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NAMM 2011: IK Multimedia launches iRig Mic

Sing into your iPhone with the iRig Mic.
Sing into your iPhone with the iRig Mic.

IK Multimedia's new iRig Mic is the new sister product to the original iRig audio interface, and serves as a handheld condenser mic that can be plugged directly into your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

The iRig Mic features a highly unidirectional condenser-electret capsule, with a three-level gain switch making it suitable for recording material at a range of different volumes.

It connects to your iOS device's headphone output, with the dual mini-jack connector enabling you to plug in headphones at the same time so that they can be used for monitoring.

The iRig Mic is complemented by three free IK apps. You'll know all about AmpliTube Free already, but there's also VocaLive, a suite of real-time vocal effects, and iRig Recorder, a simple audio recording tool. These can all be downloaded from the App Store, and of course, it's compatible with other apps that support mic recording too.

iRig Mic (opens in new tab) will be available in the first quarter of 2011 priced at €49.99 (+VAT). Pre-orders are currently being taken in IK's online store.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.