New Gear: Griffin Technology MicConnect


Griffin Technology’s new MicConnect is a battery-powered microphone interface for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. About the size and shape of a candy bar, it is as simple and sweet as can be and still deliver great sound from any professional microphone. This small, inline module has an XLR microphone input jack on one end and a short audio cable that plugs into your iOS device’s headphone jack. Headphone playback volume is controlled within the iOS program/device.

Simplicity continues with a single mini-stereo headphone jack for passing through the audio from the device to your ear buds and a basic on/off/+48-volt phantom power slide switch for studio condenser mics. Two AA batteries are included to power the circuitry that generates phantom power. The side-mounted mic gain control allows from +6dB to +26dB of mic gain for easily recording loud signals from dynamic mics or very quiet sounds from condenser mics.

Apple GarageBand-ready as well as most iOS audio programs, MicConnect is now available for $39.99 MSRP.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.http://barryrudolph.com