Before you hit that record button, please...
- read, understand and learn to love the legal terms and conditions.
- read through this entire guide at least once before you start implementing the steps
1. Charge your mikme
- Use the USB cable included with your mikme to charge your device via either a wall outlet or computer
- Please be aware that the power source you choose needs to be able to deliver a minimum of 500 mA of charging current (if unsure, please see the markings on your charging device or check its manual).
- While charging, the power LED at the back of your mikme will flash orange
- It's best to let your mikme fully charge, which can take up to 5 hours. Once mikme is fully charged, the power light on the back of your mikme will turn off.
- Not all chargers are built equally - some charge super quick, and others, well... not so much. To ensure that you are always recording-ready, it is best to check the battery status of your mikme before use. If the power light is...
blinking orange: battery capacity lower than 10%
steady orange: battery capacity between 10% and 35 %
steady green: battery capacity higher than 35 %
2. While you wait, take a look around your new device
3. Read these sound success tips
- Record close to the sound source (15 - 30 cm/6-11” away is usually ideal)
- Put your phone on flight mode and then reactivate Bluetooth - this way your recording won’t be interrupted by a call
- Pah, pah, one, two! Not just fun to say - words with sharp and popping sounds are perfect for checking and setting your gain (aka sensitivity levels)
- We all love the feeling of a soft summer breeze but prefer not to hear it - always use a windscreen for outdoor recordings.
- Shh! silence everything you don’t want your mikme to record. This includes any nearby electronic devices that may cause processing noise.
- The gold has a cardioid polar pattern, meaning you should have the front of it facing the sound source you want to capture - if you speak into the back of it, it will lack some oomph.
- Minimise echo by recording somewhere that doesn’t have open, empty walls. Better yet, build a blanket fort and record from there.
- Although tempting, don’t get your mikme wet. When we invent an underwater microphone we’ll let you know.
- Never ever try and record something while the mikme is charging - the earth of your power outlet (this is the yellow/green cable you would discover behind your power outlet) will act as an antenna and add disturbing hum to your recording.
- Don’t lay your mobile phone on top of the pocket or lavalier. Your phone has a strong CPU and antenna which creates electromagnetic fields.
4. once fully charged, connect to the mikme app and follow the pairing prompts in your app
Download the mikme iOS app, open it, and follow the prompts to take a tour of the app and wirelessly connect your mikme gold or silver to your smartphone.
Android user? We are currently in the beta testing stage. If you want to join our beta group please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org