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iPhone 1/4 inch microphone or Guitar adapter - 3.5mm 4 conductor TRRS Male to 1/4in Microphone Input Jack


 
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Product Code:: KM-IPHONE-MIC42

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Product Code: KM-IPHONE-MIC42

Description:

This 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. This adapter works with microphones and instruments that have a mono (TS) or stereo (TRS) 1/4 inch connector.

Types of microphones that work with this adapter:
  • Dynamic Microphones
  • Battery Powered Condenser microphones
  • Battery Powered Lavaliere Microphones
  • Wireless Microphone systems
  • Electric Guitars
  • Guitar Pedals and effects processors
  • Electric Pianos, Drums and other instruments

Types of equipment that will NOT work with this adapter:
  • Line-Level outputs, like headphone jacks (Use KM-IPHONE-MIC42-A22 for line-level)
  • Lavaliere microphones (without batteries)
  • Condenser microphones (without Batteries)

How it Works:
Plug 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 would.

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Product FAQs:

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?
A: 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: 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.

Q: Can I connect two microphones or instruments at the same time?
A: 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.


Compatibility List:

  • iPhone/iPad/iPod - all versions (Version 7 and newer require the use of a lightning to 3.5mm adapter)
  • Android Phones and devices
  • Samsung Galaxy phones and Cameras
Compatible with most mobile devices that use the combined 3.5mm headphone/mic 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)

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  • Look up a new headset for your phone/device and check the compatibility list to see if it is also compatible with iPhone.

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