IK Multimedia releases iRig Pro I/O
Pocket-sized interface lets musicians hook up all their gear to a mobile device or computer and record 24-bit/96kHz pro-quality audio and MIDI tracks on the move.
IK Multimedia is now shipping iRig Pro I/O, a pocket-sized mobile audio/MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Android devices.
The successor to the company’s popular iRig PRO is an ultra-compact, plug-and-play, truly portable interface that lets musicians hook up all their gear – guitars, basses, studio mics, vocal mics, keyboards and more – to their mobile devices or computers and record 24-bit/96kHz pro-quality audio and MIDI tracks on the move.
iRig Pro I/O features a high quality 1/8in headphone/line output with level control for use with the latest Apple devices like the iPhone 7 to connect to headphones, mixers or powered monitor speakers in an ‘ultra-compact’ enclosure that fits in a pocket. Additionally, iRig Pro I/O is the first interface of its kind that includes built-in device charging for extended playing sessions, using an optional power supply.
The integrated Class-A preamp features a precision input gain control to handle a wide array of input signals, along with a multi-colour LED indicator for visually optimising the input gain level and monitoring the input signal to prevent clipping. iRig Pro I/O includes MIDI input and output ports offering connectivity with MIDI keyboards, controllers and synths to record MIDI tracks, control virtual instruments, use control surfaces, pedalboards and connect outboard sound modules and more.
iRig Pro I/O also features a Neutrik XLR/¼in combo input that lets users plug in all their gear, from dynamic, condenser or ribbon microphones to unbalanced Hi-Z or line level instruments like guitars, basses and more. A 48V phantom power switch is used for powering condenser or active ribbon microphones, while the adjustable, numeric input gain control lets users recall the gain settings for their recordings.
The new interface can operate on 2 x AA batteries (included) when connected to an iPhone/iPad, or on USB power when used with a Mac or PC. It also features a new DC in port that, when used with its dedicated power supply unit, charges a connected iPhone or iPad while in use for unlimited playing or recording time, on stage and in the studio. iRig Pro I/O comes with Mini-DIN to USB and Mini-DIN to Lightning cables along with two 5-pin MIDI to 2.5mm cables for connection to standard MIDI gear.
iRig Pro I/O comes with more than $/€500 worth of included IK software, including titles like AmpliTube 4, AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad, SampleTank 3 SE and T-RackS Deluxe with Mic Room.
iRig Pro I/O is now available from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorised dealers worldwide for $/€149.99.