Dynamic Microphones Go Mobile with MXL’s New MM-131 Mic Mate Mobile
MXL Microphones introduces the MXL MM-131 Mic Mate Mobile, a portable dynamic XLR-to-USB interface that works with computers and mobile devices. The Mic Mate Mobile is compatible with iOS products via the Apple camera kit. The Mic Mate Mobile turns a single dynamic microphone into a USB mic and a Mobile Media microphone, creating three distinct applications.
“The growth of mobile journalism and production is unprecedented, especially with live streaming apps now available, “ says Director of New Digital Technologies Perry Goldstein. “Reporters using their cell phones and tablets is quickly replacing the satellite truck and crew. With the limited capability of the built-in mics on these devices, there is demand for professional audio solutions. The MM-131 will take any dynamic mic and turn it into a digital device, delivering clean, clear digital audio. With the large number of dynamic mics already in use, the MM-131 allows these units to become digital at a very low cost, and they’re very easy to use. “
No special drivers are required to use the Mic Mate Mobile with a PC, Mac, iPhone or iPad. The Mic Mate Mobile is USB 1.1 and 2.0 Compatible and it adapts to any dynamic microphone.
The Mic Mate Mobile has an XLR connection on one end with a USB out on the other. A gain control knob lets the user adjust the sensitivity. The 1/8” headphone jack has its own volume control. The user can monitor audio with zero latency whether he is recording into an iPhone, iPad or a PC.
The Mic Mate Mobile will be on display at InfoComm booth 2167, available in June 2015. It is part of the Mobile Media line of microphones and accessories for mobile devices.