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Blue Mikey

What is it?A professional microphone designed to facilitate recording on Apple’s iPod range of media players. DetailsMikey incorporates two custom-tuned Blue condenser capsules for stereo recording, USB pass through and 230º rotating operation. Gain can be adjusted through three settings (with corresponding LED indicators) to accommodate a range of applications including voice, field recordings, interviews and travel journalism. Offering 16-bit, 22kHz or 44.1kHz operation, Mikey covers a 35Hz – 20kHz frequency range and delivers a cardioid pickup response. Capable of working with Touch, Nano, Classic and 5th Generation models, the USB connector on Mikey can be used to power an iPod whether recording or not. The design also features a 3.5mm connection allowing audio from another device to be input directly to the iPod. Blue has also developed its own recording software app, Blue FiRe, specifically tailored for Mikey and available for free download from the Apple App Store. Blue FiRe provides CD-quality stereo recording capabilities along with basic file management capabilities and simple touch-screen editing for the iPod Touch.