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Blue Microphones announces its Mikey Digital with Lightning connection for iOS devices

Blue Microphones announces its Mikey Digital with Lightning connection for iOS devices

July 17, 2014

Blue Microphones, maker of premium microphones for desktop computers and mobile devices, has announced an updated version of its popular Mikey Digital for Apple’s newer Lightning connector-equipped iPhones and iPads.

Promising users “a premium stereo microphone for recording on iPhone and iPad,” the updated Mikey Digital can plug into an iOS device’s Lightning port in order to be used with any audio- or video-recording application.

John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones, said in a press release: “Whether you’re recording a mobile podcast, YouTube video, or next song idea, Mikey Digital delivers the rich, detailed audio that Blue is known for.”

He added: “From the back row of a lecture hall to the front row at a rock concert, Mikey Digital delivers CD-quality audio and even protects your recordings from unwanted distortion.”

Blue elaborates on this feature set in the same press release, continuing:

One of the most common challenges when recording on mobile devices is having audio levels too quiet or too loud; either way a recording can be ruined. With Auto Level Sensing technology and multiple gain settings, Mikey Digital protects your recordings from distortion, handling extremely loud audio levels up to 130dB. Users can enable Mikey Digital to intelligently adjust to fluctuating volume levels or manually set low sensitivity for loud sources and high sensitivity for much quieter sources. Mikey Digital is equipped with an LED clipping indicator that flashes whenever volume levels are producing distortion, providing immediate feedback to adjust sensitivity for best recording results. Mikey Digital also rotates 230 degrees for optimal positioning. With the reversible Lightning connection, you can capture sound from any direction and align with the front- or rear- facing camera.

Finally, users can charge-up their Mikey Digital via USB even while it’s in use, and the device also features a 3.5 mm stereo input for connecting external hardware.

From today, iOS device owners can pick up a Mikey Digital with Lightning connector for $99.99 in the United States from Amazon and Sweetwater Sound. The device is also listed as “coming soon” to Best Buy (Canada), Future Shop (Canada), Maplins (Britain), and other authorized Blue retailers worldwide.

For a closer look at Mikey Digital, check our review of the 30-pin version of the product: “Musician’s Corner: Make Live Music Videos That Don’t Suck With Mikey Digital.”

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