That's by design. One of the envisioned use cases for Mikeme is musicians who perform gigs and want to be able to make a recording from the club without worrying about how their microphone will hold up. But Sonnleitner also is targeting podcasters, bloggers, or anyone else that is looking for a simple setup when it comes to recording and playback.
The iPhone app is already available in the App Store (a version for Android is coming later), and it works with the iPhone's internal microphone so you can test out what it's capable of. The app has several mixing options, which you can easily manipulate by moving a dot around with your finger. The sound options are arranged in much the same way as filters in Instagram--just one touch to try one out. Add-ons for more sophisticated sound mixing are available as in-app purchases.
Sonnleitner says a connected app for iOS has always been part of the vision for Mikme. He counts himself as a longtime fan of Apple products and the tight integration with devices and applications. "I like that holistic view of software and hardware planned together," he said.
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