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External Mic for iPad 2

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by ranny2, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    #1
    Hi,
    I am soon to be the owner of an iPad 2, and was wondering what the best external mics were? I am looking for the best sound quality for the best price.
    It must be compatible with GarageBand, and the iMovie voice over.
    Thanks!
     
  2. frankiepdx, Apr 26, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2011

    macrumors regular

    frankiepdx

    #2
    I'm waiting for the same thing. I want to record a guitar amp and never really liked the sound of direct hookups. Apogee will soon release their mic called "mic".

    There is the iRig Mic if you'd like. It has 3 settings for loud, vocal, and room mic. Unfortunately, I don't think you'll be getting the cleanest sound. I wanted to try one from Guitar Center but they will not do a cash refund because of sanitary reasons.

    I found a few videos on YouTube where some have used the camera connections kit with a USB hub to power external mics. Too many hoops to jump through for me. I'll sit back and wait.

    Hopefully you find what you're looking for.
     
  3. macrumors member

    #3
    Thank you. I saw on CNET UK, that they found the internal mic on the iPad 2 had better sound quality than the iRig, which I was surprised about. I think I might wait for the Apogee Mic.
    My uses are vocal recording and music (loud music.. bagpipes!) recording.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    #4
    Waiting for the Apogee as well...I wonder if their issues with the Jam might be delaying this.
     

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