Blue Microphones announces Mikey Digital, a plug-and-play external microphone for recording stereo audio on the latest iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models using iOS audio apps or the video function.
It offers automatic and manual gain control and a multi-source auxiliary input for direct recording of guitar and other sound sources.
“Mikey Digital is the highest quality and most versatile solution for capturing professional recordings on your iOS device with most audio apps or the built-in video camera,” says John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. “Mikey Digital brings more than professional-quality recording to these mobile platforms, it also turns your iOS device into a studio interface for recording guitar, connecting a lavaliere mic or capturing line level audio straight to your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad.”
It includes two custom-tuned condenser capsules for capturing studio-quality audio—the same capsules used in Blue’s Snowball and Yeti USB microphones.
Mikey Digital users can switch between Automatic and Manual gain settings, allowing the automatic gain control to intelligently adjust to fluctuating volume levels or manually locking in a high or low sensitivity level.
Mikey Digital is also equipped with an LED clipping indicator that signals whenever volume levels are producing distortion, providing immediate feedback to adjust for best recording results.
Furthering its capabilities, Mikey Digital also features a multi-source 3.5mm auxiliary input jack for stereo line-in, instrument-in and mic-in. This versatile input turns it into a multifaceted professional recording interface for direct recording of other sources including guitar, handheld mics, mixers and more.
Using a built-in, high-quality mic preamp and a CD-quality A/D converter, Mikey Digital records the highest fidelity possible on the iOS platform and can handle the high SPL of loud environments. It also features a USB pass-thru connection for charging your device while in-use for continuous recording without draining battery life.
Outfitted with a 230-degree rotating head for optimal positioning, it can also capture enhanced audio while recording video by rotating the mic to align with the front- or rear- facing camera. \]
Further, it incorporates an advanced microprocessor allowing for upgradeability and future control through iOS applications. Plug-and-play, Mikey Digital directly connects to latest iPod touch, iPhone 4/S, iPad 2 and iPad and is instantly recognized for use with most audio and video applications.