Blue Microphones (http://www.bluemic.com) says the second generation Mikey will be available online and in-stores on Aug. 20 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$99.99.
Building upon the audio technology developed for the original Mikey, the second generation portable mic is designed for iPhone, iPod and iPod touch, featuring improved circuitry for superior recording and enhanced new features, says John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones.
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, Maier says. Mikey also now 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 charging while recording.
With an updated case design, the second generation Mikey is compatible with most protective cases and now features a 230-degree range of adjustability with seven detent positions for positioning. Additionally, the new Mikey comes with a soft carrying pouch. This second generation Mikey is compatible with the: iPod 5G; iPod Classic, iPod Nano 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G, iPod touch 1G, 2G, 3G and iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS.
To complete the mobile audio experience, Blue introduces Blue FiRe, a free, high-fidelity field recording app for iPhone and iPod touch that is now available from the Apple 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, Maier says.