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By loyukfai, Junior Member on 2nd December 2013, 05:48 PM
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Is it possible to use the 3.5mm jack on the Nexus 5 as an input source for recording?

Like connecting it to a guitar.

Thanks in advance.
 
 
2nd December 2013, 07:12 PM |#2  
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I don't know, but would be curious to know the answer.

Do you have a piece of hardware that you could test it with?

Sent from my Nexus 5 using xda app-developers app
6th December 2013, 07:40 PM |#3  
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tried but didn't work...

could be a TRS TRRS problem... not sure...

related?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1100322
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24th December 2013, 06:02 PM |#4  
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the n5 is out of my hands right now, can someone test this...? thx in advance.
24th December 2013, 08:29 PM |#5  
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Is it possible to use the 3.5mm jack on the Nexus 5 as an input source for recording?

Like connecting it to a guitar.

Thanks in advance.

I believe the only way is via USB...but you have to use an app as Android does not build in USB recording as does Windows. I use this app along with a USB interface and a microphone on this phone and my tablet. Works great and the dev is a great guy. He also makes a DAW (there's a free version) for recording and editing.
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3rd January 2014, 04:23 PM |#6  
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that's... too bad then. thanks for info but.
18th January 2014, 06:09 PM |#7  
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btw, any suggestion for usb audio in? or usb mic? thx.
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anyone? " _ "
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I use a pair of wired ear buds that have a built in microphone for calls. I'm running CM11 not stock but I just tested and "Sound Recorder" is more than happy to receive its input via the headset jack. I would believe it's just a matter of finding the right converter plug for your guitar.
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I use a pair of wired ear buds that have a built in microphone for calls. I'm running CM11 not stock but I just tested and "Sound Recorder" is more than happy to receive its input via the headset jack. I would believe it's just a matter of finding the right converter plug for your guitar.

I have used ASR for recording, works fine over the headset jack. It is a mono source of course. It won't work with a standard 3.5mm plug of course, you have to have the signal on the microphone portion - which is ground (silence) for the standard plugs.

I used the adapter that came with Dragon Naturally Speaking. It has two 3.5mm stereo plugs to one 3.5mm stereo+mic plug. If you use a 3.5mm stereo cable into the mic side of this adapter it works fine.

You could probably rig up something from Radio Shack, but I didn't have to because this worked, and I don't need the adapter for my computer so it was just sitting in the cord box...
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thanks to everyone who replied, truly.

it seems that there are 2 solutions...

1) usb sound w/dedicated app
2) cable that turns L/R input from TRS tip to M input on TRRS tip

the 3.5mm/trrs/(left/right/ground/mic) socket on the phone should work as tdcrone mentioned above. as long as a 3.5mm stereo+mic adapter available, or a custom cable that turns the original L or R input into M on the output end.

this is by far the simpler solution, **if such cable or adapter is available**, the caveat emptor is that the record will be mono, and there could be mic gain issues...?

otoh, the usb solution works, at the cost of having to get an adapter and apps for android costs.

@Vegasden: i see that both USB audio recorder pro and audio evolution mobile daw seem to work with usb recorder, and the latter one is just marginally more expensive?

edit: sorry, just realise that one also needs to buy usb audio recorder pro if she/he wants to use audio evolution mobile daw to do usb record
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