IK Multimedia, a technology company as well as leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories, has recently announced the iRig Mic HD. This particular accessory happens to be the first high-quality digital handheld microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac, where it will continue from where the groundbreaking and highly popular iRig Mic left off by offering pristine digital audio quality as well as multi-platform compatibility, being compatible with all generations of iOS devices and Macs. Apart from that, it still arrives in a similar practical handheld form factor, and has a slew of convenient features to go along with it.
Courtesy of a high-quality electret condenser capsule as well as a precise gain control, the iRig Mic HD will be specially equipped to handle a wide range of recording applications. It works great when you are trying to record what could be the speech of the century, or to capture singing, acoustic instruments, guitar amps, an entire band, or any other type of audio source in perfect clarity.
It is a no-brainer that the iRig Mic HD performs as it does thanks to a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, which has a 44.1/96 kHz sampling rate, as well as a low noise/high definition pre-amp. It will also capture pristine audio which will suit the most demanding professional needs on the field or in the studio, while sporting an accurate gain control and signal/level multi-color LED indicator that makes it a snap to set an appropriate level for any sound-pressure situation, regardless of whether it is a loud concert or a quiet, whispering vocal.
Sporting a sturdy metal-body construction alongside a comfortable handheld form factor, the iRig Mic HD would be the perfect tool for interviewers, broadcasters, presenters, singers and musicians who would want any compromise when it comes to obtaining the highest quality recording on the move. You can mount its standard housing easily on any regular mic stand clip, and its design sports detachable cables so that its overall size will be kept to the minimum for the greatest level of portability. The iRig Mic HD will cost $99.99/€79.99 pop prior to taxes and will be available in early Q2 this year.