Microphone maker Sennheiser has worked with digital hardware company Apogee Digital to develop a clip-on microphone system for handheld devices.
The system consists of Sennheiser’s MKE 2 digital lavalier microphone and Apogee’s ClipMic interface and digital converter. The connector end features a Lightning, which optimizes the system for use with Apple iDevices such as iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.
Sennheiser Director Audio Recording Wolfgang Fraissinet said, “The fact that we feed the mobile device with a professionally converted digital signal results in the best possible sound quality.”
Co-Founder and CEO of Apogee Electronics Betty Bennett said, “Simply clip on the mic, connect it to the Lightning port on your iPhone and begin recording. Apogee’s award-winning preamp and A/D conversion technology paired with Sennheiser’s superior clip-on microphones ensures the highest quality digital audio recording on a mobile device.”
The Apogee converter is capable of 24-bit/96 kHz performance.