TASCAM iM2 Reviews3.6/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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from PA USA
December 11, 2012Music Background:
Awesome microphone!I used this twice to record a couple gigs and the clarity and fullness of the recording let alone the stereo sound! A great buy.....worth every penny!
from Traverse City, MI USA
July 19, 2012Music Background:
Great Microphone!Love the sound for such a small microphone. I use it to record live classical concerts on my iPhone. Love it!
from Las Vegas
March 1, 2012Music Background:
Voice Over Artist
AMAZING mic for the iPhone!This is an incredible tool for portable recording! I can do auditions now with just my iPhone and the iM2. The sound is that good! I did a side-by-side with my studio mic and was very impressed. This mic delivers for a great price.
August 7, 2012Music Background:
6 time Emmy award winning com
Great quality, only few drawbacksThe biggest drawback is that there's no headphone out for monitoring. If you own an iPad, no worries- but if you have an iTouch, then the headphone out of the iTouch is too close to the dock connector, and you can't use headphones, so I wish the iM2 had a headphone out as well. The only other drawback is that there's a bit of handling noise, but as long as the iPad or iTouch is held still, there's no issue.
The overall recording quality is fantastic!
from Minneapolis, MN
January 18, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Radio, Television Advertising
iM2 Will Work In Most InstancesOK wasn't sure how to rate this little beast since a 3.0 is "Really Good" and not sure it's there but it is better than average.
As it is I am using the mic on an iPad or iPhone so not sure what I should totally expect as far as sonic quality goes.
Here's the skinny I have used it for live performances, recording advertising demos, live instruments and voices.
I used my iPhone for a live club performance recording and lo and behold got it outside and played it through the car speakers and sounded very good with no distortion that I had got through the phone's speakers. For fleshed out demos for some ads we were putting together I used my iPad Garageband IOS and it to was good but thought it could have been a little better. The good first was recording quality was solid with a fairly flat response curve with no noticeable distortion with instrument and voice. The down side I felt the limiter really did not work real well as it did blow up from time to time with a sound glitch on high sound pressure signals and though a good idea not sure it was real effective. Also the volume control was not really needed or was it very noticeable unless you set it max or minimum. During the club scene I just set it at max and let it go since there was no way your going to mess with it in such a lowlight situation and that it would have any major effect on volume and smaller increments is questionable.
Overall this may be the best option at this time for an external mic for the iPhone or iPad at this time. Don't think you will be disappointed but remember it is not a Neumann either.
from Chico ca
September 6, 2012Music Background:
Worth the moneyRecords pretty good for what it is- once you figure out the quircks.
I record our band practice with it , it's a wonderful tool. However trying to pass the recording on to my band mates via the built in sound cloud app
Is useless. Clunky. So maybe a regular handheld would be better for a little more money
from Des Plaines, Illinois
March 9, 2012Music Background:
Great concept bbut was disappointedI bought the IM2 for outdoor field recording. This is a warnign to anyone who is considering getting this for any sort of outdoor recording. Don't. The microphone is fantastic indoors and picks up very well. But any sort of air movement near it is picked up.. If I did indoor recording like band gigs and the like I think it would be fantastic for that. I think Tascam has a great idea. I love it's small size and simplicity, but the lack of any sort of wind screen protecting the microphone is a deal breaker for me. I'd love to see Tascam reengineer this mic to fix these concerns.