SENNOGEE SYNERGY: CLIPMIC2 & MKE2 DIGITAL CLIP-ONS
Apogee has long been known for its expertise in the science of A/D conversion, and the Sennheiser name is legendary in microphone design and production. These two companies have collaborated to bring you two new digital clip-on microphones – the ClipMic digital and the MKE2 digital. Both microphones have been designed by Sennheiser and will do a good job capturing high-quality audio on an iPhone/iPad/iPod. They are particularly well-suited to recording speech, designed with the journalist, lecturer or podcaster in mind.
Apogee has taken care of the A/D conversion side of things, with digital resolution up to 24bit/96k. The mics plug in to the Lightning connector on any iOS device and the headset socket can be used to monitor the audio being recorded.
To pair up the mics with some software, Apogee has also created a recording app for iOS devices called MetaRecorder. It offers multi-take recording, tagging and file organisation for any field recording scenario and complete software control of the mic input level and recording presets. MetaRecorder has been optimised for recording film audio, with the possibility of applying metadata tags to audio files, then sharing the recorded audio and Final Cut Pro XML files to Dropbox directly from MetaRecorder. You can even control the app using an Apple Watch!
The MKE2, designed for the professional, has a wide frequency response, extended dynamic range and excellent transient response. It also features Sennheiser’s Umbrella diaphragm – a membrane that stretches across the acoustic diaphragm of the mic to keep moisture from impeding the performance of the capsule over time.
ClipMic digital will be available from mid-May and its pro counterpart, the MKE 2 digital will follow a month later.
Australian Distributor: www.sennheiser.com.au