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Overview
  • Ideal for all vocal applications from singing to speech
  • Great for all types of sound recording or processing in music or any other audio application
  • Quality condenser-electret unidirectional capsule
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Make quality audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

iRig Mic is a hand-held, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad designed for all of your mobile sound needs. Now you can make professional audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iOS device.

iRig Mic is ideal for the singer, vocalist, and songwriter on the move, but also perfect for recording speeches, instruments, performances, or other sound sources in the studio, on stage or in the field.

The iRig Mic features a highly unidirectional condenser-electret microphone capsule that provides quality recording in both close mic and long distance mic conditions, and provides real-time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector design. A 3-level gain switch makes it instantly adjustable for any sound pressure condition&deash;from soft speaking to loud playing. Its familiar form is perfect for hand-held performance, plus it allows you to mount it on any mic stand leaving your device free for operating your favorite app. Its rugged metal body is road-ready for the mobile musician.

iRig Mic also comes with VocaLive free, IK's new realtime effects processor suite for the singer and vocalist; AmpliTube free for guitar players and songwriters; and the soon to be released iRig Recorder, an IK app for quick audio recording and processing. iRig Mic also works with a wide variety of other vocal and audio processing apps for the iOS platform.

Ideal for singers and vocalists
If you're a singer, you will find the iRig Mic to be an ideal companion for capturing your voice in high fidelity for realtime audio processing during live performances or recording sessions. The iRig Mic condenser-electret capsule with accurate unidirectional pattern and high-pressure holding ensures high-quality crisp, clean vocal reproduction—even in noisy environments—with no distortion, even with the widest range of volume dynamics.

Suitable for all types of sound recording
If you're a musician, you will love the versatility of iRig Mic for recording and accurately reproducing your acoustic instruments, amplified instruments, or even your band performances and concerts. If you don't play an instrument, you will find it an indispensable tool for recording high-quality podcasts, speeches, lessons, interviews, video soundtracks, or any other source that can be recorded on the go with their mobile device.

Easy to set-up and operate
The three level gain switch (for low, medium, and high sound pressure sources) make setting up iRig Mic a breeze, while its familiar shape allows you to comfortably hold it with one hand or position it on any standard microphone stand. Its mini-jack connector and 2m/6.5 ft. cable make it easy to record any sound source while keeping the iPhone or iPad at a convenient distance for operation of your favorite app.

Realtime monitoring
The iRig Mic dual in/out mini-jack connector allows you to monitor your recordings in real time without disconnecting the mic from your from your iPhone/iPod or iPad. It's stereo mini-jack output can be easily connected to traditional headphones and earbuds or line input to mixers, powered speakers, amplifiers, and PA systems.

Includes apps for singers, songwriters and speakers
With millions of installations and constant ranking in the top music apps—IK Multimedia is a leader for professional music creation apps on the iOS platform. 15 years of experience in the professional audio markets has produced three powerful apps for singers and songwriters all included with the iRig Mic: VocaLive Free, AmpliTube Free, and iRig Recorder Free.

For singers and vocalists, the new VocaLive Free app included offers a mobile suite of realtime effects dedicated to live vocal processing. Vocalists can add effects like choir harmonizer, pitch correction, vocal doubler, de-esser, and more, together with advanced sing-along and recording features. The AmpliTube Free app is the perfect companion for songwriters, and features realtime guitar and bass effects, recording, and mastering capabilities. The included iRig Recorder is the new IK app for quick audio recording and processing. It's so easy to operate that it can be used by everybody, including non musicians.

Can be used with a wide variety of apps
iRig Mic can be used with any other app that uses the device microphone to process or record audio on the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. These include a wide range of music apps for audio processing, sing-along, and recording—for both professional music creation or personal entertainment—video, multimedia, and gaming apps, plus thousands more.

Features
  • Ideal for all vocal applications from singing to speech
  • Great for all types of sound recording or processing in music or any other audio application
  • Quality condenser-electret unidirectional capsule
  • Dual mini-jack connector allows real-time monitoring on headphones, speakers, mixers, PAs
  • Rugged, durable metal housing
  • Easy to set-up for any sound source
  • Can be handheld or placed on a standard mic stand
  • Comes with apps for singers and songwriters

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iRig Mic Specifications:

  • Microphone Type: condenser electret
  • Polar Pattern: unidirectional/cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 100Hz - 15kHz, -3dB
  • Maximum Sound Pressure (set for high sound pressure): 120dB
  • Maximum Sound Pressure (set for mid sound pressure): 90dB
  • Maximum Sound Pressure (set for low sound pressure): 75dB
  • Distortion: 3% THD at 120dB, 1kHz
  • Windscreen: built-in
  • Power and Connection: works with iPhone/iPod touch/iPad only
  • Compatible Devices
  • iRig Mic is compatible with iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation), iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad. They all require iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later.
  • iRig Mic does not support 1st generation iPod touch models, due to their lack of a mic input.
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IK MultimediaiRig Mic
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Compact (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

