NAMM 2016: IK Multimedia showcases mount, page turner, clip mic

This year we made our annual swing by the IK Multimedia booth where cool things are always afoot. Here are a few of their many offerings that caught our eye this year:

iKlip A/V - a complete mobile solution for professional audio and video recording with your smartphone.
iKlip A/V – a complete mobile solution for professional audio and video recording with your smartphone.

iKLIP A/V:
“The first smartphone broadcast mount for pro-quality audio/video.”
HANDY. That was our first thought upon taking a gander at the presser for this device. As smartphone technology rises to the demands of high-quality video, photography and recording, users now increasingly trust them to capture professional events in professional settings. Good rigging remains key and the iKLIP A/V offers a deft solution.
The iKLIP A/V features:
– XLR mic preamp with phantom power and gain
– integrated wireless receiver support
– headphone output for monitoring in real time
– standard tripod and camera mount threads
– battery powered by two standards AAs
– compact and portable
– $179.99 retail

BlueTurn easily lets you turn pages and scroll through material hands-free.
BlueTurn easily lets you turn pages and scroll through material hands-free.

iRig Blue Turn:
” The Backlit compact Bluetooth page turner for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac and Android.”
Oh, the flashbacks. This little device snatched us straight back to a more complicated time–a time when a page turner was a human being, preferably another musician who could read the score and didn’t need to be cued. Talk about dependencies and gambles–page turners had to be on point; turn too soon, too late, accidentally turn two pages ahead instead of one or, heaven forbid, knock the music off the stand and the performer might be in a very bad way very suddenly.
iRig Blue Turn to the rescue. While not a complete solution for musicians like pianists, whose feet must be engaged during performance, we still want one now and wish we’d had one way back then. Check it out:
– turn pages and scroll sheets wirelessly over Bluetooth
– two backlit buttons ensure visibility even in dim lighting
– runs on two standard AAA batteries
– highly portable
– $69.99 retail

An affordable and compact professional-quality mobile lavalier microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.
An affordable and compact professional-quality mobile lavalier microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.

iRig Mic Lav:
“An ultra-affordable and compact professional-quality mobile lavalier microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.”
You’ve seen similar mics on professional news broadcasts. Now you can have your own. The iRig Mic Lav is a clip-on lavalier microphone that allows high-quality hands-free recording.
iRig Mic Lav can be connected to a second Mic Lav and fed into the same device. The company calls this “chainable. That means it can double your recording power by letting you easily chain up to two iRig Mic Lav’s to the same device. Each iRig Mic Lav captures high-quality audio thanks to its omnidirectional condenser capsule and foam pop shield. And recording convenience is taken to the next level thanks to its on-board headphone monitoring output, secure mounting clip, generous cable length and durable roadworthy design. And best of all, you can have all these premium features at a price as small as the device itself.” The iRig Mic Lav features:
– high-quality omnidirectional condenser capsule
– foam pop shield and durable mounting clip
– 1/8″ TRRS jack connects to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android
– Combo 1/8″ TRRS port can be used for headphone monitoring/line out to    powered speaker and for chaining up to two iRig Mic Lavs to the same        device
– compatibility with any audio app that accepts audio from headset input
– a suite of powerful recording apps
– 150cm/66” cable
– $49.99 retail
– Also available as 2 Pack – iRig Mic Lav 2 Pack

For more information:
http://www.ikmultimedia.com