Introducing iRig Mic Studio, IK Multimedia’s ultra-portable large-diaphragm digital condenser microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC and Android. It packs a 1” diameter condenser capsule into an ultra-compact enclosure that can be used to make professional-quality recordings anywhere. Great for musicians, vocalists, home producers, podcasters, broadcasters, voice-over artists and more, it puts the superior power of a large-diaphragm microphone into the palm of your hand.
What’s remarkable about iRig Mic Studio is that it offers its truly amazing recording quality in an enclosure that’s smaller than an iPhone. It features a large 1” diameter back electret condenser capsule, a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter (with 44.1/48 kHz sample rate) and a built-in low-noise high-definition preamp. These, combined with its 133dB SPL rating, allow for optimal recording at any sound pressure level — it can capture everything from the subtle and nuanced dynamics of the human voice to the full-on bombast of an amplified electric guitar, and everything in between.
To ensure you’ll always record at your best, iRig Mic Studio comes with a full set of flexible controls: It has a gain control knob and a multicolor LED level indicator. It also includes a headphone output with its own level control for onboard monitoring directly from iRig Mic Studio itself. And, for better positioning while recording, iRig Mic Studio comes with a sturdy and portable tabletop tripod stand.
All this is to say that iRig Mic Studio is equipped with everything you need to capture the highest quality sound no matter whether you’re at home in the studio or recording while on the go.
iRig Mic Studio is compatible with all your favorite mobile and desktop platforms. It comes with a female micro-USB port and an assortment of cables: Micro-USB to Lightning for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; micro-USB to micro-USB OTG for Android (requires an Android 5 device); and micro-USB to USB for Mac and PC. A micro-USB to 30-pin cable is available separately for older iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models.
For immediate recording, iRig Mic Studio comes equipped with a powerful suite of vocal apps that match its cross-platform compatibility.
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users will be able to enjoy VocaLive, a powerful effects processor and multi-track recording app that features a selection of 12 professional real-time vocal effects. EZ Voice for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and EZ Voice for Android are streamlined and easy-to-use sing-along apps that make it easy for vocalists to practice with any song in their music library. iRig Recorder for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and iRig Recorder for Android are straightforward apps for field recording, podcasting, note taking and more. Mic Room, the microphone modeling app for iPhone and iPad.
iRig Mic Studio is also fully compatible with a wide variety of third party apps and software, like Cubasis, ProStudio Vocal FX, MultiTrack DAW and more. It’s also compatible with Apple’s GarageBand and Logic Pro X apps, and iOS Voice Memo.
iRig Mic Studio Specifications
- Microphone Type: condenser, back electret
- Capsule Size: 1”
- Polar Pattern: cardioid
- Interface Type: USB digital microphone, built-in low-noise high-definition preamp
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz, -3dB
- Gain Range: 40dB
- Maximum Sound Pressure: 133dB
- Sensitivity: -42±3dB at 1 kHz, 0dB=1V/Pa
- Equivalent Noise Level, A-weighted: 11dB-A
- Resolution & Sample Rate: 24 bit up to 48kHz recording
- Connector Type: standard Micro-USB
- Headphone Output: 3,5mm/1/8” jack
- Power and Connection: powered by connected device
- Controls: Built-in gain and headphone volume controls
- Built-in multicolor LED for status and audio level indication
- iRig Mic Studio microphone
- Lightning connection cable
- OTG connection cable
- USB connection cable
- Protective storage bag
- Mic clamp
- Table top stand
- Size: 45mm/1.77” x 117mm/4.61”
- Weight: 218g/7.69oz
- Cable length: 1.5m/59”
Compatible with iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S*, iPhone 4*, iPod touch (4th* and 5th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini, iPad 3rd generation*, iPad 2* and iPad*. iOS 5.1 or later is required.
Also compatible with iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPod touch 6th generation, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad mini 4.
Compatible with Android devices running Android 5 or later and with USB digital audio capabilities.
Mac®: Mac OS X 10.6 or later. One free USB port.
Windows®: Fully supports Windows 10 WASAPI for low latency audio. One free USB port. (ASIO4ALL is required on Windows 7 and 8 for low latency audio. See our FAQ here for further details.)