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High End External iPhone Microphone???
Old 1st July 2009
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High End External iPhone Microphone???

Does one exist?
Old 1st July 2009
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Supposedly these guys are coming out with an iPhone mic to use with their SPL Meter app.

Studio Six Digital
Old 12th July 2009
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There's the Blue Mikey, looks pretty nice, there's a video of a guy using it to record a song with the iPhone 4 track app on the Blue website.
Blue Microphones Mikey | Sweetwater.com

Or there's the Alesis Pro Track, which you can use (virtually) any mic with:
Alesis ProTrack | Sweetwater.com
Old 12th July 2009
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There's the Blue Mikey, looks pretty nice, there's a video of a guy using it to record a song with the iPhone 4 track app on the Blue website.
Blue Microphones Mikey | Sweetwater.com
I still don't think Mikey works with the iPhone or I'd love to buy it. He says in the video he is using it with his iPod.
Old 13th July 2009
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I still don't think Mikey works with the iPhone or I'd love to buy it. He says in the video he is using it with his iPod.
It works fine with the iPhone. When you plug it in, it says it's incompatible, but it works perfectly. Doesn't really handle high spls super well (loud drums) but it gets the job done.
Old 13th July 2009
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It works fine with the iPhone. When you plug it in, it says it's incompatible, but it works perfectly. Doesn't really handle high spls super well (loud drums) but it gets the job done.
I assume thats from experience?

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Old 14th July 2009
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I assume thats from experience?

narco
Yup. I've tried it with the Audiofile Engineering app Fire, and the 4 track apps and it works.
Old 28th October 2009
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wanted to resurrect this thread. I'd really like an iPhone mic with a built in -10 to -20 db pad. It would be great to record live rock shows without distorting. Anyone hear of anything like that? Sounds like the iProMic from studio six would work... it handles SPL's up to 130 db, but it's not out yet, and it's a bit pricey & non compact.
Old 13th July 2010
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Also wanted to post back with my experience with iPhone external mics. There are some awesome adapters from KV Connection to get just about any line-level source into your iPhone.

Here's a blog post (with video/audio examples) about my experience with external mics (and mixers) and the iPhone 4.
Old 8th March 2011
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Quote:
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Does one exist?
Yes, there is iRig Mic which is going to be available very soon.
It is for use with the VocaLive app, but can be used with any music app that can use the microphone input.
It is a high quality electret condenser.
Old 10th March 2011
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VocaLive, the companion app for the iRig Mic is now available in the iTunes App Store.


VocaLive on iTunes
VocaLive FREE on iTunes
Old 10th March 2011
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The Blue Mikey can be used with the iPhone 3GS. I have it. It works really well!
Old 11th March 2011
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An email announcing this just showed up in my inbox...
Mike by Apogee - Studio quality microphone for iPad, iPhone and Mac
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Old 5th April 2011
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The Blue Mikey can be used with the iPhone 3GS. I have it. It works really well!
iRig Mic will work with the iPhone 4, and you can charge your device while you use it.
Old 8th August 2011
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I've just ordered the MicW i436 from UK:

News - MicW release i436

Small enough to keep in my wallet and pull out when needed. Flat response.
Old 8th August 2011
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Do yourself a favor and stay away from using an iPhone for anything but jotting down ideas
Old 8th August 2011
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to go with those high end converters built into the iPhone....
Old 11th August 2011
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I've just ordered the MicW i436 from UK:
Hi there,

did you have the chance do to some work / testing with this mike yet?

Best regards,
Tobias
Old 26th September 2011
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This one looks interesting to me... the MicW i456

Micw

It looks like it isn't quite in the U.S. market just yet.
Old 25th October 2011
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Both MicW i436 and i456 are now available at http://mic-w-usa.com
Old 10th December 2011
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This one is interesting too:

Fostex AR-4i

Of course the conversion is hardly going to be "outstanding" at £99 - but on the other hand it's doubtless quite a bit better than what's onboard the iPhone.

cheers
Old 24th December 2011
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Tascam stereo mic

I was searching for an iphone mic, including this topic, when I've found a review of this pretty nice mic from Tascam: Product: iM2 | TASCAM
Old 24th December 2011
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That'll really impress clients.
Old 25th December 2011
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http://www.sonomawireworks.com/mobile/guitarjack.html

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2011/0...-ios-free-app/

Take one of these and plug in some decent microphones and a preamplifier into it.

I'll buy one of these as a backup and plug a pair of DPA4060+DPA MMA6000 into it
Old 5th January 2012
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i think this is what we need..
a preamp with xlr,hi-z input an phantom power!
Tascam ixz
Tascam Division - TEAC Europe GmbH
anyone tried it?
Old 7th January 2012
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I bought this for a friend - he says it is GREAT and does a wonderful job allowing him to record shows with high quality audio. Totally worth the $80.
Old 11th January 2012
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That'll really impress clients.
Is kit supposed to impress clients?
Old 11th January 2012
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Quote:
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I bought this for a friend - he says it is GREAT and does a wonderful job allowing him to record shows with high quality audio. Totally worth the $80.
I've found it is very good value for the price. On the negative side I have found it quite susceptible to handling noise, and SNR is nothing to get excited about. The SPL promise of 125dB seems to deliver, and the limiter seems adequate. Great for some ad-hoc documentary making though and highly portable. I wish there was a way for the mics stereo axis to match landscape video!!
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