Q: Will this adapter work with a stereo mic or instrument?
A: The combined
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. Q: Why do I need a different adapter for a lavaliere mic that does not have batteries?
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: Can I connect two microphones or instruments at the same time?
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.
Yes, you can use a standard 1/4 inch 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 and instruments into this adapter.