Product Code: KM-IPHONE-2TRS-ECM
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Types of microphones that work with this adapter:
adapter allows you to connect a electret condenser ECM microphone with 3.5mm (1/8
inch) connector to the iPhone/iPad/iPod or other compatible device for
quality recording. This adapter is specifically for ECM microphones that do not have batteries; use KM-IPHONE-2TRS
for ECM microphones that have batteries. This adapter
works with microphones that have a mono or stereo 1/8” (3.5mm)
connector. This adapter also includes a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
which allows you to connect standard headphones. The headphones
typically work for playback of recordings and not to monitor the
microphone while recording unless you use a recording app with the
monitoring feature (see FAQ section below for more details).
Types of microphones that will NOT work with this adapter:
- ECM Microphones that require 2 VDC plug in power.
- Lavaliere ECM Microphones (without batteries)
- ECM PC Microphones
- ECM Headset/boom Microphones
How it Works:
- Dynamic Microphones
- Lavaliere microphones (with batteries)
- Wireless microphone systems
the adapter into the iPhone (or other device) headset jack and then
plug your microphone into the adapter. The iPhone will recognize that an
external mic is connected and turn its internal mic off allowing you to
record using the external microphone. This adapter works with all
audio/video recording apps and other functions just as the internal mic
would. Similar Product Variations:
Plug standard headphones into the headphone jack to
listen to recordings. The headphone jack normally works for listening to
recorded audio only and not to monitor the microphone input while
recording, unless you use a recording app that has a microphone
Q: Will this adapter work with a stereo mic?
A:Q: Why do I need a different adapter for a mic that has batteries?
headset jack on the iPhone and other devices only has a mono mic input
so you cannot record in stereo. Most recording apps split the mono
signal into both left/right channels when recording so the audio will
play back in both ears. You can connect a stereo mic to this adapter but
only one side of the mic will be active; if you use a stereo-to-mono
on your mic then it will make both mics active. There is a new
stereo microphone product available which will allow for stereo
recording using the docking connector; this is currently the only option
available for stereo recording, Tascam IM2 stereo mic
A:Q: Can I connect a microphone with a different style connector if I use an adapter?
Lavaliere mics, PC mics and headset mics are typically ECM mics
(electret condenser mics) and all ECM mics require power to operate. If
your ECM mic does not have batteries then you need the –ECM version of
the adapter which allows the iPhone (or other device) to power the mic.
If your mic has batteries or is a dynamic mic or wireless mic then you
need the KM-IPHONE-2TRS
version of this adapter which blocks the power from the phone to prevent damage to the mic.
A:Q: Can I connect two microphones for doing interviews?
Although you can adapt various microphone connectors to work with this
adapter, the XLR connection needs to be hooked up as “Unbalanced” and
most XLR to 3.5mm adapters are balanced connections. You can either use
our XLR version
of this adapter, or you can connect an XLR mic to this
adapter by using an XLR to 3.5mm mono (unbalanced) adapter.
A:Q: Why can't I use the headphones to hear (monitor) the microphone while recording?
Yes, you can use a standard 3.5mm splitter adapter
to connect two
microphones which will combine the signals from both microphones into
this adapter. Alternately, you could use a small mixer to combine the
signals from multiple microphones into this adapter.
The microphone signal is too weak to be heard in the headphones without
being amplified. The mic signal would need to be amplified by the
software (App) and played back through the headphones live for you to be
able to hear while you are recording. Most recording apps, including
the4 built-in recording apps, do not have a monitoring feature so the
headphones will only work for playback of recordings with these apps. If
you use a recording app with monitoring, like StudioMini or Fire by AudioFile, then you will be able to monitor while recording.
Compatibility List:(Not compatible with devices using Motorola Droid style headsets)
Compatible with devices that use the iPhone style headsets including:
- iPad - All Versions
- iPad mini - All Versions
- iPod - All Versions
- Mac - computers and laptops which use the combined headphone/mic connection
- Android Phones/devices
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Samsung Galaxy Camera
Compatible with most mobile devices that use the combined headphone/mic connection.
Compatible with some devices using the combined headset connection like
versions of Motorola Droid phones and earlier versions of the Samsung
Galaxy phones. and; some Manufacturers use a different method for wiring
the headset connection.
Q; How do I know if this adapter will work with my phone or device?
to the massive number of new phones, versions and devices being
released we are not able to test the adapter with all devices;
however, if your device works with an iPhone headset (headphones and
microphone) then this adapter will also work on your device.
- Test your phone/device with a iPhone headset (perhaps try it with a friends iPhone headset)
- Look up a new headset for your phone/device and check the compatibility list to see if it is also compatible with iPhone.
iPhone external ecm microphone adapter connection - KM-IPHONE-2TRS-ECM