If you’re making quality Content, the microphone on your iPhone isn’t good enough to capture high-quality audio when you’re on the move. Mikme is a stand-alone microphone that syncs with your iPhone via Bluetooth to capture pro-level sound that vloggers, musicians & journalists can use to create exceptional audio, & to enhance their video creations.
If you’re creating Content for social media or marketing purposes you’re not likely to be happy with the microphone inside your smartphone & newer phones no longer have headphone jacks, so clip-on phones aren’t an option. Mikme is an excellent option & provides ultra-portability as it fits in the palm of your hand.
Mikme ships with an app that takes care of automatically syncing audio & video. It uses a high-quality 1-inch, gold plated, true condensed capsule in a cardioid polar pattern to achieve studio quality recordings with 18-22.000 Hz audio bandwidth, & a bit depth of up to 96 kHz. It has 16GB of internal memory, which will get you 34 hours of uncompressed audio (370 hours with mp4 compression), & its rechargeable Li-Po battery will record for 3.5 hours on a charge.
This means that Mikme will isolate your recording from ambient noise & is sensitive to directional sound, so you should point it directly at the sound source, or put it face up if the sound is coming from multiple sources.
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It’s really easy to use. 1st you do a standard Bluetooth pairing with your iPhone, the open the Mikme app, tap on ‘Video’ & hit the record button. You’ll have access to your audio track alongside your video as you’re recording & be able to adjust your audio levels in real-time through buttons on the Mikme.
When you’re done recording, the app pairs the audio track recorded with the Mikme & pairs it with the video file automatically. You’re then prompted by the app to take a picture to ID the track. The iPhone app also lets you mix & match audio from the built-in iPhone mike with what you’ve recorded with Mikme.
Mikme is designed by a startup based in Austria & is wholly manufactured in Europe. The product team is led by Co-founders, CEO Philipp Sonnleithner & COO Thomas Wachauer. The team has a great deal of experience in the audio product space, holding 80+ patents. They’ve built microphone & Bluetooth speakers for the likes of Audi, Samsung, JBL & AKG.
Image Credit: Mikme