Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPod touch > iPod touch Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 13, 2008, 10:55 AM   #1
pismodude2
macrumors 6502a
 
pismodude2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacWorld
How to Get a Microphone Working through your Headphone Jack!

You can use any headset (needs to have four rungs of metal on the jack), and the only app that works right now is called SPECTRUM AWESOME!


Edit: Videos: It works! -- Yes, it is a 2G iPod Touch -- With Music

Update: A free app called Palringo Instant Messenger supports recording and sending audio clips to your friends from the iPod Touch using the same headset/microphone I used in the video!

Video: iPod Touch + Palringo IM

Last edited by pismodude2; Sep 14, 2008 at 08:22 PM. Reason: Update:
pismodude2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 11:52 AM   #2
pismodude2
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
pismodude2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacWorld
I thought this was big news... Am I missing something?
pismodude2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 12:35 PM   #3
Lesser Evets
macrumors 68030
 
Lesser Evets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Just curious what you are using, specifically - iPT 1G, 2G, which mic, etc.

At the moment you might have just used your iPhone.
If it is a 2G iPT with one of the headphone/mics it IS news. No one could say if the mic actually worked. With the 2G and the headphone-mics it means it is only a matter of time before apps use the mic to record voices or perhaps voip.
__________________
2x1.86 BSEL Pro 1,1; 5770; 16GB RAM
Lesser Evets is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 12:37 PM   #4
pismodude2
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
pismodude2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacWorld
Yes, 2G iPod Touch. Nice big shiny back, 8.5 mm thick, nike+ built-in, YES!
pismodude2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 12:40 PM   #5
Lesser Evets
macrumors 68030
 
Lesser Evets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
So which headphone-mic set? Or was it just a mic of some sort.

You should post details if you are going to post something like this.
__________________
2x1.86 BSEL Pro 1,1; 5770; 16GB RAM
Lesser Evets is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 12:46 PM   #6
pismodude2
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
pismodude2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacWorld
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lesser Evets View Post
So which headphone-mic set? Or was it just a mic of some sort.

You should post details if you are going to post something like this.



How about a video?
pismodude2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 12:58 PM   #7
pismodude2
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
pismodude2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacWorld
And another video (to see it's not an iPhone)!
pismodude2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 01:00 PM   #8
Lesser Evets
macrumors 68030
 
Lesser Evets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
I HEAR NO SOUND!
FAKE!

Actually, I can't wait until they make iPT versions of Skype. This proves it's just a month away, or less, I hope. I would pay $3 a month for Skype so I can wander the house, and WiFi areas using it as a phone. And Apple would get my $79 for the new headphones.
__________________
2x1.86 BSEL Pro 1,1; 5770; 16GB RAM
Lesser Evets is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 01:04 PM   #9
pismodude2
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
pismodude2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacWorld
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lesser Evets View Post
I HEAR NO SOUND!
FAKE!

I'm just hitting it with my finger! I'll post a video with some music playing shall I?
pismodude2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 01:05 PM   #10
Lesser Evets
macrumors 68030
 
Lesser Evets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
No I was just joking.
__________________
2x1.86 BSEL Pro 1,1; 5770; 16GB RAM
Lesser Evets is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 01:13 PM   #11
pismodude2
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
pismodude2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacWorld
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lesser Evets View Post
No I was just joking.

Too late, already done!!!
pismodude2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 01:26 PM   #12
Lesser Evets
macrumors 68030
 
Lesser Evets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Apple has said they will allow VOIP over WiFi, so hopefully someone makes a program soon. It isn't like I have to have it, but it sure would be cool to have it. It would be sad if no one utilizes the obvious VoiPiness of the iPT.

I wish they would open up all those guitar tuner apps to the iPT now.

BTW, I saw there was already a mic attachment for iPTs for quite a while now.
__________________
2x1.86 BSEL Pro 1,1; 5770; 16GB RAM
Lesser Evets is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 01:30 PM   #13
pismodude2
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
pismodude2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacWorld
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lesser Evets View Post
Apple has said they will allow VOIP over WiFi, so hopefully someone makes a program soon. It isn't like I have to have it, but it sure would be cool to have it. It would be sad if no one utilizes the obvious VoiPiness of the iPT.

I wish they would open up all those guitar tuner apps to the iPT now.

BTW, I saw there was already a mic attachment for iPTs for quite a while now.
Yes, but that mic was through the dock connector, not through the headphone jack, and it only worked if you hacked your iPod.

The new iPod Touch has 2.1.1 firmware, which has not been hacked yet, so you know for sure my videos are genuine!!!
pismodude2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 01:45 PM   #14
Lesser Evets
macrumors 68030
 
Lesser Evets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by pismodude2 View Post
The new iPod Touch has 2.1.1 firmware, which has not been hacked yet, so you know for sure my videos are genuine!!!
I don't doubt it.

It's just odd that Apple said they would allow WiFi voip but no one has developed it yet. I saw a program called SoonR for the iPhone, though. Not sure if that needed a jailbreak.
__________________
2x1.86 BSEL Pro 1,1; 5770; 16GB RAM
Lesser Evets is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 01:48 PM   #15
pismodude2
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
pismodude2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacWorld
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lesser Evets View Post
I don't doubt it.

