RØDE Microphones has announced the iXY with Lightning connector for iPhone 5, 5s and 5c, an update to the company’s stereo microphone for Apple iPhone devices that fosters recording at sample rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.
Equipped with the same audio performance as the original 30-pin microphone, the iXY with Lightning connector has a matched pair of 1/2-inch condenser capsules arranged in a stacked X-Y configuration, with on-board high-fidelity analog to digital conversion to help ensure accurate, immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings.
Interchangeable rubber mounting clamps are supplied to suit both iPhone 5/5s and 5c, which also provide shock mounting and help to minimize vibration transferring to the microphone capsules. A foam windshield for outdoor recording and protective storage pouch are also included. The RØDEGrip mount is optionally available 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,” states Damien Wilson, RØDE 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”.
In addition, 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. RØDE Rec and RØDE Rec LE are available now in the App store for iPhone and iPad.
The RØDE iXY is shipping now.