Dolby Recording Tips
Dolby On is a great tool for your existing creative process and workflow. The app takes advantage of the high-quality microphones built into your phone or mobile device, but it can also improve the quality of sound being fed into the device via external sources like Lightning/USB-C microphones, mobile recording interfaces, and any other type of direct audio-input.
Below are some different use cases for external devices, along with some recommended gear that plays nice with Dolby On.
External phone microphones
For: capturing directional sounds like; interviews, quiet instruments, or specific sound sources
- Shure MV88 (for iOS devices)
- Rode VideoMic (for Android devices)
Portable Lightning/USB-C interfaces
For: directly recording instruments, non-phone compatible microphones, or other input sources right into your phone
- Apple AV Camera Adaptor (for iOS devices)
- iRig 2 (for both iOS and Android devices)
- iRig Pro (for both iOS and Android devices)
- Scarlett Focusrite Interface range (for both iOS and Android devices)
iOS: An example use case for iOS devices would be plugging an Apple Lightning connector to a USB 3 camera adapter with a USB bus-powered interface (e.g. Focusrite Scarlett range).
Android: An Android use case example would be to plug an electric or bass guitar in to an iRig UA.
Directly input audio
For: inputting more complex multichannel mixes into Dolby On. Take advantage of Dolby On's processing to give your tracks automatic EQ and "mastering" effects, or use Dolby On as a livestreaming encoder for your multichannel audio mix.
- Use the audio outputs of your mixer or USB recording interface to send a stereo output into your phone's input. Use Dolby On to record video and your multi-channel audio to get optimized sound and avoid tedious syncing within video editing or livestreaming software.
We're always looking to expand our arsenal. If there's a device you don't see here that you think is a great fit for Dolby On, drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org.