Many of us use laptops with a solid USB mic or digital audio interface like the MicPort Pro. All you have to do is load your favorite DAW, hit record, edit and then email the final product. It’s a great way to record those all-important sessions or auditions while on the go. But what if I told you that you could soon use an iPad as a portable VO Studio?
Well, the folks at Apogee have recently announced something that could make recording on the go both cheaper and lighter. It’s called the Mike. Apogee claims it is “the most compact studio quality USB microphone available for iPad, iPhone and Mac.” The online press release even says it’s “Great for voice overs, interviews and podcast recordings.” Blue already makes the Mikey for the iPod and iPhone, but it only works with certain Apple models.
What’s intriguing about Apogee’s Mike is the ability to use a high quality microphone with the iPad. Now the Mike has not been released yet, so the price is unknown. Their website simply says coming soon.
Imagine the ability to record your VO’s on something as cheap and light as the $500 entry level iPad. Apple also recently released the acclaimed GarageBand for the iPad for just five bucks. If you include the potential cost of the Mike, an Ipad and GarageBand, you could spend well under a thousand dollars for a portable studio that’s lighter and less bulky than the typical laptop, mic and interface setup.
Not to mention the fact that you could use the iPad’s generous screen to read your scripts from. How cool is that? The possibilities are endless! Happy recording!
Author: Trey Thomas