  • Limited functions (4)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (5), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

iBought the iRig and iLike it

The iRig is a compact and relatively versatile condenser, with a pretty solid construction and an easy-to-use setup. It comes with everything you need to get started, which is great.
The sensitivity...Read complete review

The iRig is a compact and relatively versatile condenser, with a pretty solid construction and an easy-to-use setup. It comes with everything you need to get started, which is great.
The sensitivity switch provides a great deal of variance in how much the mic picks up, though I honestly can't imagine a time when the lowest sensitivity is going to be very useful, unless you want to record a train passing at close range. I tested it from a few inches and yelling into it on the lowest setting sounded like it was really far away.
The medium intensity and high sensitivity settings are great, one recording me well at about four inches from my chin, the other recording me well at about an arms length, though it captured sounds that were feet away.
The microphone's connector didn't fit into my iPhone with the case on, though that's a bit more of a case issue than a microphone issue, though I'm not sure it would have been a bad thing to make the connector a triangle rather than a square, sacrificing a little compactness where it doesn't matter so much for a lot more versatility with the different kinds of cases out there.
Finally, there's a bit of a thing with the "included apps." I didn't really know how that might work, because this was sort of a gift to me, rather than an extensively researched purchase. I kind of thought, in this age of integration, that maybe there'd be a code or something that came with your package that entitled you to get the iRig apps listed on the product page for free or at a discount. Instead, you do get included apps. They are just as free for you as for anyone else.
The light versions of all of the apps are certainly free, and the full versions range from a basic recorder to a little mobile studio and are priced accordingly. Now that isn't really so bad, when you get down to it, but it feels like a gimmick, when it says that apps are included and you don't even get a discount. The apps are available to anyone and everyone, and you don't need the iRig mic to use them.

Essentially, I love the microphone. I even kind of like the apps. I think the microphone is sturdy and that it does a good job of living up to what it says it'll do, especially for the price. The apps are fairly full-featured, and the only issue I really have with them is the way that the advertising worked.
If you are going to do a lot of mobile recording and don't want to shell out for additional gear, and if you have an compatible iPod, iPhone, or iPad, shell out for the iRig.
As a note, the protocol that lets it record using a 1/4 inch jack is being adopted by other device makers. My laptop, for example, uses the microphone just fine. The apps don't make the microphone worth the money, so you could use it with your Android phone, if it'll work, just as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Monitor doesn't work with Apple ear buds

My original mic shipped on my purchase was defective and the jack would not plug in correctly to my iPhone, iPad or Mac. Fortunately it was replaced. However I'm still not too happy...Read complete review

My original mic shipped on my purchase was defective and the jack would not plug in correctly to my iPhone, iPad or Mac. Fortunately it was replaced. However I'm still not too happy with is. The free apps that come with it are not intuitive as to how to turn on the monitors and I was not to successful with recording. I did finally get this to work with Garage Band on my PC and got the monitors going after struggling. See I was using the earbuds that came with the iPhone. Seems natural that I would use them because after all I am using apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac). The sound quality was poor and I could barely hear anything. I then plugged in a common pair of earphones and it worked. I then proceeded to hook it up to some actual speakers and again it worked. Why it would not work with apple earphones or earbuds is beyond me and I'm not happy with that.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

iBought the iRig and iLike it

By DSRickard

from Greensboro, NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

    The iRig is a compact and relatively versatile condenser, with a pretty solid construction and an easy-to-use setup. It comes with everything you need to get started, which is great.
    The sensitivity switch provides a great deal of variance in how much the mic picks up, though I honestly can't imagine a time when the lowest sensitivity is going to be very useful, unless you want to record a train passing at close range. I tested it from a few inches and yelling into it on the lowest setting sounded like it was really far away.
    The medium intensity and high sensitivity settings are great, one recording me well at about four inches from my chin, the other recording me well at about an arms length, though it captured sounds that were feet away.
    The microphone's connector didn't fit into my iPhone with the case on, though that's a bit more of a case issue than a microphone issue, though I'm not sure it would have been a bad thing to make the connector a triangle rather than a square, sacrificing a little compactness where it doesn't matter so much for a lot more versatility with the different kinds of cases out there.
    Finally, there's a bit of a thing with the "included apps." I didn't really know how that might work, because this was sort of a gift to me, rather than an extensively researched purchase. I kind of thought, in this age of integration, that maybe there'd be a code or something that came with your package that entitled you to get the iRig apps listed on the product page for free or at a discount. Instead, you do get included apps. They are just as free for you as for anyone else.
    The light versions of all of the apps are certainly free, and the full versions range from a basic recorder to a little mobile studio and are priced accordingly. Now that isn't really so bad, when you get down to it, but it feels like a gimmick, when it says that apps are included and you don't even get a discount. The apps are available to anyone and everyone, and you don't need the iRig mic to use them.

