Rode i-XY Lightning

Stereo Condenser Microphone with AD Driver

  • For Apple iOS devices (iPhone 6, 6 plus, 5, 5S and 5C)
  • Sound recordings with up to 24-bit / 96 kHz
  • Two 1/2 inch condenser microphone capsules
  • For film- and music and other recordings
  • X/Y- Stereo recordings
  • Compact construction
  • Connection via the Lightning connector
  • Recording control with the Røde-Rec app (only available in the Apple App Store - subject to change)
  • Includes windshield and bag
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04.03.2015
After the predecessor of the iXY lightning had made indispensable after the change to iPhone 5S an adapter free solution.

Compared to the first version is noticeable, which is now no extra bracket is necessary to connect the iXY securely with the iPhone. Nevertheless, it is more compact, but this is compensated by the chunky case. In the first version you had to remove the included foam wind / pop protection, now it fits into the pocket of twice as big.

Since the period of possession of both microphones had overlapped, I was able to
The two synonymous sonically compare, if only in simple listening tests:

The stereo field, already excellent in the first iXY, seems to have improved again. The capsules seem to be arranged closer together vertically, which gave me the impression of a more accurate representation of the space. Particularly as a field recorder mounted on the DSLR camera, the video in combination with the stereo recording is very natural and spatially.

The frequency response is also pleasing, in particular, that the microphone monitors up to 20 Hz and no special coloration of the sound image takes place. High and low frequencies are very clean, even at high volumes, eg during concerts.

With the app RødeRec LE available in the appstore, the input level can be changed, managed and shared on common audio platforms or via iTunes.
With the full version of RødeRec, the recordings can be edited extensively (which may be something like that on the phone) and with iZotope-assisted effects such as compression.

It would be desirable if the view of the app could be fixed fixed.
Coupled to the motion sensor, the iPhone must always be slightly inclined so that the view of the app does not turn.
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Stéphane9435, 04.10.2014
This microphone is bluffing. Beautiful rendering. Uncompromising manufacturing quality. Worthy of the best Rode. Drops without problem the best zoom, affair of taste that says. In any case the day and night with the equivalent tascam (the double of the price is no miracle) Easy to transport, to connect. Contents of the practical box (windscreen, carry case, iPad clip or iphone 5)
Small inconvenience "normal": to envisage a tripod or foot for static applications without the hands.
Lack the compatibility iphone 6 however. I dare hope an optional clamp quickly! A wise word
A small flat also on the application Rode free version that is largely correct (24bit / 96khz stereo recording, many options input and export) but no more (does not handle the copy paste between app, plant from time to time: has even done Curling my iphone ...). Improvements welcome ... That said used with GarageBand (in mono 16bits / 44khz) without worries.
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