Zoom H4 vs itouch mic

Lapel and zoom microphones

To help me with my podcast I have bought a couple of microphones one lapel and another from Zoom

The itouch mic $13 US (which is a lapel mic for the iphone)

and a Zoom H4n (a bit over the top for podcasts perhaps but I’m also in a band so have used it to record demo tracks) $450

I have used them to record my latest podcast on my bands website www.jimmyyukka.com I used the iphone mic as a backup mic (which was just as well as the Zoom H4n filled up halfway through the recording).

My Opinion on the itouch mic
cheap and easy and sounds better than the iphone headset mic (worth the $30)

My Opinion on the ZoomH4n
Gorgeous as a portable recorder or an small a/d for my laptop it even has gates

iphone synths and sampler tunes

I have been dying for a decent sampler on the iphone (I tried beatmapper) but all of the apps have disappointed until now. This thing is just sooo good!

It is called nanostudio it costs money but it really is breathtaking

This is the muts nuts. I can create tracks on the way to work! I  have created a bunch of tunes my favourite a couple are below. The interface is so slick.

Virgin Outbound (recorded whilst waiting for a flight to sydney)

Theres something going on outside recorded using the iphone mic for vocal samples. It is track 3 on my new concept albumn.