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Question for Guy Hart-Davis: iPhone as recording studio?

 
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Hello. I'm very interested in the "using the iPhone as a recording studio" topic. I play drums and used the voice recording app to record my playing. The sound was just too much and over-saturated. Anyhoo.. my real question is concerning the vibration alert for the iPhone 4s. Does your book discuss any tweaks to increase the vibration intensity? In a crowded / noisy area, even having the phone in my pocket the vibration cannot be felt. Congratulations on your new book and many thanks for your time!
 
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Hi Roberto,

Thanks for your question.

First, the vibration: Have you tried recording a custom vibration (choose Settings > Sounds, touch the ringtone or whatever in the Sound and Vibration Patterns area, then Vibration > Custom)? A longer vibration or more distinctive rhythm might give you a better chance of feeling it.

Also, are you using a case that damps the vibration? Any heavy-duty case is likely to take out some of the intensity.

I don't know of a way to turn up the vibration motor to 11.

Second, on recording the drums -- here are three things to try, in ascending order of seriousness and cost:

1. Use a recorder app in which you can set the input level. (I like the FiRe apps.)
2. Use an external microphone rather than the iPhone's microphone.
3. Connect multiple microphones to an audio interface, then connect the interface to your iPhone and record it.

Best,

Guy
 
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Thanks for your quick response! I have tried the custom vibration options. I thought maybe there could be a more "mechanical" solution. That's ok though, I figured as much.
I will investigate the FIRe apps you mentioned. Thanks again!
 
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