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CardioidApogee Electronics MiC

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The MiC is a small-diaphragm studio condenser microphone designed for use with Apple’s portable digital devices, such as the iPhone and iPad.

Apogee MiC, side viewIt was designed for ease of use, and has minimal controls: a gain knob on the side controls the input level, and a single LED lights up in one of five colors:

  • Blue = connected to hardware, but not attached to any recording applications on the host device
  • Dim green = Ready to record
  • Bright green = “Audio level is present”
  • Orange = nearly clipping
  • Red = Audio overload (clipping)

The MiC’s circuit includes an analog preamp with 40dB of gain, and an analog-digital converter (ADC) that can operate at a maximum resolution of 24 bit, 48 kHz.

The MiC has no headphone jack; to monitor during recording, headphones must be attached to the host device.

Apogee MiC output connectorThe connector on the bottom of the MiC is a multi-pin locking design that is proprietary to Apogee. The MiC ships with three interface cables:

  • 0.5m 30-pin iOS cable
  • 1m USB cable
  • Lightning cable (included since Aug 1, 2013)

A small desktop tripod stand is also included in the box.

According to Apogee, the MiC is compatible with all Apple iPads, and with iPhones version 4 and newer.

As a Core Audio compatible device, it can be used with Pro Tools versions 9 and newer, via a USB input.

The MiC was discontinued after the release of the 96k version of the device; see the MiC 96k profile.

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (n/a mV/Pa; n/a)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a 116mm (4.57'') 39mm (1.54'')
  • USB (1)
  • Apple 30-pin (iPhone 4) (1)
  • Apple Lightning (iPhone 5) (1)
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