At the 2020 NAMM Show in Anaheim, IK Multimedia launched the new iRig Pro Duo I/O, a compact 2-channel audio/MIDI interface designed to enable quality recording with iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Mac/PC. It can accommodate a variety of input sources, including microphones, MIDI controllers, line-level and high-impedance instruments such as guitars, basses and keyboards, and more. It can also be used as a MIDI interface.
A sequel to IK’s iRig Pro Duo, the new iRig Pro Duo I/O offers updated mic preamps with increased gain as well as the addition of a USB-C cable to work with the latest devices and new, dedicated PC drivers designed to ensure optimal performance on laptops and Surface tablets. In addition, refined volume controls with level indicators are intended to provide a more convenient workflow, and a new rubberized finish is intended to better withstand the rigors of the road.
Two analog combo inputs (1/4-inch/XLR) are provided for connecting and simultaneously recording any combination of dynamic and condenser microphones and instruments (line level or Hi-Z). They are complemented by Class-A preamps, adjustable gain and 48-volt phantom power. Each channel has its own input gain control for dialing in the designed amount of input signal for a particular recording.
iRig Pro Duo I/O can also be used as a MIDI interface via MIDI input and output connectors and included breakout cables. Additional connections include two balanced 1/4-inch outputs and a headphone output.
A direct monitor switch provides monitoring of direct incoming signal for use with video or streaming apps or lets users monitor the processed signal returning from their device when recording music or using audio processing apps.
iRig Pro Duo I/O runs on USB bus power or 2 AA batteries (or an optional PSU), and includes Lightning, USB-A and USB-C cables to work with any device right out of the box. Although compatible with any app designed for high-quality digital audio input for recording or creation, iRig Pro Duo I/O comes with free access to more than $500 of IK software, apps, and in-app material.