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Mikey Likes It and You Will Too

by Miles Austin

Mikey Likes It and You Will Too

Like Mikey, I found a new piece of hardware that I can say “I like it”. I expect it will become a good friend in the months ahead. A new product from Blue Microphones called Mikey Digital is a high-quality microphone to capture meetings, conference calls, business meetings or even to make your own voice recordings in high-quality. The genius of Mikey Digital is that it plugs into your iPhone or iPad and easily replaces any other recorder and/or microphone that you have been packing.

Many of you that read Fill the Funnel are road warriors, or at least work outside of an office or cube much of the time. Working out of your briefcase or laptop bag is a way of life, squeezing everything you might need into that small space. Combining equipment or replacing existing tools with smaller and/or lighter alternatives is always a relief. Blue Microphone’s new Mikey Digital microphone for iPhone/iPad will serve you well.

Mikey Digital directly connects to iPhone or iPad and is instantly recognized for use with any audio or video application. Whether shooting video, recording a keynote at a conference or capturing your next team meeting, Mikey Digital captures truly professional recordings on-the-go with a stereo pair of Blue’s premium condenser capsules and built-in sensitivity control. For the non-techies, it simply means that you are using a professional-grade tool that gives you stunning results.

Blue Microphone's Mikey Digital Microphone

Mikey Digital also features a multi-source input jack that allows for direct connection of an iPod or a lavaliere mic and other sound sources to record with the highest possible fidelity to get that track into your audio recording.

If you are experimenting with the use of online meetings, webinars, Skype and Google+ Hangouts, the investment in a quality microphone should be top of your list. I not only help clients figure out the best web tools for their needs, but also the hardware. The number one item on my list for those applications is a good quality microphone. The last thing you need is to sound like you are talking through a tin can on a string with your prospects and customers, yet I hear it every week. Listen to the sound quality of the speakers on your next webinar. A quality microphone will make all the difference in the world.

Some things to consider before you purchase:

Blue Microphones Logo A little bit about the company. Blue Microphones has been around for some time, and manufacturers and entire range of microphones from Desktop USB through Studio Mic’s. Many podcasters online today are using Blue’s Snowball USB microphones. You just have to like a company that names its products Snowball, Yeti, Tiki or Woodpecker. If you are serious about sound quality, give these guys a look. By the way, the Tiki listed above is a really strong product if you are working from your laptop rather than an iPhone or iPad.

Might be a good time to thin out that laptop bag and lighten your load, while improving the sound quality in everything you record. If you know someone who lives this lifestyle, it is not to early to grab one of these for a holiday gift.

 

3 comments
taustin
taustin

Excellent, thanks for such a quick response!

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taustin
taustin

Hi Miles, Would this be a good microphone to use with the GoPro line of cameras?

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