A note to everyone still using the iPod Touch Microphones iVoice III or iVoice Pro with their 1st Gen iPod Touch.
Do not upgrade your firmware to 3.1.1 unless you are OK with losing the functionality of iVoice III or iVoice Pro microphone. We can confirm that these mics remain functional up to software version 3.0, but the 3.1.1 upgrade disables the mics.
If you have not upgraded, we recommend to hold off until 3.1.2, where Apple will probably issue a fix. If you have already upgraded, and the mic function is more important to you than the functions in the 3.1.1 upgrade, then you should roll back your firmware version.
We cannot offer any official support on how to roll back your iPod Touch firmware to 2.2.1, however there is a lot of information out on the web. Some good places to research are the Apple forums, particularly this post about rolling back firmware. (Even though it is outdated, the methods can point you in the right direction.)
Also you can check out the YouTube video below from “EMAC” regarding how to roll back 3.0/3.1.1 firmware back to 2.2.1 on iPod Touch:
Note that the iPod Touch 3.1 firmware upgrade DOES NOT affect mics plugged into the 3.5mm jack on iPod Touch 2g & 3G.
iPod Touch recording with Voxie has its advantages.
You guys are using your iPod Touch microphones in all kinds of imaginative ways. From guerilla journalists conducting recorded interviews in the field, to grade school girls recording their singing rehearsals, to academics recording lectures, the list goes on! We even had a gentleman inquire about using our mic as a hearing aid (don’t ask, that interesting story is for another blog post!).
In any case, we are often asked to recommend a good voice recording app. Well after testing the top two apps available on the app store for recording – “iTalk Recorder Premium” and “Voxie” – we think that Voxie takes the cake!
Why we chose Voxie
Both apps have nice features too long to list here, so we want to cut to the chase and tell you the 4 reasons why we think Voxie stands out :
Quality – In our testing the Voxie recording had less background noise and better pickup than the iTalk app.
User Interface – Both apps look great, but Voxie’s takes the cake by using the familiar and effective iPhone style interface along with a beautiful choice of skins.
Features – Voxie is the only recording app you should ever need.
Price – At $1.99 it comes in $3 cheaper than iTalk Recorder Premium.
We recently featured Voxie in a video with our TouchMic Lapel Mic:
You can purchase the lapel mic right here at TouchMic.com
This is video is a demo of our iPod Touch Microphone VoIP solution, available for sale here on our site. The headset and microphone work just like Apple’s headset and are of the same quality, but less expensive, shipping costs included, and delivered right to your door. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all! Thanks.
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