New Mic And Instrument Interface For iOS

Tascam announces iXZ for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch      16/09/11
New Mic And Instrument Interface For iOS


Tascam has introduced the pocket-sized iXZ Mic/Instrument Input for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch.
The iXZ supplies phantom power for condenser microphones and input setting sets the gain. There is also a headphone output to monitor from your iOS device.
Tascam's PR officer told Sonic State, "This powerful little gadget turns an iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch into an instant recording studio. Plug in a microphone, guitar or bass to interact with the latest guitar amp, sampling, recording and DJ apps. iXZ can be used in various applications and will be sure to be an indispensable tool for anyone who enjoys creating music."
Features:
  • Switchable mic/line input
  • Phantom power
  • Gain control
  • 1/8" headphone output
  • XLR mic input
  • High-impedence guitar input
  • Mic input powered by two AA batteries
  • Non-powered guitar input
Pricing and Availability:
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4 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
anonymous coward    Said...

...and another one that uses the headphone jack instead of the much better connection through the dock connector... why? sometimes i wonder if apple charges a fee if somebody wants to use the dock connector or is it because they changed the pin layout on the iphone4 (and ipad2?) and now the manufacturers cannot make devices that work with all ios devices? what about the alesis studiodock for instance? that one includes a plastic adapter to fit the formfactor of the ipad2, but it does not seem to have problems with the pins on the dock connector?

17-Sep-11 10:40 AM


Nick B    Said...

I am sure you are right - I think if you want to use the iPad/iPhone dock theres some kind of extra approval and I would imaging license to pay too which would no doubt add to the cost.

17-Sep-11 04:05 PM


Velocipede    Said...

Don't you also need a DA/AD converter in the device to use the dock connector?

18-Sep-11 01:47 AM


AndyB    Said...

To be fair, Apple has changed the dock connector interface between the iPhone 3gs, the 4 and the iPad - so it's tough for manufacturers to keep up.

The headphone port is poor though. It starts to roll off under a few hundred Hz - not good for stuff like bass at all.

18-Sep-11 03:40 PM


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