Recording a podcast with iPhone 6s

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by FyerFyer, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. FyerFyer macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2015
    hi guys

    I would like to record a podcast/interview people on location; meaning I need a small portable setup for a two way conversation.

    Im just thinking, would this be possible solely with my iPhone? Is the internal mic ok to do this?
    If not, can anyone recommend some other options?
  2. user_xyz macrumors regular


    Nov 30, 2018
  3. jakeOSX macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2005
    It would work, yes. You could use the internal mic and voice notes / Garageband.

    with the camera adapter (the USB port + lightning cable) you can also attach a USB mic, so for the weight of just a Yeti and your phone, you can get a significant update to your sound quality.

    There are a few apps out there for podcasting just on iOS as well. Mostly they provide the editing / posting options that Garageband would not.
  4. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    If you plan on releasing it, I would definitely get some sort of dedicated mic. There are plenty of great Lightning mics that would vastly improve the quality of your audio and cut down on ambient background noise. As the previous commenter mentioned, you can also get an adapter (or better yet, a Lightning enabled audio interface like an iRig or Apogee Jam) and use any kind of microphone that you like, no Lightning input required.

    You will definitely want at least one of these two things if you're recording a podcast and not just making a voice memo to reference later. Although, a headphone set with any kind of inline microphone will do fine for just recording yourself.

    I record a podcast with a friend remotely over FaceTime, and we each use a pair of Beats Solo 3's wired up with the in-line microphone from the cable. We record our audio separately in GarageBand and I send him my file when we're done for him to mix. Comes out sounding pretty good, but I ended up picking up a dedicated mic between seasons to improve audio quality on my end.

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