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Røde 24-bit 96Khz Recorder – Ixy Review

Røde 24-bit 96Khz Recorder – Ixy Review

Røde is known for making some of the most innovative audio products. It therefore comes as no surprise that they are one of the first to launch a stereo microphone that can be used in combination with either the iPhone or iPad. This innovative microphone is one of the first on the market to claim that it can record at 24-bit/96kHz, but is it any good? Let’s take a little look.

The IXY was recently announced at the Consumer Electronics Show to great fanfare. The audience was blown away by the matched pair of 1/2-inch cardioid condenser capsules. These are angled at a 90-degree alignment to deliver proper stereo recordings. There is no other microphone on the market right now that does this for the iPhone or iPad. The microphones used ensure that music is captured in the highest quality possible. The IXY has its own conversion process to convert analogue to digital, and in my opinion it does a pretty fine job.

Whilst the Røde IXY is mainly focused at the music crowd i.e. those that want to record live music or ‘jot’ down their musical ideas during practice, there are a plethora of other uses for it. For example, off the top of my head I believe that reporters, students, businessmen and lecturers would be interested in this device. If you set it up properly you can even use it to record sound for a video camera and then overlay it in your video editing program. In short, a lot of people are going to benefit from the Røde microphone. It certainly is one of the more innovative products that they have released in recent years.

In order to use the microphone you will also need to download Røde Rec from the Apple store. This free software is designed to be compatible with the microphone. This is the only way in which you are going to be able to unleash the full potential of this accessory, although it can of course be used in the standard sound recorder application.

One of the best features of Røde Rec is that you have complete control over the input levels. This means that recording in loud or quiet environments is a breeze. Also included is a high pass filter which allows you to cut out any low frequency unwanted noise which is going to ensure that you end up with crystal clear sounds time and time again.

Other features of Røde Rec include sampling rates of 96kHz, equalisation, editing, geo and photo tagging and even one touch publishing of your recordings to SoundCloud, Dropbox, email addresses, FTP and iTunes. It really is one of the most amazing pieces of software out there for anybody that wants to record sound.

So is the Røde IXY worth a purchase? Yes it is. It has a plethora of uses and anybody that works with audio will absolutely love to have this in their equipment case.

Rode iXY Recording Microphone for iPhone/iPad on Amazon.com

 




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dwer1
dwer1

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TheOverLord
TheOverLord

I am very excited! My son plays violin and cello in a strings group. They often play outside or in other noisy venues, so no one has gotten a really good recording of them. Thanks for bringing this cool little gadget to our attention.

Demerara
Demerara

This looks like a great device for recording research interviews. I have been using something else to do mine, but the quality isn't consistent. That this can cope with noisy environments is a definite plus.

TedJohnson912
TedJohnson912

This would be an excellent option for those who create videos with their iPhones, too, as they could record the audio as they record the video.  The iPhone does great with video but the in-built mic does not give you the high quality audio that should accompany a good video.