Mic For iPhone/iPad?

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  1. Hoodster

    Hoodster Friend of Leo's

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    Looking for something plug and play into iOS that will pick up my voice from 4 or 5 feet away more loudly than the internal microphone and will also pick up the guitar amplifier from six or 8 feet off to the side.

    It seems like pretty much everything marketed for mobile devices is either a lapel microphone or a uni-directional condenser mic.

    Price range under $100 used or new.
     
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    Apogee MiC 96k Professional Quality Microphone for iPad, iPhone, and Mac
     
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    I was looking at interfaces that allow your own mics to be used with iphone/ ipad but found that the built in mic is really pretty good.

    A factor that could be an issue is the power plug being taken so your device battery runs down plus the uploading is suspended to save battery power.

    If I was going to buy products to use a better mic with my i device, I would not choose an all in one mic that hangs off the charge port.
    Macbooks moved to the new plug that functions as a do all and you add a dongle to plug into power and add outboard tools.
    I have not recently looked at recording hardware for ipads but I know it's out there.

    If you have a mic cabinet you already have better mics than some little hobby grade mic that hangs off the charge port. Never mind that apple put a nice quality mic built right in, at least in comparison to hobby mics vs pro mics we all own if we've been recording music for a minute.
    Just my two cents!
     
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    Sweetwater has 25 interfaces for iphone/ ipad priced from $50- $900!
    Looked at the $149 Focusrite that's more desk top than hand held, and while it does plug in to power I'm not sure it has a battery or supplies power to the ipad.
    For a lengthy field recording with an outboard condenser mic, seems like power supply must be addressed in some of these products.
    One of the $49 options paired with a reputable $50- $100 universal condenser or dynamic mic plus a mic pre and some mixing or level, seems like you're ahead compared to a one piece mic product.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/c1058--iPad_iPhone_Interfaces
     
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