Give your podcast superb sound.
Perfectly leveled recordings. Anytime.
The right iXm Head for any situation.
iXm. The finest way to capture your voice.
The iXm Recording Microphone is the right choice for those who demand the very best in voice recording. Its built-in LEA leveling technology handles any recording environment with ease. It guarantees professional sound at ideal levels. No need for post-production! iXm even prepares you for interviews in the most challenging surroundings.
Creators, listen up!
Whether you are a podcaster, a traditional journalist or a reporter in the field, this is for you! No matter what kind of audio content you create, with an iXm recording device you get top-notch voice recordings in the best audio quality at the push of a button. Choose between the iXm Recording Mic and the iXm Podcaster to save valuable time in your audio production.
iXm Recording Mic
As a reporter's microphone, the iXm Recording Mic is the world's only recorder designed specifically for recording interviews. Its simple operation and LEA Level Energy Arbitration for level control guarantee perfect recordings for every journalist. LEA filters out unwanted noise. It ensures clear recordings with natural frequency response under all conditions. Interchangeable iXm microphone heads give you additional flexibility to adapt to any recording situation.
The iXm Podcaster is the optimal recording tool for every ambitious podcaster. Its integrated LEA technology never lets you down. It always delivers the highest iXm recording quality! Unlike the iXm Recording Mic, iXm Podcaster is purely battery powered. It supports the dynamic microphone head of the iXm PRO Line with cardioid pattern only. This makes it a budget-friendly iXm solution. Focus on your content and elevate your podcast's sound to the highest level!
Everything you need. The iXm Bundle.
At an unbeautable price, the iXm Bundle gives you the iXm Recording Mic along with iXm Accessories. Let the iXm Pouch protect your iXm during transportation. Use an iXm Windscreen to be recording-ready in windy conditions. And use the included Lightning or USB-C SD card reader to quickly share your iXm recordings with your mobile device.
Check out the iXm sound!
Upgrade your podcast sound on all levels.
The iXm Podcaster is the budget-friendly iXm solution for all podcast recordings. Unlike the iXm Recording Mic, the iXm Podcaster doesn't have a rechargable internal battery. It only supports the iXm PRO Line dynamic cardioid microphone head.
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Fantastic Sound. Thanks to our LEA technology.
We designed iXm to become the finest recording microphone ever. One of the most challenging requirements was a perfect auto leveling. Our engineers managed to develop an excitingly innovative procedure: the iXm's LEA Level Energy Arbitration.
Whether whisper or cry, you will always enjoy a perfect level. LEA lets you do amazing recordings even under stressful conditions. No AGC and no artifacts. Try it out, you will be amazed. Our ingenious onboard LEA Level Energy Arbitration offers perfect audio levels every time, no matter the environment. LEA is leveling your interviews while recording.
LEA is a unique technology developed by Yellowtec. In comparison to standard AGCs and limiters, the LEA Level Energy Arbitration knows to excel by not creating artifacts or common pumping noises. Even with pauses in speech or loud ambient noise, the LEA technology works perfectly and levels smoothly – just like a little engineer aboard your mic.
Capture the best interview ever with perfect audio levels at the push of a button. With iXm, your recording is broadcast-ready right away! It has never been easier to record pristine audio on location.
Hello, easy dashboard. Goodbye, complex display.
One of the first things you’ll notice about iXm is that it’s extremely easy to use. A major design goal of ours was accomplished with the LEA Level Energy Arbitration, which allowed us to conceive a dashboard consisting of only three light-up icons: Recording Status, Battery Status and Memory Status. Moreover, the dashboard is exactly where you’d expect it, well-positioned and always visible. There’s no better way, day or night, to keep your recordings under control. Free from monitoring, you can devote full concentration to your interview and enjoy a hassle-free, more personal recording.
All the feedback. None of the noise. Silent buttons.
An incredible amount of design attention was put into iXm’s every detail. The buttons are rugged, large, and dust/waterproof: Smooth to the touch, yet reliable in repetitive field operations. Most importantly, they produce no handling noise. With total control under your thumb, you can focus on what you do best.
Unbeatable stamina. Thanks to intelligent power management.
Our unique dual-power supply offers an unbelievable total operation time of up to 16 hours. And that’s not all: iXm comes with a built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a battery compartment for three standard AA cells. Plus, our intelligent power management system will automatically load-balance power sources, so you’ll never run out of juice. iXm’s dashboard warns you well in advance so you can keep the AA batteries handy for another eight hours of pro action.
Never miss a word. Playback, in situ.
With an adjustable “pre-roll” recording buffer, you’ll never miss a conversation. Whenever you start an interview, iXm adds up to 30 seconds of previously buffered audio. Use the built-in headphone output to listen to your recordings during a field check. With the playback keys you jump from track to track. Human voice announcements will guide you through the recording, negating the need to follow track indicators. It doesn’t get any easier or more localized than that.
Our cooler heads prevail.
Our Twist-Off-Twist-On (TOTO) exchangeable mic heads help you create your ideal recording environment. Whether you require a cardioid, supercardioid or omni-directional pickup pattern, you can easily shift gears on the spot. TOTO’s auto-sensing detects which type of mic head you’re using and automatically adapts the DSP to the right parameters. No need for any manual settings!
The PRO Line.
As dynamic microphone capsules, the iXm PRO Line Mic Heads are characterized by their sound converter components’ ruggedness, especially at high sound pressure levels. Their recording patterns are less sensitive in higher frequency ranges compared to electret microphone heads. The dynamic heads' sluggish membranes lead to different sounding recording results. Due to their dynamic mic, the heads of the iXm PRO Line are less sensible for wind noise or structure born noise and offer an optimized frequency response for excellent speech capture.
