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Rode iXY Reviews

4.0 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • Jeff Clayton
    from San Francisco Bay area July 2, 2015Music Background:
    AVL tech

    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.

  • Andrew
    from NYC October 1, 2013Music Background:

    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.

  • Customer
    from NorCal,USA July 15, 2013Music Background:
    Pro Musician,Recording Engineer


    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!!!

  • Fred Greenhalgh
    from United States May 26, 2013Music Background:
    Field recordist

    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

  • Jim
    from United States April 11, 2013Music Background:
    Pro Musician


    24-bit/96kHz recording on your iPhone, with microphones as good as RDE'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 RDE!!!!

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