iXm always sounds fantastic – thanks to the revolutionary LEA engine.
Yellowtec designed iXm to become the finest reporter microphone ever. One of the most challenging requirements was a perfect auto leveling. Their engineers managed to develop an excitingly innovative procedure: the LEA engine. Whether whisper or cry you will always enjoy a perfect level. LEA lets you do amazing recordings even under stressful conditions. No AGC and no artefacts. Try it out, you will be amazed.
The buttons - thumb proof and click-free.
Yellowtec spent a lot of research to get the buttons right. They should operate smooth, in order to generate no click or handling noise; rugged, to survive everyday field operation; big, to be hit safely in all circumstances; dust and waterproof - to cope with any environmental hazards. The result was worth it. You will find your Record and Stop buttons exactly where you would expect them. When you hold the microphone the controls are always under your thumb!
TOTO mic heads for choice.
TOTO Twist-off-twist-on exchangeable mic heads leave you a choice to perfectly match up with your recording environment. Whether you prefer an omnidirectional capsule or a cardiod one, or even super cardioid, you can easily change it on the job. The TOTO auto sensing will always detect which type of mic head you put on and automatically adapts the DSP to run the right parameters. No need for any manual settings!
An adjustable pre-roll time helps you catch the past. What sounds like a miracle is just clever engineering. Whenever you start a recording you ad up to 30 sec of previously buffered recording. Thanks to the silent key you will hear no clicks even if you triggered your record way after it started!
A unique dual power concept offers an unbelievable total operation time of up to 16 hrs. First, iXm comes with a built in, rechargeable lion battery. Second, you get a redundant battery compartment for three standard AA cells. The intelligent power management will automatically load balance power sources without asking for your attention. And should you ever run short of power you will find warning flashes on your dashboard. Well enough in time to refuel iXm with 3 standard AA batteries for another 8 hrs to go.
Play back your recordings during a field check and listen to it on your head phone. Use the playback keys and jump from track to track. You will experience another great idea of iXm: human voice announcements will guide you through your recordings. No need to follow track indicators. Could you imagine anything easier?
The intuitive dashboard.
Waving a display good-bye means more than an incremental change of practice. iXm is designed without it, because in these days you don't need it anymore. When we came along the straightforwardness of a traffic light we dared to transform this clear principle into our dashboard concept. The result is so self-evident. Three intuitive indicators only: Record Ready - Recording, battery status and memory status. No more, no less. And you will find it where you expect it, well positioned and always visible. There is no better way, day or night, to keep your business under control. Once you had hands on you will love that clarity. Well, look at the dashboard and you will get a feeling. In particular as iXm’s revolutionary LEA engine frees you from monitoring your recording.
Port panel. You're free to go.
The port panel at the bottom holds a bunch of interfaces. You will find a USB 2.0 port for downloading your recordings or recharging your internal battery. It also interconnects with the setup software in order to configure iXm for your individual preferences. The SD card slot is well protected against incidental removal. An integrated H/P output makes your field check easy. Next is a 3,5mm jack for recording line levels, a valuable feature if you wanted to use iXm to record a supplied mic feed during press conferences. Like all other features the line in comes as a standard feature! Last not least you get a connector for an optional professional speed charger.
Storage and memory - SD or SDHC.
iXm has a built in SD card slot. Memory is based on widely available standard SD cards. Importantly, everything fits, any size whether standard SD or SDHC. You will have no reason to worry about using the wrong medium. We simply want to make sure your work is secure and reliable. Take your SD card with you and us it with any external SD-card reader when you share iXm with others in a team. Or, if you do not wish to swap memory cards, download you recordings over USB.
Select between two lines of mic heads: the Professional Line and the Premium Line. The Pro Line mic heads support all the benefits of iXm's design and sound fantastic. For those who strive to get even better performance Yellowtec asked German microphone veteran Beyerdynamic to design their Premium Line. Each of the two lines offers different pickup patterns. Choose between cardioid, super cardioid or omnidirectional to fit your most typical application.
Made by Yellowtec. Choose from three patterns.
This dynamic mic head was particularly designed for interviewing. The cardioid pattern is mostly used to catch up with ccomplex acoustic environments. The frequency response curve has been optimised for excellent intelligibility of speech. It sounds warm and offers a slight bass boost in the nearfield.
This dynamic mic head is the one you would love in very loud environment. The extreme cardioid pattern filters a lot of ambience noise. The frequency response curve has been optimised for excellent intelligibility of speech. When used outdoors, however, a windshield is recommended.
This dynamic mic head was particularly designed to ad a little more ambience to your interview . The omnidirectional pattern is less sensible for wind noise and structure born noise . The frequency response curve has been optimised for excellent intelligibility of speech.
Made by Beyerdynamic. Choose from three patterns.
The electret condenser type head offers a superb natural frequency response. It sounds crystal clear. The rewarded shock mount isolation protects your recording efficiently from handheld noise. The cardioid pattern represents the most common one to conduct interviews in uncontrollable environments.
This dynamic mic head is an excellent tool to catch up with very loud ambience. The slightly reduced frequency response compared to the other Premium Line heads is still superior to other dynamic systems. So is the isolation of handheld noise.
The electret condenser type head offers a wide natural frequency response. It is the best choice for interviews in quite environments. The shock mount isolation protects your recording efficiently from any handheld noise. The omnidrectional pattern picks up a balanced portion of ambience.
All mic heads support iXm's TOTO mount and TOTO auto detection. TOTO simply stands for twist-off-twist-on. You can swap heads even between lines at any time without the need to select iXm's parameter setup manually.
TruFi throughout - the Pro Line
We conveyed emotion with technical perfection. This is the ideal which the Pro Line heads fulfill for broadcaster who care. The fine-tuning to the requirements of everdays interview work ensures maximum performance and better results. All Pro Line heads are rugged dynamic microphones with enhanced magnetic technology.
Perfection made real - the Premium Line
The Premium Line is designed and manufactured by Beyerdynamic in Germany. The heads' mechanical architecture achieves maximum reduction of handling noise. The microphone's condenser diaphragms provide very fast transient response and high sensitivity. The super cardioid head has a low mass, large diaphragm Macrolon element.