03-16-2010, 09:40 AM
I am considering using an iphone as a portable sound recorder. I would like to get a shotgun mic and or a lapel mic and connect it to the iphone. I have found adapters but am unsure of the quality. Has anybody done this?
03-16-2010, 02:51 PM
I have never looked into this but my research shows..
You might be on to something :) Keep us posted on how well this works out for you..
This looks like your easiest solution.. http://www.alesis.com/protrack
FiRe as a posible field recording app for your iphone. (http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/)
People use the blue Mikey (http://www.bluemic.com/mikey/)
as for interfaceing a mic to the phone.. I saw this thread on the Apps forums...
Youll need a mic and a pre amp.. but thats common stuff..
03-17-2010, 07:22 PM
I tested the iPod touch and the preamps are BAD, lots of noise. I imagine the iPhone uses the same preamps. It a shame, the iPod is a great tool to have on the set.
03-20-2010, 11:12 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the help! I am ordering the adapter from kvconnecter
Regarding the preamps, you both mentioned something different... I have used the mic that is provided with the phone and there is constant static. I am imagining that is the noise Stardust is talking about? Can this be filtered out without significant degradation?
Or, do I need to purchase a preamp if I use this setup?
03-26-2010, 01:30 PM
oh uh.. if it goes horribly wrong don't blame us! :)
03-27-2010, 06:04 AM
"Can this be filtered out without significant degradation?"
No. I would not use the iPhone to record audio for any film project. You can not get around the bad preamps in the iPhone or the iPod touch.
03-27-2010, 10:39 AM
A few things to keep in mind...
The so-called preamp in the iPhone is EXTREMELY noisy, it's going to take a lot of work to eliminate the noise in post.
The iPhone uses a compressed recording format, so the sync of longer takes may drift substantially.
I believe that it records at 12bit/24kHz - standard DVD audio is 24bit/48kHz.