iPad pro Microphones..

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FrancoRumors, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502


    Jul 23, 2010
    I want to buy a mic to use with the IPP - looking at the blue spark and shure mv5 and shure mv51. I'm primarily going to be recording music. I'd consider any mic really, those were just the ones I've been concentrating on.

    I understand that I won't be getting the same results as I do with my desktop setup and I'm not looking to. I have never used a usb mic with iOS and want to get the best mic I can for 200$ or else. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!!!
  2. LiveM macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    Try the Rode iXY. Probably still the king of iOS mics. It has rubber gromets to snugly fit various iPad models.

    There is an app with sample recordings of all the different Rode mics. The iXY is awesome.
  3. ecschwarz macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2010
    If your existing mics work with USB, you could always adapt them for the iPad with the Lightning-to-USB camera adapter and possibly throwing a wall-powered USB hub in the mix (the Lightning port doesn't provide as much power as a computer's USB port). I've done this with a Blue Snowball and it works quite nicely.
  4. CE3 macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2014
    With the right equipment and apps, you can absolutely get the same high quality recordings on an iPad that you would on a good desktop setup.

    I have the Shure mv88, which is comparable to the Rode iXY option mentioned. Both are excellent microphones, but I wouldn't want the mv88 to be my only iPad mic option for vocal or instrument recordings. I think you're on the right track with the mv5 or mv51 and should give one of those a try.
  5. FrancoRumors thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 23, 2010
    I picked up the shure MV51 yesterday... Initially - I love it. Used it to record a few acoustic guitar tracks through the shure app and then moved on to Auria pro. Wow! Auria has taken iOS DAW to a whole new level. With a quiet work space, an iPad Pro and the MV51 I think people could make "pro sounding recording" on their pro device. Haha. Haters gonna hate. I'll prolly do an in depth review after I have a little more time.. Anyone have Auria feel free to comment. I am super impressed
  6. stylinexpat macrumors 65816


    Mar 6, 2009
    I was looking into buying a new Microphone. Looked into new MV51 and Blue Raspberry. Anyone here tried making a voice call or FaceTime call in a car on an iPhone or iPad Pro then compared call quality with regular built in microphones vs say one from Share like the MV51 or one from Blue like the Raspberry to compare audio call quality for sound quality and background noise cancellation? Does it sound better? Worth buying..?Any noticeable differences for $150-200?
  7. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    You could get an iRig and plug in an XLR mic, like the Sm57, for doing guitar. That would be about $200 and give you options if you want to use a different mic down the road.

    I use an iRig and lav or handheld mics for doing interviews or recording instruments with my iPad Pro and my iPhone.
  8. stylinexpat macrumors 65816


    Mar 6, 2009
    Anyone here buy any of the newer models and have any feedback to share?

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