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I am wondering if this is of interest to anyone else?

I helped set up the match day commentaries for Poole Town FC and in the process developed a cable that enabled dynamic microphones to be used with mobile phones and tablets.

As you will have found out if you have tried to use the microphones supplied with, or designed for mobile devices, the electret capsules used have a unidirectional pattern that makes them all but useless for serious recording. The solution is to use a good quality dynamic microphone with a cardioid or hyper-cardioid polar response.

Sadly mobile devices such as iPhones, Android phones, iPads and other tablets do not recognise dynamic microphones and continue to use the internal mic, even when the correct cables and connectors are used.

The cable  is more than a just a cable. It includes all the electronics needed to switch the mobile device to external microphone allowing any  dynamic mic such as  to be used with almost any mobile device.



Above is the original. The cost would be in the region of £20-25, mainly becuse quality  3.5mm 4 way connectors are expensive.
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I go to watch Poole! Now you have sorted the commentary can you get them a pitch that doesn’t waterlog?👍

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