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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Introducing Wej

Posted by Mikers On October - 27 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Retronyms_WejThe creative team behind the music apps,  iProphet, iMini, and the killer beat maker, iMPC Pro, Retronyms, has been busy at work a unique piece of hardware designed for making life easier when playing and performing music on your iPad. It’s simply called, Wej

Utilising Apple’s new Bluetooth LE MIDI functionality, you’ll be able to plug in any USB MIDI controller into the Wej, and supported music apps can be played wirelessly.

Wej has even been designed to place your iPad on, thanks to its angled, silcon based surface which is non slip. Best of all, Wej can power all connected USB devices and even recharge an iOS device when connected via USB.

Not sure I’m won on the built in light show that Wej also features, but each to their own I guess. (I’m sure it can be turned off!)

There’s a couple of week’s still left to pre order a Wej, so if you’re interested head to this site – http://preorder.retronyms.com/

Here’s a video on Wej:

iTrack Pocket

Posted by Mikers On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

From the masterminds at Focusrite comes this natty little gadget designed to take the hassle out of video recording yourself performing live, and getting decent sound in the process!

 

9999-16068-2iTrack Pocket is a portable, high quality stereo microphone and guitar input that lets you create and share exceptional videos using your iPhone.

Designed for singer-songwriters who want their YouTube videos to sound as great as they look, it lets you easily apply mastering effects and share directly to YouTube with outstanding quality your subscribers will love.

Key Features

Built for YouTube Performers

Simply connect your iPhone, choose some effects, press record and edit in seconds. Your finished performance will be automatically mastered and uploaded to YouTube with outstanding quality.

Instant HD Recording

Look and sound amazing on YouTube, by recording your performance in HD video with high quality stereo audio.

Designed for Singer-Songwriters

The stereo microphone captures clear, detailed recordings of your performance: vocals, guitar, piano or any other instrument.

Great Guitar Sound

The dedicated guitar input and included amp simulation makes it easy to record amazing sounding guitar at the touch of a button.

Take It Anywhere

Fits in your pocket, powered by your iPhone and designed to sound great in any situation, so you can use it wherever you take your phone.

Officially for iPhone

Approved by Apple, so you can connect to any lightning compatible iPhone with the Lightning cable included. Officially supports iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S.

Grab more details here – http://global.focusrite.com/ios-audio-interfaces/itrack-pocket#key-features

 

iRig Pads

Posted by Mikers On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC

Grooves to go

Introducing iRig Pads, a full-featured ultra-portable 16-pad MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC.

An extremely versatile system, it lets you make beats, launch loops, mix like a DJ and a whole lot more no matter whether you’re on stage, in the studio or anywhere between.

It’s the ultimate travel companion for the mobile electronic music producer on the go.

 

Ultra-portability

iRig Pads is so portable that you can take it with you anywhere. It’s smaller than an iPad and less than 1” thick (23mm). It features a slim, compact and lightweight design that can be slipped into any backpack or laptop bag and carried around with ease. And for even greater portability it’s been designed with ultra low-consumption, which means it’s fully functional as soon as you connect it into its host device — You don’t need a power adaptor. Just plug it in to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via its included Lightning cable (30-pin connector sold separately) or your Mac or PC via its included USB cable and start groovin’.

Extreme versatility

You’ll enjoy incredible tactile control thanks to iRig Pads’ 4×4 grid of 16 velocity-sensitive, backlit multicolor rubber pads. Each pad lights up in multiple colors – red, green, orange and every shade in between – depending on the velocity of your playing and the MIDI information sent by your chosen music app or software.

But iRig Pads does more than your average mobile pad-based MIDI controller. Its full set of controls — two knobs, two pushbuttons, one slider and one pushbutton rotary encoder — provides a versatility that lets you be in control in any situation. All controls are MIDI assignable and customizable: Up to 16 distinct MIDI maps or “scenes” can be saved and recalled instantly for full control of apps and software. It comes with 6 pre-programmed default scenes that allow it to work with popular apps and software right out of the box.

