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Tascam IXZ Mic / Instrument Interface
[DISCONTINUED] TASCAM IXZ Mic/Instrument Interface

[DISCONTINUED] TASCAM IXZ Mic/Instrument Interface

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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 a headphone 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.

Mic or Guitar-level Input

Unlike similar recording interfaces for iOS, the input of the TASCAM iXZ can be switched between microphone-level or guitar level in. When switched to guitar level, the iXZ doesn't require any power. That makes the iXZ ideal for practicing your guitar and bass as well as recording.

Switch to Microphone level to enable the microphone preamp. Phantom power is available for powering a condenser microphone for detailed instrument or voice recording. A pair of AA batteries (included) provide hours of microphone recording.

A hardware gain knob controls the level of the input to your recording app. This gives you a quicker way to adjust the level than software controls – if your app even has one.

Headphone out/thru jack

Since the iXZ simply plugs into the headset jack of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, an 1/8" headphone output jack is provided on the back of the iXZ.


  • Guitar Practice – Play in headphones with a metronome and effects using your favorite app
  • Songwriting – Use an app like TASCAM Portastudio to build up a song before presenting it to the band
  • Rehearsal Recording – Plug in a mic to capture band practice
  • Sound Effects Gathering – Record sounds in the outside world, then drop them into your productions


  • 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
  • IXZ Mic / Instrument Interface1
  • Device side connection terminal
    • Connector
      • 1.8" (3.5mm) 4 Pole Plug with 6" (160mm) fixed cable (CTIA) × 1
      • *CTIA: Cellular Telephone Industry Association
  • Main unit connection terminal
    • MIC IN
      • Connector: XLR-3-31 (1: GND. 2: HOT, 3: COLD) × 1
      • Input Level: –42dBu to +2dBu
      • Maximum Input Level: +2dBu
      • Input Impedance: 2.4kΩ
      • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TS Phone jack × 1
      • Nominal Input Level: –21dBV
      • Maximum Input Level: –10dBV
      • Input Impendance: 470kΩ
      • Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack × 1
  • Power Requirements2 AA batteries (when using microphone input)
  • Power Consumption0.32W (Phantom Power 5.0mA)
  • Battery LifeApprox. 15 hours (Phantom Power 5.0mA)
  • External Dimensions4.17×1.57×1.77" (106×40×45 mm)
  • Weight (excluding batteries)3.3 oz (93 g)

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