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Microphones for Ipad

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:27 pm
by Scouser
Can anyone suggest some decent quality mics that would connect direct to Ipad ( Lightning ) It will be used for narration for videos. Initially I was thinking a lav mic, as I could use this sat on the sofa and not be confined to a desk, having said that I’m not crazy bout that lav sound, or at least the ones I’ve tried.

I liked the sound of the AKG Lyra and some of the other mics that were mentioned in the June edition of SOS “choosing a usb mic” Unfortunately it is a desktop.

Is it possible to use an adapter which would allow usb mics to be used with iOS devices ?

Re: Microphones for Ipad

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:45 pm
by Sam Spoons
The 'camera kit' can make most USB devices work with an iPad (as long as the power requirement is not too much for the iDevice to supply).

Re: Microphones for Ipad

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:02 pm
by shufflebeat
Sam Spoons wrote:...(as long as the power requirement is not too much for the iDevice to supply).

A powered usb hub extends the possibilities further and can often be run from a suitably sized 5v power bank for portable use. I've run a Focusrite Scarlett, an SSL2+ and an Audient ID4 into my iPad for testing purposes.

If that's not too much clutter then pretty much any XLR mic can be used.

Re: Microphones for Ipad

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:15 pm
by Sam Spoons
shufflebeat wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:...(as long as the power requirement is not too much for the iDevice to supply).

A powered usb hub extends the possibilities further and can often be run from a suitably sized 5v power bank for portable use. I've run a Focusrite Scarlett, an SSL2+ and an Audient ID4 into my iPad for testing purposes.

If that's not too much clutter then pretty much any XLR mic can be used.

My Akai EWI USB would not work with me iPads, even with a separate power supply to the power lines on the USB connectors.

Re: Microphones for Ipad

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:39 am
by shufflebeat
I'm not a digi-bod in any way but I wonder if the audio i/o system, which at least exists in some form on all devices, is better accommodated than midi. I may try a midi keyboard in the same system and see if it registers.

Re: Microphones for Ipad

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:25 pm
by Arpangel
Get a Focusrite Scarlet, some are iOS compatible, that opens up a lot of possibilities, you just need to make sure you can use phantom power.

Re: Microphones for Ipad

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:21 pm
by ef37a
The Cirtonics CCU3 USB LDC is really very good. I have experience of two samples now. Very low noise and decent sound quality. My son uses one on classical guitar and for Skype.

Dave.