#1
I'm more of a guitarist than singer but I'd like a cheap simple mic for hard rock. I have Irig HD which can handle a guitar output jack, so I think that would work, or maybe something with a lightning connector. I want to stay below $60 if possible as really I only record for personal use and I am not a big singer.

Thank you!
#2
You need a mic preamp, instrument level devices won't properly power a mic. The iRig Mic is only $40. Other than that, there's nothing really worth buying for iOS for anywhere close to $60 that I know of.
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#3
Tascam iPhone mic. Dirt cheap and surprisingly good sound quality. About$15 at Amazon and designed for iphone 4S.

You will probably also need a lightning cord adapter for about $6 to work with iphone 5.

http://www.amazon.com/iM2W-Channel-Portable-Digital-Recorder/dp/B0072DKYFO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1438368888&sr=8-2&keywords=tascam+im2+microphone

This is the Zoom for newer iphones with lightning input.
http://www.amazon.com/Zoom-iQ6-iOS-Lightning-Microphone/dp/B00MZCEY9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438372490&sr=8-1&keywords=zoom+iQ6+XY

I own the iM2 from Tascam and use it often for live rehearsal recordings.
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Last edited by Cajundaddy at Jul 31, 2015,