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Apogee MiC 96k Professional Quality Microphone for iPad, iPhone, and Mac
- Studio quality cardioid condenser microphone
- Designed for vocal and acoustic instrument recording. Also great for recording interviews, podcasts, voice overs, and audio for DSLR video.
- Up to 96 kHz/24-bit HD recording
- Works with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. Lightning and Mac USB cables included.
- Powered by connection to iPad, iPhone or Mac (no batteries or external power required)
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Studio quality anywhere
Apogee MiC 96k is a digital microphone designed to deliver studio quality recording you can take anywhere. Use MiC 96k to record vocals, spoken word, acoustic guitar, piano, drums. ..anything! Inspired by the most revered and classic microphones in history, MiC 96k is designed to sound amazing and be easy to use with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.
Three products in one small package
MiC 96k combines a microphone, microphone preamp and an A/D converter into one compact device. Apogee has carefully designed each part of MiC 96k to deliver the lowest noise and highest quality signal possible for a digital microphone. And it all fits in your pocket.
Built for the future
Introduced in 2011, the original MiC became the mobile microphone of choice for both aspiring and professional artists looking for that big-studio microphone sound. Redesigned for the future, the new MiC 96k delivers unsurpassed recording quality. MiC 96k is optimized for the latest Apple iOS devices, including the ability to record in pristine fidelity – up to 24-bit/96kHz.
Since 1985, Apogee has continually produced award-winning technology that powers many of the world’s most respected studios. Products like Symphony I/O,Duet, ONE, JAM and MiC have been instrumental in capturing countless GRAMMY and OSCAR winning performances by today’s biggest artists. Making you sound amazing is our passion.
- Up to 96kHz recording
- Studio quality cardioid condenser microphone
- PureDIGITAL connection for pristine sound quality
- No configuration, just plug in and record
- Designed for vocal and acoustic instrument recording
- Input only, output via iPhone, iPad or Mac
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Top Customer Reviews
I do English and Spanish voiceover work and with the rolling r's and using the letter S, a pop filter is mandatory. For English the pop filter will soften the S and T as well. I still use my EV RE20 for final production but if you have a great voice studio, you could possibly use this for final production.
I wish the included cords were longer. I also wish it had an included headphone jack for monitoring.
Having said that it still deserves 5 stars.
I bought my first smart phone a couple weeks ago, and chose the iphone simply because it was smaller than most of the others I was interested in and would fit in my pocket. I'd heard of garageband but thought it was probably a toy app. Then I found reviews of the Apogee Mic which, when combined with an iphone and garageband, could actually record very good sound. That's when I got excited about my new phone!
I've bought thousands of dollars worth of home recording gear over the last 25 years, including several microphones, but the sound that I get from this Apogee Mic 96k with a bit of Garageband reverb is better than most of the sound that I've gotten in the past. I'm no professional engineer, and probably made a lot of mistakes with my other complicated equipment, but this iphone/garageband/Apogee Mic combo is dead easy and great sounding. The main control to set is the gain switch on the mic itself.
I was initially going to buy the original Apogee Mic for $199, but I needed the lightning cable and didn't think that one came with it. I also wanted a mic stand adapter. This 96k version comes with both those things for less money than if I'd bought them separately with the cheaper mic. I'm guessing this is the exact same mic except this one is able to record at higher quality if your software supports it, which iphone garageband doesn't. Both versions come with a tabletop tripod, and you can use any generic camera tripod if you have one.
I think this setup is perfect for the person who wants to do fairly simple but good sounding recordings. The iphone garageband interface is limited compared to other recording software available, but I can get 32 tracks going (I think) on my iphone 5s, so there's a lot I can do with that many tracks. The mic doesn't come with a carrying case, you have to buy that extra if you want it. It's a little smaller than an average mic, but feels substantial. The lightning cable is pretty short, so you have to have your iphone/ipad/mac computer close by, unless you buy the optional longer cable. The mic runs off the juice of my iphone, so when I'm out of battery I have to wait to recharge my phone to do any more recording. That may not be the case with the ipad/mac. And garageband may be a lot more substantial on the ipad/mac as well, and this mic will also work with some other recording software on the ipad and mac. My only personal experience is with the iphone, so that's why I'm coming at it from that angle.
The mic seems to work well from several feet away as well as several inches away. I haven't found that I need a windscreen either. I wish this mic worked with windows computers, but other reviews I've read said no. It also has a USB cable and a 30-pin cable for older Apple devices.
I had so much fun with it tonight that I sang until my throat gave out. I'm not planning on doing anything too serious with it, but I think I could if I wanted to.
If you're any kind of a musician with an iphone, how can you pass up a recording studio you can carry in your pockets?
It comes with a cord to plug into your iPhone. I use it with TwistedWave app.
It also has a USB cord that I use with my MacPro and Adobe CreativeCloud.
1 - Apogee MiC 96k Professional Quality Microphone
1 - Desk Tripod to screw in the microphone for on-the-go recording
1 - IOS Lightning Adapter (For iPhone 5 which means it is NOT the 30-pin adapter; which would be on the iPhone 4 and 4s)
1 - Mac USB Adapter
1 - Microphone Stand Adapter
1 - Quick Start Guide (generally I don't read these but I am glad I read this. It had a ton of information that really helped!)
So that's what's in the box. Now, for the full fledged review. I started recording the day I got it. It sounded truly studio quality. I had a great amount of doubt in this product at the beginning before I opened it. Then I took it out of the box, read the quick start guide (I'm telling you... READ THE QUICK START GUIDE), then I set my gain to the appropriate frequency, and boy was I surprised! This is a "top shelf" product. If you are in the market for a microphone, GET THIS!!!!!
With this product, I chose to also purchase some studio equipment, which can get pretty expensive. I would recommend purchasing these products because they accommodate very well with the microphone without having to break the bank.
The On Stage Stands MS7701B Tripod Boom Microphone Stand - This stand would adapt extremely well with the microphone. Especially when you want to do some acoustic recording and want the mic right at your disposal.
Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphones- these are great studio recording headphones. In the 90's couldn't go into a major recording studio without seeing a pair of these.
Microphone Pop Filter 6-Inch Double Mesh Screen by Auphonix. This goes on to your microphone stand to reduce the "p" and "b" and "t" sounds that you make when singing. The mic itself does a good job preventing the sounds but for 100% studio quality audio... I would purchase this.
All in all, I would buy it if you are in need of a truly great microphone. Also the above merchandise works very well with the microphone.