By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)
Here are two products that have shown up at a very interesting time: Apogee, along with Sennheiser, are releasing a new lavalier that connects directly to an iPhone to record broadcast quality audio. Just two days ago, I was entertaining the notion of shooting high-quality 4K video on the new iPhone 6S by using adapters and purpose built apps for video but one thing that was certain is that it would be a dual sync system where audio would be recorded on a separate audio recorder.
Now the audio company Sennheiser and interface manufacturer Apogee have created two mic adapters that plugs directly into the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone lightning port to record mono or stereo audio up to a 96kHz/24-bit resolution. They’re releasing the ClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital for standard and professional grade recording. Here are a few videos which introduces you to both mics, details what you can do with them and an introduction to their MetaRecorder App as well:
Another solution would be to design remote software that can handle multiple inputs over WIFI or bluetooth. Ideally you would be able to record and tweak multiple signals from a single iPad, and save metadata information on the fly to all of them.
The ClipMic is available for $200 while the MKE 2 retails for $500. Definitely not the cheapest lav solutions by a long shot, but if you need the use of professional audio voice recording, it’s not a bad solution for a complete pocket sized solution. Click here to learn more about the ClipMic and MKE 2.