Can you use this to plug into the iPad via the USB Camera Connector to record audio?

Blue Microphones Icicle XLR to USB Converter

Blue Microphones Icicle XLR to USB Converter

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    I just answered a very similar question, so I will paste that reply for the sake of convenience:

    Excellent question. YES... but there is a caveat. Connecting the Icicle to the iPad via the USB camera connector won't provide enough power and you will get a warning about how "the device uses too much power," and the iPad will ignore it.

    HOWEVER, if you 1) connect the Icicle to a powered USB hub, and then 2) connect the hub's USB to the USB camera connector, you will be able to use an XLR mic connected to the Icicle - even ones that require phantom power.

  • No. The Camera Connector ONLY downloads photos. It doesn't do anything else nor does it support any other kind of peripheral.