Studio quality anywhere
About the size of an iPhone, MiC makes it easy to capture your best take with incredible quality, anywhere your music takes you. Record any sound you can imagine, from vocals to vibraphones, pianos to percussion and everything in between, and build a track right on your iPad with GarageBand.
Three products in one small package
MiC integrates a microphone, microphone preamp, and an A/D converter into one compact device. Each part of MiC is designed to deliver the lowest noise and highest quality signal possible for a digital microphone. And it all fits in your pocket.
Built for the future
Introduced in 2011, the original MiC became the mobile microphone of choice for artists desiring that big-studio microphone sound. The latest MiC delivers unsurpassed recording quality. It's optimized for the newest iOS devices, allowing you to record in pristine fidelity—up to 24-bit/96 kHz.
Since 1985, Apogee has continually produced award-winning technology that powers many of the world's most respected studios. Apogee products have been instrumental in capturing countless GRAMMY® and OSCAR® winning performances.
- PureDIGITAL connection delivers pristine sound quality
- Designed for vocal, spoken word, and acoustic instrument recording
- Up to 96 kHz/24-bit HD recording
- Works with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac
- Lightning and Mac USB cables included
- Easy to use, no setup required
- Gain knob and level indicator make setting level a snap
- Made for GarageBand and Logic Pro
- Low-noise digital connection with high-gain, studio-quality preamp
- Made in the U.S.A.
Did you notice?Three products in one, MiC combines a microphone, a mic preamp, and a digital converter—everything you need to record.
Apple Recommends ForAnyone who wants a high-quality condenser microphone with incredible sound and total portability for recording on iPad, iPhone, or Mac.
What's in the Box?
- Apogee MiC digital microphone
- Lightning cable for connection to iOS devices (3.3 ft./1 m)
- USB cable for connection to Mac (3.3 ft./1 m)
- Desktop tripod
- Microphone stand adapter
- QuickStart guide
- Height: 4.56 in./11.58 cm
- Width: 1.52 in./3.86 cm
- Weight: 6.4 oz./181.4 g
- Mac OS X v10.7.5 or later or iOS 6.1 or later
- 1.5 GHz or faster Intel processor
- 2GB of RAM minimum; 4GB recommended
- For Mac: GarageBand, Logic Pro, MainStage, or any Core Audio compatible application. For iOS: Made for GarageBand on iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad. Works with other Core Audio compatible apps.
- Mfr. Part Number: MiC 96k-LO
- UPC or EAN No.: 805676301235
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One year
GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play a piano, organ, guitar, and drums. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use a Touch Instrument, a built-in microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance with support for up of 32 tracks*. Record performances from third-party music and effect apps directly into GarageBand using Inter-App Audio in iOS 8. And share your song using email, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, or AirDrop for iOS.
Play your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch like a musical instrument
• Play musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard
• Tap out beats with acoustic and electronic drum kits
• Record your voice using the built-in microphone and apply fun sound effects
• Recreate legendary guitar rigs with 9 amps and 10 stompbox effects
• Use the Sampler to create new instruments from sounds you record, then play them on a keyboard
• Record compatible third-party music apps right into GarageBand using Inter-App Audio
Sound like a virtuoso with Smart Instruments
• Conduct an entire string orchestra with just one finger using Smart Strings
• Tap chords to instantly create keyboard grooves with the Smart Keyboard
• Strum chords on an acoustic and electric Smart Guitar, trigger fingerpicking patterns for popular chords, or switch to Notes view to try your hand at the real thing
• Groove with a variety of Smart Basses using upright, electric, and synth sounds
• Drag drum instruments onto a grid to create your own beats with Smart Drums
Start a Jam Session with your friends
• Use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to play or record live over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with up to three of your friends
• Tempo, key, time signature, and chords automatically sync to the bandleader
• Jam with any Touch Instrument or live instruments like electric guitar or voice
• The bandleader automatically collects everyone's recordings so they can be mixed as a song and shared
Create a song anywhere you go
• Arrange and mix your song with up to 32 tracks* using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops
• Use the Note Editor to adjust or fine-tune any Touch Instrument recording
• Trim and place musical regions exactly where you want them to play
• Use the Mixer to fine-tune each track’s volume —solo or mute any track or adjust pan, reverb, and echo
• Choose from over 250 professionally prerecorded loops as a backing band to your song
Share your songs
• Keep your GarageBand songs up to date across all your iOS devices with iCloud Drive
• Create custom ringtones and alerts for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
• Share your songs directly to Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud
• Email songs right from GarageBand
• Export your song and add it to the iTunes library on your Mac or PC
• Share GarageBand projects directly between iOS devices using AirDrop for iOS
* 32 tracks available on iOS devices with the A7 chip or higher. 16 tracks available on iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation). …
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Ratings & Reviews
A superb, compact mic
This was my first microphone purchase, for use with a Mac Pro. Having a Yamaha USB receiver as my sound output device, I wanted a This was my first microphone purchase, for use with a Mac Pro. Having a Yamaha USB receiver as my sound output device, I wanted a USB mic of comparable quality for the sound input device. After evaluating a lot of choices, I settled on the Apogee, where their outstanding website and its thorough info and sound samples made it clear that these people are dead serious about high quality sound. It was also the case that I wanted a mic that looked great on my desktop, and not stick out like a bizarre thumb as some competing mics do. This is one of the best things I've ever bought, delivering high quality sound without taking up a lot of space. …
- Written by Richard S from Framingham
95 of 100 people found this useful
In the right hands, this thing is GOLD.
