IK Multimedia struck the marketplace with the iRig Mic 3 years earlier, a mic for podcasting and recording that connecteded into the headset port of your preferred iOS gadget and permitted real-time tracking.

IK Multimedia iRig Voice microphone

At the time, I wasn’t thrilled with the device; there were some issues with securing and the recording high quality just had not been that good. Tomorrow, IK Multimedia will certainly be releasing the iRig Voice microphone (US$ 39.99), a similar mic that’s targeted at merely enjoying with vocals. Allow’s take a look at the iRig Voice and the companion EZ Voice app (free with in-app purchases).


  • Microphone type: condensor electret with embedded windscreen
  • Polar pattern: unidirectional and cardioid
  • Frequency reaction: ONE HUNDRED Hz – 15 kHz, -3 dB
  • Maximum sound tension (established for higher audio stress): 105 dB
  • Distortion: 3 percent THD at 105 dB, 1 kHz
  • Powered through headphone port, features pass-through port for keeping track of
  • Microphone Kind: condenser electret
  • Shades: Eco-friendly, blue, yellow, pink, white

Performance Highlights:

These low-priced microphones and the accompanying EZ Voice application are made for fun, and in that regard they do a wonderful job. Once you have actually connected in the iRig Voice, you can use it with many recording and podcasting applications. However any person which likes to have a good time will utilize EZ Voice.

The application is really easy to operate and lets you do a number of enjoyable points with the songs already on your tool. Import any track, touch “No Voice”, and the main vocals for that track are silenced so you can now sing along for karaoke enjoyable or method vocal singing with the original band behind-the-scenes.

Ought to you choose to, you can extra autotune (a $ 0.99 in-app acquisition) to see to it that your singing sounds a minimum of something like the initial singer’s. Autotune is among many impacts that can be purchased, consisting of choir, morph, degree, chorus, EQ, hold-up, filter and reverb. The whole bag of techniques could be had for US$ 4.99 as opposed to making 8 acquisitions at $ 0.99 (reverb is extrad free of charge when you sign up).

During my “audition” of iRig Voice and EZ Voice, I determined that I actually would like to check out the “No Voice” attribute so I selected a recording from my iTunes collection (“Baker Road” by Gerry Rafferty, a Seventies classic), imported it with a tap, removed the vocals, then tapped the “target” button to use started. After a brief launch procedure, the instrumentals began and I entered at the best point.

This is a wonderful means to practice for those karaoke nights so you will not seem like a full buffoon. I found that if I utilized the “arena” pre-programmed that’s developed into the standard EZ Voice, it gave just more than enough reverb and “room” to my voice that it appeared like it fit right into the song. It took a little time to find out how you can keep the de-voiced audio peaceful sufficient to keeping from deafening me however audible to stabilize my voice– however that belonged to the fun. Doing that additionally permit me catch the timing of the vocals in the initial tune.

There are a few other presets that you could utilize merely for the heck of it that are included in EZ Voice that are going to make you intend to spend that $ 4.99 and get the whole batch. I’ll exempt you my karaoke vocal singing, however right here are a few fun little riffs on “The Unofficial Apple Weblog” gone through the VoxOder and Glam impacts:

Something you really want to make certain of prior to playing around with the EZ Voice app is that you have the iRig Voice or an additional mic plugged in or you could acquire a horrendous quantity of feedback. Depend on me on this– it seems like an emergency alarm going off! This occurred when I had my Mophie Juice Pack case installed on the iPhone, however not when I took it off, so your mileage might vary.

I was visiting complain about the complete absence of directions that include the iRig Voice besides one that reveals– with pictures– the best ways to plug everything in, yet then recognized that lots of people never ever check out guidelines anyway. An individual which merely intends to have a good time with the iRig Voice is visiting plug it into their preferred iOS device and begin playing about, which’s the most effective means to learn how you can use it.


Unlike a few of its sibling mics at IK Multimedia, the iRig Voice is made for something– fun. The inexpensive of entry, free (at the very least for some purposes) EZ Voice application, sensational colors, solid steel construction and capacity to do voice training or karaoke with tracks from your iTunes library all include up to an item that any person can take pleasure in.

Ranking: 4 stars out of 4 stars possible

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