I'm looking for a way to perform relatively high quality stereo line-in recording on iPhone. Unusual and third-party hardware is acceptable, but jailbreak is not. I am aware of the following options:

Griffin iMic paired with Apple's Lightning to USB Camera Adapter

  • Pros: Well-reviewed, USB interface.
  • Cons: Lightning to USB Camera Adapter is not supported on iPhone.

Blue Mikey Digital

  • Pros: Works with iPhone.
  • Cons: Requires Lightning adapter, line-in quality reportedly poor.

Neither of those satisfies my requirements. Is there some workaround I'm missing?

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Check out some of the electric-guitar-interfaces. For example, the Line 6 Sonic Port Channel Audio Interface has a stereo 1/8" input jack available. On the pricier side though.

  • A colleague referred me to the same device. I agree that it solves my need. I'll delete my my answer and accept yours, but please consider editing it to include the product name as a reference for others.
    – Justin
    Sep 17, 2013 at 18:42
  • @Justin Good idea, I edited it. Sep 17, 2013 at 18:46

For a cheaper solution using products that are available (at least as of the time of this writing in August 2022), reportedly the Behringer U-Control UCA202 will work with an iPhone when combined with a cheap USB to Lightning adapter.

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