By PSW Staff • January 28, 2014 iRig Mic HD, the first high-quality digital handheld microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. IK Multimedia has announced iRig Mic HD, the first 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. 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 comes 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 comes with VocaLive FREE a real-time vocal-effects processing and multi-track app and iRig Recorder FREE, a professional field recorder and audio processing app (download from the App Store). AmpliTube FREE, a multi-effects, recording and studio app for guitarists and bass players, featuring stunning models of amps, cabinets and stompboxes, is also included. Mac users also get a free version of AmpliTube and more to download with their iRig Mic HD. The VocaLive, iRig Recorder, and AmpliTube apps are available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch iRig Mic HD will cost $99.99/€79.99 (excluding taxes) and will be available from music and electronics retailers worldwide in early Q2. IK Multimedia Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Digital IK Multimedia iPad iPhone Microphones NAMM Recording · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound. Subscribe Today!