St. Petersburg, FL (April 3, 2009)–Microphome LLC, a music industry startup company, has announced the immediate availability of its namesake product, Microphome, a disinfectant/deodorizer for microphones.
Available in individual 50 ml bottles and in a cleaning kit, this fast-drying cleaning foam reportedly takes only two minutes to use and kills 99.9 percent of all germs.
Microphome is targeted for performers, venues, sound companies, recording studios, rehearsal halls, karaoke clubs, churches and broadcasters.
According to the company, one bottle is enough for more than 100 applications. It’s based around a alcohol-free formula and foam aeration system. The antimicrobial cleaning fluid is pumped in a measured dose of aerated foam that clings to the external microphone surface, never touching the internal electronics, then completely dissipates within two minutes.
Founder/CEO Tommy McCoy explains, “In my years as a musician, I’ve had to use a lot of mics that… well, who knows what might be living on there from the previous users? And there was no product on the market to address it. That’s what inspired me to develop Microphome, to help artists protect themselves and others. It helps keep the artists healthy and makes the mics safe to share. It’s also easy to use, so it can be part of your routine maintenance. No more nasty mics!”
Microphome’s formula can be used for renewing neglected microphones, too. For this situation, the company offers a complete Mic Cleaning Kit, including a bottle of Microphome, a double-ended cleaning brush, soft nylon scouring pad and microfiber cleaning cloth, all in a black vinyl zipper pouch. The cleaning kit helps remove debris while eliminating the odors from smoke resins, stale beer, cosmetics, bad breath and other hazards that normally accumulate over time.
“All performers should be concerned about health issues,” notes McCoy. “Microphome is the first and only product on the market that addresses this concern. Now the artist can quickly and safely disinfect the mic before each soundcheck and performance. As we like to say: ‘Foam it before you own it!'”
After its debut at the recent NAMM Show, Microphome is now shipping at an introductory list price of $8.98 per bottle, sold in 12-bottle cases. The Mic Cleaning Kit lists for $25.98, and is also available in a case of 12.