Tascam iXZ Mic & Instrument Interface for iPad / iPhone / iPod touch

Tascam iXZ Mic & Instrument Interface for iPad / iPhone / iPod touch

Tascam iXZ Mic & Instrument Interface for iPad / iPhone / iPod touch

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Product Highlights

  • Switchable Mic / Line Input
  • Phantom Power for Condenser Mics
  • XLR Mic Input & Gain Control
  • High-Impedance Guitar Input
  • Headphone 1/8" Output for Monitoring
  • Mic Input Powered by 2 AA Batteries
  • Non-Powered Guitar Input
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The pocket-sized Tascam iXZ Mic & Instrument Interface turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a mobile recording studio. You can plug in a microphone, guitar or bass and use the latest guitar amp, recording and DJ apps to utilize different sounds, record audio and polish your tracks. There's an input setting to set the gain and you can monitor via the headphone output jack form your iOS device. Plus, the unit even has phantom power for condenser microphones. If you're looking to turn your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a portable practice rig, songwriting tool or recording device; the Tascam iXZ is the perfect interface.

Switchable mic/line input
Gain control and phantom power
Standard 1/8" (3.5 mm) headphone output
XLR mic input
High-impedance guitar input
Mic input powered by two AA batteries
Non-powered guitar input
UPC: 043774027781
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Tascam iXZ Mic & Instrument Interface for iPad / iPhone / iPod touch
  • 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Tascam iXZ specs

    Connector XLR
    Input Level -42dBu to +2.0dBu
    Maximum Input Level +2.0dBu
    Input Impedance 2.4k Ohms
    Connector 1/4" (6.3 mm) phone jack
    Nominal Input Level -21dBV
    Maximum Input Level -10dBV
    Input Impedance 470k Ohms
    Phones/Line Out 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack
    Connection Plug 1/8" (3.5 mm) 4 Pole Plug, 5.9" (150 mm) for iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
    Power Requirements AA batteries x 2 (when using microphone input)
    Power Consumption 0.33 W (Phantom Power 5.0mA)
    Battery Life (approx.) 15 hrs (Phantom Power 5.0mA)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.2 x 1.6 x 1.8" (10.6 x 4.0 x 4.5 cm)
    Weight 3.7 oz (87 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 4.4 x 2.2"

    Tascam iXZ reviews

    iXZ Mic & Instrument Interface for iPad / iPhone / iPod touch is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 53.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from iphone's best friend. I am using it for making a home videos with my iPhone 5. You can plug in a mic condenser to it, or even direct in a guitar to your video without suffering the background noise. I am listening to myself while recording an electric guitar through my Digitech RP-255 headphones output. The sound is really clean and I am really happy with the sound. It is a better deal for me than invest in a stand alone camcorder. It is not ideal however to record music with Garagband since there is a leakage from the drums track in to the guitar track when tracking a song. Yet again, for this price, you cannot go wrong with this super handy gadget. Another great thing is that you can hook it into any smartphone without having to rely on any propriety cables.
    Date published: 2014-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the money can't be beaten Great little piece of gear, very useful, costs as much as a XLR to iPhone cable adapter but gives you phantom power and guitar-in and active preamp with level control. Not only you can use it to record to iPhone but with right iPhone headset to PC adpter you can use this with your dslr dor better audio. Only downside of the connector is that its bleeds signal from input to headphone out if you do overdubbing. Build quality is good as well as sound quality.
    Date published: 2012-11-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work at all I'm returning it - BH great customer service as always didn't give me any hassles, and issued RMA & prepaid shipping label with 30 second phone call. I really wanted this to work, But I tried two different mics - an MXL boundary mic with phantom power and a Shure SM58 w/o, to two different devices - a macbook pro and a Gopro Hero2, and wasn't able to get anything - zilch, nada. Couldn't hear anything out of headphone monitoring jack, either. Little green light next to the headphone icon on top was on. Don't know whether I got a dud, or was looking at some kind of incompatibility issue.
    Date published: 2013-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, inexpensive interface I use this for remote broadcasts to interface with my mixer when I have to use cell phone to transmit. It is far and away the most inexpensive way to connect the gear to a cell phone, and is versatile at the same time. While it is advertised to work with iPhones, I am using it with a non-smartphone that has the 3.5mm jack and it works well. The XLR and 1/4-inch connections provide connection versatility, and considering that I use it for phone audio, it sounds fine. The 1/4-inch guitar connection works fine without batteries in the unit by controlling the mixer output, but batteries will allow use with mic alone as well as the input gain on the iXZ. It is a great backup unit and you can't beat the price.
    Date published: 2013-12-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for the money I orignally bought an iRig 2 but took it back because I was having problems getting a good sound with my active basses and two apps I was running, Jam Up amp modeling software, and Jam Up's software for jamming with songs. The headphone output on the iPad Air 2 is a bit on the wimpy side when running music production apps. I was getting horrendous distortion to the point where it was unusable. No combination of input and output gain levels would solve the problem. So I got the Tascam iXZ and worked great. I still had a little bit of an issue with distortion and lack of headphone volume. So I bought a headphone booster amp and that solved the problem. I was able to keep the gain/volume down on the iPad and let the booster do all the work. It sounds great now. The Tascam is a much better product for the money compared to the iRig 2. It's a lot sturdier, and has the added bonus of having a mic input with phantom power. I highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2015-12-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from UPDATED REVIEW: PROBLEM RESOLVED In a previous review I'd given this one star because I was having issues getting it to work with my iPhone 4. After I finally heard back from TASCAM customer service, I learned that there is an issue with the iPhone 4 and 4S in that a metal bit on the connector shorts out the signal against the metal iPhone case. A simple little thin piece of plastic between them fixed it (they're sending me a sticker ring to place on the connector). This really should be on TASCAM's website since it's a known issue, but once I stuck the plastic between the two metal parts, it worked like a champ with the Fire 2 app on my iPhone 4. Could it be a bit more robust for better sound? Yeah, probably. As it is, it's only got a basic gain control. But it did exactly what I needed it to do in that it allowed me to use my iPhone as a field recorder with my xlr lavalier mic. Sounded okay. Not studio quality by any stretch. But it definitely got the job done and I'm pretty happy with it now.
    Date published: 2012-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Than Advertised I bought this for my android phone to do video with interview mic works perfect. But I also bought the RODE SC3 TRRS to TRS Adapter. Now I can use this with my SONY A7Sii mirrorless to power a shotgun that need phantom power which formerly I could not use. If it had a cold shoe adapter it would be perfect.
    Date published: 2016-05-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Solution & Great Value I was able to use the iXZ to get much better audio quality than using the iPad Microphone. I have used the unit twice. 1st at a show in a small venue. 2nd was a quick set up during a garage practice/jam. I was surprised by the musicians reaction when listening to the recording... they couldn't put the headphones down. Although not a professional recording/mix, with practice and a good mic you can get reasonable demo quality with a little investment. I plan to use the iXZ for recording YouTube videos and events where capturing a console mix is not practical.
    Date published: 2012-11-06
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