RØDE Microphones announces iXY™, the world’s highest quality microphone for iPhone® and iPad®
LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Australian-based audio
company RØDE Microphones has announced the iXY, a stereo microphone for
iPhone and iPad and iPod touch with 30-pin connector that allows high
quality recording at sampling rates up to 24-bit/96kHz, the only
microphone on the market to do so. Appearing at the International CES
(Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas for the first time, the company
has unveiled the innovative device to an expected audience of over
At the heart of the iXY is a matched pair of ½” cardioid condenser
capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree ‘near-coincident’ alignment
resulting in immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in
incredibly high detail. The iXY uses its own high-fidelity analog to
digital conversion ensuring all recordings are rich, smooth and
The iXY's small form factor and incredibly detailed performance makes
it the perfect microphone for recording live music, meetings, lectures,
reporting, dictation, sound design, and also is ideal for use on-camera
as a dual-system recorder for DSLR.
A foam windshield is provided for outdoor recordings, as well as a
rugged zip pocket to ensure the mic is always around when you need it.
“I’m more excited about iXY than any other product in RØDE’s twenty
year history,” commented Peter Freedman, RØDE’s Founder and President.
“The audio quality of the iXY is breathtaking and really affirms RØDE’s
commitment to providing the very best audio products available at a
price that’s accessible to the general public.”
Released in conjunction with the iXY is RØDE Rec, an app for iPhone,
iPad and iPod touch designed to be the ultimate companion to RØDE’s new
microphone. When used together the iXY and RØDE Rec transform an iOS
device into a fully-featured field recorder.
RØDE Rec allows for complete control of the iXY’s continuously
adjustable input levels for recording in loud and quiet environments, as
well as the high pass filter to cut out low frequency rumbling such as
air conditioning or outdoor traffic noises.
The RØDE Rec App is available from the App store on iPhone, iPad and
iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. The app provides a full suite
of features including multiple sampling rates up to 96kHz, equalization
effects (compressor/expander, high-pass filter, low pass filter,
parametric EQ), non-linear editing, geo and photo tagging, and one touch
publishing to SoundCloud, Dropbox, email, FTP and iTunes. RØDE has also
announced a feature-limited free version of the app, simply titled RØDE
The RØDE iXY is shipping this month. Visit www.ixymic.com for more information or visit the iXY booth at CES January 8 – 11, 2013 booth #50001.