SAN FRANCISCO, MACWORLD 2010 — Much of the buzz on the Macworld floor this year has to do with audio and how Apple products and platforms create a nearly endless array of creative possibilities to leverage audio in documenting and networking people’s lives and endeavors.
One of the more exciting products we’ve come across in that regard is the new Mikey from Blue Microphones, an external stereo microphone for iPod and iPhone that brings stunning clarity and flexibility to portable audio recording.
Just moments after getting a review copy of the device and downloading Blue Microphones’ free field recording app from the AppStore, we recorded this interview with Stanford University professor Dr. Ge Wang talking about Smule, his iPhone app company, the future of music collaboration and Apple’s upcoming iPad.
Check the clarity of Wang’s responses and how they stand out from the cacophony of dozens of other people yapping within feet of us as we chatted on the Macworld expo floor.
Later in the evening at the big Cirque du Mac party in San Francisco’s Broadway Theater, we captured a clip of the Macworld All Star Band grooving to the Outsiders’ classic Time Won’t Let Me, using the same effortless combination of iPhone, Mikey and dead-easy Blue Fire field recording software. Again, with great sonic results and almost no effort.
We’re looking forward to putting the new Mikey through its paces in more rigorous recording environments, using some more sophisticated multitrack software available for the iPhone — so stay tuned for a more thorough review soon. Meanwhile, check out Blue Microphone’s entire lineup of great recording products that make professional sounding audio both easy and affordable.