RØDE Microphones has today announced the highly-anticipated update to iXY RØDE’s stereo microphone for Apple iOS devices. We’re already big fans of the groovy little iXY, so this update is great news
The original iXY (released last year) has won several design awards, the best of which has to be the International Red Dot Design Award (no, not the dollar store), which chooses it’s winner by panel of 37 judges from around the world.
The update includes a Lightning connector, features a matched pair of ½ inch condenser capsules (arranged in a stacked X-Y configuration), with an on-board analogue to digital conversion and allows recording rates of up to 24-bit/96kHz. Also included is interchangeable rubber mounting clamps to suit both iPhone 5/5s and 5c, which also provide shock mounting, a foam windshield for outdoor recording and a protective storage pouch. There’s also a RØDEGrip mount as an optional extra for mounting the iXY and iPhone on a camera or microphone stand, and a “deadcat” windshield for high wind conditions will be available shortly.
“The original iXY was an industry leader in both design and function, so we’re thrilled to continue this success with the updated version for iPhone 5.” commented Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Sales and Marketing Director. “Being able to record at this quality with a device that sits in your pocket has been a game changer not only for audio professionals, but for enthusiasts alike. We saw this first-hand with so numerous entrants to our My RØDE Reel short film competition choosing to use the iXY for their amazing short films”.
Finally, RØDE’s field recording app for iOS devices, RØDE Rec also recently received an update to increase compatibility and stability on the iOS 7 platform (the updated app is already available through the App Store).
The RØDE iXY is shipping now. Visit www.ixymic.com for more information
Excerpts from Press Release