iXZ is a pocket-sized mic/instrument input for Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch or Android* devices. This powerful little gadget turns such a device into an instant recording studio. Plug in a microphone, guitar or bass to interact with the latest guitar amp, sampling, recording and DJ apps. The iXZ supplies phantom power for condenser microphones and a control to set the gain. There is also a headphone output to monitor from your iOS/Android* device.

The iXZ can be used in various applications and will surely be an indispensable tool for anyone who enjoys creating music.

*The iXZ has a CTIA-standard plug. When used with an Android device, an OMTP adapter is required.

Features at a glance

  • High-quality mic/instrument preamp for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod (currently compatible with iPhone 3, 3GS, 4, iPod Touch 2G, 3G, 4G and iPad 1G, 2G) or Android devices (CTIA standard)
  • Use your iOS/Android device for serious recording, guitar/bass/vocal training or karaoke
  • Balanced/unbalanced combo input connector (XLR/TS)
  • Switchable phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Level control on mic input
  • Headphone output
  • Connection with Apple device via 4-pin mini plug (analogue)
  • No battery required when used as instrument preamp
  • Two AA batteries required for mic preamp and phantom power
  • Tascam 2-track recording app can be downloaded from AppStore at no charge
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Analogue audio inputs and outputs
Microphone/Guitar input  
Microphone input XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
  Input impedance 2.4 kΩ
  Nominal input level –42 dBu (INPUT Volume set to max.)
+2 dBu (INPUT Volume set to min.)
  Maximum input level +2 dBu
Guitar input 6.3-mm mono standard jack
  Input impedance 470 kΩ
  Maximum input level –10 dBV
Headphones output 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad connection cable 3.5-mm 4-pin mini jack, 500 mm (CTIA standard, adapter required for OMTP-compatible Android devices)
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply Two alkaline batteries or NiMH rechargeables (used for microphone input)
Power consumption Approx. 0.32 W (with phantom current 5 mA)
Battery life time (continuous operation) 15 hours (with Evolta alkaline batteries, phantom current 5 mA)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 106 mm x 40 mm x 45 mm
Weight 101 g (excluding batteries)
Operation temperature range 5–40 °C

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

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