Rode SC6-L Ultracompact 2x2 Lightning Audio Interface for iOS Devices

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Rode SC6-L Ultracompact 2x2 Lightning Audio Interface for iOS Devices
Key Features
  • Interviewers, Podcaster, Vloggers
  • Lightning Connector for iOS Devices
  • 2 x 3.5mm TRRS Microphone Inputs
  • 3.5mm Headphone Output for Monitoring
Swiftly record two-person interviews, podcasts, and vlogs straight to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with the RODE SC6-L ultracompact 2x2 Lightning audio interface and a pair of TRRS-equipped microphones (mics available separately). Pocket-friendly and bus-powered, the SC6-L is perfect for keeping your setup small and simple while maintaining quality and enjoying app-based optimization.
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Rode SC6-L Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Easy Two-Person Recording
  • 3Dual 3.5mm TRRS Mic Inputs
  • 4Real-Time Headphone Monitoring
  • 5No Batteries Required
  • 6App-Based Optimization

Swiftly record two-person interviews, podcasts, and vlogs straight to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with the RODE SC6-L ultracompact 2x2 Lightning audio interface and a pair of TRRS-equipped microphones (mics available separately). Pocket-friendly and bus-powered, the SC6-L is perfect for keeping your setup small and simple while maintaining quality and enjoying app-based optimization.

At one end of the SC6-L, you'll find two 3.5mm TRRS jacks to accept signal from microphones such as the Rode smartLav+ lapel mic, Rode VideoMics (in conjunction with TRRS adapters), and third-party microphones with the appropriate TRRS outputs. Between the two TRRS jacks is a 3.5mm headphone output for monitoring the incoming signal to make sure it is clean and free of distortion.

At the other end of the interface, a short cable is terminated with a Lightning connector, which connects directly to your iOS mobile device to facilitate convenient and clear recording at digital resolutions up to 24-bit / 48 kHz, making it a broadcast-quality unit.

Use the SC6-L with the Rode Reporter app to change preamp gain, switch between summed stereo or dual-mono record modes, and turn direct monitoring on or off, all from your Apple mobile device (iOS 11 or later required). Alternatively, you can use the SC6-L with other audio/video apps such as the onboard Camera app, GarageBand, Voice Memos, and more.

Easy Two-Person Recording

Strapped with the SC6-L and a couple TRRS microphones (available separately), you can easily capture two-person interviews, podcasts, and vlogs to your Lightning-equipped Apple mobile device in record time.

Dual 3.5mm TRRS Mic Inputs

Separate 3.5mm TRRS mic inputs are provided on the SC6-L to accommodate two TRRS microphones such as the Rode smartLav+ lapel mic, Rode VideoMics (in conjunction with TRRS adapters), and third-party microphones with the appropriate TRRS outputs.

Real-Time Headphone Monitoring

Connect earphones or headphones to the 3.5mm headphone port to monitor your input signal or the playback from a recording.

No Batteries Required

Since the SC6-L is bus powered through the Lightning connection to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, no batteries are needed.

App-Based Optimization

When using the SC6-L with the Rode Reporter app, you can adjust the mic preamp gain, choose between summed stereo and dual-mono recording, and enable/disable direct monitoring from your Apple mobile device.
UPC: 698813005451

Rode SC6-L Specs

Form FactorMobile
DisplayNone
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs
Max Sample Rate/Resolution48 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps2
Input Level Adjustment1 x via Software
Solo/MuteNone
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Expansion SlotsNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Unbalanced Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom PowerNone
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB1 x Lightning
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
MIDI I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Memory Card SlotNone
Performance
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 kHz
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit Depths24-Bit
Sync SourcesInternal
Compatibility
OS CompatibilityiOS 11 or Later
Included SoftwareNone
Mobile Device CompatibilityiPhone
iPad
iPod Touch
Required HardwareAvailable Lightning Port
Power
Power RequirementsLightning Bus Power
Physical
Dimensions4.7 x 1.6 x 0.4" / 120.2 x 40 x 11 mm
Weight0.6 oz / 16.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.05 x 3.35 x 1"
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