Rode, as we know it makes very affordable mics and all DSLR users as well as video cameramen at some point used those or came across them.
Known for their warm sound I must point out that I had a very positive conversation with them on Twitter and when I asked them if they could recommend me a field recorder, they promptly responded with this bit of kit – Rode ixy microphone.
This could be great for sound gathering and a Dictaphone in general. The only thing that’s missing is XLR inputs but then we are turning a I-phone into something like Zoom Recorder or a Tascam field recorders. There are, however, XLR adapters for the iPhone but that to me is a little bit too much simply because I use my phone as a phone on shoots.
But if you are going on a very long trip and you want to keep all your kit to a physical minimum and you are not planning to plug your XLR mics into the recorder then this may be a nice addition to your kit. Or if you feel like you want to plug your mic in it then go ahead and get this iPhone XLR Cable for Pro Audio To Go adapter.
Like with any kit, its best to have two versions: the light one and the heavy one. Basically that means that one will be suited for a light travel and would be highly portable and the other one will be more robust but perhaps would weigh more and require more time to set up. Have both in the boot of the car when you are on jobs but go super light when you feel like it.
Do let me know your thoughts on this little gem of kit and I look forward to your comments.