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For any tech journo, a recording device is a must-have. A chance opportunity to chat with Larry Page need not be ruined by a EDM audio rig demo in the background. IK Multimedia is one company who have already had a solution for these situations, and the iRig Mic Cast has been a constant by my side.
The IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD proved the perfect solution, an option for musicians, vloggers, journos, and youtubers, among others, to ensure quality audio in their productions and sessions. The IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD 2 is now official, and it retains its place as the only handheld digital condenser microphone for iPhone, iPad and Mac/PC. Consider it your ultimate on-the-go recording solution, whether for podcasts, live streams or recording jam sessions.
In terms of audio quality, the gold-sputtered electret condenser capsule ensures great sound, while its cardioid polar pattern gives you excellent off-axis noise rejection. The iRig Mic HD 2 can enable audio quality up to 24-bit/96 kHz.
Perfect for the movement towards taking off headphone jacks on smart devices, the iRig Mic HD 2 includes an onboard dedicated headphone output with volume control for monitoring. Volume control makes it easy to monitor your recording on-site at comfortable levels.
Interestingly, the Apple certified iRig Mic HD 2 comes with a whole load of accessories, including a Lightning connector cable, a USB cable, table tripod, a carrying pouch, a mic stand clip and a 5/8″ to 3/8″ thread adapter.
There’s loads on freebies from IK Multimedia’s software arsenal as well. The iRig Mic HD 2 comes with downloadable versions of Mac and PC software including Ableton Live Lite, a Digital Audio Workstation application; T-RackS Classic collection of audio processing plug-ins; and Mic Room, with incredibly realistic virtual models of some of the most desirable microphones of all time. Also included are iOS apps such as the Mic Pack for VocaLive, that adds a collection of virtual microphone models to the real-time vocal effects processing and multitrack recorder app; Pro Bundle for iRig Recorder, which adds indispensable processing like equalization and compression to the pro-audio recording and editing app with video; and Mic Room, the microphone modelling app.
iRig Mic HD 2 is available from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for only $ 129.99