I want to know if the following is possible:
I want to record direct into Audacity on my laptop but using my iPhone as an external mic. I have iRig Mic Cast which is supposed to improve sound quality. So far, I have the iPhone plugged in via the USB port but Audacity only records from the laptop mic. I have tried to change the input but there doesn’t appear to be one assigned to the iPhone.
Any help would be greatly received.
No. The iPhone is neither an external microphone nor camera (that I know of). Any reason you’re not just recording the show directly on the iPhone? The ideal “studio” is one you can take with you without lugging the laptop along.
That and there’s nothing wrong with a Mac laptop internal microphone. I did a Skype conference recording that sounded like the guest was in the room with me. She was on her MacBook Air built-in microphone. Windows laptops don’t usually work so well.
NOTE - I don’t have an iPhone.
This is more of an iPhone issue/question. I know there is a LOT of audio-related hardware & software for the iPhone. ([u]iOS Microphones[/u], [u]iOS Interfaces[/u])
I have the iPhone plugged in via the USB port but Audacity only records from the laptop mic.
I don’t know if the iPhone can act as a “soundcard” or “audio interface”. …Or maybe it requires a driver on the iPhone or on the computer.
Right click on the volume/speaker icon and then click Recording Devices. If it shows-up as a Recording Device, Audacity should be able to see it too. If Windows doesn’t recognize it as an audio device, Audacity won’t see it.
If it can work as a USB audio device, you’ll still probably need some sort of iPhone app to route the microphone input directly to the USB port.
I want to record direct into Audacity on my laptop but using my iPhone as an external mic.
If you want to use a computer for recording, a better solution is a [u]podcast mic[/u].
Or, you can record directly to the phone and then transfer the files to the computer for editing later.
you can record directly to the phone and then transfer the files to the computer for editing later.
That’s my pick.
I can feel (pressing fingers to forehead) you’re going to post back and say you’re actually producing a multi-point Skype podcast with several guests and the system is enormously more complicated than you initially wrote about.
Did I hit it?