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Stereo Microphone for Apple iPhone® & iPad®

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    • Record stereo audio at 24-bit, 48kHz*
    • Matched pair of 1/2" cardioid condenser capsules
    • Metal casing for enhanced durability and electromagnetic interference immunity.
    • Includes windshield, zip case
    • Software-switchable 72Hz high pass filter for reduction of unwanted low frequency noise.
    • iXY-L compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6plus.
    • iXY-30PIN compatible with iPhone 4s and earlier
    • Twelve month warranty

    The RØDE i-XY is the ultimate recording microphone for iPhone® and iPad®. With up to 24-bit/48k* recording and on-board high-fidelity A/D conversion, your i-XY recordings are rich, smooth and accurate.

    At the heart of the i-XY is a matched pair of ½” cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree ‘near-coincident’ alignment. This results in immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in incredibly high detail.

    Designed and manufactured in Australia. Supports all the Apple® Lightning® Devices.

    A foam windshield is supplied for outdoor recording as well as a reinforced protective zip case to ensure your i-XY is available whenever you need it.

    *RØDE Reporter app required for 24/48 quality. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    i-XY Specifications
    i-XY Specifications
    Acoustic PrinciplePressure Gradient
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Address TypeEnd
    Frequency Range20Hz - 20kHz
    Maximum SPL120dBSPL
    Sensitivity-42.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (8.52mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)18dBA
    Weight 40.00g
    Dimensions46.00mmH x 55.00mmW x 40.00mmD
    Warranty 1 year
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    i-XY Reviews
    i-XY Reviews

    Simple, easy, and useful. I wanted one just from seeing this ad and imagining all the problems the i-XY could solve for me.

    It's pretty awesome to have a quality company like RØDE design and build a mic/converter like this for use with Apple iOS devices. In the past, we've had to suffer through tech companies creating accessories like this that were always lacking in build and sound quality. Before now, I never considered using my iPhone to record a show or anything beyond a simple voice memo or a roughed-out musical idea. Now I will be carrying the i-XY (in the included protective zip case) with me everywhere I go.

    Larry Crane
    Tape Op

    RØDE has recently developed a reputation for making the right tools for the job at a good price, and these two well-thought out packages won't disappoint. The i-XY improves audio on the iPhone beyond what most people thought was possible.

    Nigel Jopson

    With the advent of iThings and apps came the expectation that pretty much anything you could run on them or plug into them would be cheap and cheerful. But to make the best possible use of their 24-bit, 96kHz recording capabilities, you need a good microphone, which is where the RØDE i-XY comes in.

    The i-XY sounds good, works as it should do, and as an alternative to buying a separate flash recorder, it makes a lot of sense.

    Paul White
    Sound on Sound

    It has a solid build and physically feels top-notch.

    In the new world of social media where everything is nearly instantaneous, the i-XY delivers professional quality instantly.

    Whether it’s to record song ideas, capture a one-on-one interview, or even create any type of foley or sound effects on-the-fly, the i-XY is a cool little powerhouse device, and I’m sure you’ll be impressed.

    Paul Lau
    Canadian Musician

    Immediately out of the box its clear that Rode has brought the proverbial gun to a knife fight. The i-XY is unquestionably one of the most professional looking iThings to plug in to the 30 pin dock of an iOS device.

    When it comes high quality field recording for iOS devices Rode brings their A-Game with the i-XY. They’ve managed to package high quality hardware with a clever and complete recording application that in our opinion negates the need to carry around a separate field recording device.

    Travis North
    The Modern Vocalist

    RØDE has a knack for over-delivering. i-XY is a case in point.
    While for some manufacturers the iDevices are just another opportunity to graft a few bucks from the general public with adjunct plastic bits ’n’ bobs. RØDE has really bought into the design story of Apple’s devices and designed an accessory that would even satisfy Jonny Ives’ aesthetic sensibilities.

    The combo of i-XY and RØDE REC is far more formidable than a phone ‘accessory’ and an app should be. Not to mention it comes in a miniature moulded, zip-up case you can carabiner to your key chain,and a custom windsock. RØDE’s on a winner with these two.

    Mark Davie
    Audio Technology

    The unit’s build oozes quality.

    We tested the unit by recording a vocal and acoustic guitar performance, percussion sampling and general speech capture. The fidelity of the i-XY is impressive – no grainy frequencies and good high-end detail. Stereo is also nice and wide while retaining good positional information.

    Andy Price
    Music Tech Magazine
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    i-XY Support
    • How is the i-XY capable of recording at 24-bit/96kHz?+
      • RØDE has engineered both the i-XY and the RØDE Rec software with the goal of providing the highest resolution recording on Apple iOS devices.


        The i-XY uses the iOS device's digital interface to bypass its audio circuitry, instead performing all the A/D (Analogue to Digital) conversion inside the iXY itself.


        By controlling both the hardware and software RØDE has been able to offer recording at up to 24-bit/96kHz on iOS devices.

    • When I connect headphones to my iOS device the RØDE Rec microphone changes - why is that?+
      • Apple iOS automatically takes the last connected device as the recording input, so if you are using headphones to monitor your RØDE Rec recording please ensure you connect them before connecting your recording device, or alternatively remember to select your preferred microphone after connecting the headphones.

    • My i-XY is not detected, or is only occasionally detected by my device+
      • There was an update in iOS 6.1.1 that caused compatibility issues with the i-XY, where it would be only occasionally responsive and have to be physically reconnected to the device in order to be detected.

        This has been corrected in firmware version 0.14.19 and above. You can update your firmware to the latest version by following the directions here.

    • How do I export my recording to my computer from RØDE Rec?+
      • RØDE Rec offers a number of convenient export options including SoundCloud, DropBox, FTP, email and web browser, but possibly the most common method is be an export direct to computer via a wired connection. In RØDE Rec (and RØDE Rec LE) this is known as 'iTunes File Sharing' as it relies on Apple's iTunes program to retrieve the files from your device.

        To download your files, just follow these easy steps:

        1. View the recording and click on the 'share' button in the bottom right corner
        2. Tap 'iTunes File Sharing'
        3. Tap 'Create Audio File'
        4. Now you are able to select your preferred audio format. RØDE Rec LE will have limited options but the full version gives you eight popular codecs to choose from. Note that you can select multiple formats also.
        5. Tap 'Create Audio File'
        6. Now connect your phone to your computer if you haven't already done so.
        7. Open iTunes and Select your device
        8. Click on the 'Apps' tab at the top of the screen and then select RØDE Rec (or RØDE Rec LE) from the 'File Sharing' section.

        9. Select the file you wish to transfer and click 'save as' to save the file to your computer


        Currently RØDE Rec does not support batch exporting of files, but we are working very hard to incorporate this feature.

    • Why is playthrough disabled at 96kHz?+
      • Due to the processing power required at 24-bit/96kHz, RØDE Rec is unable to offer playthrough to headphones at this resolution with latency acceptable to professional applications.

        Playthrough is available at 24-bit/48kHz and all resolutions below however.

    • How do I update the firmware on my i-XY?+
      • The i-XY's firmware is the small piece of software that controls how the microphone operates in conjunction with the iOS device. It is easily updatable, via the free RØDE Rec LE app.


        Please note that while the update is performed via RØDE Rec LE, it updates the i-XY itself so it can then be used with any app.


        Before updating it is strongly recommended that you enable flight mode on your device, close all other apps, and have at least 20% battery remaining (as you cannot connect the device to power while the i-XY is attached).


        To update:

        1. Open the RØDE Rec LE app 
        2. Connect the iXY
        3. Select the '+' symbol (bottom right) to create a new recording
        4. If the input selection screen displays, click 'Create' (top right)
        5. In the recording screen, click the 'settings' button (bottom center)
        6. Select 'Input'
        7. Select 'i-XY' (if the iXY selection isn't available, disconnect and reconnect the iXY)
        8. The interface will display the iXY details, including the firmware version. If an update is available, there will be an 'Update Firmware' button
        9. Select 'Update Firmware'
        10. Select 'Next'
        11. Select 'Update Firmware'. Please do not disconnect the device during this process, which could take up to five minutes.
        12. Once the firmware is successfully updated the new version will be displayed in the interface.

    If you have a question or a support enquiry about the i-XY head over to our contact page to get in touch or locate your local distributor here

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