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  • Microphone for iPad Air 2 and GarageBand

    Just wondering how to get vocals on to GarageBand on my iPad Air 2 (lightning). Not wanting to spend a lot.

    I'm throwing together some song ideas as I am learning GarageBand.

    I will add that I have an old Carvin mic with an XLR cable so maybe just an interface would work?

    Thanks
    Last edited by SHRED; 11-24-2017, 01:48 PM.

  • #2
    There are several mics available that will work with a modern iPad. Apogee makes once called the MiC (there has been a few different versions of it) Blue makes a mic called Spark that will work perfectly well with your iPad, IK Multimedia makes one called the iRig Mic Studio, etc.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/c1060--iP...ne_Microphones


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    • #3
      I would suggest an interface such as the Audiobox iOne or iTwo which are not very expensive, would accomodate your existing microphone and open up further future possibilities.

      If you think you might eventually want to get serious about iPad recording, Auria is a full featured DAW. Here is a link to a list of interfaces that are compatible with Auria...

      http://auriaapp.com/Support/auria-audio-interfaces
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post
        There are several mics available that will work with a modern iPad. Apogee makes once called the MiC (there has been a few different versions of it) Blue makes a mic called Spark that will work perfectly well with your iPad, IK Multimedia makes one called the iRig Mic Studio, etc.

        https://www.sweetwater.com/c1060--iP...ne_Microphones

        This looks intriguing..

        https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...tal_audio.html

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        • #5
          Originally posted by onelife View Post
          I would suggest an interface such as the Audiobox iOne or iTwo which are not very expensive, would accomodate your existing microphone and open up further future possibilities.

          If you think you might eventually want to get serious about iPad recording, Auria is a full featured DAW. Here is a link to a list of interfaces that are compatible with Auria...

          http://auriaapp.com/Support/auria-audio-interfaces
          Thank you!
          That looks a lot more versatile than GarageBand.
          I have propeller on my Windows desktop but it was too complicated for my simple brain...lol.

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          • #6
            Or would this work...
            I am running an Apogee Jam now for the guitar.
            Would am XLR to 1/4" adapter work into the Jam?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SHRED View Post
              Or would this work...
              I am running an Apogee Jam now for the guitar.
              Would am XLR to 1/4" adapter work into the Jam?
              It would work but you might not get the best quality sound without an impedance matching adaptor such as...
              "Isn't it a pity, isn't it a shame,
              how we break each other's hearts
              and cause each other pain"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SHRED View Post

                That's an audio interface - you'd still need a mic to plug into it. The Carvin you already have would probably work fine.

                I haven't tried that particular model, although I did review one of the other Shure Motiv USB mics... the MV51. It's similar to the unit you linked to, except it has a mic built into it instead of the input jack.

                http://www.harmonycentral.com/expert...ure-motiv-mv51
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                "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                - George Carlin

                "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                • #9
                  Another +1 for Apogee jam, though I think the Rode NT1A-USB can be hooked up to run on an iPad air and results are pretty good.
                  I run Subreel and write about music.

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