Australian-based audio company RØDE Microphones has announced the new iXY, a stereo microphone attachment for the 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 Australian manufacturer unveiled the innovative device to an expected audience of over 150,000 visitors.
“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 revealed 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 Rec LE.