At the 2015 NAMM Show, IK Multimedia announced iRig UA, a digital effects processor and interface that they say allows near-zero latency processing with AmpliTube UA on all devices with Android 4.0 or higher and that support USB host mode/USB OTG.
IK’s Android solution addresses the Android platform fragmentation and OS latency problems by moving the DSP (Digital Signal Processing) of the device to the iRig UA. A digital signal processing chip directly inside iRig UA handles the effects processing, while the AmpliTube UA control app provides the graphic interface that lets users edit their guitar rig and save or recall presets.
According to IK, iRig UA is able to produce rock solid performances, high-quality sound and near-zero latency on virtually any Android device running Android 4.0 OS or later and supporting USB host mode/USB OTG.
Here’s the official intro video:
Pricing and Availability
iRig UA will be available Q2, 2015 from music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK online store, for $99.99/€79.99 (excluding taxes). The AmpliTube UA app will be available at iRig UA release for free from the Google Play store. See the iRig UA site for details.