iPad Pro 3-4 mic podcasting on iPad Pro 11...possible?

njmitchel0

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With the file system opened in iPadOS and the USB-C connection, is it possible to run a 3-4 mic podcast recording from the ipad pro with the full setup(interface, headphone amp)?

I'm considering getting rid of my laptop completely and wondering if the ipp can replace the computer in this example.
 

GrindedDown

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I don’t see why it wouldn’t be possible. Ferrite is an excellent piece of software for multi-track audio that is tailored towards podcasting. In terms of hardware, using a usb-c hub that features multiple usb -a ports would allow you to hook up usb mics or an amp mixer for xlr/3.5 mm inputs.

So yeah, you should be able to do it without much of an issue I imagine.
 

Hym tix

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using a usb-c hub that features multiple usb -a ports
yeah don't try that, actually. iOS only recognizes a single USB audio interface. So if you try to plug in multiple USB mics, only the first one to be plugged in will work.

But @njmitchel0 can absolutely do what he's wanting to do on an iPad Pro 2018. iOS can handle any USB audio interface that you would use with your laptop. It just needs to be "class compliant USB". You would want an interface with 4 mic inputs, then you'll need a recording app or DAW on iPad that can simultaneously record the 3 or 4 mics into separate channels for post-production, mixing, etc. (don't try GarageBand, it only records one mic at a time).
 

njmitchel0

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yeah don't try that, actually. iOS only recognizes a single USB audio interface. So if you try to plug in multiple USB mics, only the first one to be plugged in will work.

But @njmitchel0 can absolutely do what he's wanting to do on an iPad Pro 2018. iOS can handle any USB audio interface that you would use with your laptop. It just needs to be "class compliant USB". You would want an interface with 4 mic inputs, then you'll need a recording app or DAW on iPad that can simultaneously record the 3 or 4 mics into separate channels for post-production, mixing, etc. (don't try GarageBand, it only records one mic at a time).
It is possible with any old iPad and a suitable audio interface.
I don’t see why it wouldn’t be possible. Ferrite is an excellent piece of software for multi-track audio that is tailored towards podcasting. In terms of hardware, using a usb-c hub that features multiple usb -a ports would allow you to hook up usb mics or an amp mixer for xlr/3.5 mm inputs.

So yeah, you should be able to do it without much of an issue I imagine.
This is good information, I appreciate the feedback
 

pookitoo

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Oo perfect news, I'm interested too to record podcast on the iPad Pro but I don't know what App to use because I need to make interview of people so I need to have 2 mic (sometimes 3) or use the sound from skype and record it in a separate channels.

Someone have a good app for this ? And what do we need a usb c hub with usb a port ?
 

AutomaticApple

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With the file system opened in iPadOS and the USB-C connection, is it possible to run a 3-4 mic podcast recording from the ipad pro with the full setup(interface, headphone amp)?

I'm considering getting rid of my laptop completely and wondering if the ipp can replace the computer in this example.
Yeah, it’s definitely possible!
 

Wando64

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Oo perfect news, I'm interested too to record podcast on the iPad Pro but I don't know what App to use because I need to make interview of people so I need to have 2 mic (sometimes 3) or use the sound from skype and record it in a separate channels.

Someone have a good app for this ? And what do we need a usb c hub with usb a port ?
There are very many apps for this. I use Cubasis for multitrack music recording. There are probably other more focussed on podcasting alone.
You need a compatible audio interface, and the choice is huge.
One critical factor is whether you need to use it on the field (i.e. away from power sources) or whether you will always have a power source nearby.
 
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RevTEG

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Sorry for the off topic question but what app are you guys using to record with?

I use a Blue Raspberry mic for teaching live online with my iPad Pro. Some of my students have requested the content in podcast form since some have to miss the live stream because of time zone differences.

Thx