Zoom iQ5 Mid-side Condenser Microphone Unveiled
iQ5 is the world’s first Mid-Side stereo microphone for iOS devices
Zoom North America has announced the immediate availability of the iQ5 mid-side condenser microphone for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The iQ5 attaches to the iOS device Lightning connector and provides two microphone elements in a mid-side configuration. Mid-side (MS) recording is an advanced technique that allows the capture of crystal clear stereo audio which is fully mono compatible. Affordable yet loaded with advanced features, the iQ5 can be used in either portrait or landscape mode, with a unique rotating mechanism that ensures correct left-right stereo orientation. It offers 16-bit/44.1kHz recording and provides an analog-type Mic Gain wheel for precision adjustment of input level, along with three Auto Gain presets, built-in limiting, an automatic recording function, and a dedicated headphone jack.
The iQ5 works with any iPhone (5 or later), iPod Touch (5th generation or later), iPad (4th generation or later) or iPad mini running iOS 6.0 or newer. It can be used in conjunction with most iOS apps that support audio input from an external microphone, including Camera, GarageBand and many popular video streaming apps, as well as Zoom’s free Handy Recorder app, which allows the width of the soundstage to be altered in post-production, as well as adding editing capabilities and effects such as compression, EQ and reverb. Handy Recorder also enables uploads to SoundCloud, allowing the iQ5 user to instantly share their recordings online.
“The iQ5 allows anyone to make great-sounding recordings on their smartphones and other iOS devices,” said Eric Battin, Product Manager for Zoom North America. “It opens up a whole new world of possibilities for creators looking to add high-quality audio to their videos.”
Zoom North America will be exhibiting at the 2014 NAMM Show in Hall C, Booth 4696. For more information, please visit www.zoom-na.com or contact Zoom North America at [email protected]
About Zoom North America:
Zoom North America is the U.S. affiliate for products manufactured by the Zoom Corporation (Japan). The company prides itself on offering its customers the very highest level of service and support. Their first product, released in July 2013, is the H6 Handy Recorder.