Last year, IK Multimedia took us by storm with the iRig iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad recording interface designed for guitarists to plug their guitars directly into their Apple device
The idea took off so well that IK have decided to open up great quality iDevice recording to all musicians with the iRig Mic. Unsurprisingly, it is a high quality microphone that can be plugged directly into your iPhone for example to record vocals (and any other audio source) direct to IK Multimedia's (or another third party) audio recording app.
N.B. Pictured Headphones and iPhone are not included
Here's what IK Multimedia say about the iRig Mic
Make quality audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
iRig Mic is the first handheld, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad designed for all of your mobile sound needs. Now you can make professional audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iOS device.
iRig Mic is ideal for the singer, vocalist and songwriter on the move, but also perfect for recording speeches, instruments, performances or other sound sources in the studio, on stage or in the field.
The iRig Mic features a highly unidirectional condenser-electret microphone capsule that provides quality recording in both close mic and long distance mic conditions, and provides real time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector design. A three-level gain switch makes it instantly adjustable for any sound pressure condition - from soft speaking to loud playing. Its familiar form is perfect for handheld performance, plus it allows you to mount it on any mic stand leaving your device free for operating your favorite app. Its rugged metal body is road-ready for the mobile musician.
iRig Mic also comes* with VocaLive free, IK's new real time effects processor suite for the singer and vocalist, and AmpliTube free for guitar players and songwriters. iRig Mic also works with a multitude of other vocal and audio processing apps for the iOS platform.
iRig Mic features:
- Ideal for all vocal applications from singing to speech
- Great for all types of sound recording or processing in music or any other audio application
- Quality condenser-electret unidirectional capsule
- Dual mini-jack connector allows real-time monitoring on headphones, speakers, mixers, PAs
- Rugged, durable metal housing
- Easy to set-up for any sound source
- Can be handheld or placed on a standard mic stand
- Comes with apps for singers and songwriters
- Can be used with a multitude of other apps
Ideal for singers and vocalists
Singers and vocalists will find the iRig Mic to be their ideal companion for capturing their voice in high fidelity for real time audio processing during live performances or recording sessions. The iRig Mic condenser-electret capsule with accurate unidirectional pattern and high-pressure holding ensures high-quality crisp, clean vocal reproduction - even in noisy environments - with no distortion, even with the widest range of volume dynamics.
Suitable for all types of sound recording
Musicians will love the versatility of iRig Mic for recording and accurately reproducing their acoustic instruments, amplified instruments or even their band performances and concerts. Non-musicians will find it an indispensable tool for recording high quality podcasts, speeches, lessons, interviews, video soundtracks or any other source that can be recorded on the go with their mobile device.
Easy to set-up and operate
The three level gain switch (for low, medium and high sound pressure sources) make setting up iRig Mic a breeze, while its familiar shape allows you to comfortably hold it with one hand or position it on any standard microphone stand. Its mini-jack connector and 2m/6.5 ft. cable make it easy to record any sound source while keeping the iPhone or iPad at a convenient distance for operation of your favorite app.
Real time monitoring
The iRig Mic dual in/out mini-jack connector allows you to monitor your recordings in real time without disconnecting the mic from your from your iPhone/iPod or iPad. It's stereo mini-jack output can be easily connected to traditional headphones and earbuds or line input to mixers, powered speakers, amplifiers and PA systems.
Includes apps for singers, songwriters and speakers
With millions of installations and constant ranking in the top music apps - IK Multimedia is the leader for professional music creation apps on the iOS platform. 15 years of experience in the professional audio markets has produced three powerful apps for singers and songwriters included* with iRig Mic: VocaLive Free, AmpliTube Free and iRig Recorder Free.
Your favorite vocal and audio effects, on your iPhone
For singers and vocalists, the new VocaLive free app included* with iRig Mic offers for the first time a mobile suite of real-time effects dedicated to live vocal processing. Vocalists can add effects like choir harmonizer, pitch correction, vocal doubler, de-esser and more, together with advanced sing-along and recording features. The included* AmpliTube free app is the perfect companion for songwriters and features real-time guitar and bass effects, recording and mastering capabilities. The included* iRig Recorder is the new IK app for quick audio recording and processing so easy to operate that can be used by everybody, including non musicians.
Can be used with a multitude of apps
iRig Mic can be used with any other app that uses the device microphone to process or record audio on the iPhone, iPod and iPad. These include a wide range of music apps for audio processing, sing-along and recording - for both professional music creation or personal entertainment - video, multimedia and gaming apps, plus thousands more.
* Free version downloadable from the iTunes App Store