iRig Mic HD.
I had the analog version of this mic, and it did a great job for me over the years. No battery required and an easy connection with nothing to worry about. Until the audio quality failed on me on a recent trip.
So I decided to try this digital version of the iRig Mic which plugs into the digital input on iPhone 6, allowing me to plug headphones into the headphone jack of the iPhone. This let monitor audio quality in real time. I really did miss being able to do that with the old version of the mic.
iRig Mic HD sports a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, a 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate and a low-noise/high-definition pre-amp.
- Affordable handheld digital condenser microphone for capturing audio on the go
- Plugs directly into the digital input on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac/PC via its included 1.5m (59”) Lightning and USB cables
- High-quality 24-bit, audiophile-grade A/D converter
- 44.1 - 48 kHz sampling rate
- Gain control with mutlicolor LED indicator
- Handheld design — also compatible with standard mic stands
- App/software bundle*, mic clip and carry bag included
- iRig Recorder, VocaLive and AmpliTube (iOS & Mac/PC versions) included
- Available in black or in an exclusive silver version (only available at the Apple Store)
- 30-pin cable available separately
iRig MIC HD comes with a full suite of apps that let you start processing and editing vocals (or any other audio source) straight out of the box. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users will enjoy: VocaLive FREE*, a real-time vocal effects processing and multitrack recorder app. iRig Recorder FREE*, a professional field recording and audio processing app. And AmpliTube FREE*, a recording and studio app that features stunningly realistic virtual models of some of the most desirable amps, cabinets and stompboxes of all time. iRig Mic HD also comes with the free version of AmpliTube for Mac and PC and many other powerful IK apps.
My test, recorded with VocaLive FREE, uploaded to Soundcloud.
Next test will be with iRig Recorder.
Recorded with iRig Recorder FREE, Uploaded at 192 kbps .m4a (stereo):
Oops. iRig Recorder Editing is an upgrade:
iRig Recorder Multiple upload quality formats:
Oops. Uploading a WAV file is an upgrade with iRig Recorder:
QUESTION: What App do you use to record AUDIO on an iPhone?
I shared to Soundcloud. You have to sign in under the settings with a Soundclud username/password.
Fun to play with.
Buy on Amazon.com (affiliate link):
IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD high-definition handheld microphone for iPhone iPad and Mac