This past weekend, we reviewed IK Multimedia’s iRig Voice, a colorful, inexpensive option for those looking to have some karaoke fun (or at least prove they need less auto-tune than Ke$ha). When you’re ready to get serious about your voice recording—be it for singing, podcasting, interviewing, etc.—you’ll instead want to look at IK Multimedia’s newly released iRig Mic HD.
The iRig Mic HD is a mobile, digital condenser microphone that connects directly to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via the included Lightning connector (or 30-pin dock connector, available separately) or to your Mac/PC via the included USB cable. Designed for live handheld performance and recording, it delivers high-quality digital sound via an electret condenser capsule, a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter (with 44.1/48 kHz sample rate) and a built-in low-noise high-definition preamp.
iRig Mic HD sports an easy-to-use gain control that allows for optimum audio capture at any sound pressure level, from the quiet whisper of an ambient room to the full blast of a loud rock concert. A multi-color LED provides at-a-glance monitoring of sound levels.
For immediate recording, iRig Mic HD comes fully equipped with a suite of powerful IK apps: iRig® Recorder for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a straightforward audio and editing app for field recording and interviews. VocaLive™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a powerful vocal effects and multi-track recording app with a suite of 12 professional real-time vocal effects. AmpliTube® for iOS, Mac and PC is the industry-standard guitar studio app that features ultra-accurate digital models of some of the world’s most desirable guitar amplifiers and effects. EZ Voice for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is an easy-to-use vocal recording app that lets you sing-along and record with any song in your iTunes music library. iRig Mic HD is also compatible with a wide variety of third party apps, like GarageBand, Cubasis, ProStudio Vocal FX, MultiTrack DAW and more.
iRig Mic HD is available now for $129.99 in black, with a silver version coming exclusively to the Apple Store. For more information, visit www.ikmultimedia.com. You can check out the full suite of IK Multimedia Apps in the iTunes App Store.