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IRIG MIC CAST FOR IOS DEVICES FOR IPHONE/IPOD TOUCH/IPAD

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 1.25 inches, 0.2 inches, 1.25 inches
  • Weight: 0.8 ounces
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  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 0.2 x 1.2 inches ; 0.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B007517AKK
  • Item model number: IPIRIGCASTIN
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,843 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)

Product Description

iRig MIC Cast The ultra-compact voice recording microphone for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad/ Android devices. iRig MIC Cast is the ultra-compact, portable voice recording microphone designed specifically for recording podcasts, interviews, lectures, voice memos, speeches and more. iRig MIC Cast provides a pocket-sized voice recording solution with crystal-clear audio quality. It features a tight unidirectional pickup pattern that minimizes background noise, making it ideal for single-source audio recording. This makes iRig MIC Cast also great for business applications like recording meetings and enhancing the audio and voice quality of conference calls. iRig MIC Cast is proof that great things come in small packages. In addition to an incredibly flat frequency response with zero tonal coloration, the iRig MIC Cast. Features a stereo mini-jack headphone output which enables real-time monitoring of what is being recorded using headphones or speakers. Offers a mini-switch that provides two different sensitivity settings to record close-up or distant sources. Includes an adjustable desktop stand for convenient iPhone/iPod touch positioning during recording. Has a bumper-friendly mini-jack connector that fits the majority of iPhone/iPod touch cases. Has an ultra-compact profile that can be carried anywhere with ease. Like other IK Multimedia microphones, it includes 2 free apps: iRig Recorder, an easy-to-use voice recording/editing app, and VocaLive, a multi-effects processing app for singers. Works with all regular phone calls and any Voice-Over-IP app. Is compatible with iPhone/iPod touch/iPad/Android devices.

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Customer Reviews

Sounds great for recording music.
Julian Gastelum
If you want help making buying decisions email and I will give very poor advice.
Mark L. Jaffray
Works great, allows me to wear headphones and monitor audio as well.
Theresa

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Narutakikun on June 1, 2012
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I got mine a couple days ago from Amazon. Here's the short version:

Pros: GREAT audio quality, easy to use, very light, the headphone jack is a really nice touch.

Cons: The included app's sharing options do not include Dropbox, a *major* flaw in my opinion. Can't quite figure out how to make the app completely quit.

And the long version:

So, basically, the hardware is great. The software, not so much. I still haven't quite figured out how to make it work with GarageBand yet, but I'll keep trying. The included app (or rather, the free one from IK, called iRig Recorder) that you can download from the App Store to go along with it is, however, something of a mess. It records well enough - that isn't the problem. The export options, however, are clunky. Export by email requires you to register an account with IK, which is no fun. No Dropbox support is an almost unbelievable omission. In addition, there doesn't appear to be any way to actually completely quit this app short of restarting your iPhone - when you press the home button, it displays a big red banner under your menubar that shows that it's still active, and that won't go away. If there's any way to make this go away without restarting your iPhone, I haven't found it. Very annoying.

Anyhow, I still highly recommend this hardware. The sound quality is really first-rate - amazingly so for a microphone this size - and is incredibly feature-packed for a device this size. The extended neck of the device is very thoughtful for those who use cases, as I do. The styling is great. The smallness and lightness of the mic is amazing.

That said, it needs better software. I'll try getting GarageBand working with it. Or, IK, just release a better version of your own app.

EDIT: I've been trying the mic with a free iOS audio recording/editing app called Hokusai, with some good results. This may be the best app to use with the Mic Cast.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By SirBill94 on January 17, 2013
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Easy fit - nice long pin - very good sound. Much, much better than using the built in speakers. I use this to do quick records with acoustic guitar and voice and use it to do quick records of my Irish pub band. Really worth getting to do basic recording. The sound quality and construction are solid.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jimmy Lin on October 25, 2013
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To date, the iRig Cast is the best iOS microphone/app combo I've used. I've also used the Blue Mikey (1st gen), Edutige EIM-003, and Tascam IM2. I fiind the iRig Cast's sound qualityto be excellent and its app to be reliable and not taxing to my iPhone 4S.

The Blue Mikey has a similarly good sound, but is bulkier. The Tascam IM2's app presented problems for 2 out of 3 iPhones (4 and 4S) that we tested on. The Edutige is more compact, but the sound quality - while okay for lectures - is not good enough for podcast interviews (our primary interest).

The headphone port is an excellent feature and allows direct monitoring.

Be aware that the pickup pattern on this mike is fairly directional (although not as isolated as a shotgun mike), so it's of limited use where you would want an omni mike.

Things that prevent this from getting a 5-star review from me:

1. Feels kind of delicate.

2. No pre-made windscreen/pop filter available (easy enough to make one from a foam filter for dynamic mike, but that's additional trouble)

3. Sits flush to the phone when attached, meaning that you can't keep an Otterbox-style case on your phone and use the iRig Cast at the same time.

However, I do find these to be reasonbly minor quibbles. The iRig Cast is an excellent product when used with its accompanying app, and I do recommend it for people who need to do field interviews.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wayne on March 30, 2014
I have no idea what all the fuss is about. I use the iRig MIC Cast with the paid version of iRig Recorder and have great results. I am a radio producer and use this for my work. I have tested the iPhone mic and then the iRig MIC Cast and the iRig is definitely a great improvement and that is on low gain. The advantage of hi gain is great when necessary. Learn to use the settings in iRig Recorder and you are able to create a quality recording. It does what it is designed for with good results. It comes with a stand and this allows you to place it between you and your subject for good results when interviewing. For use in a lecture hall of course it will pick up everything and not just the speaker. It is not a shotgun mic but uni-directional. Using the low gain and placing it nearest to your subject will get the best results.

Make sure that you understand this is to take your recording a step better than the inboard mic and not a $500 interview mic. Don't let the reviews sway you. If you you buy it for what it was designed for you'll get good results.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark T. Schlipper on October 5, 2013
Running a Toshiba Excite 10 Android tablet. Apps: J4T, Audio Evolution, RecForge

Bought this thinking surely IK with it's reputation, and hearing it's video demonstrations, it had to be better than the internal mic on my tablet.

And returned it a day later.

It does what it says it does, captures sound with two gain levels, and in low gain, with a little more noise rejection than most (just a little). But that's about it. Honestly there's just no point to this thing. It's not enough of an improvement to rationalize the cost. If you're just looking for quick note taking, or song sketches, the mic on your device is just as good as this thing. If you want something better than your internal mic, you'll want something different. Which sadly will take up more space, but compromise is still the nature of the Android studio.
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