Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video The Meteor and USB mics by Samson, part of iPad Music Production: Inputs Mics and MIDI.
When it comes to recording vocals or any other sounds out of the air with your iPad, it's …nice to know you're not limited to specialized microphones that only plug into the dock connector …or the headphone port. …With the addition of the Apple Camera Connection Kit, you are opened up to a much larger scope …of USB-based microphones, and even though a lot of the USB microphones on the market today …are aimed at full-fledged computers, you'll find that a lot of them do work nicely with the iPad. …For example, this is the Samson Meteor microphone. …This is a compact capsule-based condenser microphone, and you can see that it has these …articulating legs, so you can take it from its compact portable size and make it into …a desktop-standing microphone.…
You can basically position the legs in any position, say if you want to lean it back …if you're sitting at a desk, and since it is a directional mic, you can aim it yourself …that way, or you could stand it straight up. …In fact, there are also threads on the bottom if you wanted to put this mic on a traditional mic stand, …
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 7/26/2013. What changed?
A: We added three brand new movies to cover a few exciting new iPad accessories that have emerged on the market: the Griffin StudioConnect and Apogee Quartet input devices, and the MiC microphone from Apogee. We also updated the movies covering the Spark Digital microphone.