The iRig Mic Cast is now shipping.
We like IK’s stuff. They make all the iRig gear. This one is a microphone that is designed to plug into your iOS device for recording.
The accessory is ideal for recording podcasts or memos. It also comes with recording software, which allows for better editing than the app that comes within the iPhone.
The microphone itself (we got to test one out) gives a better response than the microphone that’s built into the device.
Here’s the press release:
IK Multimedia iRig MIC Cast Now Shipping
Ultra-compact microphone for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad designed for
podcasting, vocals, video calls, music and more
May 2012 – IK Multimedia is proud to announce that iRig™ MIC Cast, the ultra-compact microphone for the iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad® is now shipping.
iRig MIC Cast is a miniaturized microphone, that plugs into the iOS device mini-jack, designed specifically for recording podcasts, interviews, videoconferences, lectures, voice memos, speeches, music and more.iRig MIC Cast provides a pocket-sized voice recording solution with crystal-clear aural quality thanks to its tight pickup pattern that minimizes background sounds so that you can capture the audio you want while canceling out extraneous noise. The unidirectional condenser capsule isolates the intended audio source, yielding dramatically better results than an integrated microphone. Uses include:
–Capturing interviews and presentations for Podcasts
–Transmitting a clear audio signal on FaceTime®, Skype™ videoconferences
–Recording notes, meetings, speeches, and lectures
–Creating videos with greater intelligibility and an improved audio track
–Documenting your own recitals and performances — or for concerts
The iRig MIC Cast also features a dual gain setting that provides two different sensitivity settings for either close-up or distant sources. So, whether you are recording a one-on-one interview or a class in a lecture hall – the iRig MIC Cast can be adjusted to accommodate the situation. Users can have confidence in what is being recorded, via a stereo mini-jack headphone output that enables real-time monitoring.
The iRig MIC Cast is literally about the size of a large coin and its bumper-friendly jack makes it possible to plug in — even if your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad is in a protective case. It can easily fit in your pocket, briefcase or computer bag for easy transport.
The included tabletop stand makes it possible to set up your iPhone or iPod touch so that users have a clear view of the screen and so the camera can “see” the user for FaceTime or Skype meetings. For recording, simply place the stand wherever convenient for hands free operation.
As with other IK Multimedia microphones, two free apps are available for the iRig MIC Cast: iRig Recorder, an easy-to-use voice recording/editing app, and VocaLive, a multi-effects processing app for singers.
iRig MIC Cast Features:
–Stereo mini-jack headphone output which enables real-time monitoring of what is being recorded using headphones or speakers
–Includes an adjustable desktop stand for convenient iPhone/iPod touch positioning during recording
–Incredibly flat frequency response with zero tonal coloration
–Ultra-compact profile that can be carried anywhere with ease
–Has a bumper-friendly mini-jack connector that fits the majority of iPhone/iPod touch cases
-Works also with all regular phone calls and any Voice-Over-IP app
Pricing and availability:
iRig MIC Cast costs $39.99/€29.99 (excluding taxes) and is available from electronic and music retailers around the world.
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