ORTF mic “Aurochs” on a smartphone

You can connect the ORTF microphone to an iPhone or Android phone. With the ORTF mic, a cage and an additional small audio interface you'll get very satisfying stereo tracks, which sound far more natural than recordings by the phone's internal mics.

ORTF stereo microphone attached via USB-C or Lightning port to a smartphone

What do you need for a smartphone rig?

  • ORTF mic “Aurochs” basic set
  • A cage for your smartphone or action cam with some mounting points (not included)
  • Rode AI-Micro compact dual-channel audio interface (not included)
  • Rode SC11 Y-cable (not included)
  • Highly recommended for outdoor use: Rode WS8 windshield (not included)
  • Video app supporting external mics (free for iOS: Blackmagic Camera app)
Set with ORTF stereo microphone, shock-mount and mounting options

ORTF mic on Etsy

ORTF microphone iPhone rig with Rode AI-Micro audio interface.
ORTF microphone iPhone rig with Rode AI-Micro audio interface and Blackmagic Camera app on the screen.

What sound quality can you expect with a smartphone rig?

Please listen with good headphones.

ORTF mic on the iPhone handheld rig. Preamp: Rode AI-Micro. Sound is only normalized and EQed.
ORTF mic on the iPhone handheld rig. Preamp: Rode AI-Micro. Sound is only normalized and EQed.