Blue Microphones updates Mikey microphone for iPods
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-12-03)
Blue Microphones(www.bluemic.com) announces the second generation Mikey stereo
microphone for iPod and iPod touch. Building upon the award-winning
audio technology developed for the original Mikey, the second
generation portable mic is designed for iPod and iPod touch,
featuring improved circuitry for superior recording and enhanced
"The second generation Mikey is a natural next step for Blue as
we continue to expand our consumer audio line to include enhanced
portable recording," said John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones,"
said John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. "Blue is dedicated to
providing the highest-quality portable audio on the market and
the next generation Mikey is a testament to that standard."
Like the original, Mikey 2G 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. 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.
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
perfect positioning. Additionally, the new Mikey comes with a
soft carrying pouch for convenient protection and portability.
This second generation Mikey is compatible with iPod 5G; iPod
Classic, iPod Nano 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G and iPod touch 1G, 2G, 3G.
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 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, list price €72 ($96 USD) ex. VAT, will be available at fine
pro-audio and consumer electronics retailers. For complete
details, visit www.bluemic.com [http://www.bluemic.com].
About Blue Microphones
Blue Microphones designs and produces an extensive line of
award-winning microphones and recording tools for audio
professionals, musicians and consumers. Founded in 1995, and
headquartered in Southern California, Blue continues a lengthy
tradition of innovative, cutting-edge design and astounding
performance, with a range of inspiring recording tools for almost
any application. From Blue's flagship recording tool, the Bottle,
to our live performance enCORE series, to the first
THX-certified, USB mic Yeti, and our new Mikey iPod/iPhone
portable recorder, Blue has just the tool to capture your
creativity. Check out the complete range of Blue products at
www.bluemic.com.From a press release.