RØDE has announced the iXY, a stereo microphone for iPhone and iPad with 30-pin connector. It’s designed to allow high quality recording at sampling rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.
The mic is intended for recording live music, meetings, lectures, reporting, dictation and sound design, and also is ideal for use on-camera as a dual-system recorder for DSLR.
At the heart of the iXY is a matched pair of ½” cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a 90 degree ‘near-coincident’ alignment. A foam windshield is provided for outdoor recordings, as well as a zip pocket for storate.
“The audio quality of the iXY is breathtaking,” says RØDE founder Peter Freedman.
The RØDE iXY is expected to ship this month, priced at about $200. See the iXY site for more info.