Rode iXY

XY Stereo Recording Microphone Attachment with 30-pin Connector - iPhone 4/4S and iPad 1/2/3
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Rode iXY
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X/Y Recording for Your iOS Device!

RODE's iXY iOS microphone attachment instantly turns your iPhone or iPad into a full-fledged stereo recorder. Just plug your RODE iXY into the 30-pin connector of your compatible device, and you'll get impressively detailed XY stereo sound in up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution quality via the RODE Rec recording app. An adjustable input level gives you the ideal volume no matter what you're trying to record, and an onboard highpass filter blocks out low-frequency wind and handling noise. From music to interviews to sound effects, recording with the RODE iXY mic is incredibly easy!

RODE iXY iOS Microphone Attachment Features:
  • XY microphone configuration gives you true-to-life stereo sound
  • RODE Rec app lets you get even more from your iXY microphone
  • Bundled with the all of the essential accessories you need
XY microphone configuration gives you true-to-life stereo sound

Like many of RODE's most popular stereo microphones, the iXY provides you with incredible stereo imaging that's free from phase issues. That's because the RODE iXY uses a near-coincident 90-degree configuration. Weather you're trying to capture your band's next rehearsal or ambient city sounds for your next video project, you'll be amazed how this mic makes your recordings come to life.

RODE Rec app lets you get even more from your iXY microphone

Beyond unlocking its full 24-bit/96k recording capability, the RODE Rec and RODE Rec LE apps provide valuable additional functions for your iXY microphone. A continuously adjustable input level control ensures that you'll get the perfect volume no matter what you want to record. What's more, there's a highpass filter built into the iXY, and when you connect it with the RODE Rec app, you can switch it on and off.

Bundled with the all of the essential accessories you need

When you buy a RODE iXY microphone for your iOS device, the only hidden surprise is the accessory package that comes with it. With the included reinforced protective zip case you can comfortably keep your iXY mic in your pocket, without having to worry about lint or other debris fouling up the capsules. It also comes standard with a custom cut foam windscreen, making it even easier to get great-sounding recordings outdoors.

RODE iXY iOS Microphone Attachment at a Glance:
  • A simple and handy add-on microphone for your iOS device
  • Loaded with a pair of matched small diaphragm condenser mic capsules for clear and consistent sound
  • Fixed XY microphone configuration provide realistic stereo sound with excellent imaging
  • High-fidelity A/D conversion lets you record in up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution (requires RODE Rec app)
  • Continuously adjustable input level control ensures the right volume for any environment (requires RODE Rec app)
  • Onboard highpass filter reduces handling and wind noise (switchable via the requires RODE Rec app)
  • Zippered reinforced protective pouch and custom wind screen included
  • Connects via 30-pin jack
  • Natively compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, and iPad
  • Also compatible with Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter
Turn your iOS device into a professional field recorder with the RODE iXY microphone!

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Mono/Stereo X/Y
Polar Pattern XY Stereo
Color Silver
Connector 30-Pin
Included Accessories Windscreen, Case
Manufacturer Part Number iXY

Customer Reviews

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24-bit/96kHz recording on your iPhone, with microphones as good as RØDE's? Say no more. This product has revolutionized my recording process. I now cut takes on my iPhone and send them straight to my drop box. Then I put the mic in my pocket and carry on with the rest of my day. Thanks very much RØDE!!!!
Music background: Pro Musician

Love it!

I am really loving this thing. I record band rehearsals with it and it does a great job. I find the sweet spot in the room and just let it roll. I upload the .wav to dropbox and then bring it into Reason. Then I eq it a bit, add some reverb and compression and I'm done. The sound quality is surprisingly good. One minor complaint is that it doesn't plug into my iPhone properly unless I take the my case (iPhone case) off. But that's a pretty minor thing really. Also, to use it to its full potential you will definitely need to purchase the Rode iphone app. You'd think this would be included.
Music background: Hobbyist

Incredibly solid piece of equipment

I have about half a dozen field recorders, so it would seem that adding ONE MORE would be a little ridiculous, but the idea of having a Rode mic with me everywhere in the world was just too tempting to resist. It's quite small but also quite solid, I was a little worried about portability but it comes with a little heavy-duty case and belt clip so you can just chuck it on your belt and then go out there and face the world. I am an Android lover and about to turn in my Google phone for an iPhone just to have this device with me at all times. Compares quite favorably to a line of ~$200ish dedicated field recorders, and even to its big brother the stereo mic Rode NT-4
Music background: Field recordist


The mic itself is awesome!!I would have given this set-up a 5 except the Rode Rec App is a little buggy.I had some session start recording and when I tried to navigate from iphones default desktop back to the Rode Rec App I lost the recording like it never happened.This only happened a couple of times but what do you say about "lost recordings"...?? It seemed to happen only when I tried to record @ 24 bit/48khz.The app seems stable @ 24/96.... Everyone that I played the recorded sessions,ie;rehearsals,live gigs etc.were totally blown away by the sound quality. All this being said if you own an iphone 4/4S this is a no brainer buy and ENJOY!!!
Music background: Pro Musician,Recording Engineer

iPhone 4, Original iPad support ended 2014

Before you buy: the RØDE Rec software requires iOS 8.1 at lowest. So this old i-XY model can work as designed on iPhone 4S, or iPad 2 or 3 (24-bit/96K recording , 72Hz roll-off, headphones port pass-through). If your RØDE Rec installation is old enough, this should work as well as it always did, which is: great value for money. Just deal with the quirks don't expect the world. You *might* be able to make this happen on newer Apple hardware with a Lighting-to-30-pin adapter. You'd better do complete homework on that, unless gambling is your thing. I have not tried and don't want to.
Music background: AVL tech
See also: iPad Microphones, Rode, Rode iPad/iPhone Microphones