Recording a jam session or field interview on your phone will give you file portability but at the expense of sound quality. A new microphone from IK Multimedia promises high quality recording on your mobile device.
iRig Mic HD is a hand-held digital condenser microphone that works with iOS products to capture studio quality sound on your mobile device. Setting up the microphone is as easy as connecting directly to your pad or phone with an included USB cable. The microphone first filters any received signal through a high-definition, audiophile grade preamp then through an analog-to-digital 24-bit converter sending the signal directly to the mobile device. All the applications for the microphone are free on the Apple App Store and include VocaLive, a real-time vocal-effects processing and multi-track recording app, iRig Recorder for journalistic field recordings and AmpliTube, a multi-effects, recording and studio app for musicians.
iRig Mic HD comes with everything an aspiring broadcaster or musician needs to take their studio recording mobile, including cables and even a carrying case. iRig Mic HD will hit the market later this year and will retail for 99 bucks, a deal for just about who as ever shopped for a high quality new microphone.
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