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Streaming via phone and external mics? (Read 284 times)

Offline ronde_des_sylphes

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Streaming via phone and external mics?
« on: September 27, 2020, 09:36:54 AM »
Anyone know about setting up your phone to take input from mics, in order to improve the quality of the audio in a live stream?

I've got a Samsung running Android, and I've got decent twin Rode mics for which I have channelled the audio output through a mixing desk down to a single stereo cable. In normal use that cable connects to my portable recorder via the single input slot it has, but if I'm streaming via my phone I would like to use the external mic combo in this way rather than the inferior internal phone mic.

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Re: Streaming via phone and external mics?
«Reply #1 on: September 27, 2020, 09:27:56 PM »
An audio interface that works with mobile devices would be something to investigate.

For example the Roland GO:MIXER.  It does not have XLR inputs, so you will likely have to plug your mics into your portable recorder then pass the audio to the GO:MIXER.  That approach also comes with the benefit of recording your audio with your portable recorder at the same time, with higher quality settings.  Live streaming can have glitches, so it is nice to have another source for recording your audio. 
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Re: Streaming via phone and external mics?
«Reply #2 on: September 29, 2020, 11:11:54 PM »
Thanks for these comments. As my portable recorder has an out slot connecting to headphones for monitoring whilst recording, it occurs to me that I can connect that slot to the audio jack input / output on the phone (online search suggests the phone jack has dual purpose when fitted with an adaptor). Further research definitely required though!