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€129,306
pledged of €40,000pledged of €40,000 goal
379
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, July 24 2019 12:33 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi, we are Mikme

And we are crazy about audio. That’s why we are dedicated to creating tools that make the recording of high-end sound hassle-free. With our third product, we’re now back where we started. We're back to Kickstarter introducing:

Made for Creators

We have created Mikme Pocket for content creators, journalists, filmmakers and videographers around the world. Mikme Pocket simply adds professional sound to your videos and films and lets you focus on what is in front of the camera.


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Why Mikme Pocket?

Because every moment matters

That's why we developed the Mikme Wireless Link, a software-based and patented Quality of Service wireless protocol that ensures lossless audio transmission. Whenever you stream a recording to your phone, it ensures no audio packages get lost along the way. 

Combined with the 16GB internal memory always storing a failsafe copy of your audio, the Mikme Pocket is your reliable go-to audio setup that works 100%.


Transform the way you record – with the Mikme App

You can control Mikme Pocket and all audio aspects with the Mikme App. Listen in, monitor or level the sound with your smartphone. Adding great audio to your video has never been easier. And if you shoot with your phone, Mikme Pocket automatically syncs video and audio. It transmits professional sound in 44.1kHz and 24 Bits reliably over Bluetooth without any dropouts. It also works with multiple Mikme Pockets.

Carry less equipment

Mikme Pocket does not need any additional receivers, or other equipment to work. This means less weight and equipment for you to carry around. Bring Mikme Pocket along to any shoot, no matter where, no matter when.  

 Choose your favourite setup  

Mikme Pocket comes with a professional lavalier microphone, but you can easily connect any other microphone via the mini XLR connector. It works with the dedicated Mikme App but also with all other 3rd party audio/video apps like Filmic on iOS, Android, Windows or MacOS.*  

*Filmic and other 3rd party apps via Bluetooth HFP, Android later in 2019
*Filmic and other 3rd party apps via Bluetooth HFP, Android later in 2019

Also, you can control multiple Mikme Pockets at once, with just one phone; perfect for interviews and any situation with more than one person to record.  

Upgrade your sound – at the touch of a button

Audio Recorder with studio sound

Mikme Pocket records highest quality sound, in 24Bits and up to 96kHz. No matter when inspiration strikes, just tap the main button and start recording with the built-in audio recorder. Bye bye confusing interfaces. 

Extended bandwidth for mobile shootings

When you film with your phone you'll always record best audio quality cause you pick up the sound right at the source. And you won't be limited by the standard bluetooth bandwidth (8 or 16kHz/16 Bits) as you stream wirelessly in 44.1kHz/24Bit with the Mikme App. No dropouts due to the failsafe on-device backup. 

Increase engagements. 

Mikme Pocket and the Mikme App let you stream live to Facebook and other social channels with professional sound and in real-time. Up your game easily and quickly with high quality live updates on social. Discover new ways to reach and engage your audience.



How does it sound?

Don't just take our word for it. Take a listen for yourself. Here is how Mikme Pocket sounds:  


The Mikme App  

There will be a PRO version that is included in each perk for a year. The free BASIC version covers most important features to record and sync best Mikme sound with your video sound. 

If you like to see a complete Mikme App run-through, just hit play. ;)



Mikme App BASIC vs. PRO 

Here is a little sum up of the main differences between the 2 versions. 


Are you in?  

Then click Back This Project and pick a reward. 

Every reward includes a 12 months subscription for the PRO version of our App. No worries, there is no auto-renewal! All your files will remain, you simply go back to our BASIC app, which contains all essential recording features.  

Add-On: Mikme App Pro Forever

If you don't want to worry about monthly payments, you can get an exclusive Add-On Lifetime Deal. Simply increase your pledge by 49€ and unlock all the premium features of the Mikme Pro App forever.

Do you want to support us and spread the word? Then click the banner to signup for Kickbooster and your bonus:   


What's included?

Comes with 

  • Clip-on microphone with a wind screen and clip 
  • Micro usb cable
  • Mikme Pocket Pro 16GB 
  • Mikme Pocket belt clip 
  • Mikme Pro App Subscription (12 months)

How does Mikme Pocket work?

Mikme Pocket just works, no matter what your video setup is. Whether you shoot with professional video or film cameras, DSLR or your smartphone, Mikme Pocket is your best choice to record audio.

