If you are into capturing superior sound quality from your recording mic, then the new Apogee MiC should be at the top of your buyer’s list. Yes, the mic is cute and small, but don’t let the small size fool you. It produces amazing studio audio quality and works seamlessly with an iPhone, iPad, and Macs.
It’s the world’s very first condenser mic that was specifically built for iOS devices and runs purely digital. What that means is that it is not running it into your MAC as an analog and then converting it into a digital signal. Instead, it is using an Apogee converter that is known worldwide for producing quality audio. Apogee refers to this process as PureDIGITAL which allows you to achieve the highest possible sounds of anything being recorded onto your device.
No drivers are needed as it is plug-and-play. It’s sturdy and allows you to connect it to your iPad or iPhone via a 30-pin cable and another USB cable that allows you to connect it to your computer. It works with Garageband and does not require any external power. The gain control is on the side and it’s a cardioid microphone which means most of the sound is picked up from the front of the mic and less from the sides.
There is convenient LED lighting that is a nice added touch. When you see the blue light you know the power is on but not ready for recording. The green light means that not only it is on but it is now ready to record. The red light means that your recording is too loud and needs to be adjusted.
WHO THE APOGEE MIC IS BEST SUITED FOR
- Piano players
- Percussion players
- Acoustic Instruments
- Video recording
When getting questions about which mic works best with an iPad, up until now I’d been recommending the Samson Meteor Mic and it is still a good microphone. But by spending more on the Apogee MiC, you will get a much better-sounding piece of equipment. It is not going to take the place of a studio microphone but it is a good solid USB microphone with crisp sounding broadcast quality at an affordable price. It is convenient and you can be as free and flexible as you want to be. You can podcast anywhere as it is so portable. So, if your profession requires you to be mobile and travel a lot, the Apogee MiC is a no-brainer.