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How To Make a DIY Wireless Microphone Using an iPhone

In this video you’ll learn how to make a DIY wireless microphone using an iPhone, an Edutige EIM-003 and an ESL-001 extension cable. This is a great idea if you have a different camera you want to use to make your videos with and want an affordable way to get great audio. A wireless microphone is super convenient because it’s, well, wireless! But high quality wireless microphone systems are $400 to start, which is fine, but if you want the comparable audio quality for way cheaper and you already have an iPhone, then you already have half of a wireless microphone kit for your videos.

What you need

All you need is an Edutige EIM-003 microphone and an ESL-001 extension cable. And if you ever plan to film outside or vlog, then have a look at our Smart Bundle 3 that includes the EIM-003, ESL-001 and an EWS-003 furry windscreen.

Why use your iPhone

Using your iPhone as a wireless microphone gives you a small, high quality audio solution that is a convenient way for people such as mobile journalists, vloggers, documentary or narrative filmmakers, or ENG newscasters. Pretty much if you shoot videos and you have an iPhone, you can easily throw this kit into your pocket or bag and never have to worry about how to record good audio while on the go.

Compatibility

This DIY wireless microphone will work with any iPhone, the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. This will also work with the 5th generation iPod Touch. It works with the iPad, but who’s going to use an iPad for a wireless microphone, right? TOO BIG!

It will also work with Android devices, but compatibility may vary. We do have a 30 day money back guarantee if the EIM-003 doesn’t work with your device.

Check out the EIM-003 and ESL-001 at: http://www.edutige.net/eim-series-microphones/

Or the Mojo and Vlogging Bundle here: http://www.edutige.net/shop/ios-mojo-and-vlogging-microphone-for-your-iphone-ipad-or-apple-computer/

2 thoughts on “How To Make a DIY Wireless Microphone Using an iPhone”

  1. Looks like a great mic and being able to change the cable length looks super handy.

    If you’re shooting a production requiring wireless mics and want to avoid having to walk up to the on screen talent to push record and then having to walk back to the camera all the while not knowing how the audio is sounding… then you might want to try the AirLinc app with the Edutige mic.

    AirLinc is similar to other wireless systems but uses iPhones as transmitters/ receivers. The app will allow you to remotely manage the audio gain, remotely start & stop the recording, monitor a live stream of the audio and sync files off the transmitter device to your own iPhone, iPad or iPod.

    The app has a free trial and the transmitter can join an AirLinc session for free. There’s also a beta multichannel version of the app if you’re keen to check it out.

    Keen to hear what you think…

    Download link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id932703062?pt=101611818&ct=wireless%20microphone%20for%20iphone&mt=8

    More info and support can be found on the website: http://www.airlinc.io

    Ps super excited to hear about your bluetooth mic solution.. would love to see how we might be able to integrate it with the AirLinc app.

    Cheers,
    Luke

    1. Hi Luke,

      Thanks for the comment and for telling me about AirLinc. AirLinc looks totally awesome! I’m going to try it out and see how it works.

      Carl

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