Features

  • Ultra-portable MIDI pad controller and groove production station for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch plus Mac and PC
  • Extremely small size with a slim form factor that can be taken with you anywhere
  • 16-velocity-sensitive backlit rubber pads that light multiple colors depending on velocity and outgoing and incoming MIDI messages
  • Two MIDI knobs, two pushbuttons, one slider and a pushbutton rotary encoder, all programmable
  • 16 user-programmable MIDI scenes for instant recall of custom MIDI maps
  • Features pre-programmed MIDI scenes for SampleTank for iPhone and iPad with more coming soon
  • Fully MIDI class-compliant
  • Perfect for making beats, cueing loops and Djing
  • Lightning connector and USB cable included, 30-pin cable available seperately
  • Expression/sustain pedal input
  • USB port can supply power when connected to iOS devices for no battery drain

For more details – http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigpads/

iRig Mic Field

Posted by Mikers On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Audio-video stereo field microphone for Lightning-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices

iRig Mic Field audio recording

Make mobile audio and video recordings on the go with
Hollywood-style stereo sound

Now anyone can make high-quality stereo recordings while on the move: Introducing iRig Mic Field, the pocket-sized digital stereo microphone for Apple’s range of Lightning-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

Designed to be used for both video and audio recordings, it features a patent-pending rotatable enclosure that you can easily position for the best stereo image in both landscape and portrait orientations. Now you can capture pristine sound no matter whether you’re recording a rehearsal or a concert, capturing audio for videography, acquiring audio for a music project, recording instruments while on the move, saving a lecture or speech or creating your next viral video hit — iRig Mic Field lets you create accurate and faithful field recordings in any imaginable context.

iRig Mic Field’s combines high-quality components and unparalleled portability with a unique form factor. iRig Mic Field packs a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, a 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate, a 115 dB maximum SPL rating and a low-noise/high-definition pre-amp into an enclosure that’s small enough to slip easily into your pocket. Now you can get that Hollywood-style stereo sound anytime and anywhere, and you can get it in a mic that’s half the price of comparable microphones that cost and weigh twice as much and lack the flexibility of audio and video support.

And with iRig Mic Field you’ll be able to record right out of the box thanks to its powerful included iRig Recorder Free app (version 2 is coming soon). It’s the easy way to record, edit and process stereo audio while in the field. And as if that wasn’t enough, iRig Mic Field is compatible with all Core iOS Audio and Video apps including GarageBand, Voice Memo, Camera and iMovie as well as all your favorite social media video apps and services.


Features:

  • Digital stereo field-recording mic that connects to iOS devices via the Lightning port
  • Lightweight and pocketable design
  • Rotates 90° for optimal audio/video positioning and locks in place with comfortable to use controls
  • Great for music recording, video shoots or any field recording application
  • Integrated headphone output for immediate real-time audio monitoring
  • Gain control and multicolor LED indicator for easy and accurate level adjustion
  • 2 high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules
  • 24-bit, 44.1 – 48 kHz A/D conversion
  • Elegant design with black finish

Apple Announces iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

Posted by Mikers On September - 10 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

In news that I’m sure will come as no suprise to Apple fans across the planet. Apple has finally announced their latest phones, with the unveiling of the iPhone 6, AND, the iPhone 6 plus. Many of the rumoured features and the leaked images have proven to be accurate, but of course until we get our hands on the actually real product, we don’t know how it stacks up against the last couple of years of models. I look forward to test driving both models in the coming weeks and will give my thoughts on their general performance across everyday life as well as how they perform with music apps…… Read on for the official press release –