    Essentially, I love the microphone. I even kind of like the apps. I think the microphone is sturdy and that it does a good job of living up to what it says it'll do, especially for the price. The apps are fairly full-featured, and the only issue I really have with them is the way that the advertising worked.
    If you are going to do a lot of mobile recording and don't want to shell out for additional gear, and if you have an compatible iPod, iPhone, or iPad, shell out for the iRig.
    As a note, the protocol that lets it record using a 1/4 inch jack is being adopted by other device makers. My laptop, for example, uses the microphone just fine. The apps don't make the microphone worth the money, so you could use it with your Android phone, if it'll work, just as well.

    Comment on this review

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Monitor doesn't work with Apple ear buds

    By Crystal

    from El Paso, TX

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Incompatible
    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

    My original mic shipped on my purchase was defective and the jack would not plug in correctly to my iPhone, iPad or Mac. Fortunately it was replaced. However I'm still not too happy with is. The free apps that come with it are not intuitive as to how to turn on the monitors and I was not to successful with recording. I did finally get this to work with Garage Band on my PC and got the monitors going after struggling. See I was using the earbuds that came with the iPhone. Seems natural that I would use them because after all I am using apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac). The sound quality was poor and I could barely hear anything. I then plugged in a common pair of earphones and it worked. I then proceeded to hook it up to some actual speakers and again it worked. Why it would not work with apple earphones or earbuds is beyond me and I'm not happy with that.

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Adds Clarity

    By Desperate Waters

    from the Jersey Shore

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

      It definitely adds clarity over the built in mic on an iPhone 4. If you need this for a particular purpose like wanting more clarity on recordings for events, interviews, live performances or just an easy way to record at home (assuming you don't already have a way to do that) it seems like a good piece. Easy to plug in and start recording. The apps are limited for the free ones but don't appear particularly hard to get into. Not sure when I'll actually use it beyond my inital testing but I got it at a very reasonable and plan to keep it.

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      3.0

      iRig Mic

      By Alberto

      from NY, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events

      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

      I got an opened box for a Dal of the Day. I don't know if that affected the mic's performance, but I have difficulty to get it to work with an iPad 4th generation (Retiina display). I have to plug it in and restart the mic in order to get sound from it. I also get a ground noise in the recordings, but I use a noise reduction feature. Other than that, I did good business for a one-day deal.

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      5.0

      Home studio complete!

      By Kel Theory

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

        Love it! I have the iRig as well and this mic makes it so easy to record fully rendered demos right from my couch!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not Bad, Not Great

        By Bob Hughes

        from Fairgrove, MI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Best Sounding Of The Genr
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Not Great

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Mobile Interviews

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

        Based on the products that are on the market that do what this does, this is the best I've tried. I work at a radio station and am a professional musician. I would never use this on stage. However, comparing ease of use to quality, this is much easier for my salespeople to use to record customer spots via their tablets vs. sending them with a field recorder. It's not a great mic, but it is very capable of doing the mobile recording job with your tablet.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Desent Mic

        By A Happy Kustomer !!!!

        from North Carolina

        About Me Novice

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

        Still playing with this unit so far so good.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works good!

        By TomT

        from Tell City, Indiana

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None at this time

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Personal recording vocals

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

        I purchased to use with my iPod as a field recorder and home studio.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        IRIG for Your GIG

        By Snowmann002

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Really good sound

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • Mono not stereo

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances
        • Shirt pocket studio

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

        Every year I host a three day jam session with old friends and every year we record the event. This last event I used three small recording setups to compare the results - iRig Mic into an iPhone 4S, Sony minidisc with small Sony stereo mic, Tascam DR7 recorder and Tascam mixer with two Rode NT2-A condenser mics. Was very surprised to discover the best recordings were made with the iRig setup, although the tracks were mono. The other systems were stereo, but it didn't make much difference with instruments & PA set up in a lakeside condo with the mics encircled by the various instruments. No true stereo field to capture. Theater in the round, sort of. So if you just want a small rig to capture good fidelity sound, & stereo is not a factor, the iRig Mic & smart phone is the way to go. The more complex the recording rig, the more chances someone will unplug a cable, knock a level control off setting, etc. One phone - one mic. Works great.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        iRig Mic with Ipod Touch

        By CigarCraig

        from South-eastern PA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Mic:

        I purchased this to cover an industry trade show for my blog. I was dissapointed last year with my videos, you couldn't hear anything due to the ambient noise. This, combined with my iPod Touch, made a huge difference! I can hear what is being said and it was very easy to use with the camera software already on the iPod. Just plugged it in and pressed record. At the price of [$] it was a huge improvement and got a lot of compliments!

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