Connect a USB microphone to your mobile device (Android or iPhone/iPad with USB-C)

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Please note: Some external USB-C mics are not compatible with iOS 17 on the iPad.

Using the right equipment, you can connect certain USB microphones to specific mobile devices and record with Riverside.

If you do not have a device with a USB-C port, you can also use a mini jack 3.5 mm mic with a TRRS splitter and adapter, if necessary.

Android

  • Use an Android device with a USB-C port
  • Use a USB microphone with a headphone port (3.5 mm monitor output)
    (See the examples below)
  1. Open the Riverside Android app and connect to a Studio.
  2. On the Lobby screen where you preview your video, connect the microphone with a USB-C cable or use a USB-C to USB-A adapter.
  3. Connect wired headphones to the microphone's monitoring port.
  4. Tap Join.
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iOS

  1. Open the Riverside iOS app and connect to a Studio.
  2. On the Lobby screen where you preview your video, connect the microphone to the iPad or iPhone directly with a USB-C cable or use a USB-C to USB-A adapter.
  3. Tap Join.
  4. In the 'Wired Connection' pop-up, tap No.
  5. Connect wired headphones to the microphone.
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If you have a USB microphone that does not have a headphone port or you cannot wear headphones, tap Yes in step 4 to start Speak/Listen mode, which plays Studio audio through the device's speakers.

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Example USB microphones

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