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    Hello, I had an interesting thought and couldn't find anything about it on the internet.
    I was wondering if it were possible to have the computer send a mic signal to the iphone via something like a 3.5mm 3ring to 3.5mm 3 ring cable?
    This way I could basically transfer my vocals to my phone.
    Any chance this would be possible? (This would probably require some spoofing of a mic signal thing on the computer... maybe an app?)

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    If the goal is to transfer your vocals to your iPhone, just bounce mp3s and put them on your iPhone.
    Drag them into iTunes and sync.

    That way there'll be no quality loss, other than in the conversion to mp3.
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    Well the idea would be to be able to use them in say voice memos on the iphone... the idea is that it's more or less real time.
    I'm on Mac OSX Yosemite btw
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    On a PC there would be little problem using a program like Audacity. This can be set to send the input signal through to an output circuit such as the 1/8" headphone socket (in fact I think it does it by default) .....No idea if that will work on a smack!

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    Well I'm using Logic Pro X right now, which I'm sure has the capabilities of anything in Audacity... but even if I send the output to the headphone jack, my iPhone doesn't read it as anything coming in -- it still uses the internal mic... I thought it would use the line in given a 4 pole 3.5mm cable...

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    [QUOTE=thepanthurr;4359724]Well I'm using Logic Pro X right now, which I'm sure has the capabilities of anything in Audacity... but even if I send the output to the headphone jack, my iPhone doesn't read it as anything coming in

    I am quite sure Pro X DOESN'T have all the capabilities od Audacity! It will have a lot more but possibly not the same ones.

    If the mic is indeed being sent to the H/P jack (you can hear it?) the problem is either a duff cable or a setting in the phone.

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    I don't know how I would check if I can hear it... at the moment I'm just using a 4pole 3.5mm male to male cable to connect the two...? The cable is brand new though-- and I wouldn't know what setting would be the issue... any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepanthurr View Post
    I don't know how I would check if I can hear it... at the moment I'm just using a 4pole 3.5mm male to male cable to connect the two...? The cable is brand new though-- and I wouldn't know what setting would be the issue... any ideas?
    Sorry, I am ignorant of macs but why would you use a 4 pole jack lead to connect a standard stereo headphone signal?

    A bog S 3.5mm jack to jack lead can be had at your local RockBottom shop for about 99p (one $?).

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    I'm new to all of this stuff and I thought the 4 pole jack was what the Apple Earbuds used in order to send a mic signal into the iPhone... as such I tried to replicate that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepanthurr View Post
    I'm new to all of this stuff and I thought the 4 pole jack was what the Apple Earbuds used in order to send a mic signal into the iPhone... as such I tried to replicate that...
    Well, we have had a perfectly good system on PCs for flipping years! A 3 pole headphone/line out jack and a 3 pole mic* input that could carry power for an electret mic amp chip. If Apple have seen fit to **ck with that "standard" well I am sorry you have been troubled!

    *can be set as a rule for "line ish" levels tho the better soundcards had a separate line input.

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