IK Multimedia is known for providing practical, cost-effective solutions to real-world audio problems, and its new USB microphone/audio interface addition applies that expertise to podcasting and streaming applications. The iRig Stream Mic Pro combines a condenser microphone and 24-bit / 96 kHz audio interface in one convenient package that’s ready to plug in to your computer for instant streaming duties. Ready to suit your needs, it offers flexible input options, easy operability, and allows you to switch between a stereo mode and three mono modes with different pickup patterns: cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure eight.
A Condenser Mic Designed for Podcasting and Streaming
At the heart of the system is the condenser microphone element, built to capture crisp, detailed, and nuanced recordings of your talent and on-air personalities. For many applications, the cardioid polar pattern will be the best choice. This setting focuses audio capture on the person in front of the capsule and picks up less sound from the rear and sides, making it well suited to vocal recording and podcasting applications. In addition to the basic cardioid option, the adjustable pickup lets you dial-in a figure-8 pattern for duets, or a forgiving omnidirectional pattern that will pick up sound in a 360° radius around the capsule to accommodate multiple speakers simultaneously. A second mic capsule means the Pro is even capable of stereo recordings. Adjustable gain controls and LED level indicators make it easy to set just the right input level for your speaking style. A mute button is provided, should the fun get out of hand or if a controversial guest should misbehave.
A Versatile Audio Interface
Providing crisp, clear voice quality for your work is half the battle, but next-level podcasters are often stepping up their productions with music, sound effects, and guests, and the iRig Stream Mic Pro’s audio interface makes it easy to add those critical elements. Connect line-level sources such as keyboards, music players, and mobile devices to the 3.5mm stereo input jack to add music and sound cues. Monitor through the 3.5mm headphone jack with adjustable volume control and direct monitor blend control. The Loopback+ function makes it easy to jam along to pre-recorded tunes or interview a remote person during your show. You can even route the mic signal into a separate app to add reverb, EQ, or noise reduction, then send that signal into a second app like Instagram or TikTok—all without extra wires or routing. It’s an easy way to get massive sound on apps that don’t normally let you process audio.
Time to Create!
So, there you have it, content creators. IK Multimedia is doing its part, providing you with a powerful yet cost-effective mic/interface to help you make compelling streams and podcasts. Are you ready to take up the challenge and put the iRig Stream Mic Pro to work? Let us know in the Comments section, below. If you have questions, please call us, chat with us online, or stop by our B&H New York SuperStore.