IK Multimedia IP-IRIG-CAST-IN Ultra-Compact Microphone for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices (Black)

IK Multimedia IP-IRIG-CAST-IN Ultra-Compact Microphone for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices (Black)

  • Features a stereo mini-jack headphone output which enables real-time monitoring of what is being recorded using headphones or speakers.
  • Offers a mini-switch that provides two different sensitivity settings to record close-up or distant sources.
  • Includes an adjustable desktop stand for convenient iPhone/iPod touch positioning during recording.
  • Has a bumper-friendly mini-jack connector that fits the majority of iPhone/iPod touch cases.
  • Like other IK Multimedia microphones, it includes 2 free apps: iRig Recorder, an easy-to-use voice recording/editing app, and VocaLive, a multi-effects processing app for singers

iRig MIC Cast The ultra-compact voice recording microphone for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad/ Android devices. iRig MIC Cast is the ultra-compact, portable voice recording microphone designed specifically for recording podcasts, interviews, lectures, voice memos, speeches and more. iRig MIC Cast provides a pocket-sized voice recording solution with crystal-clear audio quality. It features a tight unidirectional pickup pattern that minimizes background noise, making it ideal for single-source audio reco

List Price: $ 39.99

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3 thoughts on “IK Multimedia IP-IRIG-CAST-IN Ultra-Compact Microphone for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices (Black)

  1. 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I’m Impressed!, January 17, 2013
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    Easy fit – nice long pin – very good sound. Much, much better than using the built in speakers. I use this to do quick records with acoustic guitar and voice and use it to do quick records of my Irish pub band. Really worth getting to do basic recording. The sound quality and construction are solid.

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  2. 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Clearly Waste of money, April 3, 2013
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    This review is from: IK Multimedia IP-IRIG-CAST-IN Ultra-Compact Microphone for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices (Black) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    The video that got me sold was the following from IK Multimedia.
    […]
    I got mine today and attached it to my iPhone 5.

    1. Input volume is about 30~40% of internal mic
    This makes it useless because even at HIGH gain setting, you will need to put it close(as in REAL CLOSE) to your lips or you will barely hear your voice in the recording.

    2. Audio quality isn’t much different from the internal mic.
    The background is apparently less but it could be because the input volume is so much reduced.

    I am not sure if this is compatibility issue with iPhone 5 but it does not work as demonstrated in the youtube video.
    After experiencing this, I registered at their website to submit a support ticket and found a post in their forum reporting the same issue.

    Not worth the money. Internal mic is way much better even though you get the background noise.
    The point is, you won’t be able to use this for recording other people because the mic has to be at around 10 cm from your lips. People won’t like you sticking the mic to their mouth like that.

    Edit: 2013-08-26
    The mic is still a crap. gathering dust in my drawer.
    I would like to comment on the headphone jack on the mic as some might think it is really a by-pass but it is not.
    Trying to put it in to a good use, to get my investment back, I thought plugging in my headphone which does not have mic on it.
    So, now I have a mic and can use my preferred headphone.
    When I receive a call while listening to music, I don’t have to take off my headphone!!!
    But later realized that the sound quality through the headphone jack on this mic is bad.
    The audio quality of it makes it meaningless to connect the headphones to it.
    So, forget about listening to music through that jack if you are considering it.
    It is really for monitoring purpose(excluding the audio quality).

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  3. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent quality, October 25, 2013
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    Jimmy Lin (Central NJ) –
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    To date, the iRig Cast is the best iOS microphone/app combo I’ve used. I’ve also used the Blue Mikey (1st gen), Edutige EIM-003, and Tascam IM2. I fiind the iRig Cast’s sound qualityto be excellent and its app to be reliable and not taxing to my iPhone 4S.

    The Blue Mikey has a similarly good sound, but is bulkier. The Tascam IM2’s app presented problems for 2 out of 3 iPhones (4 and 4S) that we tested on. The Edutige is more compact, but the sound quality – while okay for lectures – is not good enough for podcast interviews (our primary interest).

    The headphone port is an excellent feature and allows direct monitoring.

    Be aware that the pickup pattern on this mike is fairly directional (although not as isolated as a shotgun mike), so it’s of limited use where you would want an omni mike.

    Things that prevent this from getting a 5-star review from me:

    1. Feels kind of delicate.

    2. No pre-made windscreen/pop filter available (easy enough to make one from a foam filter for dynamic mike, but that’s additional trouble)

    3. Sits flush to the phone when attached, meaning that you can’t keep an Otterbox-style case on your phone and use the iRig Cast at the same time.

    However, I do find these to be reasonbly minor quibbles. The iRig Cast is an excellent product when used with its accompanying app, and I do recommend it for people who need to do field interviews.

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