Product Code: KM-IPHONE-43FF
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adapter allows you to connect a standard microphone, guitar or
instrument with 1/4 inch connector to the iPhone/iPad/iPod or other
compatible device for
quality recording. This adapter incorporates passive components which
provide DC blocking/isolation between the microphone input for device
protection, as well as, impedance matching components for allowing a
wide variety of microphones and instruments to be used with the device.
works with microphones and instruments that have a mono (TS) or stereo
(TRS) 1/4 inch
connector. This adapter also includes a 1/4 inch 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 work with this adapter:
- Dynamic Microphones
- Battery Powered Condenser microphones
- Battery Powered Lavaliere Microphones
- Wireless Microphone systems
- Electric Guitars
- Acoustic Guitars
- Guitar Pedals and effects processors
- Electric Pianos, Drums and other instruments
Types of microphones that will NOT work with this adapter:
- Line-Level outputs, like headphone jacks (Use KM-IPHONE-43FF-A22 for line-level)
- Lavaliere microphones (without batteries)
- Condenser microphones (without Batteries)
How it Works:
the adapter into the iPhone (or other device) headset jack and then
plug your microphone or instrument 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 or instrument. This adapter works with all
audio/video recording apps and other functions just as the internal mic
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
Similar Product Variations:
Q: Will this adapter work with a stereo mic or instrument?
A:Q: Why do I need a different adapter for a lavaliere mic that does not have 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. 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
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.Q: Can I connect a microphone with a different style connector if I use an adapter?
A:Q: Why can't I use the headphones to hear (monitor) the microphone while recording?
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.
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.
- iPhone - all versions
- iPod - all versions
- iPad - all versions
- iPad mini - all versions
- Android Phones and devices
- Samsung Galaxy phones and Cameras
Compatible with most mobile devices that use the combined headphone/mic connection.
Not 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?
A; Due 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.