Recording video performances

Usually just shoot it with room audio on the camera and line in to the recorder and auto-sync it in Premiere

Filmic pro on iPad + a Blue Yeti USB mic connected with the camera connection kit. Not quite as good as a direct audio connection but certainly not bad. Filming + editing + publishing in one device is really nice.


Bought a Go Mixer Pro, specifically to use for this purpose with my iPhone. Complete piece of junk IMO. Poor build quality and design–noisy–just awful. My MixPre 6 is class compliant, and it works with everything but my iPhone. Disappointed with both Roland and Apple.

I use a Behringer UCA-202 (or 222). Cheap, small, bus powered even by the iPhone, direct monitoring headphone out with volume control, stereo in and out (on RCA sockets though). Never had any issues with it and the sound quality is alright.

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Thanks for all the responses so far. Some iPhone solution would be best for me, as I dont really need great video, and usually I record for no serious purpose other than share a short snippet on instagram. Its just so convenient to record with the camera I have in my pocket.

I have a usb mic kickin around. Maybe I’ll try your suggestion Joe. :pray:

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I have the behringer uc 202 and have been getting a lot of digital glitches when trying to record videos (using filmic pro). It’s also sometimes only connecting mono and if I unplug/re-plug (the camera kit adapter) to the iPhone I can get stereo. Could be that I have a defective uc202, but wonder if this is a common problem with these or if it’s worth ordering another one

This is a pretty general Eurorack and external device question and I’m open to any and all sorts of answers here. I think there are plenty of options, so open to the community regarding this one!

Question: how are you recording into iPhone to post for social media?

So many artists on here are able to post directly to IG and other platforms. I’ve got an old camera adapter and the OP-1 running USB audio to trick my old iPhone into thinking it’s a mic, but it’s not a perfect solve. Lots of distortion. (Drive and output on OP-1 is at 50 for the L+R channel outs and the drive isn’t crazy.)

Am I missing something here? Are people recording and editing in AE/Premiere or something then formatting? Looking for the most straightforward way to rock impromptu sessions while traveling, so cutting the computer outta the equation would be the icing on the cake. Seriously want to hear from all y’all though.

What’s your workflow?


I record video with iPhone and audio through Ableton, export both, combine them with iMovie, and finally re-upload to my phone to post.

There’s probably a better way, but that’s what I’ve been doing with what I’ve got.


I do the same actually, not the most convenient and fast but that’s the best way I’ve found so far

Yeah, I’m recording the audio to the DAW, capturing scratch audio through the phone’s microphone, then using FinalCut Pro’s clip sync to marry the audio to the video (and discard the scratch audio).

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GoPro with media kit (adds a 1/8” input jack), imported wirelessly straight into the phone works pretty well.


I go out of the mixer into my iPhone via Headset Buddy, get levels/mix in Garage Band on the phone, then record video using a small phone tripod. I edit on the phone with iMovie.

Works great and takes no more than 5 minutes to setup.

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The Roland Go:Mixer is a good option for this. Just simply plug it into your phone and use the regular camera app or get something like the ProMovie Recorder app to record movies in hi-res. The sound quality is decent enough for social media. :wink:

I however do not use this setup to record video. I mainly use the Go:Mixer as a compact external sound card while travelling. I use AUM and MetaRecorder as apps. AUM can export to dropbox, which is very convenient for backing up and sharing.


I was looking for something like that for a while, and finally found something that worked for me quite recently. If you’ve got a class-compliant USB interface kicking around, this may save you some money and pain:

  • Class-compliant USB interface with mains adaptor: I already had a Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB, which can be bus-powered but doesn’t need to be. This appears to cut down on potential issues. Cheaper Focusrite interfaces are also fine here, and I know people have had success with ES-9 at least. I found this video about connecting interfaces to an iPhone to be the most useful out of all the ones I watched, much of the below is adapted from there.
  • Lightning USB Camera Adaptor: get the official one. This has a lightning port and a USB-A port, and plugs into the lightning port of your device.
  • Powered USB hub or external battery and lightning cable: this provides power to your iDevice via the adaptor.
  • USB-C to USB-A cable. This goes from the interface into the camera adaptor. I have a 2m one supports up to 18W power delivery and 480Mbps data transfer, and a 10’ one which supports 100W and 100Gbps, so if you hit the lower spec you should be fine at that length at least.

Oncr you’ve got the gear, the order is important:

  1. Set up your audio interface monitoring on a device that lets you do this, such as a laptop. This video about Focusrite Control settings helped me. You should only need to do this once.
  2. Ensure audio interface is powered on and cables are connected to inputs and outputs as desired.
  3. Plug USB-C to USB-A cable into the audio interface and the camera adaptor. Plug lightning cable into the power source and the camera adaptor.
  4. Plug camera adaptor into iPhone and attempt to record some video or audio. If you’ve set up your monitoring correctly, you should hear things immediately. If you have not, you may be missing either direct or recorded audio.

Apologies if any of this write-up comes across as condescending, but I personally made a lot of boneheaded mistakes in this process so I recommend donning your troubleshooting hat the first time so you have a pain-free 1-minute audio setup every other time. Many people do seem to get on fine with a subset of this!

Here’s a video I recorded on the weekend with this exact setup: audio is going from MiniMix → HiPass → Mackie Onyx 1220i → Focusrite Clarett → iPhone, recorded in ProCamera:

The audio quality is good enough for platform compression, and any deficiencies are more than compensated by the benefits in workflow. That video happened minutes after I decided I wanted to document the patch I’d been playing with before turning it off, when a month or two ago I’d have decided against recording it due to the overhead of syncing.


Thanks @informationsource — this is pretty close to what I’m doing currently! Maybe I’ll try the Pro Camera app you mentioned?

I’m using the OP-1 as an audio interface for the modular and monitoring the levels coming in there (and processing it live with the OP-1). My main gripe is there’s no way to adjust the volume once the video is recorded into the native camera app, so my cronchy recording can’t be salvaged. It kinda worked for this post but it definitely wasn’t intentional.

Something’s fishy here. USB-C (let alone USB-A) definitely doesn’t support 100Gb/s, and USB-A generally tops out at 12W, with the exception of a few proprietary fast charge protocols. You’re probably fine so long as the cables are working, but there are a lot of noncompliant cables out there that can cause problems by pretending to be something they aren’t. Might want to double-check the specs.

Sorry, perils of writing out and half-editing a long post on a phone: that’s a 10Gbps cable and it’s USB-C on both ends. (Not sure where I got 18W from there, either, though the point is really “this much cheaper cable does the job”.)

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