IK Multimedia has announced four mobile-friendly audio tools for video content creators who need to capture high quality audio directly using a mobile device. The four new products, iRig Stream, iRig Mic Video, iRig Mic Cast HD and iRig Mic Cast 2.
iRig Stream is an audio interface for musicians, podcasters and content creators looking to record or stream on their mobile device. Line-level RCAs offer connection to most rigs, and the included Lightning, USB-C and USB-A cables connect to a wide range of smartphones, tablets and laptops.
The iRig Stream ($99.99) headphone/microphone jack offers both direct monitoring and a simple way to add a voice-over to a stream, as well. A Stereo/Mono switch ensures compatibility with a wide range of apps, including mono-only social media apps. Loopback allows the user to play back music on the user’s device while they stream, and an optional PSU allows for charging the mobile device while connected for longer sessions.
The gold-sputtered microphone capsule features a supercardioid pickup that rejects background noise, and 24-bit 96 kHz converters ensure a clean signal. iRig Mic Video offers the same multi-color LED and direct/processed monitoring as iRig Mic Cast HD. iRig Mic Video ($129.99) also offers a TRS cable and hot shoe mount for use with DSLR cameras, as well.
iRig Mic Cast HD offers two gold-sputtered capsules, 24-bit 96 kHz digital converters, and front, rear and figure 8 pickup patterns to capture audio in any situation, using the same magnetic mounting as iRig Mic Cast 2.
For monitoring, iRig Mic Cast HD offers selectable direct or processed sound, as well as a multi-color signal strength LED. iRig Mic Cast HD ($99.99) includes Lightning, Micro-USB and USB-C cables.
A new dual-microphone arrangement offers front, rear and omnidirectional recording for more flexibility and superior sound, as well as an innovative magnetic design to quickly mount into place on the mobile device, even with a case.
iRig Mic Cast 2 works with favorite apps on iPhone, iPad and Android, so it’s an ideal sonic upgrade to a user’s recording needs.
Pricing and Availability. All of the iRig Creator Series products are available for pre-order now from the IK Multimedia online store and from authorized IK dealers, and will ship in early November. Pricing is as follows: iRig Stream – $/€ 99.99, iRig Mic Video – $/€ 129.99, iRig Mic Cast HD – $/€ 99.99, and iRig Mic Cast 2 – $/€ 49.99.