How to connect an external microphone to the phone or tablet

Hi friends, today we will see how you can connect an external microphone to your tablet or phone.
Finally you will see that the difference between internal and one external microphone.
Something about sound recording…
To make a capture audio quality, we need a good microphone placed close to the sound source. Even though we have the most powerful microphone in the world is worthless if it is too far from the sound source.
When you place the microphone close to the source, we obtain a very good SNR, SNR stands for signal to noise ratio, ie the ratio of signal and noise. Understand this well if you try to talk to someone on the phone in a noisy environment, at the opposite end will surely complain about the sound quality.
In addition to SNR, we are interested in the effect of this, got hurt when the microphone is placed near the source. The effect of this depends on the microphone, but in general we emphasize more voice.
Why not use the internal microphone?
The internal microphone is exactly where it would have to be. Normally the room must not have microphone, unless they are isolated by a shock absorption system (shock mount).
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If the microphone is on the camera, it is obvious that will capture the vibrations, noise font or anything in place to record what interests us, that voice.
Integrated microphone can only be used for rapid shooting, unimportant or capture ambient sound. Deaemenea internal microphone can be used for subsequent sync video and audio tracks, if we used an external audio recorder.
As we can connect the microphone to the phone or tablet, we need a special adapter, which you find in stores or ebay or amazon.



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Comments

  1. An interesting tutorial for the most enthusiastic
    Can you tell me, please, how I can use my phone, tablet as a microphone on my laptop (or link to the tutorial if it already exists (If there is already a tutorial on your site, it means that I didn't know how to search: D) ). I tried a few methods, but they were not satisfactory… there was a squeak / squeak (I don't know how to describe more clearly) what is true is that it was not a clear, clean sound… there was interference like when you put two phones on call next to each other (microphone I think is called the phenomenon).
    Thanks and good luck!

    • A simple desktop microphone is quite cheap, I do not think it's worth bother.
      Now I do not know what you want to do, I suppose you want to do a desktop capture with sound. You can record audio in phone / tablet, then synchronize video with audio.

  2. I salute you, I want to know if a record for using an application can use the microphone from headphones? Or we need another external microphone? The microphone jack adapter needs or go without?

  3. Thanks for the tutorial. Very useful! The link is on amazon.co.uk on ebay but it's not good to have an account on amazon. Show different cable on amazon to your Cabul (and an adapter on amazon is the same product with a pound more expensive microphone that has a drawing on it). Yours are more expensive than those on amazon? I'm interested in something of quality. Sennheiser headphones are at what price and where to buy?

    • Sennheiser headphones are HD201 and are in any specialty store.

      • I think if you talk about those headphones and earphones on generally a good idea, professional sound monitors, speakers for studio monitoring, audio supply facilities 2.0, 2.1 etc., as a suggestion of course, need to hear in a sound and quality of the microphone, music etc.

  4. Very interesting videotutorialul I recommend headphones with mic sennheiser pc 151 that I was impressed by the sound quality I bought 2 + microphone pairs

  5. Howdy!
    For those interested in such a cable (like me) you can buy it on http://www.aliexpress.com/item/3-5mm-4-Pin-to-2x-3-Pin-3-5mm-Headset-Splitter-Adapter-M-F/1981658078.html
    I do not know if it's exactly the same company that produced it, but apparently do the job.
    I need it for the laptop, I have an Acer Aspire E5-571G audio jack that has a mother with 4 3.5 pins.
    Phone headsets work well (a headset from LG and another from Allview) but I want to put gaming headphones, and thanks to this tutorial I found what I needed splitter type.
    I saw splitter on Amazon (link placed by you) but not obijnuit to order from Amazon, I ordered prefer AliExpress because there many electronic (microcontrolare kits) and I had no problem.
    By mail, reach fixed 3 weeks for those interested in buying there.
    All the best!

  6. alberto said

    you can make a video about 4k if it is worth or lasts until adapts and on the Romanian market

  7. laurentiu said

    Hello Cristi
    I'm an old visitor to this site and thank you for all videotutorialele taken from you I learned many useful things,
    I like when you have time to do a tutorial on virtual stereo mix, not simple stereo mix or activation function in comp.
    Many users have stereo mix function,
    Thank you for understanding.

  8. Alex Badaluta said

    Theoretically, this adapter should work correctly on a laptop with combo jack slot?

  9. Cristi ..I have a request for you too: I know that you are very good at android… especially with flashes and I would like you to help me with something: I have an htc desire c and I would like to put cyanogenmod on it… and I found all kinds of incomplete tutorials and I would like you to help me with some tips how I could install cyanogenmod on htc desire c… PLEASE BEAUTIFUL
    Thank you in advance!

  10. ViorelR said

    thank you

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  12. I asked myself some time ago a tutorial on installing Windows or 8 8.1 in UEFI.Va way please do it because I need a saw net sfat.Am 2-3 articles but there's just how the installation and the Me, I'm more interested the risks, advantages or disadvantages of such installation and you have to keep cont.Va beg you to make such a tutorial.Cu respect, goodbye!

