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iRig Mic from IK Multimedia now shipping:
The first handheld microphone for iPhone and iPad
The professional condenser mic for iOS devices,
for all your vocal and mobile sound needs.
IK Multimedia is proud to announce that iRig™ Mic - the first handheld
quality condenser microphone for iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad® -
is now shipping.
iRig Mic is ideal for the vocalist and songwriter on the move, and it is
also perfect for recording speeches, instruments, performances or any 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 and distant miking
conditions. Its real-time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector and
rugged metal body makes it road-ready for the mobile musician.
The familiar shape of iRig Mic is perfect for handheld performance, plus it
can be mounted on any mic stand leaving your hands free for operating the
app on your iOS device. A three-level gain switch makes it instantly
adjustable for any sound pressure condition from soft speaking to loud
iRig Mic also comes* with a suite of IK’s apps: VocaLive Free (for
vocalists and songwriters), iRig Recorder (the new IK free audio recording
app … coming soon) and AmpliTube Free (for guitarists and songwriters).
iRig Mic also works with a wide variety of other vocal and audio recording
and 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 for music,
voiceovers or any other audio application
· Quality condenser-electret unidirectional capsule
· Dual mini-jack connector allows real-time monitoring on headphones,
speakers, mixers and 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 singing, speaking and songwriting
· Can be used with a variety of other apps including GarageBand for iPad
· Compatible with any iPhone, iPod touch (with mic input) and iPad
• Ideal for vocalists
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. iRig Mic’s accurate unidirectional
pattern and superior ability to handle high audio pressure levels ensures
high-quality, crisp, clean vocal reproduction - even in noisy environments -
with no distortion.
• 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. Audiophiles will have an indispensable tool
for recording high quality podcasts, speeches, lessons, interviews, video
soundtracks or any other source that you want to record on the go.
• Real-time monitoring
The iRig Mic dual in/out mini-jack connector allows for real time monitoring
without disconnecting the mic. Its stereo mini-jack output connects easily
to traditional headphones and earbuds or line input to mixers, powered
speakers, amplifiers and PA systems.
• 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, and its familiar shape allows to
you to hold it comfortably with one hand or place it on any standard
microphone stand. Its mini-jack connector and 2m/6.5 ft. cable makes it easy
to record any sound source while keeping the iOS device at a convenient
distance for app operation.
• Includes apps for singing, songwriting and speaking
For singers and vocalists, the new VocaLive free app included* with iRig Mic
offers a suite of real-time effects dedicated to live vocal processing like
the Choir harmonizer, Pitch Fix, Double, De-esser and more, along with
advanced sing-along and recording features including a “No Voice” vocal
eliminator for singing along with existing tracks. 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 (coming soon) is IK’s new app for quick audio recording and
processing - so easy to operate that it can be used by everybody, including
• Can be used with a wide variety of apps
iRig Mic can be used with any iOS app that uses the microphone input of the
iPhone, iPod touch or iPad for its audio input. This includes a wide range
of music apps for audio recording and processing (including the new
GarageBand for iPad) as well as sing-along apps. This makes iRig Mic perfect
for both professional music creation and for personal entertainment: video
apps, multimedia and gaming apps and thousands more.
* Free version downloadable from the iTunes App Store.
Pricing and availability
iRig Mic is now available directly from IK’s online store and from select
music and electronic retailers worldwide for only $59.99/€49.99 (excluding
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