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    (It's like a Swiss army knife, a smartphone...)

    Anyone using iPhone 4 as a recording device?
    I found this app and was wondering if it's any good for quick and dirty sound grabbing.
    http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/fire/techspecs.php
    I will buy it anyhow but was wondering if there are happy users out there.

    Cheers, Herbert

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    I'm using Fire with a Blue Mikey 2 microphone on an iPhone 3GS ... quite handy! The app has some usability issues but it's the best I've tried by far. There's also a free version (Blue Fire) ,it works in the same way but has less effects and editing features.

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    Anyone else using a blue mikey? I'm considering buying the new version (I've got a 3G touch - they don't work with gen 4!)

    I guess I'm trying to weigh up the tradeoffs - the mikey is more convenient (take iPod everywhere) but for a few more bucks could by a zoom h1 or similar.

    I see the mikey only records down to 35Hz

    Feedback from users/owners?

    Anyone know if you can have headphones in to monitor while recording with the new mikey?

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    I use the soundcloud iphone app to record all the time... Works really well and all of your recordings upload directly to your soundcloud account for easy storage.

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    Hmmm... I'm guessing not too many here use a Mikey? I did a bit more research and, as far as I can tell, headphone monitoring through the iPod was integrated in the "mikey 2" which is a positive.

    Feedback from other sites was that it's handy for the simple fact it's very small and we always carry our iPods/iPhones these days. Downsides were it can't handle wind very well and it's no match for pro microphone equipment.

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    the above info was sourced from the following website:

    http://transom.org/?p=7626

    Interestingly, I also found a link in the feedback of that page. Another quick/cheap/nasty solution for iPod field recording using a 3rd party, good quality mic of your choice is an adaptor such as:

    http://www.kvconnection.com/product-p/km-iphone-xtrs.htm

    although I'm not sure how you'd alter levels (software would have to handle it, i guess) and you'd need external power for phantom mics.

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    To add to the above:
    Does anyone know how to connect a stereo mic (let's say a condenser video mic) to an iPhone 4?
    I have trouble understanding what the 4 pin mini jack of an iPhone is actually doing. If you have stereo headphone output, there is only one (mono) signal left on the pins for input. Puzzles me...

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    HerbertBoland wrote:
    (It's like a Swiss army knife, a smartphone...)

    Anyone using iPhone 4 as a recording device?
    I found this app and was wondering if it's any good for quick and dirty sound grabbing.
    http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/fire/techspecs.php
    I will buy it anyhow but was wondering if there are happy users out there.

    Cheers, Herbert


    Such a very amazing link!
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    Yes the mikey is not very happy with wind, but this happens with many recorders, I have to check if there is some suitable protection.Also of course you can monitor via headphones.The current version also added a line in jack input.

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    Hi everybody,

    Are there microphones for the i phone??
    I use my smartphone to do recordings (LG optimus 2xspeed and the app is called HiFiCorder) but i dont always get the quality i want.
    The built in mic doesnt seem to have the range i need.
    Then i need to clean or change it with effects of al sorts to create the desired sound.
    Can someone explane to me how you connect the mic to the i phone, im sure it will work more or less the same on my android.

    Greetings and happy new year!!!
    Marius

    Record all the crap you can!! doesnt matter if it sounds like shit.
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    http://www.kvconnection.com/product-p/km-iphone-xtrs.htm

    Oeps missed that one, think this awnsers my question!!! Nice!

    Record all the crap you can!! doesnt matter if it sounds like shit.
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    I use my iPhone 4 for field recording, im not keen on the quality, its very noisy.

    It doesnt matter too much,l since my recording will be run through Filtatron, which removes the noise through modification.


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