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LouisPowerslaves

I just got an Apple XR and am using the earbuds that came with it. In songs where I sing loud, I need to take out the right ear bud and hold the microphone a decent distance away from my face or i'll clip the recording badly. I see other loud singers with similar earbuds not go through this problem.

Is the only way to solve this is to get something like and iRig to control gain or is there any Apple phone settings that I can't find that control microphone gain?

 

Thanks!

 

Louis

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opentype

I’m not aware of any options to change the input gain either in Smule or the system. 


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_RamKrish1012
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I am not sure if what I am going to say will help as Open Type is the expert and would have suggested it.

On IoS Devices before you hit the Start Button to Start singing You can adjust the Video Mode, the Super studio setting as well as Vocals Volume with a speaker iCon. It has a scale of 0 to 100 This is actually what you hear before you record. ( Assuming you use the SS Mode)

Try cutting this Vocal down to 50% and see if this helps. When I use 100% it distorts my Voice as it is too loud and I am trying hard to match what I hear. I am comfortable at 50% Not too loud not too low.

As for a Mob Phone interface like iRig Pre or iRig Pro you need this only if you are using an external microphone instead of the standard ear buds that are supplied with the phone

Do let me know how you go with this

Cheers

PS: What about the Volume Control on the Phone itself, Lower volume can help too

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LouisPowerslaves

@_RamKrish1012 I'm mostly concerned with the final product. When singing, I red line the meter quite easily if I don't put the earbud microphone a good 14-18 inches away from my face. I usually have the level I hear while recording set extremely low to off. I often find it a bit distracting. If I don't push the microphone that far from me on louder singing, the recording will be very distorted.

I do have plenty of my own microphones that I can utilize for recording with using another external device, I was just hoping there would be a work around that wouldn't require that. I've done duets with people who only have their earbud microphone about 6 inches away from their mouths and they sound crisp when they are belting.

Thank you for all your input!

 

Louis

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_RamKrish1012

If You are redlining on you iPhone even at the lowest volume, you must be singing loud and the ear buds have their limitations. But have you tired to lower the vocal minitoring volume on Super studio seetings before recording is the question. if yes and you have set this at Zero too then I have no answers for you.

If you already won external microphones Dynamic and Condenser Microphones then I believe the best option now is a phone interface IK Medias i Rig Pro I/O with its own power supply. Good Luck & Cheers

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_RamKrish1012

If you already won 

This should read "If you already OWN" sorry

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LouisPowerslaves

@_RamKrish1012 Thanks again! I guess I'll look at the i Rig in the future. Appreciate once again your time.

Louis

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