Rode iXY-L

XY Stereo Microphone Attachment with Apple Lightning Connector - iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C
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XY Recording for Your iOS Device!

With the Rode iXY-L iOS microphone attachment, you can instantly transform your iPhone 5 into a full-fledged stereo recorder. Just plug your Rode iXY-L into the lightning 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-L iOS microphone attachment is incredibly easy. Got questions? Sweetwater Sales Engineers receive ongoing product training on nearly everything we sell. Give us a call, we'll be glad to help you out!

Rode iXY-L iOS Microphone Attachment at a Glance:
  • XY microphone configuration gives you true-to-life stereo sound
  • Rode Rec app lets you get even more from your iXY-L 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-L provides you with incredible stereo imaging that's free from phase issues. That's because the Rode iXY-L uses a near-coincident 90-degree configuration. Whether you're trying to capture your band's next rehearsal or ambient city sounds for your next video project, you'll be amazed at how this iOS mic attachment makes your recordings come to life.

Rode Rec app lets you get even more from your iXY-L 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-L iOS microphone attachment. 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-L, 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-L microphone attachment 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-L 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-L iOS Microphone Attachment Features:
  • Records at 24-bit, 96kHz for pristine audio quality via the Rode Rec recording app
  • Onboard microphone preamp and A/D conversion for low-noise, high-quality recording
  • Software-switchable 72Hz highpass filter for reduction of unwanted low-frequency noise
  • Metal casing for enhanced durability and electromagnetic interference immunity
Turn your iOS device into a professional field recorder with the Rode iXY-L microphone attachment!

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Mono/Stereo X/Y
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 139dB SPL
Signal to Noise Ratio 76dB SPL
Low Cut Filter 72Hz Switchable
Color Black
Connector Lightning
Weight 0.11 lbs.
Included Accessories Windshield and zip case
Manufacturer Part Number iXY-L

Customer Reviews

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Works on the iPhone 7 Plus & iPadPro

The exact quality of audio you expect to get from a Rode mic and it works on the iPhone 7 and iPadPro too. The mic comes with several hard rubber jaws that fit various models of the iPhone. The one for the 6/6Plus will also work on the iphone 7/7Plus and the iPadPro. You will need to modify the rubber jaw slightly where it overmolds over the home button on the phone so you can have access to it but if you call Rode they will talk you though the process.

Always on Me

I do a lot of sound design, and I love sampling field recordings to create natural textures in my music. I bought a Zoom H4N with the intention of always having it with me, but try fitting that thing in your pocket! It was never convenient enough to take with me, so I never have it on me. This thing clips onto my belt, with an included windscreen in the case, and it's ALWAYS on me. They say the best camera you have is the one you have on you, and the same goes for microphones in my case for the purpose of field recording. By the way, it sounds just as good as the H4N, if not better.

Rode iXY-L

This item was recommended to me by Nate Edwards and I love it.The recording I get from my iPhone was ok before I got this but now it's much better.Will be using it to record on iPhone from now on.
Music background: Singer/Songwriter

iXY-L Stereo Mic Sounds Great on my iPhone 6 Plus & iPad Air 2

The iXY-L sounds great and is solidly built. A well thought out design for live recording in various situations. I love that RODE included a foam wind filter and a robust carrying case. It's very easy to swap out the pre-installed clamp to accommodate different sizes of iPhones. The larger clamp allowed me to slide the microphone into the lightning connector on my iPhone 6 Plus without having to remove the Apple Silicone Case. You'll need to download and install the free or paid version of the RODE Rec app to avoid having a pop up on your iOS device every time you plug in the mic. I much prefer the new Apogee MetaRecorder app and the RODE iXY-L works perfectly with it. Thank-You Sweetwater for making it so convenient and affordable to have the latest and greatest music technology in my hands. I'll be recording with the RODE iXY-L this Saturday night and I'm stoked!
See also: iPad Microphones, Rode, Rode iPad/iPhone Microphones