I’ve been blogging about this for more than a year, and the march of technology is relentless. Not that long ago, I blogged about the Blue Mikey, then the iRig, Lexicon, Apogee Duet², Pocket SoundBooth, OMG the list goes on and on.
The iPad, it seems, has been especially the target for Voice Talent hoping to adopt the tablet as a mobile studio, but you’ve gotta translate through an Apple camera USB adapter, it doesn’t seem to want to accept the MicPortPro, yada yada yada.
Then, roaming the exhibit hall at NAB in Las Vegas today, I find the Vericorder XLR Adapter Cable. Perfect! $60 buys you the convenience of using any XLR mic with your iPhone or iPad. I like the design, but I have no idea if it works, or works well with the iPhone or iPad. I WANT it to…’cause that would justify the pricetag…but I’m not ready to pop for it yet, after my budget suffered from the same cost for the iRig, and it seemed a dubious solution.
Here’s what their website says: “…Connect a professional XLR microphone to the headset jack of the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or other compatible smart phones. Provides separate headphone output for monitoring the playback levels of the recording, use will recording on 1st Video or VC Audio Pro. Our XLR Adapter includes a pre-amp that provides a Flat, 6.1dB Gain, from 20Hz to 20,000Hz. It is powered completely by the iPhone headset jack circuitry…”
OK, who wants to be the guinea pig and spring for this? Or maybe you already have. If so…puh-leez, let us know how well it works!