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iRig Mic for iPad connection?

by baydaver / April 2, 2012 10:49 PM PDT

MY new recording studio is iPad's 'GarageBand', of course.
I had recently picked up the iRig for guitar plug-in and the iRig Mic for audio recording.
Ive decided to return the iRig and then purchase the Apogee JAM for guitar plug-ins .
Here is my question- Is there an adapter so that I could plug-in the Mic to the iPad port instead of using the headphone port?
Also, does it really matter? As I have been researching online , I see that some people have had difficulties in that regard(using the headphone port).
Please share some advice with me my friends. I hate the idea of having to 'alter' or adjust settings. Im keeping the iRig Mic because it has pretty good reviews as an overall middle of the road product for the iPad.

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I want to add one more thing
by baydaver / April 2, 2012 11:41 PM PDT

There are Mini jack-USB Converters out there in which you can plug into the apple iPad Camera Connections.
So, hypothetically I can plug the iRig Mic into the mini jack-usb converter-into the camera connector into the ipad port INSTEAD of the headphone port. Ive been reading that if you use the headphone port there are limitations.
Would doing the converters be an unneeded expense, would it be recognized using it that way?

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My thought.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2012 1:39 AM PDT

If iRig or the sellers don't answer support and sales questions, they do not deserve the sale.

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Hey there R.Profitt
by baydaver / April 3, 2012 2:55 AM PDT
In reply to: My thought.

I had not tried their sites,,i LOVE Cnet forums and always get satisfactory responses. The sellers of products are not the issue. Im sure that i can rely on a CF participant to advise.

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I looked at this last year.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2012 3:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Hey there R.Profitt

My son was looking at some stereo mic set for his iphone which has pretty good video recording but poor mono mic. We didn't buy it but opted for a simpler Sanyo ICR-XPS01M and mix it in post production.

My feeling is still that makers, vendors and sellers shall answer my question or not get the sale.

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