c13a9a580298cc394def04d2011338ad401cfdf5_largeCUPERTINO, California – 10 September, 2014 – Apple® today announced iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design. The new iPhones feature a precision unibody enclosure of anodised aluminium that conforms seamlessly with the shaped glass of the display, resulting in a completely smooth and continuous surface. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are engineered to be the thinnest ever, delivering a bigger display in a design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use.
Packed with innovative new technologies, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight® and FaceTime® HD cameras; ultrafast wireless technologies; and Apple Pay™, an easier way to simply and securely make payments with just the touch of a finger.¹ Both models include iOS 8, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, QuickType™ keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing and iCloud Drive℠.
“iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The iPhone is the most loved smartphone in the world with the highest customer satisfaction in the industry and we are making it much better in every way. Only Apple can combine the best hardware, software and services at this unprecedented level and we think customers are going to love it.”
For the first time iPhone is available in two new sizes: iPhone 6 features a stunning 4.7-inch Retina® HD display with 1334 x 750 resolution, providing 38 percent more viewing area than iPhone 5s, while iPhone 6 Plus features an even bigger 5.5-inch Retina HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, providing 88 percent more viewing area and nearly three times the pixels than iPhone 5s. The Retina HD displays offer advanced technologies including higher contrast for deeper blacks and dual-domain pixels for more accurate colours at wider viewing angles.
With second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture, the all-new A8 chip offers faster performance and is more energy efficient, delivering higher sustained performance with great battery life. With Metal™, a new graphics technology in iOS 8, developers can take performance of the A8 chip even further to bring console-class 3D games to iPhone. The A8 chip also includes a new, powerful Apple-designed image signal processor that enables advanced camera and video features.
Both models include the M8 motion coprocessor that gathers motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and the new barometer, which senses air pressure to provide relative elevation. The M8 motion coprocessor can continuously measure your motion data, even when the device is asleep, saving battery life for fitness apps that use the sensors all day. With iOS 8, motion data from M8 appears in the Health app so you can see how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed, or how far you’ve walked or run. Developers can use CoreMotion APIs that take advantage of M8 and HealthKit to create apps that help you take better care of your health and fitness.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduce Apple Pay, an easy way to securely pay for physical goods and services in stores or apps with just the touch of a finger. Users can pay securely and conveniently in stores by simply holding the phone near the contactless reader while keeping a finger on Touch ID™; there is no need to unlock your iPhone or launch an app. With Apple Pay, you can also make one-touch purchases within apps, without having to enter credit card or shipping information. All payment information is kept private, encrypted and stored securely in the Secure Element, a chip inside the new iPhones.
The iSight camera gets even better with a new sensor featuring Focus Pixels for faster autofocus, making it easier to quickly capture any moment. iPhone 6 Plus users will also benefit from optical image stabilisation technology that compensates for hand shake in low light and works with iOS 8 to reduce subject motion. High-definition video on iPhone improves with faster frame rates up to 60fps for 1080p video and 240fps for slo-mo, as well as continuous autofocus, cinematic video stabilisation and time-lapse video. The FaceTime HD camera now captures over 80 percent more light with a new sensor, larger f/2.2 aperture and advanced new features including burst mode and HDR video.
With faster LTE download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users can browse, download and stream content faster. The new iPhones also support high-quality voice calls over LTE (VoLTE) as well as Wi-Fi calling.² With support for up to 20 LTE wireless bands—more than any other smartphone in the world—the new models make it easier to experience high-speed networks around the world. Both iPhones also include 802.11ac Wi-Fi with speeds up to 433 Mbps and Bluetooth 4.0.³
The new iPhones come with iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store℠, delivering a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience and new features including QuickType keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing and iCloud Drive. With more than 4,000 new APIs, iOS 8 allows developers to further customise the user experience with major extensibility features and robust frameworks such as HealthKit and HomeKit. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users also have access to the revolutionary App Store, which offers more than 1.3 million apps* to iPhone, iPad® and iPod touch® users in 155 countries around the world.
Pricing & Availability
iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in Australia for a recommended retail price of AUD$869 inc. GST for the 16GB model, AUD$999 inc. GST for the 64GB model and, for the first time, a new 128GB model for AUD$1,129 inc. GST. iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in Australia for a recommended retail price of AUD$999 inc. GST for the 16GB model, AUD$1,129 inc. GST for the 64GB model and AUD$1,249 inc. GST for the new 128GB model. Both models will be available from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/au/store), Apple’s retail stores, and through Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, additional carriers and select Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning on Friday, 19 September, and customers can pre-order both models beginning on Friday, 12 September.

