This version of the Yellowtec iXm reporter’s microphone comes with a Premium Line omnidirectional head. The Premium Line is designed and manufactured by the renowned German microphone maker, Beyerdynamic. The head’s mechanical architecture delivers maximum reduction of handling noise. The microphone’s condenser diaphragms provide very fast transient response and high sensitivity. Note: Image shows iXm with Premium cardioid head.
This electret condenser type head offers a wide natural frequency response. It is the best choice for interviews in quiet environments. Its shock mount isolation protects your recording efficiently from any handheld noise. The omnidirectional pattern picks up a balanced amount of ambience.
The iXm features an integrated recorder and a choice of interchangeable mic capsules (Premium Line by Beyerdynamic, Pro Line by Yellowtec) in omnidirectional, cardioid and supercardioid patterns that deliver high speech intelligibility and low handling noise sensitivity.
The iXm features the LEA engine, an innovative processor that ensures perfect auto leveling in any environment. The LEA lets you capture pristine recordings under the most stressful conditions, with no AGC and no artifacts. Files are stored on an exchangeable SD memory card as WAV, BWF or MP2.
Its intuitive recording section comes with just two buttons and three indicators. The record and stop buttons offer easy thumb-on operation. Markers can be set during the interview by pressing the record button again. Three bright indicators show status information for record, memory and battery.
Twist-Off-Twist-On (TOTO) exchangeable mic heads give you the options you need to perfectly match your recording environment. Whether you require a cardioid, super-cardioid or an omnidirectional pickup pattern, you can easily change it right on the spot. TOTO auto sensing detects which type of mic head you’re using and automatically adapts the DSP to the right parameters. There’s no need for any manual settings.
Its unique dual power supply offers total operation time of up to 16 hours. Because the iXm comes with a built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a battery compartment for three standard AA cells, you get power assurance on location. Its intelligent power management will automatically load-balance power sources without asking for your attention. And in the unlikely event you ever run low on power, your dashboard warns you well in advance, so you can replace the AA batteries for another eight hours of operation.
You can listen to your recordings during a field check using the built-in headphone output. Use the playback keys to jump from track to track. When you do, human voice announcements guide you through your each recording. No need to follow track indicators.
The port panel on the bottom of the iXm holds all the interfaces. You will find a USB 2.0 port for downloading your recordings and recharging the internal battery. Use this port to configure your iXm for your individual preferences. The SD card slot is well protected against accidental ejection. An integrated headphone output makes your field check easy. There’s also a 3.5mm jack for recording line levels, a valuable feature if you want to use iXm to record a supplied mic feed during press conferences. A connector is included for use with an optional speed charger.
The iXm boasts a built-in SD/SDHC memory card slot. Its recording capacity is based on widely available SD and SDHC cards with memory capacity of up to 32GB.
When you share iXm with others on a team, take your SD card with you and use it with any external SD-card reader. Or, if you do not wish to swap memory cards, download your recordings via USB to a computer for sharing and editing.
The iXm comes with sample presets and default settings already installed. In addition, you can use the additional power of iXm’s customizable Toolkit to set your all your personal preferences. Parameters are well grouped on several tabs to ease your navigation and help you to change your preferences. Toolkit offers a multi-level password protection system. This makes it easy to control and design the sound parameters and offer individual preferences to configuration as well.