A small sized, self-containing, high quality audio recorder is aiming to achieve the targets like the ones GoPro achieved for video recording. Named as Instamic, this gadget is targeting the musicians, filmmakers, journalists, bloggers and other people who need to record audio in an effective and simple manner.
The Instamic Audio Recorder comes along with a smartphone app that controls the gadget. The Instamic is charged through USB, this same USB connection can be connect this device to a computer, for the transfer of the recordings. Moreover, The Instamic isSplash-Proof and Waterproof as well.
This gadget is launched in two versions, one is ‘The Go’ while the other is named as ‘The Pro’. Both these models offer mono and dual mono recording. The Pro version kicks it up a notch, supporting stereo recording as well. The Pro version is also waterproof upto 5ft (1.5m) for a period as long as three hours (according to IP68), whereas the Go version is only Splash-Proof. Other than these differences, both the models are pretty much the same.
The gadget in both its models, provides an ultra-low power digital signal processing, with a sample rate of 48 kHz and a 24-bit bitrate. The frequency range for the microphones is between 50 and 18,000 Hz. Having a signal-to-noise ratio of 67 dB, that is quite reasonable and 120 dB maximum sound pressure level.
The recording on the gadget can be triggered using a button on the device or via the mobile app that comes along with the gadget. The app will also allow the users to monitor and adjust the level of the input signal and alter the settings for the gadget. The app connects with the Instamic using Bluetooth 4.0, giving it a wireless range of about 30ft (10m).
This tiny gadget measures about 1.5 x 1 x 0.5 in (38 x 25.4 x 12.7 mm) in size and is made to be discreet and is believed to attach to pretty much anything. There are a number of mounting options provided, including a magnet, Velcro and adhesive tape for the gadget.
A crowdfunding campaign is going on nowadays for the Instamic. One will have to pledge at least US$99 for a single device. If all goes to plan and the goals are reached, the company plans to start shipping in the first quarter of 2016.