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Rode iXY and Zoom IQ5
  • Interesting accessory. Android users like myself appear to be SOL on this one -

    The RØDE iXY is the ultimate recording microphone for iPhone® or iPad®. With up to 24-bit/96k* recording and on-board high-fidelity A/D conversion, your iXY recordings are rich, smooth and accurate. At the heart of the iXY is a matched pair of ½” cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree ‘near-coincident’ alignment. This results in immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in incredibly high detail. The iXY is supplied with a foam windshield for outdoor recording as well as a reinforced protective zip case to ensure your iXY is available whenever you need it.

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  • Interesting accessory. Android users like myself appear to be SOL on this one

    No lightning connector on Rode's iXY means iPhone 5 users are left out in the cold as well. I'm not sure how this will work out for Rode-- what self-respecting iPhone owner doesn't upgrade to the latest model immediately?

    Seriously though, I'd be more likely to get a dedicated recorder like a Tascam DR-05 or Zoom H1, then I don't have to worry about draining my phone's battery or stopping recording when I someone calls me.

  • Tascam have a mic for iOS for some quite time now:

    (and now I saw in Tascam's site that they have a XY version too:

    And I have a Zoom H1. Good little thing, but the mics are not the best (in some videos that I've recorded in concerts - not professionally - the GH2 body mics performed better).

  • This mic is cool, but it relies on Apple's obsolete connector type. Also why drain phone's battery? It's not like we can swap the battery on the fly.

  • Rode iXY with Lightning connector