It's just odd that Apple said they would allow WiFi voip but no one has developed it yet. I saw a program called SoonR for the iPhone, though. Not sure if that needed a jailbreak.
Yes there is one, but it is currently marked as iPhone only, and that means the new iTunes (8) prevents it from installing. If that tag were removed, or a separate device ID were made for the 2G, it would work fine!
pismodude2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 02:28 PM   #16
who?
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Omg 4 realz? Why isn't this on the news then if it's real? HUh? They weren't even sure it worked yet on the TOuch!!!

(I'm new her and I think it's awesome!)
who? is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 02:52 PM   #17
4DThinker
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
No one has access to the Apple headsets yet, so no one else has worried about it is my guess. For what it's worth, the headset from my Samsung Instinct works with the voice recorder app on the new Nano. Same 4 contact connector. My guess is that ANY 3.5mm 4 contact headset will work. You'll need the Apple ones for remote control though.
__________________
Visit my blog!
4DThinker is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 03:03 PM   #18
pismodude2
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
pismodude2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacWorld
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4DThinker View Post
You'll need the Apple ones for remote control though.
No, the one I have hooked up there has a silver button on it that pauses with one click, goes to the next song with two, and pervious song with three clicks.

You just plug in headphones into that and you're good to go!
pismodude2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 03:24 PM   #19
who?
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by pismodude2 View Post
You can use any headset (needs to have four rungs of metal on the jack
N E headset? Really? Why would u pay 50 for those apple crapones if you can get cheap ones anywhere? lolz....
who? is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 03:31 PM   #20
Hawkeye411
macrumors 68000
 
Hawkeye411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Canada EH!!!
At first I thought ... Hmm .. this is a useless thread and those videos are useless ... BUT ... then I noticed the pretty paper towels you are using. They look nice ... what kind are they??
Hawkeye411 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 04:01 PM   #21
pismodude2
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
pismodude2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacWorld
Bounty I thi- hey, wait a minute! Useless? I found the one app that works with the iPod Touch microphone capabilities, and you say USELESS?

I guess it is useless if you don't like/have a use for it. Point taken
pismodude2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 04:11 PM   #22
who?
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawkeye411 View Post
Hmm .. this is a useless thread and those videos are useless
Not useless at all.
Steve introduced four hardware improvements for the new Touch:
1. Speaker
2. Volume Controls
3. Nike+

and of course, the Mic option. Nike+ and the Microphone are the only things that add new functionality to the Touch, so I would say it is very important!
who? is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 04:24 PM   #23
iwuzbord
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New York City
Send a message via AIM to iwuzbord
i wouldnt say useless, bt parts of it arent news. a microphone through the headphone jack has been used in previous ipods as well, but the fact that you found an app that works with it, days after the keynote is interesting. it might have been targeted for the iphone first though.
__________________
13.3" White Macbook, 2.4GHz (osx +(xp and ubuntu running under virtual box), 2GB Ram, 160GB; 30GB iPod Video
iwuzbord is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 04:33 PM   #24
pismodude2
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
pismodude2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MacWorld
Quote:
Originally Posted by iwuzbord View Post
i wouldnt say useless, bt parts of it arent news. a microphone through the headphone jack has been used in previous ipods as well, but the fact that you found an app that works with it, days after the keynote is interesting. it might have been targeted for the iphone first though.
Actually, I think that (not counting the iPhone) this is the first time a generation of iPods could record through JUST the headphone jack.

There have always been iPod Dock (or in the old iPods, those weird connections on top) microphone attachments, but this is a visual confirmation of a headphone jack alone doing the job, and on an iPod that can connect to the internet nonetheless!

Also- that app came out one day BEFORE the keynote. Go figure.

That suggests that the old apps were compatible, it just won't let us install them (like voicenote).
pismodude2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2008, 04:40 PM   #25
who?
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by pismodude2 View Post
Actually, I think that (not counting the iPhone) this is the first time a generation of iPods could record through JUST the headphone jack.

There have always been iPod Dock (or in the old iPods, those weird connections on top) microphone attachments, but this is a visual confirmation of a headphone jack alone doing the job, and on an iPod that can connect to the internet nonetheless!

Also- that app came out one day BEFORE the keynote. Go figure.

That suggests that the old apps were compatible, it just won't let us install them (like voicenote).
I think yer right. I remember my old iPods, and none of them could do it with just the headphones jack. MACRUMORS GUYS- POST THIS ALREADY!
who? is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPod touch > iPod touch Accessories

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPhone 5 headphone jack not working Kpc2593 iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 1 May 14, 2014 04:58 AM
Headphone jack left channel not working chrisrosemusic1 MacBook Pro 6 Mar 19, 2014 05:32 PM
iPhone headphone jack not working properly Dexio iPhone 6 Dec 20, 2012 01:19 AM
iMac 2012 Microphone jack? p3n9u1n iMac 3 Nov 13, 2012 08:12 AM
headphone jack not working iphone305 MacBook Pro 3 Sep 28, 2012 06:44 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC