Podcasting on my iPad with the Samson CO1U USB Condenser Microphone and Camera Connection Kit

http://www.mobilepodcaster.com Podcasting directly into your iPad mic is great but some people may prefer better quality audio. In this episode I demonstrate podcasting with the Samson CO1U Condenser Microphone and the iPad Camera Connection Kit via Mobile Podcaster.

If you’re having trouble with your recording volume, I recommend you install Garageband for iPad ($5) and boost the microphone input level. Then when you switch to other recording apps, the mic is noticeably  louder. This worked for me.

Here’s a screenshot from Garageband that shows the Input Level slider. Turn it all the way up if necessary.

Increase microphone volume input level in Garageband for iPad

This podcast episode was recorded on my iPad and automatically uploaded to this website and iTunes using Mobile Podcaster.  For more information visit http://www.mobilepodcaster.com

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  • Irvinmayores

    what ipad re you using and what version of ios do you have on your ipad?

  • I’m using the iPad 2 with the latest version of iOS installed.

  • Irvin

    Im using the same things but for some reason, mine has a very low volume of sound. Does it have something to do with my battery? Because my battery was at 25% when i tested it out.

  • I found that if I first hook up the mic and turn up the mic gain in Garageband for iPad then switch to VR+ or another microphone app, the volume is dramatically better. If you don’t have Garageband, you should get it for $5 – well worth it.

  • Go to the Audio Recorder (mic) Instrument in Garageband. When you plugin your mic, there is a new set of options under that little mic plug icon off to the top left. You may have to exit Garageband and re-open to see the new options. One of the options is Input Level. Crank it all the way up. I updated this blog post with more details and a screenshot for you.

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