Q: Will this adapter work with a stereo mic ?
A:Q: Why is an external phantom power supply required for condenser mics that do 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
All condenser microphones require power to operate. Some condenser mics
supply that power from batteries and some require phantom power from
the device they are plugged into. Since the iPhone cannot supply the
required phantom power, a portable phantom power supply must be used for
these types of microphones.Q: Can I connect a microphone with a different style connector if I use an adapter?
Yes, You can use adapters to connect microphones with 3.5mm or 1/4 inch connectors.Q: Can I connect two microphones at the same time for doing interviews?
A:Q: Why can't I use the headphones to hear (monitor) the microphone while recording?
Yes, you can use a standard XLR splitter
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.
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.