Many folks use their mobile device to record podcast episodes or music on the go. You are going to need the right type of equipment to produce quality work though. The ZOOM iQ5 microphone can help. It is a professional stereo microphone for recording music and audio in general. It is compact enough to fit in your pocket. All you have to do is connect it to the Lightning connector for your iPhone or iPad, and you are ready to record.
The iQ5 has a rotating mechanism that lets you record audio with correct left-right stereo orientation horizontally or vertically. The mic has two elements: a directional “mid” mic that captures front-audio and a bidirectional side mic that covers ambient signal. It has an input gain of up to +40 dB and records sound in linear PCM (WAV) 16-bit/44.1kHz format. Even though there is a free companion app available for this microphone, you can use it with other pro apps to prepare your audio. The iQ5 iOS microphone is available for around $110 at the time of this writing.
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