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AR1 | Quick start guide

Opearting questions

Record - Connecting AR1 (IOS device)

See this FAQ for more details.

Record - Noise in the recording

See this FAQ for more details.

Record - backing/instrument sound is too loud

See this FAQ for more details.

Record - Only mic sound is captured

Most of the time if only background or environment sound is captured and did not capture the mic sound it is because the AR1 wasn’t connected. Please check if the AR1 indicator light is on purple (If it is on purple, it means AR1 is recognized by the iPhone). If not: 

1. Please quit the camera app and remove the AR1 recorder

2. Reconnect the AR1 and check if the light turns purple

Monitor – Can’t hear the mic / background music

Please follow the below steps to examinate

Use the microphone to capture a sound source and check if it can be heard on the headphone

If the above two steps don’t work, please contact for more assistance

Monitor – hearing noise and adjust

If you heard the noise floor when you turn the volume up while using the AR1.
It is because the noise floor was lifted when you turn up the volume, this will not affect your recording or playing on the amp/speaker. Suggest solution is to turn down the headphone volume.
If the noise still appears after turning down the volume, please contact for more assistance.

AR1 connected, app unexpectedly quit

< IOS device >

When AR1 is connected but cannot perform the recording function, and the camera app will automatically quit after few seconds. It may be the app issue. Please follow the step below to resolve

Note: please do not remove AR1 in the middle of recording. iPhone will obfuscate the sound source and caused the result of hiss sound or not able to record.

How to connect the AR1 Recorder to ISOLO and amp/speaker?

See this FAQ for more details.

Mobile device compatibility

Android device | How to connect to AR1

See this FAQ for more details.

Compatibility with iPad

AR1 was launched back in 2021. During the period Cloudvocal did check the compatibility with iPad / Mac by using the provided "micro USB - Type C cable".

However, due to the software update. The compatibility with Type C USB was also impacted. Hence, there will be compatibility issue with the "micro USB - Type C cable" when connecting to iPad / Mac. The suggested solution will be as follow:


Charging necessary for AR1?

Yes, AR1 needs to be charged before using. 2 hours charging can last to 5 hours usage. <more information>

How do I know the remaining power of the AR1 recorder?

Blue: power > 80%

Green: power 80% - 30%

Red: power < 30%

Can I use Bluetooth headphone/monitor?

No, Cloudvocal will not recommend another wireless device (including Bluetooth headphone/monitor) to be used along with ISOLO device.

Can I use ANY wire headphone/monitor?

No, because not every headphone/monitor has the isolating function. 
Which during the recording process it may cause the issue of sound bleed. However, a qualify isolating headphone/monitor will work. Cloudvocal also offers our own: < EC – 5 Noise Isolating Earphones >

Compatibility of AR1

Can I use AR1 with third party devices?

Please note that the signal impedance of AR1 was designed for ISOLO system. Therefore, we would suggest connect to ISOLO device for the best user experience.
Theoretically AR1 can be plugged to any 6.3mm device. However, any hiss or unexpected sound is not cover under Cloudvocal’s service range.

Undulate sound when backing play through AR1 to speaker and monitor. But it is fine when playing through Laptop/PC

When the backing Is in stereo format and play through ISOLO. ISOLO will automatically output it as MONO source and some of the signal will be canceled and added together. Suggestion: