Size does matter if you want to max out microphone quality for taping to your mobile phone or mirrorless cam. The tiny 3.5 mm mic jacks on the majority of those gadgets lack phantom power, making it hard to utilize condenser microphones favored for voice recording. IK Multimedia has a possible response with the iRig Pre 2, a pocket-sized microphone preamp that lets videographers, artists and podcasters utilize phantom-powered XLR mics to record, stream, or carry out.
A successor to the popular iRig Pre, the iRig Pre 2 utilizes two AA batteries to supply +48 V phantom power for around 7 hours of constant usage. You can change off the phantom power and get about 20 hours of battery performance if you have a dynamic or ribbon mic. Much better still, the auto-switching circuitry lets the iRig Pre 2 immediately adjust to the audio input levels on the majority of digital electronic cameras. (Hopefully that consists of some with wonky levels– taking a look at you, Panasonic GH5.).
The iRig Pre 2 features a velcro strap so you can connect it to your cam or mic stand, and features the FREE app for audio and video recording, along with the VocaLive FREE for live efficiency and multi-tracking recording. Its getting here in March 2021 and is now offered for pre-order from IK Multimedias online store or licensed dealers like B&H Photo Video.