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Record to Any Android App with an XLR Microphone

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Want to record to an Android app with something a little better than your phone’s built in microphone? Do you want to use an XLR microphone that rejects more background noise and focuses on the sounds that you want recorded?


Unfortunately, most Android devices don’t come with an XLR jack for you to plug in your professional XLR microphone. Most Android devices do, however, have a TRRS jack.
TRRS is a 4-contact version of the common 3.5mm stereo headphone jack. The extra contact allows a microphone input to be included. Do you want to use an XLR microphone that rejects more background noise and focuses on the sounds that you want recorded?

One of the simplest ways to record to any Android app using an XLR microphone is to use an XLR to TRRS adapter. Continue reading