iRig Mic Cast is a quality condenser microphone, specifically designed to record vocal speech, in a compact enclosure with a stylish form factor, that plugs directly into any iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Now anybody can make professional audio recordings for podcasts and interviews – even live broadcasts – anywhere. The iRig Mic Cast plugs directly into the 1/8-inch mini jack on the iOS device, and it features a clip that holds the mic in place on any iOS device. When used with iPhones or iPod Touches, the on-the-go user can hold it with just one hand. iRig Mic Cast also comes with a handy detachable tilted tabletop stand for easy desktop or podium operation. The microphone itself has an adjustable tilt angle for optimum positioning. It also has a cardioid (unidirectional) polar pattern and a very effective pop filter for close miking of the human voice. The mic has a continuous gain control to help the user easily achieve the best signal-to-noise ratio and a tone control to adjust the color of the recording. The integrated built-in headphone output allows for real time monitoring.