IK Multimedia’s never fallen short of giving you some of the better tools for all your on-the-go music-making utilizing your beloved iOS device as the main rig. Now, the peripheral connoisseur’s taking the wraps off its iRig PRE, which aims to help you digitally process those glorious vocal chords by allowing you to plug in any XLR mic into it without the need for other adapters or cables. Furthermore, the dongle features a 3.5mm jack for audio monitoring, gain control and can squeeze a runtime of up to 40 hours (dynamic microphones) or 15 hours (phantom powered condenser mics) from a standard 9V battery. The PRE amp will also come included with two of iRig‘s usual suspect apps (iRig Recorder and VocaLive) to help you get started in your quest to be the next idol. We know you can’t wait to get your singing on, but you’ll have to wait until «early Q2» to do so, for a moderate price of $39.99 — perhaps the iRig Mic can get you through the days in the meantime.