Magic microphones (often shortened to "magic mics," pronounced "mikes") were invented in LY 911, by Xedric Midnight, of the band Ultimate Oblivion. Xedric was a former student of Guy Artisan, who had invented an instrument called the majitar, which he taught Xedric to make and play. Guy had developed a kind of enchantment which amplified the sound of the instrument, and Xedric would subsequently use the technique to amplify the sound of other instruments, as well. He also used the enchantment to create microphones, which can amplify any sound, most commonly used for voices (whether speaking or singing). Mics may be connected to recording bubbles or bubble-speakers.