TASCAM iM2 Microphone Interface for iOS Devices

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The iM2 allows you to record audio directly to your compatible iOS device with the portable quality that TASCAM is known for.
The ultra-portable TASCAM iM2 is a must have for musicians who want to capture inspiration on their iPhone or iPad without sacrificing recording quality. A pair of condenser microphones -- the same as the best selling DR-series recorders- plugs into the dock connector of your Apple device. The microphones are adjustable over 180 degrees for the best sound placement.

The TASCAM iM2 contains its own microphone preamp and analog-to-digital converter for low noise and great audio quality. It's the perfect recording accessory for musicians of all skill levels available at an unbeatable price.

Features

- Stereo condenser microphone
- Microphone adjusts 180 degrees
- Adjustable gain control knob
- Built in A to D converter and microphone preamp
- 125dB maximum level
- Switchable limiter
- Powered through iOS dock connector
- USB power input
- 44.1kHz/16bit recording
- Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad2

Note: This product uses a 30-pin Apple dock connector.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at (323) 726-0303
(2 ratings)
Submitted March 11, 2012 by Bill R in Detroit, MI
"Awesome."
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Being in the market for a portable field recorder, I had considered some more expensive options when I discovered the iM2. It's a great solution if you have an i-device, as the microphones on it are of pretty great quality. It is incredibly useful when paired with the hundreds of great sound/production apps on iOS.

Sound
Recording quality is fantastic. According to Tascam, these are the same microphones in their DR series of recorders. The on-board limiter works well for my applications.

Features
Being able to rotate the microphone is very helpful, as is having an on-board sensitivity dial.

Ease of Use
Plug it into an iPhone/iPad, set levels, hit record in your app of choice... done. It bypasses the onboard mic automatically.

Quality
As far as build quality goes: very small, very light... it doesn't really lock into the docking port, so you'll want to make sure you don't bump it in the middle of recording.

Value
If you have an iPad or iPhone, this is an incredible value. You already have a really great interface to record with in the apps you can get on iOS (you can download the Tascam PCM app for free, but there are many others available...) The only thing missing was a good microphone. This fills that gap wonderfully... and cheaply.

Manufacturer Support
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The Wow Factor
The really amazing thing about read more this becomes clear when you realize that this mic works with the many awesome sound design/production apps on iOS. If you don't already have a portable digital recorder, or you want to make the most of your iPad/iPhone for music/sound design purposes, you need this.

Musical Background:
Producing for 11 years

Musical Style:
Electronic
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