IK brings the large-diaphragm mic to mobile recording
iRig Mic Studio is unveiled, boasting 24-bit A/D converters and high-definition preamp in an enclosure that’s smaller than an iPhone
pecialists in mobile music creation technology, IK Multimedia have revealed the iRig Mic Studio – a portable large-diaphragm digital condenser microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC and Android. Packing a one-inch diameter condenser capsule into an ultra-compact enclosure, the new microphone system is made for musicians, songwriters, vocalists, home producers, podcasters and more, who are all looking for studio-quality recording on the move.
Along with the large one-inch diameter back electret condenser capsule, the iRig Mic Studio features a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter with 44.1/48 kHz sample rate and a built-in low-noise high-definition preamp. These, combined with its 133dB SPL rating, allow for optimal audio capture at any sound pressure level. Monitoring and level control is made possible with a gain control knob and a multicolor LED level indicator. It also includes a headphone output with its own level control for monitoring directly from the mic itself.
A portable tabletop tripod stand is also included, along with a female micro-USB port and an assortment of cables – micro-USB to Lightning for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, micro-USB to micro-USB OTG for Android (requires either an Android 5 or Samsung Professional Audio device) and micro-USB to USB for Mac and PC – giving the iRig Mic Studio compatibility with a wide variety of platforms and third-party software.
To get started right out of the box, iRig Mic Studio comes equipped with a suite of vocal apps, including iRig Recorder. EZ Voice and VocaLive – an effects processor and multi-track recording app that features a selection of 12 professional real-time vocal effects.
iRig Mic Studio comes in silver or black and will be available in early 2015 at a retail price of $179.99/€144.99. Watch the official video of iRig Mic Studio in action below and, for more information, visit www.irigmicstudio.com