September 06, 2013, by PSW Staff
IK Multimedia has announced the new iRig PRO, a universal digital mobile audio/MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac.
Pocket-sized, battery-powered and fully portable, iRig PRO accepts virtually every type of audio and MIDI input. Users can plug in a dynamic or condenser microphone; a guitar, bass or other Hi-Z instrument; or any line-level source.
Additionally, iRig PRO is equipped with a MIDI input for keyboards, pads and controllers, adding to its versatility. For example, its audio and MIDI inputs can be used simultaneously to control guitar or vocal software with MIDI foot controllers or pedals, for switching presets or controlling effects levels.
iRig PRO comes with a suite of IK music-creation apps like AmpliTube, VocaLive, SampleTank, iGrand and iRig Recorder, and is compatible with most audio and MIDI processing apps for the mobile musician.
Mac users will also benefit from the inclusion of premium software with iRig PRO, like AmpliTube, T-RackS and SampleTank, as well as the unit’s compatibility with any type of music-creation software.
iRig PRO has a high-quality 1/4-inch—XLR combo input connector for connection with standard XLR cables, 1/4-inch mono line or instrument signal cables, and a switchable 48-volt phantom power supply for use with studio condenser microphones.
It has an ultra-low-noise, high-definition microphone-and-instrument preamp; a high-quality 24-bit A/D converter; a preamp gain control; plus LED indicators for device status, MIDI, phantom power and signal level.
iRig PRO is powered by the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, or USB, when used with instruments or a dynamic microphone. A 9-volt battery (included) provides phantom power to compatible microphones. iRig PRO also offers a standard MIDI input for connection of MIDI devices like drum machines, controllers and MIDI keyboards.
iRig PRO comes with three detachable cables, compatible with Lightning, 30-pin and USB connectors, respectively, allowing for digital connection to every model of iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac, out of the box, with no need for adapters.
A MIDI cable with a standard MIDI jack is also provided to connect the widest variety of MIDI-compatible keyboards and controllers. iRig PRO is class compliant and compatible with Core Audio and Core MIDI, so it can be used with any audio and MIDI processing apps for iOS and Mac OS, for plug-and-play performance without additional hardware/software.
For Mac users, iRig PRO includes AmpliTube Custom Shop, the industry standard guitar-and-bass processing software; a free version of AmpliTube Metal; T-RackS Custom Shop, the mixing-and-mastering effect suite with a free version of T-RackS Classic; and SampleTank XT, a sound workstation that includes over 1GB of sounds.
iRig PRO will ship in September from music and consumer electronics retailers worldwide for $149.99/€119.99 (exc. taxes). It can now be ordered from the IK Online Store and select retailers.