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IK Multimedia iRig Mic

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Product Highlights

  • Works with Most iOS & Android Devices
  • Condenser-Electret Unidirectional Mic
  • Plugs Into Mic / Headphone Jack
  • Dual Mini-Jack Connector
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Includes Apps for Singers & Musicians
  • 3-Level Gain Switch
  • Capable of Vocal & Instrument Processing
  • Rugged, Durable Metal Housing
  • Works with a Multitude of Apps
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You Pay: $45.00

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The IK Multimedia iRig Mic is a must have for the mobile musician / songwriter. It features a unidirectional condenser-electret microphone that provides quality recording in both close and long distance mic conditions. The iRig Mic plugs directly into your iOS or Android mobile device. The base of the cable features a dual mini-jack connector to plug in headphones or speakers, which facilitates studio-like monitoring of your mixes, instrument tracks and vocal takes. As an added bonus, the iRig Mic comes with two apps for iOS. The VocalLive app features a real-time effects processor suite for the singer and vocalist. Also included is the AmpliTube app, which turns your mobile device into the ultimate guitar and bass multi-effect processor and studio rig. All of these features, plus the three-level gain switch, make the iRig Mic suitable for multiple types of sound recording. It can turn your iOS or Android mobile device into a mobile recording / engineering studio.

• Ideal for all vocal applications from singing to speech
• Great for all types of sound recording or processing in music or any other audio application
• Quality condenser-electret unidirectional capsule
• Dual mini-jack connector allows real-time monitoring on headphones, speakers, mixers, PAs
• Rugged, durable metal housing
• Easy to set up for any sound source
• Can be handheld or placed on a standard mic stand
• Comes with apps for singers and songwriters
• Can be used with a multitude of other apps
Microphone Type Condenser Electret
Polar Pattern Unidirectional / Cardioid
Frequency Response 100 Hz - 15 kHz, −3 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Set for high: 120 dB
Set for mid: 90 dB
Set for low: 75 dB
Distortion 3% THD @ 120 dB, 1 kHz
Windscreen Built-in
Compatibility iPhone 5S
iPhone 5C
iPhone 5
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPod touch (5th gen)
iPod touch (4th gen)
iPod touch (3rd gen)
iPad Air
iPad (4th gen)
iPad (3rd gen)
iPad 2
iPad
iPad mini (2nd gen)
iPad mini
Also works with most Android devices
Works with most Mac computers from 2008 or later (except Mac Pro line)
System Requirements iOS 4.3 or later
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.77 x 8.85 x 1.77" (45 x 225 x 45 mm)
Weight 10.58 oz (300 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.7 x 4.0 x 2.5"
IK Multimedia iRig Mic
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    IK MultimediaiRig Mic
     
    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Adds functionality (6)
    • Durable (6)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Good sound quality (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily usage (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (4), Casual user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (6), Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect for Facebook and You Tube videos

    At our company we have been using my iPhone 4s exclusively to shoot and edit videos (edited in iMovie on the phone). While the video is great, the built-in mic picks up...Read complete review

    At our company we have been using my iPhone 4s exclusively to shoot and edit videos (edited in iMovie on the phone). While the video is great, the built-in mic picks up everything. we are shooting people describing exercise routines at 12-15' from the camera. I looked at a lot of different mic options and for [$] this seemed worth the chance. I've been extrememly pleased. There are three sensativity settings and it integrates seemlessly with iMovie. I have it mounted on a mic stand just below the camera and about a foot in front (closer to the action while staying out of frame). Auidio is good and while it does pick up ambient sound, it is minimal compared to the built-in mic. We are also going to use the mic at tradeshows for on the spot interviews so we can send them straight to You Tube.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does not work with iPhone 5.

    Does not work out of the box, period. Did not come with any software. I am having to go back and forth with tech support to see if we can make it work;...Read complete review

    Does not work out of the box, period. Did not come with any software. I am having to go back and forth with tech support to see if we can make it work; otherwise, this will be returned. Connected to iPhone 5 with latest version of IOS.

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    4.0

    Great for recording!

    By Rachelle

    from Queens

    Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

    The quality of the audio's great! Clear and you're able to control it from the mic itself! Worth the price!

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    1.0

    Does not work with iPhone 5.

    By DMW

    from Tampa, FL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

    Does not work out of the box, period. Did not come with any software. I am having to go back and forth with tech support to see if we can make it work; otherwise, this will be returned. Connected to iPhone 5 with latest version of IOS.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Good Value

    By Debbie

    from Houston, Texas

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

        This is a great product. I tried it on a handheld video camera device and my ipad. The sound was very clear.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great product!

