iRig Mic Studio now available from IK Multimedia

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Last week, IK Multimedia released Mic Room, a microphone modeling app with the ability to make your mic of choice sound like a mic of a different choice by altering its tone. And now, there’s a new mic with which you can use it.

iRig Mic Studio

Now shipping, iRig Mic Studio is an ultra-portable large-diaphragm digital condenser microphone. Its 1” diameter capsule is perfect for musicians, vocalists, podcasters, and anyone else looking to capture professional quality sound. Its plug-and-play functionality means iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC and Android users can record with studio-quality results anytime and anywhere.

iRig Mic StudioSpecifically, iRig Mic Studio provides:


Superior portable performance
iRig Mic Studio has been created to provide the best sound quality possible in every recording situation. It features a large 1” diameter back 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. These, combined with its 133dB SPL rating, allow for optimal audio capture at any sound pressure level — it can record everything from the subtle and nuanced dynamics of the human voice to the full-on bombast of an amplified electric guitar, and everything in between.

And while these features are excellent on their own, what’s truly remarkable about iRig Mic Studio is that it fits its components into a compact enclosure so small that it makes other microphones seem supersized and cumbersome by comparison.

Comprehensive control
In addition to its high-end components, iRig Mic Studio also sports a comprehensive set of monitoring and level control features. It comes with a gain control knob and a multicolor LED level indicator that allow for on-the-spot adjustment. It also has a headphone output jack with its own level control for monitoring directly from the microphone itself. For better positioning while recording, iRig Mic Studio comes with a sturdy and portable tabletop tripod stand. And for improved portability, it comes with its own protective travel pouch.

It’s all about the connections
iRig Mic Studio is compatible with nearly every popular mobile and desktop platform. It comes 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.

And, of course, iRig Mic Studio comes with a suite of vocal apps from IK Multimedia:

In addition, iRig Mic Studio is also fully compatible with a wide variety of third party apps and software, includiong Cubasis, ProStudio Vocal FX, MultiTrack DAW, GarageBand, Logic Pro X apps, and iOS Voice Memo.

iRig Mic Studio comes in silver or black and is available now from music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK online store, for $179.99. For more information, visit

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