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Title: Recording onto an iphone
Post by: nak700s on January 04, 2020, 11:14:12 AM
My friend would like to be able to plug his iPhone out of the tape out (mini) on a Sound Devices 744T.  Does anyone know the best app or program he'd need on his iPhone in order to do this to get a clean recording?
Title: Re: Recording onto an iphone
Post by: jerryfreak on January 04, 2020, 11:36:21 AM
iPhones don’t have stereo input hed be better with a handheld there are numerous ones under $100
Title: Re: Recording onto an iphone
Post by: relefunt on January 05, 2020, 12:15:13 AM
My friend would like to be able to plug his iPhone out of the tape out (mini) on a Sound Devices 744T.  Does anyone know the best app or program he'd need on his iPhone in order to do this to get a clean recording?

So just to be clear -- he wants to record into the iPhone from a 744?

The iPhone does indeed have stereo input -- i have made many dozens of stereo recordings on an iPhone using stereo external mic such as Shure MV-88. It is true that the internal microphone (the thing you talk into) is mono on an iPhone.

It seems so much easier to transfer to a computer, convert to ALAC or mp3, and then transfer to the iPhone. If he wants to do this in real time (kind of like the old days when people plugged into another deck) then you would need a male-mini to male-mini extension cord, a female-mini to male lightning adaptor and an app such as Shure MOTIV.

Good luck!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Recording onto an iphone
Post by: jerryfreak on January 05, 2020, 01:55:09 AM
My friend would like to be able to plug his iPhone out of the tape out (mini) on a Sound Devices 744T.  Does anyone know the best app or program he'd need on his iPhone in order to do this to get a clean recording?

So just to be clear -- he wants to record into the iPhone from a 744?

The iPhone does indeed have stereo input -- i have made many dozens of stereo recordings on an iPhone using stereo external mic such as Shure MV-88. It is true that the internal microphone (the thing you talk into) is mono on an iPhone.


i should have been clearer, it does not have an analog mini-jack stereo input. both the built-in mic and the mic circuit thru the headphone minijack are mono.

there are numerous digital stereo options thru the lightning port such as shure mv88, dpa d:vice, apogee duet, line6 sonicport, etc. all of which require separate hardware which costs at least as much as the aforementioned recorders.

id buy an edirol R07 for $100, or a sony ICD-UX560 for $50, both of which have good analog minijack inputs (the latter would require levels be set by 744)
Title: Re: Recording onto an iphone
Post by: nak700s on January 07, 2020, 01:19:03 PM
My friend would like to be able to plug his iPhone out of the tape out (mini) on a Sound Devices 744T.  Does anyone know the best app or program he'd need on his iPhone in order to do this to get a clean recording?

So just to be clear -- he wants to record into the iPhone from a 744?

The iPhone does indeed have stereo input -- i have made many dozens of stereo recordings on an iPhone using stereo external mic such as Shure MV-88. It is true that the internal microphone (the thing you talk into) is mono on an iPhone.


i should have been clearer, it does not have an analog mini-jack stereo input. both the built-in mic and the mic circuit thru the headphone minijack are mono.

there are numerous digital stereo options thru the lightning port such as shure mv88, dpa d:vice, apogee duet, line6 sonicport, etc. all of which require separate hardware which costs at least as much as the aforementioned recorders.

id buy an edirol R07 for $100, or a sony ICD-UX560 for $50, both of which have good analog minijack inputs (the latter would require levels be set by 744)

Thanks for the suggestions, but he's interested  in this more as a means to do it, as opposed to being a serious taper.  He and I hang together and he helps me with my gear, so he figured why not try.  If he was more interested in the recordings, I would suggest a small deck as well, but he also knows I'll give him any recordings he wants.
Title: Re: Recording onto an iphone
Post by: jerryfreak on January 07, 2020, 01:23:10 PM
sonicport
Title: Re: Recording onto an iphone
Post by: rippleish20 on January 07, 2020, 01:38:12 PM
sonicport

The sonicport is what I would normally recommend but doesn't work with ios 13.x.
Title: Re: Recording onto an iphone
Post by: jerryfreak on January 07, 2020, 10:05:55 PM
Get him a d:vice and some 4061s and. tell him to go rogue and make another source.

d:vice can also be tricked by cabling to take a (low level) line in

buts he’s in for $600+ in that route
Title: Re: Recording onto an iphone
Post by: adrianb on January 20, 2020, 03:28:00 AM
Tell him to look out for a Tascam iXJ2. Now discontinued, but they pop up on eBay frequently for not too much money.

It's the old 30-pin socket so will need an adapter, but it will still work very well with a suitable App on the phone. I use the Rode Rec App and get very good results.

https://www.provideocoalition.com/review-tascam-ixj2-preamp-ad-enables-dual-mic-2-channel-opportunities-for-i/