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Blue Microphones Mikey Digital Recording Microphone for Apple iPhone and iPad
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- 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
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Mikey Digital Audio Recorder for iPod, iPhone and iPad
Record Anytime, Anywhere
The all-new Mikey Digital is the perfect tool for mobile recording with your iOS devices. Featuring two custom-tuned Blue capsules for stereo recording, a line-input, USB pass through and a stylish updated 230-degree rotating design, Mikey's three gain settings allow for a versatile recording experience for everything from a loud concert to a whisper. Record music, videos, interviews, guitars and more. Mikey also comes with its own soft carrying pouch for convenient storage and protection while on the go. Mikey turns your iPhone or iPad into the coolest mobile recording device around.
Mikey Digital is the only accessory that has both a built-in microphone and 1/8 inch (3.5mm) line-in jack. It also has very high quality microphone capsules and Blue's decades of microphone design experience, resulting in the best recording quality.
Works with Most Popular iOS Recording Apps
Mikey Digital is instantly recognized for use with virtually any audio or video application, including all of the most popular iOS recording apps. To fully benefit from the quality Mikey Digital offers, it's recommended to use a high-quality recording app such as GarageBand, Jammit, FiRe 2.0, Music Studio Lite, or StudioMini Recording Studio, since Apple's built-in Voice Memos app records at a lower bit rate.
Your iOS device recognizes Mikey Digital as a microphone and will use it for any application using a microphone, except the phone and Facetime functions. Video recording and outside apps will use Mikey Digital. 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.
Automatic Gain Control
The Mikey Digital features an automatic gain control function that utilizes a powerful processor which constantly analyzes the sound and tracks the change in sound volume over a long periods of time, so it is able to make better decisions around when to change the sensitivity. Similarly, the processor tracks the versatile input to analyze the load and voltage level of what is plugged into it, and adjusts accordingly to the best sound quality.
Top Customer Reviews
First of all, it's kind of pointless to use the Blue Mikey digital in conjunction with the iPhone's provided Voice Memo app. The sampling rate used by that simple program apparently does not make proper use of the mic's capabilities. I instead use an EXCELLENT app called FiRe 2 (Field Recorder 2), which costs a mere $5.99 and is absolutely fantastic. This is not a review of the app, but I will insert here that if you do any recording on your iPhone or iPad (though there is not yet a version really made for the iPad) this is easily the best, most versatile program around. It even provides for sound file editing on the fly. Amazing!
Using Blue Mikey Digital in conjunction with FiRe 2, you can obtain very good recordings. The app has various gain adjustment features that, in conjunction with the mic's three sensitivity settings, makes it possible to achieve proper sound levels in just about any situation. If you set the FiRe 2 sample rate at 44.Read more ›
Let me tell you, not only does it sound great, but I've already tried recording it with my band and the recordings sound amazing. No peaking and everything sounded crystal clear. Plus it's great that you can plug a USB cable into it (not included) and allow it to charge the device at the same time (so I can just tell it to record during a 3-hour show and not have to worry about it). The software I was using to record was FiRe 2 (highly recommended. Not free, but great. For free software, try Blue FiRe which used to be sponsored by Blue Microphones). The builtin compression was my favorite feature - even when the loud music stopped and we were just talking, you could still hear it at the perfect audio level and when loud bursts came in, the levels balanced instantly (no noticeable peaking - I say "no noticeable peaking" because in a couple rare spots when there was a burst I could see a couple spikes while doing some post editing of the audio, but for some reason I couldn't personally hear them. I fixed them anyway in the final editing).
It also has a port that I can plug my guitar into and record. Although I'm not personally interested in that feature, I can see how other's would find it useful (The Mikey Digital has a 1/8" port and comes with a 1/8"-to-1/4" converter).
If I do simple talking and compare it to a high-end/expensive condensor mic, I can hear the difference in quality, but not by much. But for mobile recording, nothing beats this in my opinion. And for recording loud (live) music on a portable device and not have to worry about peaking...Read more ›
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For Hard of Hearing, Clarity Out of the Din
By ANNE EISENBERG (New York Times)
DIGITAL hearing aids can do wonders for faded hearing. But other devices can help, too, as audio technology adds new options to help people converse at a noisy restaurant, or talk quietly with a pharmacist at a crowded drugstore counter.
Richard Einhorn, a composer who suddenly lost much of his hearing two years ago, relies on his hearing aid, of course, for general use. But when he is meeting friends at a busy coffee shop -- where his hearing aid is not always good at distinguishing their voices amid the clatter -- he removes it. He has a better solution.
He pops on a pair of in-ear earphones and snaps a directional mike on his iPhone, which has an app to amplify and process sound.
"I put the iPhone on the table," he said. "I point it at whoever's talking, and I can have conversations with them. Soon we forget the iPhone is sitting there."
Mr. Einhorn's ad hoc solution to restaurant racket is a feasible one, said Jay T. Rubinstein, a professor of bioengineering and otolaryngology at the University of Washington.
"It makes sense when you need to capture a speaker's voice in a noisy environment," he said.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
At $13.54 (on day of purchase) I knew this was a sweet deal especially that they were on my radar for a while. I bought two of them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Vincent Denis
The first few recordings did not produce what we had expected. We are still trying to interpret the instructions and get the results described in the manual.Published 3 months ago by Falcon
my fiance does production. this is great as a alternative to travel if you dont have a microphone. this is very sensitive and picks up everything so be careful and use in quiet... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Recording volume so low can barely hear it on playback even with headphones.Published 4 months ago by Phred
I've used this little mic to record audio for news broadcasts in the field. It works fine (except on a very windy day - a wind screen would be helpful).Published 5 months ago by Fred L Glasby
Great quality microphone. Very easy to set up and use with several recording apps. It would be 5 stars, but the Mic does not fully rotate to pick up sound when recording video. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Austin Bralley
Hate is a strong word, but this doesn't work with my iPhone or iPad as advertised. It will work with my old iPad 2, but I updated mine to a mini. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Phyllis