The iRig Pre 2 is a high-quality audio interface for your smartphone or camera – When you want to max microphone quality for recording to your smartphone or mirrorless camera, the size doesn’t matter. Their tiny 3.5mm mic jacks on most of those devices give a weak signal path and don’t allow you to use the best-quality microphones. IK Multimedia has a potential answer with the iRig pre 2, a pocket-sized microphone preamp that lets podcaster, videographers, and musicians use high-end XLR mics to record, stream, or perform.
This iRig Pre 2 uses two AA batteries to provide +48V phantom power for around 7 hours of continuous use. When you have a dynamic or a ribbon mic, you can switch off the phantom power and get about 20 hours of battery performance. The auto-switching circuitry lets the iRig Pre 2 automatically adjust to the audio input levels on most digital cameras. This will include some with wonky input levels such as Panasonic GH5
This iRig Pre 2 arrives with a Velcro strap so you can attach it to your camera or mic stand, and comes with the Free app for audio and video recording, along with the Vocalive Free for live performance and multi-tracking recording. It will be launched in March 2021 and now available for Pre-order for IK Multimedia online store or authorized dealers like B&H Photo video.