What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Tascam iXZ Microphone and Instrument Audio Interface for iOS Mobile Devices, iPhone, iPod, and iPad?

A total of 7 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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30th Apr 2015

Not what you are asking for, but I bought a Tascam iXZ to use with my iPhone.

http://www.amazon.com/TASCAM-iXZ-Instrument-input-iPhone/dp/B005NZ05J8/

Since it goes in the 1/8″ TRRS jack, it should work with anything a headset works with. You can plug in any XLR or 1/4″ mic you like.

Now, the iPhone and some Android phones use one pinout for the TRRS connection and other android phones use a slightly different pinout. Reverses the ground and the mic. I just recorded on a Nexus 7 with it and my Heil PR40. Sounded better on my iPhone but I’ll look into why later.

Edit: I had the gain too high and distorted. The iPhone didn’t care.

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7th Apr 2015

You can use the USB Camera Connection Kit and plug in say an Audio-Technica ATR2100 via USB.

I’ve had my Mackie Mixer, Zoom H6 (stereo only) and a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 plugged in and recording before via USB.

Also, Tascam make the iXZ ($49) and you can plug in any XLR mic into this and then into the headphone jack. This has the benefit of working with all recording apps. The USB kit does not always work, for Skype for example. I use the iXZ to record phone calls through my mixer to my recorder or computer.

http://www.amazon.com/TASCAM-iXZ-Instrument-input-iPhone/dp/B005NZ05J8/

It all depends on what you want to do.

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2nd Aug 2018

One of these.
Tascam iXZ Audio Interface for iPhone iPod and iPad https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NZ05J8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_e.MyBb36C70C4

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23rd Dec 2015

I use a Tascam iXZ ($50)

http://www.amazon.com/TASCAM-iXZ-Instrument-input-iPhone/dp/B005NZ05J8/

and also own a Rockit adapter ($15)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006T65CXE/

There is a wiring difference between IOS devices and most Android devices. These are wired for IOS. The last ring and sleeve are switched. On IOS the last ring is ground and the sleeve is mic. That’s reversed on most Android. Many of these adapters are wired for Android. I’ve used a meter on several.

I’ve had mixed results with the Rockit but the iXZ never had an issue. I feed the stereo 1/8″ to a mono TS 1/4″ connection into my mixer or interface. I use a mono 1/4″ TS to 1/8″ TS mono cable to hook my mixer to the Rockit and a 1/4″ TRS to 1/4″ TRS balanced cable to provide the mono mic input on the iXZ.

Strictly speaking, you can record an iPhone with a plain stereo 1/8″ out and the iPhone’s mic stays active so you can record wiyjout these adapters. You talk at the phone and record your voice via another method, a normal mic for example. You still need to hear the phone via the mixer.

If you have a Newish Mac you can use FaceTime to get the audio into the Mac from the phone via Handoff and use something like Ecamm’s Call Recorder for FaceTime to record the call. A FaceTime Audio call is higher quality than a cell call usually anyway.

A Skype call to the iPhone can be recorded the same way. If you are recording a call on the laptop, on the Mac Ecamm’s Call Recorder for Skype works well

http://www.ecamm.com/mac/callrecorder/

or on PC something like Pamela

http://www.pamela.biz

You can also use a hardware device like a Behringer UCA202 to run the Skype audio out to your mixer and deal with the audio there.

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21st Jul 2015

The Xbox One doesn’t have that function since the Xbox Live Party is a separate app and only outputs the audio from the other party members to your headset which is connected to the Xbox One controller. You’ll have to do this to get it to work if you only want to use the Elgato HD60.

I’m mainly trying to be able to record Xbox Live Party Chat and only having to use one microphone for talking on Xbox Live and the Stream at the same time.

If I use for example a USB mic and route all my sounds to “line in” and “mic” on my computer I’ll end up with having to have to use two microphones at the same time :/

EDIT: Would connecting a MIC that needs Phantom Power to something like this and then splitting the output of the adapter to the controller and the Sound Mixer work?

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30th Mar 2015

The newer MacBooks use the same TRRS connector IOS devices use. This isn’t necessarily standard.

I’ve successfully used a 3 RCA video to TRRS cable to carry stereo audio out and the mono in though the color coding is off. That’s easy enough to figure out.

What really works is a Tascam iXZ adapter.

http://www.amazon.com/TASCAM-iXZ-Instrument-input-iPhone/dp/B005NZ05J8/

Works with iPhones and iPads as well.

But if you want stereo into a computer from an analog source I would suggest a Behringer UCA222 or UCA202 (different colors).

http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UCA222-BEHRINGER-U-CONTROL/dp/B0023BYDHK/

Very reliable and no cloning like a lot of the USB sound cards. The UCA have line level RCA stereo in and out plus a couple other options.

The TRRS 3.5mm connections are mono in only, regardless.

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9th Feb 2015

There is a podcast creation app called Bossjock.

http://bossjockstudio.com

Now, you may not want to use this (I like it myself) but they cover everything you need to know about recording on an iPhone/iPad.

Any iPhone since IOS 6 will let you use the USB kit. Some things (Skype for example, telephone) don’t support lightning audio devices.

If you need everything to support a high quality mic and audio out on an iPhone, take a look at the Tascam iXZ which lets you plug any XLR or 1/4″ mic into the headphone jack. I use it on my mixer to take phone call interviews.

http://www.amazon.com/TASCAM-iXZ-Instrument-input-iPhone/dp/B005NZ05J8/

On a side note, I highly suggest getting mics that support XLR even if it also has USB like the three dynamic mics I mentioned. That way you are not locked into a USB ghetto.

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