Condenser Microphone for Lightning Connector Apple Devices: The Zoom
iQ5 is a high-quality mid-side stereo condenser mic for your iPod touch, iPhone,
and iPad with Lightning connector; perfect for recording music and compact
enough to be slipped into your pocket. The Zoom iQ5 simply connects to the
Lightning connector of your iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPad (4/Mini/Air) or iPod touch (5th
gen); running iOS 6.0 or newer.
Rotating Design: The iQ5 employs a unique rotating mechanism that
enables audio recording with correct left-right stereo orientation whether used
vertically or horizontally. Use it in standard "audio" position or simply rotate
it to the "video" position in order to record video with the attached iPhone,
iPad, or iPod touch held horizontally.
Dual Microphone Elements: Mid-side recording makes it easy for anyone
to record in realistic (and fully mono-compatible) stereo. The iQ5 contains two
microphone elements; a directional "mid" mic that captures audio coming from in
front and a bidirectional "side" mic that covers ambient signal
Customizable Stereo Width: Stereo width can be customized to the
precise recording situation; Set it to 90° to hone in on an individual sound, or
120° for a wider image that includes the surrounding ambience and reverberation.
For even more control, record the mid and side mic signals as raw MS data so
that you can later adjust the stereo width from 30° to 150° with Zoom's free
Handy Recorder iOS app for iPad and iPhone.
Handy Recorder App: The
Recorder app allows you to record high-quality audio with your Apple iOS
device. Use it with a ZOOM iQ5 mic, which is designed to capture audio of the
best quality with iOS devices, and record using the high-fidelity linear PCM and
space-saving AAC formats. This app includes normalize and divide functions that
can be used on recorded files. In addition, it has compressor, EQ and reverb
effects. Moreover, you can directly upload your recordings from Handy Recorder
to the SoundCloud file-sharing site, allowing you to bring your creations to the
world over the Internet.
- PCM (WAV)/AAC Recording: The Handy Recorder app allows you to
record in linear PCM (WAV) 16-bit/44.1kHz format for CD-quality audio that
accurately captures the full subtlety of acoustic instruments and spaces.
When you need to conserve storage space for long recordings, you can instead
record in compressed AAC format for smaller file sizes and faster
- Effects: The Handy Recorder effects presets enable you to easily
shape and control your sound. Add reverb for extra richness, or dynamics
processing to give performances more punch. Six-band EQ enables full tonal
control, and there's also a normalization feature that allows you to
increase the volume of your recordings to the maximum possible level.
- File Division: With the Divide function, you can separate files
into their important components. By deleting unnecessary sections, you can
increase the amount of open space on your iOS device and extend the
available recording time.
- Automatic Recording: The Handy Recorder's automatic recording
function can be used to start and stop recording when a preset level is
reached; convenient when recording meetings or speeches and in other
situations when you want to capture sound only when it rises above a
Note: The iQ5 can be used with most iOS apps that support audio input
from an external microphone. Use it with the standard iOS Camera app to record
high quality audio to go with your video and then use streaming apps to
broadcast live performances. Record vocals and instruments with music apps like
Apple's GarageBand and take your
Vine creations to a new
level of excellence
Precision Gain Control: The iQ5 makes it easy to capture great sound
no matter what type of material you're recording. Dial in the exact input level
you need with the analog-type MIC GAIN wheel, choose Auto Gain to automatically
set the perfect recording level, or use the Limiter setting to avoid overloads.
Headphone Monitoring: The iQ5's dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack enables
direct monitoring during both recording and playback.
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