The PREMIUM Line.
As electret condenser microphone heads, the iXm PREMIUM Line Mic Heads are created to capture smallest sound pressure levels. Their recording pattern is more sensitive in higher frequency ranges which results in a higher resolved pattern in the end zone compared to a dynamic microphone head. The head of the iXm PREMIUM Line offer superb natural frequency response with shock-mount isolation which protects your recording from handheld noise.
…expands the ambient sound of rather quiet recording environments. Use the iXm with an omni-directional head to capture the surround atmosphere. It’s perfect to record statements in your home office or multi-person conversations in conference rooms.
...is the safe, universal answer for reporters and podcasters. The cardioid mic head is the best choice for recording in environments with a wide range of noise levels. Use your iXm with a cardioid capsule when you go for the all-purpose recorder that even delivers when recording in noisy outdoor locations.
...is arena-ready to the max. Use your iXm with a supercardioid directionality when recording in a very noisy environment. The supercardioid’s strong directional pattern greatly reduces pickup of sound from the sides. Even if you are recording in the middle of a sporting event or concert, it provides excellent filtering of ambient noise.
Wherever you travel, the padded iXm Pouch offers you optimal protection when transporting your iXm Recording Mic. It features a webbing strap. Visible zippered compartments provide storage space.
Never be afraid of an interview in windy environments again. Thanks to the iXm Windscreen, noise stays outside. The Yellowtec windshield for your iXm is made of high-quality polyester fabric and perfectly fits your iXm.
Range: iXm Recording Mic
How To Video Clips
Our iXm How To Clips give you an overview of the iXm's features. They show you all the things that make the iXm stand out from all the other recording tools. You get advice to optimize your voice recording. On top, the videos come with a lot of tricks to make most of your iXm Recording Mic.
Frequently asked questions:
How can I check remaining memory and battery capacity?
iXm offers a comfortable way to verify remaining memory and battery capacity without any need to use a display.
Simply press the STOP button and the process to check the remaining capacities is started. The status of both is indicated by flashing LEDs. They are part of the iXm's dashboard. Each flicker of the battery and memory LEDs symbolizes one hour of remaining capacity.
Will the iXm's battery last an entire working day?
The iXm's battery capacity is about 9 hours. Thus, it keeps up its phenomenal work for a whole working day without any restrictions. This time frame is given for the recording time. In standby mode the battery capacity is significantly higher.
In case you ever run out of battery, there is an easy solution to fix this problem. Simply insert three AA-batteries and thereby extend the iXm's operating time whenever you need or want to. As soon as the integrated rechargeable battery needs to be charged, the iXm will automatically use these inserted batteries.
What is the difference between the iXm's PREMIUM and PRO Line?
Both, the iXm PRO Line and iXm PREMIUM Line iXm Heads are used by customers operating in comparable environments. While the iXm PREMIUM Line consists of condenser mic heads, the iXm PRO Line is characterized by dynamic heads.
In terms of sound, the iXm PREMIUM Line is slightly finer and more present. Compared, the iXm PRO Line is characterized by more bass and less presence. Professionals often say it sounds a little more "American". In the end, it's the individual taste that influences which type of mic head you prefer for your recordings.
How to change the iXm's Mic Head and characteristic?
All iXm Mic Heads are interchangeable.
By swapping the head, you can easily change your iXm's recording characteristic to be prepared for different recording environments. Thanks to their screw threats, all the iXm Heads can be twisted on and off anytime. During the change of heads you don't even have to turn off your iXm. This short video tutorial shows how easy it is to switch heads.
In which situation should I choose which iXm Mic Head?
There is an easy rule to choose the appropriate iXm Mic Head according to the recording environment.
The omni-directional mic head is the right choice for recordings in quiet environments, e.g. conference rooms.
The cardioid mic head is the most universal mic head. It can be used in quiet environments, as well as in noisy surroundings.
The supercardioid is suitable for recordings in very noisy environments. It is the right mic head for interview recordings inside sport stadiums or concert halls.
Please always keep in mind that your iXm has to be directed to the person you're interviewing the more precise, the smaller the pick-up area of your chosen head. So whenever you are using a supercardioid, it has to be right in front of the speaker's face, while an omni-directional head does not require to be precisely directed.
How can I adjust the recording volume without a display?
The iXm's true highlight is that you will never need to adjust its recording volume. Whenever you use the iXm, not even small adjustments are necessary.
Yellowtec's LEA Level Energy Arbitration will take all the work off your hands. No matter if you scream or whisper, your recordings will always be perfectly leveled ones. There will be no undesired background noise or any artifacts other systems suffer from. Simply press the RECORD-button and focus on your interview. The iXm and LEA will do the rest.
Is it possible to accidentally delete or overwrite recording files?
iXm does not offer any way to delete files directly on the device. For security reasons, it is necessary to connect the iXm to your PC or Mac via USB to read the SD card in order to delete files.
How can I switch between mic and line input?
With iXm there is no need to switch. It will automatically set mic or line input. As soon as a connector is inserted into the yellow input, the mic head is muted. At this point of time you will only record via line input.
Is the iXm line input stereo?
The iXm's line input is a mono input. Please don't apply a stereo signal. Doing so, all the mid signals would be deleted. As a result you would achieve terrible recordings. The line input is developed for asymmetric and symmetric mono signals only.