  • Works with your smartphone and your camera
  • Works with your smartphone only 
  • Works as a standalone recorder with your camera

MIKME, YOUR SMARTPHONE & YOUR CAMERA

Connect & Record

Connect the Mikme Pocket wirelessly to your phone for remote audio control. Or start the recording directly at the device. Either way, being a standalone recorder, Mikme Pocket stores the highest-quality sound internally. Fail-safe audio any time

Monitor & Export

Listen in on your recording - wirelessly from a distance when connected to your phone to check and adjust the audio settings of one or more Mikme Pockets. Once finished, export .wav or .m4a files to the editing software of your choice to match your video scenes. Finest audio ready for post-production.


MIKME & YOUR SMARTPHONE 

Connect & Record

Connect one or more Mikme Pockets to your phone via our patented wireless link. From the Mikme App, you control all audio settings remotely while filming with your phone. Record high-quality audio that is automatically in sync with your iPhone video. No extra receiver, no dropouts.

Edit & Publish

Your high-quality audio and video content is now in one place, ready for instant editing, adjustments and sharing. Great content created faster than ever. 


MIKME & YOUR CAMERA 

Record & Match

Attach the lavalier microphone to your talent and start recording uncompressed audio in 24Bit/96kHz. Just tap the main button on the Mikme Pocket and everything is stored safely on the internal memory. Once you're done with your sounds, import them easily to the editing software of your choice. 


Technical Specifications   

Dimensions, Weight & Connections 

More technical details



Mikme in Numbers:  

When do we ship?

We are planning to ship Mikme Pocket in December 2019 and since this is already our third crowdfunding campaign, we feel confident about our ability to deliver on time and we promise to keep you in the loop along the way. 

90% of the Mikme Pocket and the Mikme Microphone share the electronics, housing parts and software, as well as the manufacturer. That means there is no hassle of finding a production line, that's been in place for years. 

Take a look at the timeline to see what we've achieved so far and what we're working on. ;-)

2019

  • February: First housing parts from injection molds – DONE 
  • April: Final housing parts received – DONE 
  • May: Electronics verified – DONE 
  • August: Electronics certification finished
  • October: Starting mass production
  • November: Android App (remote and audio only)
  • December: Shipping to first backers

2020 (Q1) 

  • Live streaming available 
  • Android App (Video) launch
  • Bluetooth Handsfree - works with 3rd party apps

The Mikme Team

Passionate. Creative. Future-Thinking. 

We are passionate about giving creatives of all levels total freedom for their ideas by designing beautiful, simple to use and high-quality tools that capture creativity on the go.  

Mikme is designed in Austria and produced in Europe. We are a team of engineers, musicians and designers from around the world that has built successful, world-class audio products – like studio microphones, headphones, wireless microphones and Bluetooth speakers for companies such as AKG, JBL, Samsung, Audi and others.

On average, the team has 15 years of experience designing, engineering and marketing audio products. In sum, we hold 80+ patents and has won 40+ design awards.


 Special Thanks  

to everybody involved in making this happen!

Extra ❤️goes out to Nicola and Jacob for the great video, Tom and Darius for the voice over and music, Nicci and Bernhard from the Speedinvest Pirates for all the support along the way, Stefan and Dominik for the help in the social universe and to the whole Mikme Team for working that hard making all this come true. 

www.mikme.com



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Risks and challenges

We've already launched our 2 hardware products, the Mikme Gold and Silver, and manufactured and delivered 3.500 Mikmes to customers in 100+ countries. Thus, we have already a lot of experience with production and shipping. With some experience and time, we've learned what is important and have already built a solid production line.

We manufacture in Germany with the highest attention to detail.

Mikme Pocket is 90% identical with the original Mikme Microphone and we can reuse lots of things such as 90% of the electronics, the same ATE (measurement stuff in the production), production tools and processes which ultimately makes the production ramp-up process much smoother and less risky.

Also, the software running on the Mikme Pocket, the Mikme OS, is 95% identical with the Mikme Microphone, and the Mikme App can be reused completely.

We have found reliable partners when it comes to shipping.

We have built and tested about 25 pre-production models of the Mikme Pocket and send them to customers around the world to test them in the past months.

Injection molds are finished and we already have the final housing part ready as well as the final working electronics.

The biggest risk is the final certification of the device for CE and FCC. But we already did a pre-certification and passed it. So we are on a good path to deliver products to backers.

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