Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the built-in audio options, part of iPad Music Production: Inputs Mics and MIDI.
When it comes to recording music on the iPad, the iPhone, or the iPod Touch, it's all about …the accessories, because there's no way to plug a guitar or any other type of traditional …instrument directly into any one of these devices. …And that's not to say that in a pinch you can't do any recording, because each one of …these devices does have a built-in microphone. …On the iPad, the microphone is right here at the top. …The iPhone actually has two microphones: one here at the top next to the headphone jack …and another one here at the bottom. …Which microphone it uses depends on which app you are using.…
And on the iPod Touch the microphone is here right next to the camera. …Additionally, if you have an iPhone, you also have a set of ear buds with a built-in microphone on them. …And as you imagine, these built-in microphones are all good for things like FaceTime video …chats or dictating a memo, but they are not going to be great for recording music. …The quality you get is probably not the quality you want. Plus, especially with something like the …
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.