The high-performance 1/8" stereo input lets you record instruments such as guitar or bass, or line-level signals like a keyboard or DJ mixer. The additional directionality provided by the Mikey Digital eliminated that noise, and there is additional depth and warmth in the recording that wasn't there while using the built-in mic. © 2020 Verizon Media. The big question you need to ask yourself is "Do I want to spend that extra $100 to get better sound?" All you have to do is direct the logo side of Mikey toward the sound source you want to capture. Mikey Digital is a real head turner, with a unique 230-degree swivel head and reversible Lightning connector that lets you capture sound from any direction. Whether you’re recording a piano recital from the back of an auditorium or a monster truck rally from the front row, Mikey Digital is always optimized for best-quality sound. Compact, directional, and with built-in settings that allow optimum sound recording under a wide range of situations, the Blue Microphones Mikey Digital is an excellent choice for a portable iPhone or iPad mic. Blue's latest microphone gives streamers an XLR option, Blue wins engineering Emmy for its Mix-Fi headphones, Blue's Yeti Nano is built for simple, high-quality desktop recording, Blue Microphones sells to Logitech for $117 million, Scientists might know why astronauts develop health problems in space, Belkin’s new wireless charger tries to do what AirPower promised, 'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' bug gives NYC the patio heater superhero it needs, The best Black Friday tech deals we could find, I first reviewed the Mikey Digital in 2012, Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x .5 inches (63.5 x 63.5 x 12.7 mm), Microphone type: Stereo pressure gradient condenser, Features: auto level sensing, low gain, and high gain settings; 230 degree swivel mount; 1/8" instrument, external mic, or line level input; pass-through USB connector for device charging. As you can hear for yourself, the iPad Air built-in mic recording is somewhat clipped and also has a bit more noise in the background. With the exception of the Lightning connector, not much has changed with the design of the Mikey Digital. Mikey Digital is a real head turner, with a unique 230-degree swivel head and reversible Lightning connector that lets you capture sound from any direction. Mikey Digital is a real head turner, with a unique 230-degree swivel head and reversible Lightning connector that lets you capture sound from any direction. Microphone shielding drastically reduces environment noise, and an onboard LED clipping indicator lets you know when to adjust the sensitivity so you can get flawless recording results. If you have your iPad or iPhone mounted on a stationary tripod or stand for recording video and sound, you can swivel the mic around so that it points directly towards your sound source. With Mikey Digital, you can be sure that you’re capturing powerful, natural and crystal-clear audio. ACCEPT, Stereo custom-tuned condenser microphones, Auto level sensing, low gain, and high gain settings, 1/8" instrument, external mic, line level input, Compatible with most popular audio and video recording apps. It features twin custom-tuned condenser microphones for professional sound, plus discrete mic pre-amplification and CD-quality A/D conversion. Mikey Digital is a real head turner, with a unique 230-degree swivel head and reversible Lightning connector that lets you capture sound from any direction. High-gain, low-gain and With the exception of the Lightning connector, not much has changed with the design of the Mikey Digital. RECORD INSTRUMENTS AND OTHER If, on the other hand, you're doing studio recording with an iPad and want the absolute best in sound, you probably want to shell out the extra quid and a much more professional microphone like the Blue Microphones Spark Digital ($199.99) or the recently-reviewed IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD ($129.99). “Whether you’re recording a demo track or capturing a live show, Mikey Digital delivers the rich, detailed audio that Blue is known for,” said John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. Experience the creative freedom of an entire mic locker—in a single microphone. and line level devices, Stereo custom-tuned It can even handle input sources up to 130dB—that’s loud enough to turn the built-in mic on your phone to dust.