Portable audio production is a big part of what I do in my day job as a radio reporter. Even here at Marooners’ Rock when we’re at conventions or events, having that capability is great for later content, interviews, podcasts, and the like. One of my daily tools for radio is the iRig line of phone accessories. IK Multimedia have released a new model, building on that platform. Let’s take a look at some of the major features revealed alongside the release of the iRig Mic HD 2.
The iRig Mic HD2 offers audio quality up to 24-bit/96 kHz, a low noise preamp, a high-quality gold-sputtered electret condenser, and an onboard dedicated headphone output with volume control. According to the press release, the iRig Mic HD2 also comes with all the cables and accessories needed, as well as a table tripod. The mic is also capable of taking a maximum 120db of sound pressure. The output is compatible with the latest iPhones and could also be hooked into a mixer or a PA system.
In the box is a lightning connector cable, a USB cable, a table tripod, a carrying pouch, a mic stand clip, and a 5 / 8” to 3 / 8” thread adapter. Software included includes Ableton Live Lite, T-RackS Classic collection of audio processing plug-ins, and Mic Room. The Mic also has packed in iOS apps: Mic Pack, Pro Bundle, and Mic Room.
For anyone using a smartphone, especially iPhone users, the iRigs are a pretty valuable tool for those needing to capture audio. Once again, I use a basic model regularly and it can add tons of uses for those working on the go. We do interviews and then send them to our system via FTP or email.
This new iRig Mic HD 2 kit comes in at $129.99.
For more information, check out the official website.