ARevolution In Stereo Microphones
The All-New iQ5 For the iPhone, iPadand iPod Touch.
The Zoom iQ5 is ahigh-quality mid-side stereo condenser mic, perfect for recording music andcompact enough to be slipped into your pocket. Simply connect it to the Lightningconnector of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and get ready to do some seriousstereo recording any time, any place.
The iQ5 enables you to create anywhere and stir the world around you. Blur theline between observer and instigator by matching significant content withquality sound. Versatility For Audio And Video The iQ5 employs a uniquerotating mechanism that enables audio recording with correct left-right stereoorientation whether used vertically or horizontally. Use it in standard “audio”position or simply rotate it to the “video” position in order to record videowith the attached iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch held horizontally. Mid-SideStereo Made Easy Mid-side recording makes it easy for anyone to record inrealistic (and fully mono-compatible) stereo. The iQ5 contains two microphoneelements: a directional “mid” mic that captures audio coming from in front anda bidirectional “side” mic that covers ambient signal. Stereo width can becustomized to the precise recording situation: Set it to 90° to hone in on anindividual sound, or 120° for a wider image that includes the surroundingambience and reverberation. For even more control, record the mid and side micsignals as raw MS data so that you can later adjust the stereo width from 30ºto 150º with Zoom's free Handy Recorder iOS app. Control + Monitor Precisiongain control The iQ5 makes it easy to capture great sound no matter what typeof material you’re recording. Dial in the exact input level you need with theanalog-type MIC GAIN wheel, choose one of the three Auto Gain presets toautomatically set the perfect recording level, or use the Limiter setting toavoid overloads.
The iQ5's dedicated headphone jack enables direct monitoring during both recordingand playback. The Handy Recorder app Zoom's free Handy Recorder app isspecially designed for use with the iQ5. Simply download it from the App Storeand install it on your iOS devices. The Handy Recorder app allows you to recordin linear PCM (WAV) 16-bit/44.1kHz format for CD-quality audio that accuratelycaptures the full subtlety of acoustic instruments and spaces. When you need toconserve storage space for long recordings, you can alternatively record incompressed AAC format for smaller file sizes and faster data transfer. Effectsto shape the sound The Handy Recorder effects presets enable you to easilyshape and control your sound. Add reverb for added richness, or dynamicsprocessing to give performances more punch. Six-band EQ enables full tonalcontrol, and there's also a normalization feature that allows you to increasethe volume of your recordings to the maximum possible level. File division Withthe DIVIDE function, you can break up files into their important components. Bydeleting unnecessary sections, you can increase the amount of open space onyour iOS device and extend the available recording time. Automatic recordingThe Handy Recorder's automatic recording function can be used to startrecording when a preset level is reached—convenient when recording meetings orspeeches and in other situations when you want to capture sound only when itrises above a certain level.
A World OfPossibilities
The iQ5 can be used with most iOS apps that support audio input from anexternal microphone. Use it with the standard iOS Camera app to record highquality audio to go with your video and then use streaming apps to broadcastlive performances. Record vocals and instruments with music apps like Apple’sGarageBand and take your Instagram and Vine creations to a new level ofexcellence.