Apogee MiC Digital Microphone

  • Overview

    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.

    About Apogee

    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.

    Highlights

    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 For

    Anyone 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

    Tech Specs

    Height: 4.56 in./11.58 cm

    Width: 1.52 in./3.86 cm

    Weight: 6.4 oz./181.4 g

    System Requirements

    Requirements Operating System: Mac OS X v10.7.5 or later or iOS 6.1 or later

    CPU: 1.5 GHz or faster Intel processor

    RAM: 2GB of RAM minimum; 4GB recommended

    Requirements Software: 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.

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: MiC 96k-LO

    UPC or EAN No.: 805676301495

    Warranty

    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

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    iPhone Models

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    iPod Models

    • iPod touch 5th Generation 32GB/64GB
    • iPod touch 5th Generation 16GB
  • 4.5 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      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 USB mic of comparable quality 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

      107 of 113 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?A superb, compact mic

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      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 quickly become one of the most used 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

      85 of 92 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?In the right hands, this thing is GOLD.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Mic, nice sound, compact size.

      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 n 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

      50 of 54 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Mic, nice sound, compact size.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Good Sound, Very Portable

      I enjoy this product very much. I am able to use it outside and inside. I keep it with me in the car or in the guitar case. Ideas pop in my head and it will rec I enjoy this product very much. I am able to use it outside and inside. I keep it with me in the car or in the guitar case. Ideas pop in my head and it will record with a good sound quality. It also has a gain knob so as you can adjust for different instruments (ie Percussive, and acoustic). I rate it 5 stars for what it does for me, and I highly recommend it.

      • Written by Bruno P from WOODBRIDGE

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good Sound, Very Portable

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent sound and build quality!

      Comes with cables for iPhone 4- and 5+ and a small adjustable table tripod. Can adjust recorded volume based on distance from sound source. Only small things c Comes with cables for iPhone 4- and 5+ and a small adjustable table tripod. Can adjust recorded volume based on distance from sound source. Only small things could improve, the volume control is easy to change by mistake if holding it in your hand. The tripod is a tiny bit too small for the heavy mic which can cause it to fall over quite easily. Overall a very very good mic!

      • Written by Roger L from Solna

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent sound and build quality!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Duet

      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 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

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Duet

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