Record sound with iPhone and iPad –Thanks to iRig Mic

26th May 2011
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You can now record a conversation/ live meeting /interviews/musical performances on an iPhone ,iPad touch or an iPad.It’s been priced at $59.99.It can be used by professional or semi-professional musicians or vocalists. It’s equally suitable for news reporters, students (for recording a lecture) and other live events.

It’s a quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad,.It might not be the first one to enter the arena, but is one of the better ones available in the market, says IK Multimedia.

It can get connected to the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using the headphone jack. The users can check for the proceedings on the app by IK Multimedia on their electronic device that they’re carrying. It can work on any third-party recording program for iOS and Apple’s Voice Memos app. But then, iRig is equipped with it’s own set of apps like iRig Recorder, VocaLive and AmpliTube Series (all linked to iTunes).All these are destined to work effectively and in sync with the iRig Mic.

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The only real problem with the users is that they should be buying all these apps along with iRig Mic. The free versions all of course available but don’t carry much features with it. iRig Recorder is priced at $4.99 can apply audio effects, upload recorded files directly to social networking sites, SoundCloud and many file servers.VocaLive and Amplitude are both valued at $19.99 each.

The samples of iRig Recorder have been tested successfully even while uploading it to SoundCloud.It offered by a perfect speech recording with phenomenal clarity.

The iRig Recorder can be set in three intensities.

  • The low intensity setting can record a lecture or speech particularly happening in a closed class room or conference hall.
  • Medium intensity can be used for podcasting, interviews and can be regarded as a most suitable setting for all environments.
  • High intensity setting offers no background noise and records only loud and close by noises.

But the iRig Mic has it’s share of negative shades too. The microphone is pretty huge and might cause problems in carrying. Secondly, the free versions of recording apps can be downloaded from IK Multimedia but the paid versions can really empty your wallet.

Talking about quality, it’s decently good and promising. For an enthusiastic musician who would like to work on the move, this is a great boon.

By BHANU TEJA KURUCHETI

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