Blue Microphones Mikey iPod microphone [review]

Posted: April 16, 2010 in Apple - MAC, Audio Gear, Gadgets, Music, Review, Video/Film
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[On a personal note, I own a Mikey.  I use it for recording music ideas and capturing sound for my library of ‘sounds’ for video. If want to use it with your iphone, it does ‘unofficially’ works.  If you can wait until summer, Blue is introducing an updated Mikey.]

Apple iPod user? Can’t be bothered with a portable field recorder or multitrack, but want better audio quality than a dictaphone? Blue has the answer.

The company behind those extremely desirable studio microphones has come up with Mikey, a stereo condenser, cardioid-pattern microphone that attaches neatly to your iPod (or iPhone – see below).

It doesn’t require any software; simply plug it in, angle into your position of choice and select a recording application such as Voice Memo.
In Use

Mikey has three sensitivity settings to enable a good recording level regardless of the source. We’ve recorded artist interviews, rehearsals and even a gig with impressive results. A pair of Neumann U87s it isn’t, but it’s infinitely better than you can expect from the iPhone or iPod’s built-in mic. [read review]


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