Depending on the venues that you will be performing in and the type of mobile device you own, it may be possible to get started for as little as $36. The KM-IPHONE-XTRS-A22 from kV Connection will allow you to connect your iPhone or Android device directly to a soundboard using an XLR line-level output connection. Our tests have shown that the quality, while not studio quality, is pretty good and gives the recording a good “live” feel.
There are any number of other options available if you’d like to take greater control of your recordings. Check out our Recording Guide for more information.