 

 

iRig Mic HD arrives

Posted by Mikers On August - 7 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

August 5, 2014 - IK Multimedia, the global technology leader in mobile apps and accessories, today announced it’s shippingiRig® Mic HD, the first mobile digital microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC. The sequel to IK’s popular iRigMiciRig Mic HD is the perfect tool for singers, podcasters, online radio broadcasters, journalists, videographers, home studio enthusiasts and anyone else who needs to record high-definition digital audio on the go. iRig Mic HD comes in black and an exclusive silver version is available only from the Apple Store. Powerful, mobile and affordable: iRig Mic HD is the first handheld digital microphone for everyone.

iRig Mic HD

Designed to perform
iRig Mic HD is the only mobile digital condenser microphone designed for live handheld performance and recording. It delivers high-quality digital sound via an electret condenser capsule, a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter (with 44.1/48 kHz sample rate) and a built-in low-noise high-definition preamp. iRig Mic HD sports an easy-to-use gain control that allows for optimum audio capture at any sound pressure level, from the quiet whisper of an ambient room to the full blast of a loud rock concert. A multi-colour LED provides at-a-glance monitoring of sound levels.

Professional plug-and-play sound
For superior recording quality on the move, iRig Mic HD plugs directly into the digital input of your iOS device. iRig Mic HD is compatible with the latest generation of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices via its included Lightning cable. An optional 30-pin connector is available for legacy iOS devices. You can also use it for instant plug-and-play compatibility with your computer using the included USB cable to connect to your Mac or PC (driver download required for PC).

A full spread of apps
For immediate recording, iRig Mic HD comes fully equipped with a suite of powerful IK apps: iRig® Recorder for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a straightforward audio and editing app for field recording and interviews. VocaLive™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a powerful vocal effects and multi-track recording app with a suite of 12 professional real-time vocal effects. AmpliTube® for iOS, Mac and PC is the industry-standard guitar studio app that features ultra-accurate digital models of some of the world’s most desirable guitar amplifiers and effects. EZ Voice for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is an easy-to-use vocal recording app that lets you sing-along and record with any song in your iTunes music library. iRig Mic HDis also compatible with a wide variety of third party apps, like GarageBand, Cubasis, ProStudio Vocal FX, MultiTrack DAW and more.

 

The iRig Recorder App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/irigrecorder
Download on the App Store
The VocaLive App is available from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/vocalive
Download on the App Store
The EZ Voice App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/ezvoice
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The AmpliTube app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/amplitubefree
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Register and download AmpliTube FREE for Mac and PC from the IK Multimedia site or at www.ikmultimedia.com/amplitubefree
AmpliTube FREE

Pro sound at an affordable price
iRig Mic HD is so affordable that now anyone can capture high-quality digital audio on the go. Whether it’s broadcast interviews in the field, home recording in the studio, memo recording for the office or anywhere else audio needs to be captured.

Pricing and Availability
iRig Mic HD is now available from music and electronics retailers worldwide for $129.99/€99.99 (excluding taxes). Anexclusive silver version is also available from the Apple Store.

For more information, please visit
www.irigmichd.com

Alesis iO Mix

Posted by Mikers On August - 3 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

iomix_leftangle_1200x750_lgTransform your iPad into an on-the-go multi-track recording studio.

 

More than just a mixer, the Alesis iO MIX is a four-channel audio interface that delivers safe and secure iPad integration. Together, your iPad and iO MIX serve up a totally integrated recording studio that can accompany you down the street—or around the world. Simply slide in your iPad, attach the 30-pin or Lightning dock connector, and lift the hinged door into position. Your iPad is now safe and secure in a road-ready package that offers unlimited access to the multi-touch screen. Load up your iPad with any compatible Core Audio app—including GarageBand—and your studio is open for business.

