Australian-based audio company RØDE Microphones has announced the iXY, a stereo microphone for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with 30-pin connector that allows high quality recording at sampling rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.
The company says that at the heart of the iXY is a matched pair of ½” cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a 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 accurate, according to the company.
Its small form factor and detailed performance makes it a useful 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.