RØDE Intros iXY With Lighting Connector For iPhone 5, 5s & 5c

rode-ixy-microphone2014 Summer NAMM Show: Australian pro-audio manufacturer RØDE Microphones has introduced the iXY with Lightning connector microphone for iPhone 5, 5s and 5c.

The new mic is designed to allow high-quality recording at sample rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.

The iXY with Lightning connector features a matched pair of ½ inch condenser capsules arranged in a stacked X-Y configuration, with on-board high-fidelity analogue to digital conversion. Accrding to RØDE, this ensures accurate, immersive and true to life stereo recordings. Continue reading

IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD – A Simple Solution For Desktop & iOS Audio Recording

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IK Multimedia has introduced the iRig Mic HD, a high-quality digital handheld microphone designed to be a simple solution for recording audio with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac:

  • iRig Mic HD improves on IK’s iRig Mic, by offering improved audio quality and support for all generations of iOS devices.
  • he mic features a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, a high-quality electret condenser capsule, and a low noise/high definition pre-amp.
  • A gain control and signal/level multi-color LED indicator let you set an appropriate level for different recording situqtion.
  • The iRig Mic HD includes a Lightning connector cable for the newest iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models and a USB cable for connection to any Mac computer. A 30-pin cable for legacy iOS models is also available.
  • Metal-body construction and a comfortable handheld form factor, iRig Mic HD is designed to be ideal situations where you want a portable solution that offers high quality recording.

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MiC 96k Combines Mic, Preamp & Audio Interface Into One Compact Device

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2014 NAMM Show: Apogee Electronics has released the MiC 96k - a multiplatform digital microphone.

The MiC 96k combines a microphone, microphone preamp and an A/D converter into one device. According to Apogee, they have ‘designed each part of MiC 96k to deliver the lowest noise and highest quality signal possible for a digital microphone.’ Continue reading

Korg Wants To Give Your Home Studio An Extravagant Makeover

KronosX_Studio_ContestToday Korg USA announced the “KronosX Studio Makeover Contest*.

One contestant will win a complete, over-the-top home studio prize package, featuring Korg’s KronosX Music Workstation and a full suite of gear that includes new monitors, studio furniture, software, headphones and even acoustic room treatment.

The prize package includes gear from PreSonus, Neumann, Dynaudio, Audio-Technica, Mogami, On-Stage and Auralex.

All you have to do is film a short video – terrible video phone footage will do – and show them why your studio needs an upgrade.

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MXL Announces Trio USB Condenser Mic for iPad

2012 NAMM Show: Recording microphone manufacturer MXL has announced the upcoming release of the Trio, the latest in the iPad-compatible USB condenser microphones. The Trio, which also works with PC and Apple computers, is specially designed to also work with both versions of the iPad (1 and 2).

Made with a rugged all metal design, the Trio is designed with the traveling recording artist in mind, as well as podcasters and consumers who want web chat using services like Skype, with high quality voice reproduction.

The Trio allows users to record on-the-go into their iPad using the Camera Connector Kit. A zero latency headphone jack is built into the body of the microphone. The user plugs their headphone directly into the mic to monitor their recording, a feature not all USB mics have.

Features:

  • iPad® compatible
  • PC and Mac® OS compatible
  • Ideal for vocals & podcasts, web & video chats
  • Built-in high fidelity headphone jack

The MXL Trio will be available in late January 2012, with an MSRP of $99.95.

iRig Mic + VocaLive At Winter NAMM 2011

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IK Multimedia introduced iRig Mic, a condenser hand-held microphone designed for iOS devices and VocaLive, a vocal effects app, at the 2011 NAMM Show.

C.J. Pierce of Drowning Pool and IK Multimedia’s Starr Ackerman show you what you can do with IK’s 2 new releases iRig and VocaLive and then proceed to simulate a bad drug tip with VocaLive’s voice effects.

VocaLive will have a suite of 5 dedicated real-time vocal effects (pitch correction, choir harmonizer, voice doubler, vocal morpher and de-esser) plus 7 effects tailored to vocal processing (reverb, EQ, compressor, delay, envelope filter, chorus, phazer) that can be combined on a 3-processor vocal rig chain.

NAMM Show: Blue Microphones Yeti Pro USB Microphone

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2011 NAMM Show: Blue Microphones has introduced the Yeti Pro, the first USB microphone combining 24 bit/192 kHz recording resolution with analog XLR output.

Features:

  • Yeti Pro is designed to provide the highest performance possible in a digital microphone, with recording resolution of 24bit/192kHz,
  • Yeti Pro features an analog-digital converter chip that allows a range of recording resolutions, from 22kHz up to 192kHz and common sampling rates in-between.
  • Separate circuit boards maintain the integrity of the analog and digital signal paths.
  • For analog recording, Yeti Pro also includes an XLR stereo breakout cable for simple attachment to analog equipment.
  • Yeti Pro offers four recording patterns (cardioid, omni, stereo, bi-directional) for both digital and analog recording.
  • Yeti Pro maintains zero-latency headphone output with volume control for direct monitoring, adjustable gain control and a digital mute button.
  • Yeti Pro is compatible with both Mac and PC.

The Blue Microphones Yeti Pro has a MSRP of $249.