Larry Jordan recently tested IK's new mobile microphone interface, the iRig Pre 2, concluding that he would recommend it for location work.
An award-winning producer, director, editor, teacher and trainer, Larry's been in the media industry for 50 years. He began his website in 2003, reviewing technology to help editors, directors and producers get work, improve their skills and keep clients happy.
Larry's tested a lot of gear over the years. Here's some of what he has to say about the iRig Pre 2.
What it is
"The iRig Pre 2 is a microphone preamp designed for portability and high quality. It converts any professional microphone using an XLR connection into an analog signal via a shielded stereo mini-plug that can plug into most computers, DSLR cameras, audio recorders, older mobile phones and the Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini series of products. This input flexibility is one of its big advantages."
Would I recommend it for location work? Yes!
Who needs it
"The iRig Pre 2 is designed for people who need to record audio outside the studio and don't have the ability to brings lots of gear. It is light, easy to use and delivers on its promise of connecting any professional mic to your computer or audio recording device. Plus, it's a great price.
"The iRig Pre 2 does not digitize your audio. Instead, it provides a pre-amp for professional mics then delivers that as analog audio to a separate recording device."
"The iRig Pre 2 does what needs to be done: provide a high-quality audio interface between your recording gear and the best microphones available today. Easy to set up, lightweight and easily portable, the iRig Pre 2 lets you record the sounds you want, wherever you go."
In the review, Larry also describes how to set up the iRig Pre 2 on a Mac, with step-by-step instructions and screenshots.
Read the full review here
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