Protect your purchase
- Cover drops, spills, cracked screens along with electrical and mechanical issues
- Accidents happen - Be Prepared - Your coverage starts immediately
- If we can't fix it, we will issue you an Amazon Gift Card for full replacement value
- No deductibles or additional fees. Easy claims online or by phone. Contract is emailed to you within hours of your purchase.
- Fully Transferable. 100% refund within first 30 days
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
Tascam iXZ Audio Interface for iPhone iPod and iPad
|Price:||$44.99 & FREE Shipping|
- Mic & Guitar Interface for iPad, iPhone and iPod
- XLR mic input with mic pre and phantom power
- Guitar input with FET
- Please Note: Kindly refer the User Manual before use.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
From the manufacturer
- Switchable mic/line input
- Phantom power
- Gain control
- 1/8” headphone output
- XLR mic input
- High-impedence guitar input
- Mic input powered by two AA batteries
- Non-powered guitar input
Audio Interface for iPhone iPod and iPad
TASCAM’s pocket-sized iXZ turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a recording studio. Plug in a microphone, guitar or bass to interact with the latest guitar amp, sampling, recording and DJ apps. The iXZ even supplies phantom power for condenser microphones. An input setting sets the gain and there’s aheadphone output to monitor from your iOS device. To turn an iPhone into a portable practice, songwriting or live recording rig, it’s tough to beat the TASCAM iXZ.
User Review: Takayuki Murata
I use this product for composing and practicing using an iPad while in a hotel or on the road. I do not want to carry a laptop computer while travelling. In the past, there were many tasks which were impossible to do without a personal computer.
The iPad solved this problem, but I did not have a good way to input audio.
The iXZ is very convenient because with this product, I can mix my good audio with a reference sound source. The sound of the product is as true as other TASCAM products. It is never too thin. I can depend on TASCAM quality.
Audio interface adaptor for ipad, iphone, ipod
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
It is possible, in some circumstances, to work around this problem by carefully pulling the headphone partway out of the headphone jack on the iXZ. The range over which bleed disappears altogether is tiny, so it takes some patience to find it. At that point, the headphones will receive a mono signal (probably either the right or left channel delivered to both sides of the headphones). I used the metronome in Garageband, watching the record meter carefully as I worked the jack in and out until the click was no longer deflecting the meter at all but the headphones were still receiving it. It took a great deal of trial and error - too much to be practical, but I was stuck with that solution and had to get the recording made, so I did it just that once. Never again. In the future, I may try using a device that has its own DAC and connects via the camera kit or something. But I'm through recording into the jack until Apple redesigns it to isolate the I/O signals from each other (not holding my breath).
The mic pre in the iXZ sounds about like what you'd expect to get for ~$40 - not too pretty, not too solid, but adequate if all you need is to get some semblance of the sound recorded. It compares favorably with, say, an ART Tube MP. But if you're used to something even as humble as mBox or Presonus pres, the iXZ will decidedly disappoint. Weak, hollow, and harsh would be almost appropriate descriptors. (By the way, the microphone I used was an sE X1, which sounds lovely in all other uses I've put it to.)
All thing considered, including the price, I'm actually happy I made the purchase. I mean, you can easily spend twice that going out to eat, right? It's a lot cheaper than 2 hours in a pro recording studio. For a few bucks and several minutes of frustration, I was able to capture vocals that will provide a demo-quality reference for advancement of the project. It's better than recording to a 4-track cassette or something. At least the vocals popped right back into Pro Tools with sample accuracy. So, hey, for all the criticism, I have to admit, it wasn't completely awful. I wouldn't recommend it for anything other than capturing sounds "wild" (without reference to other audio). But ultimately, it got the job done.
I recorded some tracks with some modest equipment: a peavey dynamic mic, an old Harmony acoustic and an Ovation acoustic (unplugged) and a small shaker for percussion, plus my vocals. The tracks I recorded in GarageBand sounded really clear, but the metronome click bled through to some other tracks. The tracks I did with MTSR which is a free app did not sound as clear. That app has a count in click before you record but not a metronome in the track. I may have to just use a separate metronome with a flashing light when I want one running.
I had to turn up the level for the headphones on the unit pretty much up to full and turn up the volume on the iPad to hear the playback in my headphones . The info sheet that came with it says to turn the level down to reduce the leakage of sound from one track to another. I may try to route the headphone out to a small amp and monitor through headphones to see if that helps reduce the cross talk or bleed over.
It's a lot better than trying to use the onboard mic of the iPad. The unit came with 2 AA batteries, which was a nice touch. I have recorded before on a laptop and desktop, but often ran into issues with monitoring or latency. No latency issues so far with the Tascam and iPad. I strongly suspect you could use this with a laptop if you use an adaptor to send the TRRS plug to the headphone and mic jacks.
This was easy to set up and get running, so most anyone could use it. Be sure to turn off the phantom power if you do not need it. It is great for demo type recording, recording your practice session, and probably for writing a song.
If not for the click track issues, would have rated it a 5. It's versatile and lots of bang for the buck for its price, so I give it a 4.
I am using it with a Behringer mixer. The mixer gives me phantom power for my mic. I am able to monitor everything and not having any tracks bleeding over. I am plugging the mic into the mixing board, then line out of the board to guitar in of the Tascam. I plug my headphones into the Tascam and its working well.