Zoom iQ7 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone for iOS Devices
The Zoom iQ7, a compact yet full-featured mid-side stereo condenser mic, is perfect for capturing music as well as video with outstanding audio. With the iQ7, you can create great-sounding recordings on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch any time, any place.
The iQ7 offers advanced features that allow you to create extraordinary stereo recordings every time. A large front-facing MIC GAIN knob allows you to easily set the optimum input level, and three-segment LED level meters ensure clean, crisp sound with no signal overload. In addition, a dedicated headphone jack - which doubles as a line output - allows you to monitor your audio during both recording and playback.
The iQ7 works with all Lightning-equipped iOS devices. It comes with an extended Lightning connector and a removable spacer for compatibility with most iPhone, iPad, and iPod cases. Leave your case on and start recording.
Perfect Left-Right Every Time
The iQ7's rotating mechanism ensures correct left-right stereo orientation whether you're creating audio-only recordings or capturing audio for your video.
Mid-side is an advanced recording technique that allows the width of the stereo image to be varied, even in post-production. The two microphone elements in the iQ7 include a directional "mid" mic that captures signal coming from directly in front of your iOS device, and a bidirectional "side" mic that captures the audio coming from both sides. A three-way switch allows you to select between 90 degrees (to focus on sounds coming from the center) and 120 degrees (for a wider image that includes ambience and room signal). A third setting, labeled "M-S," enables you record the audio "raw" and adjust its stereo width afterwards, using Zoom's free downloadable Handy Recorder iOS app.
The Zoom Handy Recorder App
Zoom's free Handy Recorder app, available from the iTunes App Store, adds a wealth of audio tools to your iOS device. Overdub to the stereo recordings created with your iQ7. Perform fine editing functions in its waveform display. Save your files in either linear PCM or AAC file formats. Apply onboard effects such as compression, EQ, and reverb to further enhance the sound. Handy Recorder even allows you to email the audio you create and to upload it to SoundCloud for sharing with the world.
Microphone: Mid-side (M-S) stereo mic (90/120/M-S)
Output Connector: Stereo mini 1/4" jack (combined headphone/line level output)
Audio Quality: 44.1kHz/16-bit , 48kHz/16-bit
Input Gain: +3 to +43dB
Maximum input sound pressure: 120dB SPL
Connector: Lightning connector
Power: Powered by the connected iOS device
Compatible Devices: iPhone (5, 5s, 5c, 6, and 6+), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini,
iPad mini with Retina display
Supported iOS: iOS 6.0 or newer
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