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Katie Wilson

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« on: April 15, 2018, 01:30:30 PM »
Hi I'm just starting out recording and I'm only on an iPad are there any microphones that I can can plug into,my iPad to,give it a better and louder recording
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 07:19:06 AM »
Sorry katie, I wouldn't know, I would help if I could.

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 08:03:49 AM »
Thanks Pompey I'll take a look xx
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 08:06:15 AM »
I've got an old IPad I don't think that will be compatible
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 09:43:43 AM »
There are lots of solutions for you

It would be helpful if you can give a little more info about exactly what you currently have, your budget, the quality you are after and your plan for the future

What I mean is...

Are you after something that will give a reasonable recording quality on a budget - in which case getting a Shure SM58 and a lead you can plug in to your "headphone" socket would probably be ok

For better quality recordings you would want to bypass the iPad's pre-amp by going in through the iPad connector socket (lightning conector on newer laptops)

You may need the "Camera Connection Kit" to give you a USB socket to plug an audio interface in to

If you plan to expand your setup in the future you may want to get a decent vocal mic and audio interface that will be compatible with a Mac/PC in the future - rather than going for an "ipad only" solution now

Your budget is also probably the biggest factor - how much do you want to pay!?!?!

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 07:16:19 PM »
Hi at the moment I'm in the very early stages I really just want share my progress as I learn the guitar and do some melodies xxx
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 07:33:33 PM »
In that case do you actually need a mic - does the iPad mic not do the job well enough?

Something like this might me worth a look:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/IK-Multimedia-Handheld-Microphone-iPhone/dp/B004IA8F50/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1523906869&sr=8-2&keywords=irig+mic

Coupled with this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer%C2%AE-Microphone-Suspension-Scissor-Included/dp/B00DY1F2CS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1523907085&sr=8-4&keywords=Mic+boom+clamp

Would give you a very versatile set up on a budget

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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 07:16:25 PM »
Thank you I'll
Take a look xxx
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2018, 03:31:49 PM »
Hi Katie,

IMHO, I would possibly save up and go for a laptop and low cost interface.

I can imagine the storage on the ipad being an issue.

Cheers
Andy

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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2018, 08:50:43 PM »
Thanks Andy xxx I've got a laptop,which I hardly ever use - it's about 10 years old
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2018, 08:54:17 PM »
Hi Katie,

If you have something like an Intel I3 and a couple of gig of RAM, bit of hard drive storage, you should be able to run basic DAW and a USB interface.

I think Presonus studio, basic version is free, Failing that Audacity is free.

Hope this helps.
Andy