Saturday, 28 February 2015

iRig Mic Field stereo digital mic review

Billed as giving 'Hollywood-style sound at an indie price!' this pocket-sized, stereo digital mic for mobile audio/video field recording with the iPhone/App is a useful addition to any serious video/audio blogger's armoury.

The first ultra-compact, stereo digital microphone designed for audio and video field recording with Apple’s range of Lightning-compatible iOS devices, its two high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules, 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter (with 44.1/48kHz sample rate), 115 dB maximum SPL rating and built in low-noise, high-definition preamp will capture pristine sound no matter what the project is.

As a test, I recorded the sea last week on our trip to the beach. Here's a clip without...

And with...

Both are pretty good considering the wind noise and background waves, but the one using the iRig mic has a distinct 'edge' which includes being able to cope with the sea breeze. Hardly scientific, I know, but useful - especially if your videos (like mine) are often spoilt by wind noise.

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