Mikey is designed for the iPod and iTouch, but when she mentioned in her “VoiceOver Insider” newsletter that it also works with the iPhone, my ears perked up.
I took advantage of the discount she managed to negotiate with Blue Microphones for VO artists, and that knocked-off about $15 from the $80 price tag.
I’ve been using it in tandem with the iPhone App called TweetMic. Together, I think the combo is a winner for getting out a quick audio to anyone who wants to hear. Of course, Mikey works with any one of a number of other Apps for the iPhone, and in each instance is a distinct improvement over the mic that Apple has built-in to the phone (although it’s not that bad either, considering).
Wanna know what it sounds like? OK, click HERE for a sample. I give a brief description of the conditions under which I recorded this Tweet. You’ll notice just below the soundfile that plays, a list of previous tweets I’ve also recorded with Mikey and Tweetmic. Don’t look for any particular pattern with the subject matter. So far, I’ve been mostly playing with the thing. (BTW, you can download the file, too, if you want to put it under analysis)
I’d be interested in know what you think of the quality. Would this be good enough to get a quickie audition out to someone who just HAD to have it NOW?
P.S. The company that makes TweetMic — Voice Tal – also makes FaceMic…a similar App for FaceBook.