IK Multimedia is one of the leading firms specializing in computer-based instrument and audio interfaces and software. They have a new iRig product for you vocalists for 2014, the iRig Mic HD. The HD offers improved audio quality and connectivity options. This product is compatible with Macs via USB, newer iOS devices via Lightning, and legacy products via the old 30-pin connector. The iRig Mic features 24-bit audio and 44.1/96kHz sample rate for high quality audio. It’s compatible with IK’s full range of software for the Mac and iOS. The iRig Mic HD will hits stores in Q2 for just under $100.
IK Multimedia announces iRig Mic HD
The first high-quality digital handheld microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac
IK Multimedia, a global technology company and leader in mobile music- creation apps and accessories, today announced iRig® Mic HD, a high-quality digital handheld microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. iRig Mic HD improves on IK’s groundbreaking and highly popular iRig Mic, by offering pristine digital audio quality and multi-platform compatibility for all generations of iOS devices and Macs, in addition to its practical handheld form factor and other convenient features.
Thanks to a high-quality electret condenser capsule and a precise gain control, iRig Mic HD is equipped to handle a wide range of recording applications. It’s perfect for professionally capturing speech, singing, acoustic instruments, guitar amps, an entire band, or any other type of audio source.
iRig Mic HD sports a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, a 44.1/96 kHz sampling rate, and a low noise/high definition pre-amp.
It captures pristine audio that will suit the most demanding professional needs on the field or in the studio. Its accurate gain control and signal/level multi-color LED indicator make it easy to set an appropriate level for any sound-pressure situation, whether it’s a loud concert or a quiet, whispering vocal.
Handheld comfort and portability
Featuring sturdy metal-body construction and a comfortable handheld form factor, iRig Mic HD is ideal for interviewers, broadcasters, presenters, singers and musicians who want the highest quality recording on the go. Its standard housing can be easily mounted on any regular mic stand clip, and its design, featuring detachable cables, keeps its overall size to the minimum for the greatest portability.
iRig MIC HD supports the widest range of Apple devices via a series of three detachable cables. It’s the first handheld microphone that includes a Lightning connector cable for the newest iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models, while a USB cable allows for connection to any Mac computer. A 30-pin cable for legacy iOS models is also available.
iRig Mic HD works with free apps, making it easy to start recording, processing and editing vocals or any other audio source right away. For iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, iRig MIC HD works with VocaLive FREE a real- time vocal-effects processing, multi-track app, iRig Recorder FREE, a professional field recorder and audio processing app and AmpliTube FREE, a multi-effects, recording and studio app for guitarists and bass players, featuring stunning models of amps, cabinets and stompboxes. Mac users also receive a free version of AmpliTube and more to download with their iRig MIC HD.
The VocaLive FREE App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/vocalivefree
The iRig Recorder FREE App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/irigrecorderfree
The AmpliTube FREE App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/amplitubefree
Pricing and availability
iRig MIC HD supports all generations of iOS devices and Macs. iRig Mic HD will cost $99.99/€79.99 (excluding taxes) and will be available from music and electronics retailers worldwide in early Q2.
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