1 – connect your mikme via USB to your computer

If you don´t know the OS version number of your mikme, please check it first.

NOTE: You will need a USB cable capable of data transfer for this process. Alas, not all cables are built equally and some generic and even fancy looking cables don't allow for data transfer. Therefore, we always recommend using the cable that is included with your mikme.

If your mikme runs on OS 0.35 or higher... 

  1. Turn off your mikme if it isn't already
  2. Connect your mikme to your computer using a USB cable
  3. Switch on your mikme by pressing the power button for 1 second. The LED light will turn on.
  4. The mikme button's LED will flash orange to indicate that your mikme is connected to the computer and has switched into the external USB storage mode

If your mikme runs on OS 0.34 or lower

  1. Switch on your mikme before connecting it to your computer by pressing the power button for 1 second. The LED light will turn on.
  2. Connect your mikme to your computer using a USB cable
  3. The mikme button's LED will flash orange to indicate that your mikme is connected to the computer and has switched into the external USB storage mode

3 – locate your mikme on your computer

Now you should see your mikme mounted as an external USB storage device on your computer's file explorer. If you can see it, then you are ready to start transferring files from your mikme to your computer.

4 – download your files

  • You can access the files on your mikme by clicking on the external storage mikme icon on your computer's file explorer. It should be called "MIKMExxxx".
  • Navigate to the //RECxxxx/ folder, there you will find your recordings.
  • Copy or drag them to the desired folder on your computer

Two important notes:

  • Whenever there is data communication between the microphone and the computer, the mikme button's LED will flash orange. Please ensure that you never disconnect the mikme from the computer when the top LED is flashing, as this could destroy the filesystem of the mikme.
  • The files on your mikme are NOT write-protected and can be deleted and overwritten. Please bear this in mind during your file management.

What type of files will I find on there?

  • If your mikme is configured to record with a sample rate of 44.1kHz you will find both a .m4a and a .wav filr of your recordings. If your mikme is set to a sampling rate of 48 kHz or 96 kHz you will only find a .wav file of your recordings.
  • The files "MRECxxxx.mmd" hold information about the parameters of each recording and can be opened with a text editor.
  • The //version.jsn file can be opened in a text editor and holds information about the current software and hardware version of your mikme device.

5 – eject and disconnect your mikme

  1. To disconnect your mikme safely you need to first eject it from your finder/explorer by clicking on the eject symbol or by using the "safe remove" function of your computer.
  2. Never eject the mikme or unplug the USB cable when the mikme button's LED is flashing orange.
  3. Once the mikme button's LED has stopped flashing and the mikme external storage icon has disappeared from your computer's file explorer, you can disconnect the USB cable from the Mikme.

6 – troubleshooting

mikme won't connect as described above

There is a chance your mikme may be running on an older OS version. If your mikme runs on an older version of the mikme OS you need to power on the mikme first and then connect the USB cable.

When the mikme connects with the computer the mikme button's LED will start blinking orange. Once the mikme registers that it is mounted to your computer as an external storage the mikme button's LED will shine orange steadily.

If your mikme connects in this way, please update the Mikme OS on your microphone at your earliest convenience with the help of this article!

my mikme STILL won't connect

If your mikme still does not connect to your computer, please check the following:

  • Make sure you are using a data transfer USB cable. If you are unsure if you are using one or not, try using an alternative USB cable.
  • Try a different port on your computer, as sometimes different ports on a computer can behave differently.
  • Try using a powered hub if you suspect that the USB ports of your computer cannot deliver the needed power to supply the mikme to establish a connection.
  • Tried and true: wait for a few minutes and try again. The longer you wait the better the chance that the connection will work :D
  • Restart the computer and try again.

Happy creating!

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