iRig Mic Field – Nemo Memo user report

iRig Mic Field – stereo field mic for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – Nemo Memo user report
IK Multimedia
Price: $100

iRig Mic Field hand

This high quality compact and versatile iOS Lightning port microphone is much better than the built-in mic on Apple’s iOS equipment. Recordings are clear and crisp. Audio fidelity is very impressive at all sound levels. A turn knob on the side of the unit adjusts input volume. This microphone works with all Apple and third party iOS recording apps. Thick-edged iDevice cases may obstruct the Lightning tip’s insertion.

iRig Mic Field can be used in classrooms, offices, music venues, rehearsal studios, job interviews, oral history projects, medical appointments, training sessions, podcast recordings, outdoor locations, and anywhere you need live sound capture. It is small and light weight enough not to call attention to itself. An LED gain indicator provides visual confirmation of the input volume.

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Below are four live recordings made using this microphone.

The first one was made in a restaurant, featuring three generations of singing Nemos. Click here to listen

The second sample recording features my mother belting out part of a song from the big band era, with me eating soup next to her. Click here to listen

Third is my mother recalling her grade school teachers. Not bad for someone in her tenth decade. Click here to listen

Fourth is me singing a chorus from a classic rock classic song. Listen to the acoustic guitar’s clarity. Click here to listen

iRig Mic Field will be with me at all times. It forever changes the way I record live audio on my iOS gear. The price seems steep until you hear it deliver audio like no comparable microphone.

Read the specifications here.

Learn about the company’s recommended audio apps.

See a promotional video featuring iRig Mic Field.

Company photos of the mic in various situations.

Additional helpful articles and photos are here and here.

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