As a songwriter, I do/have done a lot of demo-ing/recording on my mobile studio(GarageBand on a MacBook Pro) and the Mic has quick As a songwriter, I do/have done a lot of demo-ing/recording on my mobile studio(GarageBand on a MacBook Pro) and the Mic has quickly become one of the most used toys of mine. Works GREAT for vocals and, with knowledge of mic positioning, sounds as good as any mic I've ever heard for acoustic guitars. Definitely do not regret buying!!! …
- Written by Kevin C from Sherman Oaks
74 of 79 people found this useful
Great Mic, nice sound, compact size.
I used the mic mostly with my iPad mini, but i connected it also to mac and Windows machine ( yes it works with windows, but Hi,
I used the mic mostly with my iPad mini, but i connected it also to mac and Windows machine ( yes it works with windows, but not as usual USB mic but you need to install ASIO4all free asio drivers and off course use recording application which is able to use asio drivers - all DAW windows software and some consumer audio editing soft like Audacity compiled with asio support... it is not perfect but works for me and some other people)
- Regarding the sound, this is really great.
- Build quality - all metal housing speaks for itself - actually it is pretty heavy for the size because of it...
- Regarding the cabling, all cables are short but... if you need longer cable and you are using mac then instead of buying dedicated expensive Apogee 3m cable you can use cheap USB extension cable.
What's more, if you need a longer connection to your iPad and -! if you already have an apple lightning to USB Camera Adapter !- then u can use a trick and instead of using apogee_to_lightning short cable ( or buying Apogee expensive extension) you can use (Apogee_to_USB)+(USB extension cable)+( Apple lightning to USB Camera Adapter) and it should work as I tried with my iPad mini this connection without the USB extension (Apogee_to_USB)+( Apple lightning to USB Camera Adapter) and it worked fine :) an extension cable of 3 meters should not cause the trouble in my opinion. …
- Written by Grzegorz G from Warszawa
44 of 47 people found this useful
I am working with the Apogee Duet and I have been able to travel around the world with this great technology. It is given me the o I am working with the Apogee Duet and I have been able to travel around the world with this great technology. It is given me the opportunity to record myself as an artist and working with clients in a home, studio and portable environment. Songwriting, demos, finished products all are possible. Each location you record requires knowledge of the acoustics in a room or place and then it is up to you as an artist or producer to adapt and apply the necessary adjustments to the recordings afterwards. …
- Written by Sheldon U from Mississauga
Very good quality and easy to start using
I have the mic since 1 month ago, and I use it to record myself playing. The product is very good quality and it is very easy to s I have the mic since 1 month ago, and I use it to record myself playing. The product is very good quality and it is very easy to start using. Plug and play! …
- Written by Lluc M from Castellterçol
Great Little ONE
We liked the ONE so much that my team now has two. I am an arts presenter and film maker delivering stage and screen productions a We liked the ONE so much that my team now has two. I am an arts presenter and film maker delivering stage and screen productions and we tour our work internationally. My ONE is used for live set gigs, recordings and many aspects of sound production, and it is brilliant. Highly portable, reliable and discreet. Thank you Apogee. …
- Written by Daniel B from DUNEDIN
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Is this compatible with the iPhone 5 using an Apple 30-pin adapter? If so, is there any degradation in the quality?
- Asked by Daniel R from Anchorage
- Sep 27, 2012
I do video announcements for our business. I use a 6 plus. How far can I be away from the mic for it to still pick up vocals?
- Asked by Berean A from Pleasant Hill
- Feb 25, 2015
Not more than10 ft
- Answered by Michelle L
- Mar 7, 2015
Is a longer cable available?
- Asked by Alan R from Merrill
- Feb 3, 2014
Yes, Apogee offers longer cables. You can also utilize a USB extension when recording to a Mac.
- Answered by Rob C from Santa Monica
- Mar 10, 2014
does the mic work with iphone 5s and ipad mini?
- Asked by Chloe I
- Sep 22, 2013
The latest version of MiC includes Lightning, 30-Pin and USB cables per the product description.
- Answered by Rob C from Nashville
- Nov 29, 2013
will one mic record both voice and guitar
- Asked by Brenda S from Evansville
- Dec 19, 2014
Yes, The MiC will pick up both vocals and guitar. There are many factors that come into play as to h Yes, The MiC will pick up both vocals and guitar. There are many factors that come into play as to how well the recording will turn out to be but I would say the two main factors are MiC positioning and gain level. As long as you have the gain and the mic leveled at a good midpoint and considering the quality of the MiC it will be no problem for it to pick up both vocals and guitar. …
- Answered by Michael C from Culver City
- Dec 22, 2014
does the apogee MiC connect to the Duet
- Asked by Tony R from Oak Harbor
- Nov 28, 2014