"This a wonderful-sounding little mic. Because of its simple, hassle-free, plug-in-and-go compatibility with Macs and iOS devices, MiC is a great choice for GarageBand users, or anyone who wants to improve their iOS device’s audio-capture capabilities, regardless of the Core Audio application you’re using. Due to its small size, MiC also makes a fine traveling companion, and is very well-suited to the demands of mobile recording—while being compact enough to be a no-brainer to carry it around for when you need it."
“As we set up and tried out different mics, this was the first one that made me smile. The Apogee was clear and bright and not overdriven, thanks to the gain pot. I was impressed at how it handled the high SPLs”
"Combining a MiC and an iPhone or iPad can easily change your perspective on recording. The MiC fits in your pocket or a guitar case’s accessory compartment when stored in its optional carrying bag. You can pull your phone and MiC out of your pocket and start recording in seconds anywhere, any time the mood strikes you, with surprisingly good sound quality. The MiC should especially appeal to those who want a portable recording solution, and it would also be a great addition to a practice setup at home. But it’s also an easy-to-use, inexpensive, and foolproof way to take the first steps toward a home studio."
"Apogee's MiC would make a good podcast mic, and delivers surprisingly good sound quality for recording acoustic instruments too - you could certainly make a fairly decent demo using just a MiC and an iPad."
"The guitar’s sound was faithfully reproduced. I was especially impressed with the third track; it seems like MiC really liked the sweet sound of a softly fingerpicked figure."
"Because it’s so small and portable, I can take it anywhere. Just throw it in a backpack and go. Apogee includes a tripod with the Mic and because it works with any recorder application, all you need to do is plug in, record on your favorite app and become a star."
"I can’t believe I am putting this in writing and out into the world… but I have been plugging [Apogee MiC] into my iPad, going into my clothes closet, closing the door, and recording in there! The clothes make it a naturally soundproofed room, and the recordings sound even more amazing."
“With an old-school look, this studio-quality condenser mic connects directly into your iPad or iPhone (they also work with Macs and some PCs) – just plug in and you can record on GarageBand within seconds. With 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion, the sound is crisp – perfect for both on-the-go acoustic demos or podcasts."
"Whether you aspire to be the next Adele or just want to record the best-sounding depositions in your law firm, Apogee's new MiC makes the process of laying down high-fidelity audio tracks on your iPad, iPhone or Mac computer nearly foolproof."
"... MiC by Apogee is a diminutive condenser microphone that is dead simple to operate yet captures highly detailed sound. ... I was first surprised by the MiC’s heft; its all metal construction immediately strikes you as a well manufactured and high-end product... Whether you’re writing music, shooting movies or capturing sound, Apogee’s latest offering has so many uses for producing content that it may be your next best accessory."
"The quality of the microphone is unbelievable, it blew me away. It picks up exactly what you want... It’s fantastic whether you’re doing a spoken word (like a podcast) or an acoustic guitar, it’s really top notch."
"MiC needn’t make any excuses for build quality, sound quality, or appropriateness for iOS devices and Mac"
"Since making its market debut at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) earlier this year, the cardioid condenser device has been proven to pack walloping punches in terms of loud, clear audio. Lauded also for its portability, the MiC allows consumers to easily build tracks through iPad apps such as GarageBand or through iProRecorder when using iPhones."
"Most mic’s (if not all) that work with iPod/iPad/iPhone only work with those devices, and not as a USB mic that’ll interface with your computer as well, so it’s pretty handy that Apogee’s ‘Mic’ does both, as there are times you’ll want to use Garage Band or some other DAW on your laptop, even though recording apps for the iPhone are starting to have more and more features. The ability to turn your iPhone into a full -blown high-quality field recorder is kind of a game changer, though, and what sets the ‘Mic’ apart at the end of the day is the sound quality."