Complied by Stephen Goforth / Summer 2017
AUDIO: APPS & SITES
Live internet audio app. Share in social media, text with listeners, embed player on your website. Free.
Creates audio slideshows. Basic $40, Plus $70. There's a free version but it will display "demo" at the beginning. Resizes your images for you, can reorder them, etc. but doesn't edit photos.
All things audio. A performance space, editorial session, an audition stage, a library, and a hangout. How to guides for podcast beginners.
Allows you to plug two XLR mics into your iPhone through the lightning port, so that you and the person you are interviewing can be mic’ed with separate gains. A headphone port allows you to monitor the audio. Uses two AA batteries so it does not draw power from your iPhone. $200.
A broadcast quality XLR adaptor that lets you connect it to the lightning port of the iPhone. The cable is about 10 feet long in order to reach an interview subject. You can adjust the headphone volume but there is no preamp or gain control. $149.
Moment phone case w/lens
The case has a mount for attaching the wide lens. The case has a battery to add life to your phone. There is a physical shutter button for a more natural feel. The lens have a nice weight balance on the phone. The case by itself is $30, the phone case with a built-in battery is $99, and the wide lens is $99.
Small lens attachment which slides onto the corner of the phone. It will give you a wide screen to give you more of the room you are shooting. Includes a three lenses: wide angle, a fish-eye and a macro. $100.
iRig Mic Studio
Professional studio mic that comes with many adapters including a lightning port plug so it will work with the iPhone 7 (which is it smaller than). Includes gain control, level indicator, and headphone output (with its own level control). Tripod stand included. $150.
RodeVMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone SuperCardiod. Lightweight directional microphone. Adapter and extension cord needed as well for it to work with a iPhone 7. $99.
Transcribes audio to text for only about 2 cents a minute (others are more expensive). Download the text from the website, or playback the recording in sync with the transcription to check for errors. No distinction is made between speakers.
A preamp which allows you to plug your quality mic into an your iOS device. It takes an XLR input and turns it into a 3.5mm jack. A built in headphone socket allowing users to monitor audio when paired with the iRig Recorder app, which also gives audio control levels. Very simple to use. $39. If you want better sound quality, try the iRig Pro at $129.
AUDIO STABILIZATION (GIMBALS, TRIPODS, CLIPS, ETC.)
ePhoto Portable Swivel Flash Clamp with Hot Shoe Mount Flash Adapter. Holds your phone to many different surfaces. $15.
GorillaPod tripod (the big one)
Joby GripTight PRO. Flexible legs wrap around objects for unlimited angles. 6.6 pounds. Rubber foot grips provide stability on any surface. $59.
GorillaPod tripod (small)
Joby GorillaPod flexible tripod (small) and GripTight phone holder. Flexible legs wrap around objects for unlimited angles. Rubber foot grips provide stability on any surface. $35.
The Smoothee gives you a steady, gliding shot by a balanced weight system that holds your phone on a frictionless ball joint. Simple to use, though the size could interfere with other attachments on you iPhone. $90.
A video recording app that lets you listen live to your sound, includes manual controls for exposure, focus, and white balance. Shoot stills while recording. Has a built-in single-track video editor. $5.99.
VIDEO & PHOTO
Add to your photos or videos text, filters, emoji, music, and opaque transition cards. Intended to be fun, though the menu layout is not entirely intuitive and it does take some time to create. Free.