Dan and Judie wrote about how the iRig Mic Field from IK Multimedia helped them cover NAIAS in Detroit as well as CES, and it illustrated another step in how far IK has evolved in their microphone offerings. Now IK Multimedia is announcing their next step with the iRig Mic Studio, an ultra-portable large-diaphragm mic for every platform.
The new iRig announced at NAMM 2015 is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC and Android, and works in conjunction with a variety of apps for all mobile platforms. It features a 1” diameter condenser capsule into an ultra-compact enclosure that can be used to make professional recordings anywhere. Here are some of the key features:
Superior portable performance iRig Mic Studio has been designed to provide the best possible recording quality. It features a large 1” diameter back electric 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 capture 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 that’s smaller than an iPhone.
Comprehensive control To assist its high-end components, iRig Mic Studio also sports a comprehensive set of monitoring and level control features. To ensure the best sound for every situation, it comes 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 iRig Mic Studio itself. And, for better positioning while recording, iRig Mic Studio comes with a sturdy and portable tabletop tripod stand.
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.
Record with the power of apps For immediate recording, iRig Mic Studio comes equipped with a powerful suite of vocal apps. VocaLive™ is a powerful effects processor and multi-track recording app that features a selection of 12 professional real-time vocal effects. EZ Voice™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and EZ Voice™ for Android are streamlined and easy-to-use sing-along apps that make it easy for vocalists to practice with any song in their music library. iRig® Recorder for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and iRig® Recorder for Android are straightforward apps for field recording, podcasting, note taking and more.
The VocaLive App is available from the App Store at www.appstore.com/vocalive
The EZ Voice App is available from the App Store at www.appstore.com/ezvoice
The iRig Recorder App is available from the App Store at www.appstore.com/irigrecorder EZ Voice is available for Android via Google Play and the Samsung GALAXY Apps store.
iRig Recorder is available for Android on Google Play. iRig Mic Studio is also fully compatible with a wide variety of third-party apps and software, like Cubasis, ProStudio Vocal FX, MultiTrack DAW and more. It’s also compatible with Apple’s GarageBand and Logic Pro X apps, and iOS Voice Memo.
Pricing and availability iRig Mic Studio comes in silver or black and will be available later in Q1 2015 from IK Online Store, and music and electronics retailers such as Amazon and Sweetwater Sound. It has a list price of $179.99.
For more information, please visit: www.irigmicstudio.com
To see the official video of iRig Mic Studio in action, go to: www.irigmicstudio.com/video