iPhone microphones


Rode i-XLR
Just launched



£129



First thoughts

We have now been able to test the new i-XLR.

  • Results are encouraging, though the ability to change settings is not immediately apparent (or at all.) I had understand it put out phantom power but no, so you are limited to mics which are dynamic or battery-powered. 
  • The noise floor is low, but there is something there.
  • For people on the move who need to travel really light, it will be invaluable; for people who can carry a bit more, not quite so much.

TEXT FROM RODE

Record with your favourite microphone direct to your iPhone

  • High quality digital interface for XLR microphones
  • 3m shielded Lightning cable
  • 3.5mm headphone jack with variable level
  • -20dB pad switchable in app*
  • Record status LED on device*
  • Compatible with all dynamic and self-powered microphones

The i-XLR is a broadcast quality XLR to Lightning interface for iOS devices, that allows reporters, correspondents and audio professionals to quickly and easily capture professional interview dialogue to a smartphone or tablet. 

A generous three meter shielded cable allows the operator to store the phone in a pocket or bag, and a headphone output with adjustable level on the body makes it easy to monitor your audio during an interview.

i-XLR Specifications

Power Options 

Powered by device

Weight

125gm

Dimensions

80mmH x 33mmW x 35mmD

Output

Apple Lightning connector

Warranty

2 years

View our i-XLR video playlist

£129



Zoom iQ6

£89

Our first tests of this reveal, unsurprisingly, that the recordings sound just like they were made on a Zoom H4n, from which the mics come.

For vox pops, research interviews, and not-archival oral history interviews the iQ6 is perfect.





HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO FOR TODAY'S IOS

THE IQ6 

For the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. 

Turn your iOS device into a field recorder by plugging in a Zoom iQ6—a stereo X/Y microphone with a Lightning connector small enough to slip into your pocket. Capture the sound of concerts, interviews, meetings and lectures with precision and full fidelity, then share your creations with the world.

Everything you need for great iOS recording


GO MOBILE

Turn your iOS device into a field recorder by plugging in a Zoom iQ6 stereo X/Y microphone. With the same microphone elements as the renowned H4n, the iQ6 allows you to capture the sound of concerts, interviews, meetings and lectures with precision and full fidelity. Together with the HandyRecorder app, you can edit, enhance, and share your creations with the world.



GO MOBILE

Turn your iOS device into a field recorder by plugging in a Zoom iQ6 stereo X/Y microphone. With the same microphone elements as the renowned H4n, the iQ6 allows you to capture the sound of concerts, interviews, meetings and lectures with precision and full fidelity. Together with the HandyRecorder app, you can edit, enhance, and share your creations with the world.


IQ6 XY MICROPHONE

GO MOBILE

Turn your iOS device into a field recorder by plugging in a Zoom iQ6 stereo X/Y microphone. With the same microphone elements as the renowned H4n, the iQ6 allows you to capture the sound of concerts, interviews, meetings and lectures with precision and full fidelity. Together with the HandyRecorder app, you can edit, enhance, and share your creations with the world.


Capture the Moment 

The compact and lightweight iQ6 allows you to create high-quality recordings wherever you go. Whether it's a podcast on the fly, an impromptu concert, or a sound effect you want to incorporate into your next video, you can count on your iQ6 to capture the moment with superior audio.

X/Y Stereo for Versatility and Realism 

The iQ6 features two high quality unidirectional condenser microphones in an X/Y configuration—the same ones used in our world-famous H4n Handy Recorder. X/Y stereo recording is a great way to cover a wide area while still capturing sound sources in the center with clarity and definition. You can even change the mic angle from 90 degrees for a tightly focused image to 120 degrees for immersive wide-angle stereo. (US Patent 8184815)

Microphone In, Headphone Out 

The iQ6's large analog-type MIC GAIN wheel and three-segment level LEDs ensure that you'll always get great audio in every environment—from quiet meetings to loud concerts—with crystal clarity and no signal overload.

The iQ6's dedicated headphone jack—which doubles as a line output—enables direct monitoring during both recording and playback.

Extended Connector,
Removable Spacer 

The iQ6 comes with an extended Lightning connector and removable spacer that allows it to be used with most iPhone, iPad, and iPod cases. Simply plug your iQ6 in and start making great-sounding stereo recordings!

The Zoom Handy Recorder App

Zoom's Handy Recorder app, available for free from the iTunes App Store, provides a wealth of tools for your iQ6 and iOS device. In addition to offering onscreen level metering, it enables you to set the iQ6 headphone volume, as well as adding an automatic recording function—useful for capturing the sound of meetings, speeches, and other situations where you don't want to miss a thing. Choose linear PCM format for the highest quality sound or AAC format to conserve storage space, then apply compression, EQ, and reverb effects to your recordings. Handy Recorder even allows you to email your files to friends and to upload them to SoundCloud for sharing with the world.

Expanded Compatibility for Enhanced Creativity 

Take your creations to a whole new level with the iQ6. It works not only with Apple's Voice Memo and Garageband, but with most apps that support input from an external microphone. Use the iQ6 with voice recognition apps to add high-quality audio; with streaming apps to broadcast live performances; and with music apps to record vocals and instruments in full range stereo.


SPECS

Unidirectional X/Y stereo (90°/120°) condenser

Stereo mini ⅛" jack (combined headphone/line level output)

44.1kHz/16-bit , 48kHz/16-bit

+11 to +51dB

130dB SPL

Lightning Connector

Powered by the connected iOS device

iPhone (5, 5s, 5c, 6, and 6 Plus), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display

iOS 6.0 or newermensions:

61.1 (w) x 30.6 (d) x 53.1 (h) mm

30.5g

Zoom iQ6

£89








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