        By Tony

        from California

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

        I am using this for my video production class. Just plug into iPhone or ipad and you are ready to go! Good quality mic

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        5.0

        Very nice tool

        By Butch_M

        from Lock Haven, PA

        About Me Journalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Controls
        • Good Sound Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Videoaudio Journalism
          • Video Journalism

          Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

          Very pleased with the performance and ease of use this mic offers. I have used it with iPads, iPhone and iPod Touch units for secondary audio for interviews both on-camera and off-camera ... as well as my iMac for recording voice over narration. Couldn't be more pleased. Came as part of the Podcast kit.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great discount for a fantastic product

          By ivanho

          from Washington DC

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Sound Quality
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

            All in one - condenser mic + cable + iPhone plug. Voice recorded is improved to perfection: use the middle level for regular one-2-one interview.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great tool to have

            By Peter Kontor

            from Chicago IL

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Functionality
            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage
            • Home Use
            • Travel

            Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

            Great tool to record on your iPad! Quality is great

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            "I would but this product again"

            By Sylvi

            from Chicago,IL

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Functionality
            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage

              Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

              I like to use this microphone with my Iphone! :)

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              It's Good, It works

              By iPadReporter

              from Arlington, VA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Around Uses

                  Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

                  I write "iPadreporter" on a wordpress site, and I combined the iRig mic with the soundcloud app. It worked great in the cafe where my daughter and I were sitting.
                  The best part about it is that the filter on it turns off the iPad's onboard Mic. I bought another filter and use a collar mic with that, but both mics are hot when I use that filter. I looked on the Apple site, and there's no way to cut off the onboard mic on the iPad2, so this filter really helps. I image people recording with Garage Band or similar apps would like to have just the one mic hot.
                  The cardiod shape seems to work in the simple tests that I ran. The setting requiring the most input from the user (think singer on stage) really does require the mic to be within an inch or two of the speaker's mouth. The lightest setting does make regular talking sound like shouting, but it captured room noise well.
                  Overall, I liked the tone of the recording.
                  It's a tad heavy, and the cable does not detach.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  must have if recording with iphone

                  By LK

                  from El Dorado, AR

                  About Me Audiophile

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

                  This thing just pugs in and works! Isn't that refreshing.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Perfect for Facebook and You Tube videos

                  By kr4k3n

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Avid Listener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adds Functionality
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fits Well

                  Cons

                  • Some ambient intrusion

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Interviews
                  • Midshort range

                  Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

                  At our company we have been using my iPhone 4s exclusively to shoot and edit videos (edited in iMovie on the phone). While the video is great, the built-in mic picks up everything. we are shooting people describing exercise routines at 12-15' from the camera. I looked at a lot of different mic options and for [$] this seemed worth the chance. I've been extrememly pleased. There are three sensativity settings and it integrates seemlessly with iMovie. I have it mounted on a mic stand just below the camera and about a foot in front (closer to the action while staying out of frame). Auidio is good and while it does pick up ambient sound, it is minimal compared to the built-in mic. We are also going to use the mic at tradeshows for on the spot interviews so we can send them straight to You Tube.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  iRig Mike-- for the iphone

                  By Dr Z

                  from Baltimore

                  About Me Audiophile

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

                      Good heft, easy to attach and use-- with the provided app or any other recording apps. The free vocallive app has a hiss filter-- useful for music, but not needed for podcast or interviewing. Pleased with the purchase-- my primary use is interviews.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      iRig Mic is great for off-site recording

                      By dhbailey

                      from Nashua, NH

                      About Me Gearhead, professional musician

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Sound Quality
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • Cable end at the plug

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

                      Using the iRig mic to record myself in places where a notebook computer is just overkill shows what a great little product this mic really is. It is very clear in what it captures and has a wide frequency response. The one thing which will keep it from getting a 5th star from me is that the attachment from the cable to the plug to insert into the headphone jack of the iPad looks fragile. It would have been better had they used a plug at the end of the mic and included an adapter to insert it into which would then go into the headphone jack of the ipad and would provide a headphone jack as well as the place to attach the mic cable.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Mic

                      By Stardust

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adds Functionality
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fits Well
                      • Lightweight
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Use

                        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

                        My little kids love this mic and I am thrilled with it as well. We mainly use it on garage band or with the recommended app. that comes with it. Very versitle; fit for various uses.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        clear sound and good heft

                        By testpress

                        from new york

                        About Me Audiophile

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adds Functionality
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Sleek

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

                            using the product to record vocal samples for electronic music. sound came through clear and love that there's different sound level settings built into the mic. great price for quality product!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Makes Interviewing on the Go A Snap!

                            By Adding Bliss

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Avid Listener

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adds Functionality
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fits Well
                            • Lightweight
                            • Sleek
                            • Stylish

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Work use

                              Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

                              I frequently interview on the go and record my conversations in my iPhone. This mic is a miracle. There are 3 settings, the sound quality is great and it comes with a convenient carrying case. Best of all NO BATTERIES!! I'm extremely happy with my purchase

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              Cables

                              Extend your mic's reach cable with an Extension Cable.

                              Rode - SC1 TRRS Extension Cable For SmartLav Microphone - 20'
                              • You Pay: $25.00
                               

                              Wind Protection

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                              Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

                              Auray - WHF-158 Foam Windscreen for 1-5/8" Diameter Microphones (Black)
                              • You Pay: $2.95
                               

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                              • You Pay: $12.00
                               

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                              Cases & Protection

                              Carry, store and protect your equipment in a bag or case.

                              Auray - WMC-100 Wide Mouth Microphone Case
                              • You Pay: $12.99
                               

                              Hygiene

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