Sennheiser MKE 2 digital Microphone

Sennheiser MKE 2 digital Microphone

Sennheiser MKE 2 digital Microphone

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Sennheiser MKE 2 digital Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Omnidirectional Mic
  • For iOS Devices 8.0 and Later
  • MKE2 Microphone Capsule
  • Apogee 24-bit/96 kHz Converter
  • Apogee MetaRecorder App Included
  • Includes Mic Clip
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Metal Windscreen
  • Carrying Pouch
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Sennheiser MKE-2 overview

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The MKE 2 digital from Sennheiser is a professional solution for mobile recording that can be utilized to capture audio for several applications using iOS devices such as iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini, and much more. With its wide range of applications, whether for videos, recordings or interviews, the MKE 2 digital membrane is robust against all environmental influences.

The MKE 2 digital omnidirectional condenser microphone is connected via Lightning connector to modern iOS devices - allowing the jack socket to remain free for monitoring headphones as needed. An Apogee external converter does the analog-to-digital signal conversion using 24-bit/96 kHz sampling rate when connected to a iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This allows for a signal that surpasses CD quality.

The corresponding apps (MetaRecorder and Maestro) for recording and control are included in the package. In addition, the apps deliver metadata for further processing, thus making recording a simple matter. Essential features of MetaRecorder can also be controlled from the Apple Watch - start and stop recording, add a take to favorites, add markers or set your microphone input level. There are, of course, several other apps that can also directly access the microphone.

Finally, a mic clip, a metal windscreen, a foam windshield, and a carrying pouch are also included.

MKE 2 digital is suitable for anyone who wants a simple setup to record Podcasts, presentations, interviews or meetings directly to their iPhone
You can rely on iPhones as flexible tools for film production. When paired with DSLR video cameras, MKE 2 digital and an iOS device make capturing professional quality productions simple and efficient
Apple MFi certified Lightning connector
Apogee 24 bit/96 kHz digital connection to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Apogee MetaRecorder App (free download from App Store)
Compatible with: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation)
UPC: 615104269590
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Sennheiser MKE 2 digital Microphone
  • Microphone Clip
  • MZW-A Steel Mesh Windscreen for MKE 2 Lavalier (Black) tturxvswuferebrdwcvweqyvryxqadzbsa
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Sennheiser MKE-2 specs

    Microphone Omnidirectional Capsule
    iOS Device Compatibility iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
    iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation)
    iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
    iPod touch (5th generation)
    Connection/Power Lightning connector
    iOS System Requirements iOS version: 8.0 and later
    Compatible Apps Any Core Audio compatible App on iOS
    Apogee MetaRecorder App: Allows you to record audio and control your MKE 2 digital microphone
    Apogee Maestro App: Allows you to control your MKE 2 digital microphone
    Note: Apogee Maestro is not an App for recording
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.874 x 5.039 x 1.339"

    Sennheiser MKE-2 reviews

    MKE 2 digital Microphone is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Broadcast Quality Mic Failed by Maestro App The MKE 2 Digital is the same superb broadcast quality mic you're used to from Sennheiser, but unfortunately it can't be used to broadcast on iOS due to bugs in Apogee's required app. Although the MKE 2 interfaces with Core Audio, the Maestro app randomly zeros out its levels, so every time the mic is used in apps (i.e. Periscope), levels have to be reset, thus necessitating launching Maestro and ending the live broadcast. Since the MKE 2 and Clip Mic Digital cannot function without Maestro, Apogee must address this, yet they do not. Considering the high price of the MKE2 Digital and its reliance on the Maestro app to be used for anything other than MetaRecorder, fixing Maestro should be a top priority for Apogee. It's a shame that Sennheiser produced a device of the utmost quality only to be failed by Apogee's software. Based on App Store reviews, I would expect Apogee to have addressed these issues by now, yet there have been no updates to Maestro since April 2015 when initial support was added for the Sennheiser mics. Sennheiser MKE 2 Digital: 5 Stars Apogee Maestro App: 1 Star
    Date published: 2016-01-21
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