembly).
IMPORTANT! How to Format Your Rode AI-Micro Audio Interface to Avoid Feedback Squeal
Our recommended headset requires the use of the Rode AI-Micro interface, which will route the headset mics inputs into one’s mobile device and the device’s output (the pitch-lowered bird songs) back to the Koss Earphones. In order for this to work properly, it will be necessary for you to download Rode’s RodeCentral application and then adjust the settings. The procedure is as follows:
1. Download RodeCentral and then open the app.
2. Connect your Rode AI Micro interface to your mobile device. RodeCentral should then automatically detect the audio interface.
3. TURN OFF the “Direct Monitor” option (the bottommost setting). CAUTION: If left enabled, you will probably experience loud feedback squeal!
4. Adjust other settings as as shown in the following screenshot of the RodeCentral user interface:
Once the direct monitoring setting has been disabled, everything should work fine and you should not have to use the RodeCentral app again, except perhaps to occasionally check for updates to the Rode AI Micro firmware (RodeCentral automatically detects if your current firmware is out of date).
Do It Yourself Headsets & Component List
Headset Component List For Do-It-Yourselfers (North American Sources):
- Koss KSC75 Clip-On Stereo Headphones – $19.99
- Rode AI-Micro Ultracompact 2×2 USB Type-C Audio Interface – $79.00
- Super Low-noise Microphones AOM-5024L-HD-R – $3 each with quantity discounts
- Mogami W2368 Miniature Unbalanced Mic Cable – 15 cents per foot
- Neutrik Rean 3.5mm male plugs for mics – $2 each
- Gorilla Mounting Putty for mounting mics on to headset – $10
- Small 4″ cable ties – $5 for 200
- Badge Clips to hold mic cable – $12 for 100
- OPTIONAL: Crossbody carrying bag for for iPhone, Rode Adapter, and extra cable – $10
UK-based Micbooster is also a trusted source of components, especially for UK and European Do-It-Yourselfers: