IK Multimedia’s iRig Pro I/O, a pocket-sized mobile audio/MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Android devices, is now shipping.
The follow-up to the iRig PRO is an ultra-compact, plug-and-play, portable interface that allows musicians hook up 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 go.
It features a 1/8” headphone/line output with level control for use with the latest Apple devices such as the iPhone 7 to connect to headphones, mixers or powered monitor speakers in an ‘ultra-compact’ enclosure. Furthermore, it is the first interface of its kind that features built-in device charging for extended playing sessions, utilsing an optional power supply.
Meanwhile, the integrated Class-A preamp features a precision input gain control designed to cater for a range of input signals, along with a multi-colour LED indicator for the input gain level and monitoring the input signal to prevent clipping. The iRig Pro I/O also 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.
A Neutrik XLR/¼” combo input is also integrated, allowing users to plug in anything from dynamic, condenser or ribbon mics to unbalanced Hi-Z or line level instruments like guitars, basses and more. A 48V phantom power switch powers condenser or active ribbon microphones, while the adjustable, numeric input gain control enables users to recall the gain settings for their recordings.
The new interface can operate on 2 x AA batteries 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. In addition, iRig Pro I/O comes with Mini-DIN to USB and Mini-DIN to Lightning cables along with two five-pin MIDI to 2.5mm cables for connection to standard MIDI gear.
On top of that, it comes with over $/€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.