Record Line-Level Audio Directly to Your Device

Posted by Ashley D on 4th Jan 2021

The Mic-Line is a line level attenuator adapter cable for iPhone, laptops, smartphones and tablets which allows you to record directly from a mixer or soundboard to your devices!

After a test of multiple adapters, Emma of Studio Scratches wrote:

If you have been wondering how to record a line out of your mixer directly into your phone this article will show you how.

If you want to get a clean sound without fader clicks, some kind of audio input cable / device is needed for the phone.

Previously to get a clean sound without fader clicks or to avoid recording movie and sound separately then syncing them before exporting and uploading. Quote a bit of work.

Using a @headsetbuddy cable and the standard iPhone camera app. It gives slightly more volume.

Winner: The Headset Buddy cable won for me in terms of volume and ease of connection.

You can find this video on @schoolofscratches Instagram account. 

How to use: 

  1. Plug the adapter from your Line Out of your mixer into the Headset Buddy blue 'Line' jack.
  2. Plug the Headset Buddy into the headphone jack on your device*
  3. Open up the standard built in camera app - video - record - create! 

*A generic adapter is needed with newer devices

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