Mic on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dino26, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. dino26 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2009
    Glasgow , Scotland
    I feel a bit silly right now typing this i want to say what is the mic for ...obviously for speaking into .

    Though i havent heard anyone talk about it , is there a certain app where you can record your voice ?
  2. mrfriggz macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2010
    There are several types of apps that can use the microphone.

    a few examples:

    1. Shazaam (sp?) - Uses microphone to locate info on the song playing on radio or other external sources.
    2. Voice Notes
    3. A few games that you can blow into the microphone to cause an action to take place.
  3. Shymcfly macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2010
  4. talkingnewmedia macrumors regular


    Dec 9, 2009
    I haven't downloaded a recording app, but I'm wondering if my Mikey microphone from Blue FiRe will work on the iPad.

    It works fine on the iPhone, though it's not officially supported, so I wonder it will work on the iPad, as well.
  5. touchmonkey macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    My absolute favorite.
    Been using voice to text on the 'puter since it came out.
    Couldn't live without it.
  6. dbagchee macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2010
    The Blue Mikey does not work with the iPad. You get an incompatibility message when you plug it in and it won't power it. A bit of a bummer as it works great for recording on the iPhone.
  7. krnboy503 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    I'm pretty sure with a firmware update, it will be compatible.
  8. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Dragon works great. It does require WiFi though.
  9. mac-slap-happy macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Agreed. Skype works great. Better than on the iPhone actually because the wifi doesn't shut down when you sleep the iPad.
  10. Akash.B macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2010
    I downloaded a free sound recorder app and tried the mic yesterday. The mic records with unbelievable high quality.
  11. dbagchee macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2010
    I hope so!
  12. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    In the limited testing I've done with the iPad, it seems like the microphone is a lot better than the iPhone. So why isn't there a built-in recorder? The nice thing about the recorder on the iPhone is that it runs in the background while in use. This is handy for recording lectures, but would be more useful on the iPad because the microphone picks up the sound better and you could also take notes. Maybe we'll see that it doesn't matter in a multitasking announcement tomorrow, or sound recorder for iPad, but until then, it sucks!
  13. arenson macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2004
    The NEW Blue Mikey does NOT work with the Ipad

    Despite hopes voiced in the reviews I have read, I heard from the horse's mouth that it is NOT compatible. Too bad the Yeti is so big. I was hoping for something that would both connect to the IPad AND give me a new connector (so that you do not have to remove the mic to charge, etc.)

    >>>Hello Paul,
    >>>The Mikey 2.0 has a release date of 8/20/2010. Unfortunately, it will
    >>>not be compatible with the iPad. However, the Yeti USB microphone is
    >>>compatible when using the camera connector kit. Please let me know if
    >>>you have any further questions. Thank you for your interest in Blue!

    >>>Kaiya Letherer | Sales Coordinator
    >>>5706 Corsa Ave, Suite 102
    >>>Westlake Village, CA 91362
    >>>818.449.6004 direct
    >>>818.879.7259 fax
  14. touchmonkey macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    Just used it on 3g.
  15. Tobster3 macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2010
    South Korea
    Soundhound - To search for that tune you love but don't know the name. Sing the song and let soundhound search it.
  16. kjergentz1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010

    (Side Topic)
    I use the Samson Go Mic..clips right on the top of the iPad and has a headphones connector for instant feedback. Still need to remove it to charge, but at least it's smaller than the Yeti.
  17. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    The mic is useful for Skype, but I find you need to speak into the top of the iPad otherwise people complain they can't hear me. *sigh*
  18. Chilean.Miner macrumors member


    Feb 17, 2011

    no offense that looks ridiculous

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