Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video The iRig Mic by IK Multimedia, part of iPad Music Production: Inputs Mics and MIDI.
I mentioned previously that all iOS devices have a built-in microphone so you can record …sounds out of the air at any time, …but I also mentioned that the quality of the microphone really isn't suitable for music recording. …Your best bet is to get a decent external microphone. …For example, this is the iRig iMic from IK Multimedia. …It's a good entry-level all-purpose condenser microphone. …You can see by the end here that it plugs directly into the headphone jack of your iPad …or other iOS device. …And it requires no additional accessories to work. …You basically just plug it in and it's ready to go.…
It doesn't require any batteries or any other external power. …And because it plugs into the headphone jack, it also leaves the dock connector of the iPad …available so you can keep your iPad charged while you're recording. …This will work with any app that supports input from the headphone jack. That includes …GarageBand as well as several built-in apps, like for instance the video recorder or even …
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.