Tascam iM2 Microphone For iPhone 4s Quick Take Audio Test.


The Tascam iM2 stereo microphone is exactly what I expected it to be. A cheap piece of stereo mic plastic. It has a few decent features like adjustable level input, a limiter switch and built in preamps. The stereo microphone itself is OK. It’s the clunky PCM Recorder App that really turned me off to this setup. The App looks sleek but has a few serious problems. The first hurdle is loss of network connectivity. The second is that all files must be uploaded to Soundcloud before they can be imported into FCP or another editing suite. This is a major pain in the ass. It took multiple attempts to get the files uploaded and they were all less than one minute. I could also not get the on board speakers to play back a take without unplugging the iM2 microphone. Not the best solution, even as a backup plan. I cannot recommend the Tascam iM2 stereo microphone in it’s present state. If they fix the PCM Recorder App then it might be worth a second look. The PCM Recorder App is free. Check that out first. If you are cool with it, then the Tascam iM2 stereo microphone might be worth looking into.

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Jimmyjam5

    Files are transferred via iTunes.  You might want to try reading the manual.