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Microphone for tablet/iDevice from Zoom belonging to the iQ series

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  • Manufacturer: Zoom
  • Model: iQ5
  • Series: iQ
  • Category: Microphones for tablets/iDevices
  • Added in our database on: 01/16/2013

 

Microphone Mid-side (M-S) stereo mic(90°/120°/M-S)
Maximum input sound pressure 120dB SPL
Input gain + 0 to + 40dB
Audio quality 44.1kHz/16bit
Power Powered by the connected iOS device
The connected iPhone/iPod touch can be powered by connecting the genuine Apple power adapter that was included with it to the USB connector. (* iPad/iPad mini does not support this function.)
Connector Lightning connector
USB Mini-B connector (only for recharging the connected iOS device)
Stereo mini jack (combined headphone/line level output)
Dimensions 58.6(W) x 62.45(D) x 38.5(H)mm
Weight 30.5g
Compatible devices iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad (4th generation), iPad mini
Supported OS iOS 6.0 or newer



* All trademarks, product names, and company names mentioned in this documentation are the property of their respective owners. * All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
 



A revolution in stereo microphones 
for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The Zoom iQ5 is a high-quality mid-side stereo condenser mic, perfect for recording music and compact enough to be slipped into your pocket. Simply connect it to the Lightning connector of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and get ready to do some serious stereo recording any time, any place.

A revolution in stereo microphones for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Use it vertically or use it horizontally

The iQ5 employs a unique rotating mechanism that enables audio recording with correct left-right stereo orientation whether used vertically or horizontally. Use it in standard "audio" position or simply rotate it to the "video" position in order to record video with the attached iPhone, iPad or iPod touch held horizontally.

Use it vertically or use it horizontally

Use it vertically or use it horizontally
Mid-side recording made easy

Mid-side recording makes it easy for anyone to record in realistic (and fully mono-compatible) stereo. The iQ5 actually contains two microphone elements: a directional "mid" mic that captures audio coming from in front and a bidirectional "side" mic that covers ambient signal. Stereo width can be set to 90° or 120° according to the recording situation, or you can opt to record the mid and side mic signals as RAW data and then use Zoom's Handy Recorder iOS app to adjust the stereo width from 30o to 150o. This allows you to go from a tight sound focused on a single instrument to a wide image that includes the surrounding ambience and reverberation. The app even allows you to collapse the signal into phase-coherent mono, which is great for interviews, narration and other voice recordings.

Mid-side recording made easy

Precision gain control

The iQ5 makes it easy to get great sound no matter what kind of material you're recording. Its analog-type MIC GAIN wheel allows you to dial in the perfect amount of gain for any recording application. Or choose one of three Auto Gain presets (Concert / Solo / Meeting) to automatically set the recording level for any given situation. You can also use the iQ5's built-in Limiter to avoid input overloads.


Note: The Handy Recorder app is required to enable the Auto Gain function.
Precision gain control

Check your sound on headphones

The iQ5 has a dedicated headphone jack that enables direct monitoring during recording and playback.

Check your sound on headphones
Handy Recorder app
The Handy Recorder app

Zoom's free Handy Recorder app is specially designed for use with the iQ5. Simply download it from the App Store and install it on your iOS devices. The app allows you to record in linear PCM format for the highest quality sound, or in AAC format to conserve storage space. It also enables you to apply compression, EQ and reverb effects, as well as normalize and divide files. Using the Handy Recorder app, you can even upload files to the SoundCloud audio sharing site, so you can immediately share your recording with the world.

“Handy Recorder” app The Handy Recorder app

 


Click Here to download the PDF manual of Handy Recorder app.

Superior audio

The Handy Recorder app allows you to record in linear PCM (WAV) 16-bit/44.1kHz format for CD-quality audio that accurately captures the full subtlety of acoustic instruments and spaces. When you need to conserve storage space for long recordings, you can instead record in compressed AAC format for smaller file sizes and faster data transfer.

Effects to shape the sound

The Handy Recorder effects presets enable you to easily shape and control your sound. Add reverb for extra richness, or dynamics processing to give performances more punch. Six-band EQ enables full tonal control, and there's also a normalization feature that allows you to increase the volume of your recordings to the maximum possible level.

Effects to shape the sound

File division

With the DIVIDE function, you can separate files into their important components. By deleting unnecessary sections, you can increase the amount of open space on your iOS device and extend the available recording time.

フFile division

Automatic recording

The Handy Recorder's automatic recording function can be used to start and stop recording when a preset level is reached?convenient when recording meetings or speeches and in other situations when you want to capture sound only when it rises above a certain level.

Automatic recording

Share your music on SoundCloud

The Handy Recorder app enables you to directly upload your recordings to “SoundCloud”and share your music with people around the world.

Share your music on SoundCloud
Use the iQ5 with other apps, too

The iQ5 can be used with most iOS apps that support audio input from an external microphone. For example, you can use it with the standard iOS Camera app to record high quality audio to go with your video and then use streaming apps to broadcast live performances. The iQ5 can also be used to record vocals and instruments when using music apps like Apple's GarageBand.

Use the iQ5 with other apps, too
* “Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance. 

* iPad, iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. 

* App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. 

Source: Zoom.co.jp

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