Neumann has launched a brand new card game app for the iPhone, iPod and iPad based on the company’s current and classic microphones.
In the style of the Top Trumps card game, the winner is determined by who knows which microphones can handle the highest sound pressure levels, have the lowest self-noise, have the greatest number of directional characteristics, or have been available on the market the longest.
Free of charge from the Apple App Store the game has a single-player mode with two difficulty levels, where players match their skill against the computer, and a multi-player mode using Bluetooth. In each case, a game of ten or 20 rounds can be played, or the game can finish when one player has no more cards. Neumann president Wolfgang Fraissinet commented: ”In an entertaining way, aspiring and experienced audio engineers will learn many things about the strengths of individual mics and can test their knowledge.”
In addition to its role as a game, the app can function as a miniature product catalogue and also contains information about areas of application for both analogue and digital mics.