January 8, 2014

Apogee Announces MiC 96K

Recently, Apogee announced the successor to its successful condenser MiC (see what I did there?), the MiC 96K. Apogee is known for making products for iOS or OS X, and this is no different. The MiC 96K is very similar to its predecessor, but adds support for sampling rates up to 96 kHz (again, as in its name) at a resolution of 24-bit (this remains unchanged).

Seriously, it's this easy.

The MiCs were designed with ease-of-use and portability in mind and it achieves just that. Both models combine a microphone, preamp, and analog-to-digital converter in one, while producing high-quality audio. All the power is transferred over the USB bus.

As per the original MiC, its newer sibling will include:

  • A USB to 30-pin cable
  • USB cable for Mac
  • Table top stand
  • Quick Start Guide (exciting!)
Now possible with its mic stand adapter.

Aside from its higher sampling rate, the MiC 96K comes with:

  • A USB to Lightning cable (came with MiCs after 30 August 2013)
  • Microphone stand adapter
The Apogee MiC 96K, made in the USA, comes in at $229, $30 more than its 3-year-old younger sibling. You can learn more about it on the Apogee website