Will Verduzco · Feb 27, 2014 at 03:06 pm

How to Attach an External Condenser Mic to Your Android Device

There are many reasons why one would want to connect a high end microphone to a mobile device. Having a mobile phone that can double as a near-studio quality recording source is not only a really cool novelty, it can be genuinely useful in a pinch. And with the relatively high video quality offered by mobile imaging sensors, decent audio recording capabilities could help bridge the quality gap for budding video producers.

After experimenting with various connection mechanisms, microphones, and adapters, XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler wrote a guide detailing the process of getting various different types of microphones to play nicely with Android devices. The process describes all of the steps and parts required in making your own custom adapter to connect mics with XLR, dual XLR, and 1/4″ plugs. The guide also covers how you can use a USB OTG connector to power mics that require external power. The steps covered in the guide are all described in great detail, and there are plenty of pictures to help you follow along.

If you’re a mobile videographer looking to optimize your audio recording quality or if you simply want a better alternative to carrying around a lot of recording gear, make your way over to the original thread to get started.


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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 1 comment

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