RDE Microphones has released an HD Stereo Mic for Apple's iPhone and iPad products. The dual mic aluminum enclosure features 24bit/96k stereo recording, adjustable input levels, and low noise handling.

iXY is designed for capturing music, from local caf gigs, to large stadium shows or even recording your band rehearsal and songwriting sessions. It allows you to easily record lectures, business meetings or any dialogue at the touch of a button. Field reporters and journalists on the go will find it an excellent solution for broadcast quality audio.

iXY works with any audio app, however the RDE Rec app provides presets to maximise dialogue intelligibility giving you fantastic results in almost any environment with the ability tomonitor in real-time, or connect the headphone output of your iPhone directly into your camera for high quality scratch audio to sync in post. A really cool feature about the app is it allows you to sync with established services such as Soundcloud and Dropbox.

TheRDE Mic comes witha foam windshield for outdoor recording as well as a reinforced protective zip case to ensure your iXY is available whenever you need it.The iXY is compatible with iPhone4S, iPhone4, iPad (3rd generation), iPad2 & iPad. It is currently on back-order theRDE online store for $199.00

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Tuesday January 8th, Las Vegas, USA Australian-based audio company RDE Microphones has announced the iXY, a stereo microphone for iPhone and iPad with 30-pin connector that allows high quality recording at sampling rates up to 24-bit/96kHz, the only microphone on the market to do so. Appearing at the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas for the fi rst time, the company has unveiled the innovative device to an expected audience of over 150,000 visitors.

At the heart of the iXY is a matched pair of cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree near-coincident alignment resulting in immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in incredibly high detail. The iXY uses its own high-fidelity analogue to digital conversion ensuring all recordings are rich, smooth and accurate.

The iXYs small form factor and incredibly detailed performance makes it the perfect microphone for recording live music, meetings, lectures, reporting, dictation and sound design, and also is ideal for use on-camera as a dual-system recorder for DSLR. A foam windshield is provided for outdoor recordings, as well as a rugged zip pocket to ensure the mic is always around when you need it.

Im more excited about iXY than any other product in RDEs twenty year history, commented Peter Freedman, RDEs Founder and President. The audio quality of the iXY is breathtaking and really affirms RDEs commitment to providing the very best audio products available at a price thats accessible to the general public.

Released in conjunction with the iXY is RDE Rec, an app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch designed to be the ultimate companion to RDEs new microphone. When used together the iXY and RDE Rec transform an iOS device into a fully featured field recorder.

RDE Rec allows for complete control of the iXYs continuously adjustable input levels for recording in loud and quiet environments, as well as the high pass filter to cut out low frequency rumbling such as air conditioning or outdoor traffic noises.

The RDE Rec App is available for purchase from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. The app provides a full suite of features including multiple sampling rates up to 96kHz, equalization effects (compressor/expander, high-pass filter, low pass filter, parametric EQ), non-linear editing, geo and photo tagging, and one touch publishing to SoundCloud, Dropbox, email, FTP and iTunes. RDE has also announced a feature-limited free version of the app, simply titled RDE Rec LE.

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