Measurement Microphone Recommendations

USB Microphone Recommendations

For convenience and ease-of-use, a USB-connected measurement microphone can't be beat. Many of these mics come with a calibration file that ensures proper frequency response for measurement purposes.


The UMIK-1 is a 'Plug & Play' omni-directional USB microphone designed for acoustic measurement. This microphone provides low noise and accurate results you can rely on. Forget about driver installation, OS compatibility and un-calibrated mics. The Umik-1 is a USB Audio class 1 device automatically recognized by the Mac Operating System. After purchase, you can download a calibration file specifically for your UMIK-1 ensuring an accurate measurement.

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How To Use The UMIK-1 With Amarra Symphony with iRC

Analog Microphone Recommendations

Many analog microphones are useable with iRC Measure. Most all measurement - worthy analog mics require a pre-amp with phantom power and a female XLR (from pre-amp) to male 3.5 mm stereo adaptor (to your Mac line input) to operate. Contact your mic's manufacturer to find out if your mic is suitable for measurement use.

Centrance MicPort Pro

The CEntrance MicPort Pro is an easy way to incorporate your analog mic into the digital realm. Simple plug-and-play integration with your Mac, studio-quality specs, phantom power for condenser mics and appropriate sample rate support, this pre-amp is perfect for use with with iRC measure.

Click here for MicPort Pro Information

XTZ Microphone

XTZ Audio has a cost-efficient USB-connected microphone kit that includes a the calibrated mic, USB pre-amplifier, cables, clip, and storage case.

Download the XTZ Mic Pro Calibration File
Note: the XTZ will work with both Dirac Live and iRC Measure.

Behringer ECM 8000

If you already have a microphone pre-amplifier, we recommend the Behringer ECM8000.

Click here for ECM 8000 Information
Click here to download the ECM 8000 Calibration File
Note: the XTZ will work with both Dirac Live and iRC Measure.

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