For the price of a one-way ticket to Boston, the Apogee MiC ($199) is a studio quality microphone that’s built specifically to play well with Apple recording software. With an all-metal construction, the large diaphragm studio condenser comes with a built-in mic pre, and 44.1/48 kHz, 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion. What this means is that you’ll no longer be shackled to that dreaded, talent-sucking internal microphone on your MBP. The MiC plugs directly into your computer to accurately record everything from acoustic guitars to xylophones. And because you can never tell where inspiration strikes, the MiC also plugs directly into any iOS device, allowing you to use GarageBand to record anywhere and anytime, and all with pro-level quality. But be warned: while purchasing the Apogee MiC may bring your talent to another level, it may also bring about a cold dose of reality. What we’re trying to say is that if your song still sucks, well, it’s not the mic, bro.
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