This is a incredible small adapter that
TRS to TRRS converter
It will allow you, humbly, to connect any external microphone on your smartphone, iPhone, iPad and other tablets!
Well, I must relativize a little bit, in fact, this concerns only all microphone with 3.5mm TRS minijack connexion (that is to say, most microphones).
Anyway, here's a little very useful adapter!
If it is not a lavalier tie microphone, then it remains just to find a way to attach the microphone on your smartphone! ;)
We can read here or there
The SC4 is a high-quality shielded adaptor, designed to allow microphones with a 3.5mm output to connect to TRRS smartphones and tablets.
This is ideal for users wanting to connect their RØDE VideoMic to their iPhone, and record using the RØDE Rec app for iOS.
The gold-plated contacts are colour coded, with grey indicating the TRRS output.
While the SC4 was designed to operate with Apple iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad, it is compatible with the majority of Android devices on the market.
Note that the SC4 is compatible with stereo microphones, with both left and right channels combined to a mono signal to be compatible with TRRS.
Schema of the Røde SC4 plugs
- Weight : 20g
- Dimensions : 30 x 10 x 120 mm
But what means the acronymes TRS and TRRS ?
TRS : Tip Ring Sleeve
TRRS : Tip Ring Ring Sleeve
It describe the different parts of the plug. Those parts will depend of the manufacturers, it is not always the same function or order. Otherwise it would be too easy, no ? :)
For the microphones, usually, TRS or TRRS describe the left and right channel, the microphone channel and the ground.