John Maier (CEO of Blue Microphones) showcases the new Blue Mikey Digital Microphone for iOS devices. These days it seems that more and more audio, photo and video companies are figuring out ways to utilize the sophisticated technology that’s built in to iOS devices to provide the brainpower for their gear and apps. With the Blue Mikey, you now have a portable and affordable way to tap into Blue Microphones’ high quality audio.
The Blue Mikey Digital Microphone has two custom-tuned Blue capsules for stereo recording, a line-input, USB pass through and a 230-degree rotating design which is great for shooting video. Mikey’s three gain settings allow you to set it up for optimal recording in virtually any environment. Mikey is compatible with most of the popular recording apps available in the iTunes Store, including SoundCloud, and the unit boasts the following…
- Superior Quality audio Recording with built-in USB charging port
- iOS compatible with iPod touch (4th Gen), iPhone 4/4S, iPad/iPad2/iPad (3rd Gen)
- Use the Apple Lightning Adapter (sold separately) for compatibility with iPhone 5, iPad (4th Gen), and iPad Mini
- Works with most popular recording applications; advanced processor for future app compatibility
- Input jacks for guitars, mics and any device with line-out
- Automatic or manual gain control
My 2 Cents
This looks like one of the most versatile audio devices yet for the iPhone, iPad, etc.. This is a great solution for Vloggers and location shooters, and by plugging an external microphone into it you can easily turn your iOS device into a portable audio recorder. I’m thinking that there will definitely be room for this in my camera bag.
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