For all you iPhone and iPad lovers out there, you’ll be pleased to know that Rode Microphones have just released a plug in stereo microphone (Rode iXY) for the complete range of iPads and iPhones, excluding the new iPhone 5. The iXY connects via the 30 pin connector on the bottom of the phone, which allows high quality recording and sampling rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.
At the heart of the iXY is a matched pair of 1/2″ 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 analogue to digital conversion ensuring all recordings are rich, smooth and accurate. The iXY’s small form factor and incredibly detailed performance makes it the perfect microphone for recording live music, meetings, lectures, reporting, dictation and 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.
Released in conjuction with the iXY is RODE Rec, an app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch designed to be the ultimate companion to RODE’s new microphone. When used together the iXY and RODE Rec transform an iOS device into a fully featured field recorder. RODE 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 RODE Rec App is available for purchase 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. Rode has also announced a feature-limited free version of the app, simply titled Rode Rec LE.
Very limited stock is coming out next month so call me on 1300 VIDEOPRO to get your orders in.