 

Key Features:

  • Record up to four channels at once—individually, or as a stereo mix
  • 4 mixer channels; each with pan, level, peak LED indicator, plus Hi and Lo EQ
  • The multi-touch color iPad display provides extensive control
  • 4 XLR+1/4″ combo inputs feature low-cut filters and gain controls
  • Phantom power, switchable for use with condenser microphones
  • Guitar/line level switch on Channel 1 allows direct guitar or bass recording
  • Main stereo outputs with level control; headphone output with separate level
  • Direct mode for latency-free input monitoring while recording
  • Core Audio-compliant: works with virtually any audio app in the App Store
  • Hinged door completely encloses and protects your iPad
  • Power supply also charges your iPad

Includes:

  • iO Mix
  • Power supply
  • Apple 30-pin dock connector
  • Apple Lightning dock connector
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

For more details on pricing and availability – https://www.alesis.com/io-mix

 

RØDE NT-USB

Posted by Mikers On July - 26 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

unnamed2014, Sydney Australia – Australian audio manufacturer RØDE is excited to announce its

newest microphone, the NT-USB — a studio-grade microphone with the convenience of a digital USB interface.

The NT-USB is fully compatible with MacOS, Windows and iPad.

While RØDE’s Podcaster USB microphone was released in 2007, its primary focus is to provide broadcast-
quality voice recording, with its end-address configuration. The NT-USB on the other hand is a highly versatile

side-address microphone that is ideal for recording musical performances in addition to spoken applications

The microphone is fully compatible with all mainstream recording applications on both Windows and Mac

OS based computers, as well as the Apple iPad using RØDE Rec, GarageBand, or any other recording app that

accepts an external microphone. Use on the Apple iPad requires a suitable USB connection adaptor, such as

The body of the NT-USB features a zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring (3.5mm) jack, which allows

users to monitor the microphone input in realtime, along with dials to adjust the monitoring level and mix

between the computer/iPad audio and the microphone input.

A premium pop-filter is included, which fits onto the base of the mic, positioning the filter the ideal distance

from the capsule to minimise plosives (hard ‘B’, ‘T’ or ‘P’ sounds that produce a harsh sound) during singing or

speech. Also provided is a high-quality stand mount with industry standard 3/8” thread, desktop tripod stand

that allows the NT-USB to sit at a comfortable height on a tabletop, and a pouch for storage of the microphone

The NT-USB is supplied with an extended 24 month warranty, which is free of charge to customers that

register their microphone on www.rodemic.com.

For more information please visit www.rodemic.com/nt-usb.

iRig MIDI 2 Now Available

Posted by Mikers On July - 14 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Universal MIDI interface for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC

Introducing iRig MIDI 2, the first Lightning/USB compatible mobile MIDI interface that works with all generations of iOS devices as well as Mac and PC. It features everything you loved about iRig MIDI but with even greater pocketability, connectivity and control. Simply put, it’s the perfect MIDI solution for the musician on the move.

iRig MIDI 2

iRig MIDI 2

Compatibility is key

As we’ve said, iRig MIDI 2 is the first portable MIDI interface that’s compatible with Apple’s Lightning cable. This, however, does not come at the expense of universal support. At the center of iRig MIDI 2 is its detachable Mini-DIN connector, which lets you attach a Lightning (included), USB (included) or 30-pin cable (sold separately) depending on the mobile device or computer that you’d like to use. Now you have the flexibility to use MIDI with whatever device you want, anytime, and anywhere.

iRig MIDI 2

It’s all about the connections

iRig MIDI 2 is small, but it can be made even smaller when all of its cables are detached. Because of its Mini-DIN connector, you can remove all cables for extreme portability: Now you have something that you can easily carry with you in your pocket to any gig, performance, studio or jam session. In addition, all iRig MIDI 2 cables are bumper friendly, which means you can connect and start jamming without having to remove your mobile device’s protective carrying case.

iRig MIDI 2

Mobile MIDI like never before

Like iRig MIDI before it, iRig MIDI 2 features three MIDI ports: IN, OUT and THRU. But this time around the ports are standard-sized and require no adaptor or special cable to use — in fact, you can use any standard MIDI cable you’d like. These ports give you all the control and connectivity that MIDI allows: Use the IN port to use external keyboards and controllers to play your favorite software sound modules and synthesizers. Use the OUT port to control external hardware or synthesizers from your mobile device or computer. And you can use the THRU port to send MIDI data to multiple instruments at once. Monitoring MIDI data with iRig MIDI 2 is easy, it comes with two LEDs that give you an at-a-glance readout of the note data as it passes through the IN and OUT ports.