  13. Hi Cristi, I would like to go on a series of tutorials on most Hackintosh and I would be interested how to make a dmg which contain more bootloadere, kexturi audio, video to be detected automat.multumesc

  14. Cristi Hello! Maybe through this adapter I could record directly from a smartphone mixer? I mean microphone jack on the adapter to become Line IN

  15. Sergiu said

    Sorry, it's not :)) .. It has a jack plug… now I saw 😀

  16. In Romania not find an adapter?

  17. Cristian Roman said

    Hello Cristi,
    I watched your tutorial carefully.
    I bought on Ebay adapter and tried to record as you said and we did.
    I have several microphones (SM58,57 SHURE, AKG D5, Philips pt.Karoke and walked none.
    I mention that I used for recording phone and Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 A2 (latest model)
    What microphone you use?
    I am interested in you can capture sound quality when using the application snatched KARAOKE
    and sound picked up the phone or tablet not thank me.
    I saw the net there are specially designed for recording microphones on phones or tablets (iRig Mic Cast that can be used for both iOS and Android.
    Because you did the one in Romania tutorial on this subject I would like to tell me what you and the microphone you use
    as you did.
    Because I feel I good enough microphones icerca to use these, if possible. What do you think ?

  18. Cristian Roman said

    Hello Cristi,
    I watched your tutorial carefully.
    I bought on Ebay adapter and tried to record as you said and we did.
    I have several microphones (SM58,57 SHURE, AKG D5, Philips pt.Karoke and walked none.
    I mention that I used for recording phone and Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 A2 (latest model)
    What microphone you use?
    I am interested in you can capture sound quality when using the application snatched KARAOKE
    and sound picked up the phone or tablet does not pleases me. (Actually in ripped KARAOKE sound is captured by the microphone of the headset is not great.) I would like to use the AC suggested to you that you get with headphones separately and with a Microphone better than me at the Samsung headphones.
    I saw the net there are specially designed for recording microphones on phones or tablets (iRig Mic Cast that can be used for both iOS and Android.
    Because you did the one in Romania tutorial on this subject I would like to tell me what you and the microphone you use
    as you did.
    Because I feel I good enough microphones icerca to use these, if possible. What do you think ?

    • Cam microphones that they've strung, are dynamic, which means they need amplification, or hear very, very slowly. You have to use a capacitor or condenser microphone amplified electet. Find a microphone that has battery. Microphones on phones are electet type, but does not offer audio quality even that good.
      Tutorial I've used in a lavalier microphone DPA 4060 connected to a Wireless kit Sony UWP D12Because this had on hand. You do not have anything to use it. A condenser lavalier microphone battery is sufficient. A decent quality price offers Audio-Technica ATR-3350.
      Alternatively, you can use the Shure SM58 with a small amplifier, it is a very good small.

  19. Simo Geza said

    I want to try it on a tablet E-Boda x80.Nu allows me know if the tablet through the exit
    audio for headphones.
    I microphone EM-8800 from EOS.
    I found this cable
    http://olx.ro/oferta/3-5mm-stereo-splitter-audio-male-la-earphone-headset-microphone-ID5eNge.html#50d10864b7

    You think it will work?

  20. Dude, I bought a Philips microphone cable and I shoved the phone and when put to film sounds into the microphone. (The microphone on the phone)
    With a cable guy to go? I ordered the emag ..

  21. I wish I sound laptop or headphones without having to remove the headphones jack of locas.Se can?

  22. Hi Cristi! I bought this microphone from eBay "https://goo.gl/photos/h19YpLPGP7hHnBPA8" but I have a problem that is not only related to this microphone because I did tests with a similar plug to which I glued two microphones. The problem is that every 10-15 seconds you hear a disturbing sound like when you crumble the paper. If I record with the headset microphone it works perfectly. The microphone has no electronic parts, just a wiring harness.

  23. microphone that can use for talking on the phone tablet?

  24. Hello cristi I would like to do a tutorial how to make an order on amazon ebay etc because many people do not know and I think it would be quite useful there are many things to buy there but do not know how to do the order how to pay etc. thank you I appreciate the work you do, I learned a lot from your channel

  25. Hi, if I call from my phone with this connected microphone, will it capture my sound and the person you get? (I'm talking about a live interview)

  26. Are there also solutions for Android phones that do not have a jack, but only USB-C?
    I found a Sennheiser microphone on bluetooth, but it's too expensive (950 lei).
    Thank you.

  27. Hello!
    Please help me with some information. I bought a Puluz Smartphone with Type C port for vlogs. My phone, a Samsung S10 has a type C output, the lavalier fits without problems. The trouble is that once inserted in the phone, the message 'device not accepted' appears on my screen and ready, end of the story, remains only a decorative object. It hasn't worked at all since I bought it. It is an application that recognizes it or something that practically only connects to the phone as a port matching. What to do?
    Thank you in advance!

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