Blue Announces Second Generation Mikey Portable Recorder for iPhone and iPod
NAMM: Anaheim, Calif. (MuseWire) – Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, announces the second generation Mikey Portable Recorder for iPod and iPhone. Building upon the award-winning audio technology developed for the original Mikey, the second generation is certified for iPod and undergoing iPhone certification, featuring improved circuitry for superior recording and enhanced new features.
â€œThe second generation Mikey is a natural next step for Blue as we continue to expand our consumer audio line to provide the highest-quality portable audio on the market,â€ said John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. â€œWith the new Mikey and the Yeti, the world's first THXÂ®-Certified mic, Blue brings portable and USB recording to the next level.â€
Like the original, Mikey features two custom-tuned Blue capsules for professional-quality stereo recording capabilities. To accompany its sleek new design, Mikey features an improved acoustic circuit that allows for higher quality recordings of high-volume events, like concerts. This next generation Mikey is pending iPhone certification to accompany the already-achieved iPod certification.
The second generation Mikey also boasts a 3.5mm line-input for direct recording of other sound sources such as a guitar or mixer along with a USB pass-thru connection to allow for simultaneous charging and syncing. The updated case design makes Mikey compatible with most protective cases and now features a 230-degree range of adjustability with seven detent positions for perfect positioning. Additionally, the new Mikey comes with a soft carrying pouch for convenient protection and portability. Blue also provides a headphone extension cable for instant playback monitoring when using iPod Touch and iPod Nano.
To complete the mobile audio experience, Blue recently announced Blue FiRe, a free, high-fidelity field recording app for iPhone and iPod touch that is now available from the App Store. Developed in partnership with Audiofile Engineering, the Blue FiRe App is optimized for the second generation Mikey – enabling users to have a complete, high-quality mobile recording experience.
The new Mikey, MSRP $99.99, will be available in the spring of 2010.