iRig MIDI 2

A whole suite of apps

With iRig MIDI 2, you get more than just a supremely portable MIDI interface; you also get a full suite of music creation apps. As soon as you open the box you’ll be ready to go. iOS users get two of IK’s most popular mobile apps: SampleTank FREE is a sound and groove workstation filled with hundreds of high-quality instruments and patterns. iGrand Piano FREE is a concert-quality piano app that puts world-class piano sounds at your fingertips. And Mac and PC users can enjoy the full creative power of SampleTank 3 SE, a free version of IK’s next generation SampleTank 3 desktop sound workstation. Beyond all that’s included, iRig MIDI 2 works with all MIDI-compatible Mac and PC software as well as the entire spectrum of Core MIDI apps for iOS such as GarageBand, Cubasis, Beat Maker 2, Auria and many more.

A legacy of superior Italian design

iRig MIDI 2 has been designed and manufactured in Modena, Italy — a city famous for high-performance Italian industrial design. Like all IK products, it’s been through rigorous quality testing to ensure the utmost in dependability — iRig MIDI 2 is housed in a durable rubberized enclosure designed to last performance after performance and gig after gig. IK Multimedia uses only the best components, materials and processes to create solid, smartly manufactured products at an affordable price.

iRig MIDI 2

Features

  • Universal MIDI interface for Lightning iOS devices as well as all prior generations of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch plus Mac and PC
  • Ultra-portable, pocket-sized form factor that you can take with you anywhere
  • Detachable bumper-friendly cables for seamless, universal connectivity
  • Lighting connector and USB cable included, 30-pin cable available separately
  • Standard-sized MIDI IN, OUT and THRU ports
  • MIDI IN/OUT LED indicators for at-a-glance monitoring of MIDI data transmission
  • Draws power from host device instead of a bulky power adaptor
  • Comes with a powerful suite of music creation apps SampleTank Free, iGrand Piano FREE and SampleTank 3 SE
  • Elegant and durable rubberized enclosure
  • Designed and made in Modena, Italy

RØDE Announes new iXY mic

Posted by Mikers On July - 14 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

ixy-LAustralian pro-audio manufacturer RØDE Microphones has today announced the iXY with Lightning connector for iPhone 5, 5s and 5c — the highly-anticipated update to RØDE’s stereo microphone for Apple iPhone devices, that allows high-quality recording at sample rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.

The original iXY was announced in early 2013 and was the world’s first microphone for iOS devices, able to record at such a high-quality resolution. This innovative approach saw the iXY awarded several product design awards, culminating with the prestigious International Red Dot Design Award, which recognizes products of the very highest quality by an expert panel of 37 judges from around the world.

Equipped with the same broadcast audio performance as the original 30-pin microphone, the iXY with Lightning connector features a matched pair of ½ inch condenser capsules arranged in a stacked X-Y configuration, with on-board high-fidelity analogue to digital conversion. This ensures accurate, immersive and true to life stereo recordings.

Interchangeable rubber mounting clamps are supplied to suit both iPhone 5/5s and 5c, which also provide shock mounting and help to minimise vibration transferring to the microphone capsules. A foam windshield for outdoor recording and protective storage pouch are also included. The RØDEGrip mount is optionally available for mounting the iXY and iPhone on a camera or microphone stand, and a “deadcat” windshield for high wind conditions will be available shortly.

“The original iXY was an industry leader in both design and function, so we’re thrilled to continue this success with the updated version for iPhone 5.”commented Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Sales and Marketing Director. “Being able to record at this quality with a device that sits in your pocket has been a game changer not only for audio professionals, but for enthusiasts alike. We saw this first-hand with so numerous entrants to our My RØDE Reel short film competition choosing to use the iXY for their amazing short films”.

Finally, RØDE’s field recording app for iOS devices, RØDE Rec also recently received an update to increase compatibility and stability on the iOS 7 platform. RØDE Rec and RØDE Rec LE are available now in the App store for iPhone and iPad.

The RØDE iXY is shipping now. Visit www.ixymic.com for more information.

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