Sennheiser MKE 2 Digital Clip-on Lavalier Mic
Professional recordings for on the go: The MKE 2 digital combines crystal clear sound with high-resolution signal converter technology from Apogee for modern iOS devices.
The MKE 2 digital is a professional solution for mobile recording. Whether videos, recording or interviews: With its wide range of applications, the MKE 2 plug-in microphone is already regarded as a legend for large- and small-scale productions. While delivering top-quality musical images for speech and song, its tandem membrane provides it with a high degree of robustness against all environmental influences. The condenser microphone is connected via Lightning to modern iOS devices – allowing the jack socket to remain free for monitoring headphones as needed. An external converter from the Apogee high-end forge undertakes the digital signal conversion. With 96 kHz and 24 bit, the signal surpasses any CD quality available. The corresponding apps (MetaRecorder and Maestro) for recording and control are included in the package. In addition, the apps deliver metadata for the further processing, thus making the recording a simple matter. Essential features of MetaRecorder can be controlled from Apple Watch – start and stop recording, add a take to Favorites, add Markers or set your microphone input level. There are, of course,
Made for:iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation)
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Digital pro sound – for the first time for iOSThe MKE 2 digital delivers high-end audio for your video, your docu-film, your stream or interviews. You have a larger audience in mind? With this set, you obtain perfect recordings out and about – even when working alone. The Apogee and Sennheiser recording experts have provided a simple and brilliant recording solution. All apps for current iOS devices included.
Upgrade your sound to HD tooFor all professionals who live for capturing special moments: MKE 2 digital delivers the studio-quality sound – at a level, which not long time ago was only possible with far greater expense and effort.
"Did you record that in the studio?"The MKE 2 digital is a professional quality broadcast microphone. It gives voices more depth and presence and captures fine nuance in each situation. The fact that key metadata and markers are directly adopted when transferring data to editing programs also makes the workflow easier.
Securely capturing magic momentsThere are special situations in life that are not likely to happen again. These moments are when they need technology to work in perfect harmony with their lives. For this purpose, MKE 2 digital provides technologies that professionals can rely on.
Famous from films and TVThe MKE 2 is a legend in live performances; it has proven itself as a worldwide industry standard on Broadway, television and professional news gathering. Thanks to its rugged housing and its ultralight Umbrella Diaphragm (TM), it is protected against dampness and remains durable in any situation. The wind deflector is supplied as a metal and foam protection variant and can also be combined for optimal recordings.
The art of signal conversionFor the MKE 2 digital, the Apogee experts have developed a special A/D converter that goes far beyond the possibilities offered by previous solutions. A 96 kHz/24 bit data stream delivers the highest audio quality to your iOS device.
All the apps you needMetaRecorder does not only save recordings but also simplifies both the handling on the spot and the subsequent synchronization – including XML files for Final Cut Pro. And for those who prefer working with other recording or film apps, the Maestro app can be used to control the finest details of the microphone and recording.
Plug and goThe MKE 2 digital uses the lightning connector, thus saving the high-quality data stream directly in your iOS device. This leaves your headphone connector free to be used to monitor what you are recording.
What's in the Box
- MKE 2 digital microphone
- Metal wind screen
- Foam windshield
- Carrying pouch
- Quick Start Guide
- iOS version: 8.0 and later
- Connection/Power: Lightning
- Sennheiser MKE 2 microphone capsule
- Apple MFi Certified Lightning connector
- Apogee 24 bit/96 kHz digital connection to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- Apogee MetaRecorder App (free download from App Store)
- Connector: Apple Mfi certified Lightning connector
- Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
- Max. sound pressure level: @ min.gain: 130 dB; @ max. gain: 95 dB
- Cable length: 1.6 m
- Transducer principle: pre-polarized condenser microphone
- Weight: 29 g
- Diameter: 4.8 mm (capsule)
- Pick-up pattern: omnidirectional
- Operating temperature: 0° C…+50°C
- Equivalent noise level: @ min. gain: -95 dBFS (A); @ max.gain: -67 dBFS(A)
- Gain: 0 - 35 dB
- AD conversion: multibit DeltaSigma
- Digital Signal Processing: Compression, EQ (selectable presets via Apogee Maestro App)
- Powering: Supplied by iOS device
- Sensitivity: @ min. gain: -50 dBFS (80 dB SPL, 1 kHz) @ max. gain: -15 dBFS (80 dB SPL, 1 kHz)
- Sampling rates: 44,1 / 48 / 88,2 / 96 kHz
- Bitrate: 16 Bit, 24 Bit