Røde brings 360-degrees surround recording to iOS
Røde Microphones has announced the i16, a surround sound microphone for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that combines 16 discrete microphone capsules to capture a user’s surrounding audio environment in broadcast quality.
Key to its appeal is its 16 individual gold-sputtered cardioid condenser capsules, allowing a user a high amount of freedom to record in either surround, stereo, mono, or anywhere in between.
The new microphone makes use of the manufacturer’s field recording app, Røde Rec, to record the 16 tracks simultaneously at quality up to 24-bit/96kHz. Once the user records the surrounding environment they can then use that track to phase cancel any background noise, very much like noise-cancelling headphones.
The i16 is available with both Apple Lightning (iPhone 5, iPad mini) and 30-pin connections.