A couple of months ago I bought the RØDE iXY microphone. But alas I only received it yesterday due to the new shipment coming in direct from Australia!
Everything about it looked so positive – it’s size, portability, the fact it comes with a windshield and a hard zip carry case, attaches directly to the iPhone or iPad, and with RØDE’s own dedicated recording app, it’s able to produce excellent broadcast quality results.
I’m certainly hoping, upon further testing, that this could become my future mobile recording setup of choice, purely for it’s amazing portability factor. Safe to say, I’m so far very impressed indeed.
Have a listen for yourself:
Obviously, take into account this was it’s very first test, it’s far from perfect. Things need to be adjusted, settings played with, mic positioning and distances away from my gob to take into account. This was literally an out-of-the-box test, normalised, and uploaded to SoundCloud. But, even with this being an absolute primary test, I really like the sound it generates. And I’m preferring it immediately to my Apogee MiC I bought last year.
It’s amazing how technology has moved on in recent years. Something like this would have seemed like a fantasy a few years ago! The RØDE recording app is very easy to use, and you can edit material directly within the app. Upload is possible to SoundCloud direct, Dropbox, FTP, iTunes sync, and a couple of others. For the voiceover artist on the move, this could easily be an exceptionally viable solution, given the fact you can put it in your pocket!
More info on the iXY can be found by clicking here.
Taken a few pics so you can see what it’s like.