Connect USB Mic to Smartphone for Video Recording

Finally there’s a way to connect your external USB microphone to your smartphone. In my case I’m using the Blue Yeti with Samsung S7. After the 1-minute setup you’ll be free do record high quality audio with the high quality video from your smartphone!

 

Video Guide

 

1 – Get the ‘Open Camera’ App

Search for the Open Camera app in the app store and install it. (It’s free and completely ad-free, but consider supporting the app author if it helps out.) Connect Blue Yeti USB Mic to Your Samsung S7 Smartphone - Guide.

 

2 – Connect Your Smartphone and USB Mic

Connect your USB microphone with your smartphone using an OTG “On-the-Go” USB. You have most likely got one of these when you purchased your phone, otherwise they are available very cheap. Remember, you must use an OTG adapter so that your device will host the external microphone. The difference between the OTG adapter and a USB to micro USB cable is that an OTG adapter makes the samrtphone become a host, for something else, keyboard, hard drive or in this case, your USB microphone.

 

Connect Blue Yeti USB Mic to Your Samsung S7 Smartphone - Guide.

3 – Choose Audio Source

Go to the video settings in the Open Camera app and then to audio source. There just select external mic.

 

Connect Blue Yeti USB Mic to Your Samsung S7 Smartphone - Guide. Connect Blue Yeti USB Mic to Your Samsung S7 Smartphone - Guide.

 

Enjoy!

6 Comments
  • sudip
    June 3, 2017

    Thanks mate

  • Kubik
    July 24, 2017

    Hi, how is the battery live, do the Yeti eat a lot of juice?

    • Sanjin Đumišić
      July 24, 2017

      Hello, not at all. It can record for a long time, and if you put the phone in flight mode and turn off functions you don’t need there’s really no battery life problem.

  • Bruno
    August 5, 2017

    Good afternoon!
    Many thanks for your tuturial!
    I have a question, I have a h2n zoom microphone, I get the same audio quality per usb otg with the Open Camera App than if it was just the audio recorded by the zoom?

    Thank you very much!

    Bruno Pascoal

    • Sanjin Đumišić
      August 5, 2017

      Hello Bruno! I’m glad it helps out! I don’t know about the quality, I would think the quality of the format is always the same as the smartphone settings. However the external USB mic makes the sound quality better, the bass, the treble and the details get much more richer. /All the best

      • Bruno
        August 5, 2017

        Thank you once again!
        All ter best for you too!

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