IK Multimedia’s Android Audio Interface, iRig UA, Now Shipping

IK Multimedia is now shipping iRig UA, their digital effects processor and audio interface for Android device users.

When used with its companion app AmpliTube UA, iRig UA provides “high-quality” sound and “zero-latency, real-time” audio processing for nearly any Android smartphone or tablet (running 4.2 or later, OTG USB mode).

iRig UA’s design utilizes an on-board digital signal processor (DSP) to move all audio processing onto the iRig UA, providing zero-latency performance and what IK Multimedia calls “a truly superior playing experience.” In addition, iRig UA can also be used as a digital recording interface, when connected to a Samsung Professional Audio compatible device with Android 5.0.
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Monoplugs Releases Metronom, A MIDI Master Metronome

Monoplugs, maker of the BStep Seqencer, has just released its newest product, Metronom, a “very powerful” metronome app and MIDI master clock.

Metronom is, as you might have guessed, a metronome with all the essential features of a metronome and support for non-standard time signatures, bundled with what developer Thomas Arndt touts as “a bunch of bonus features like an advanced speed and rhythm trainer. ”
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IK Multimedia AmpliTube Now Available For Android Users

Today, IK Multimedia announced the release of AmpliTube UA, a real-time guitar amp and effects processing app for use on Android phones and tablets.  AmpliTube UA works as a stand-alone app, but is intended for use as the companion app to the (soon-to-be-released) iRig UA universal digital interface.

AmpliTube UA gives musicians with Android devices (version 4.2 or higher which support USB host mode/USB OTG) the ability to “experience the flexibility and full tonal power” of a portable customizable guitar rig complete with 3 stompbox effects, an amplifier, a cabinet and a microphone.
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iDisplay Lets You Use An iPad As An Additional Display

In the latest episode of the iOS Update, host Mitch Gallagher takes a look at iDisplay, a screen-sharing app that allows you to use your iPad as an additional monitor for your desktop computer.

Along the way, Gallagher covers several ways that iDisplay can be used with desktop music software.  Continue reading

iRig 2 Interface Now Shipping

IK Multimedia has announced that it is now shipping the iRig 2 – a guitar and bass interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Android.

The iRig 2 improves on its predecessor by providing better sound quality and more universal compatibility. Continue reading

Monoplugs Releases B-Step Sequencer 2.1 Update


Monoplugs has just released version 2.1 of their B-Step Sequencer for iOS, Windows, Mac, Raspberry Pi and Linux.

B-Step Sequencer is a step sequencer for creating melodic loops, chord progressions, arpeggios, drum grooves and basslines.

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UAMP Promises High Quality Amplification In A Mobile Device


Developers Bartosz Kowalski & Joseph Chehade have announced UAMP – a tiny amplifier that’s designed to deliver high-quality amplification in a mobile package.

It’s being produced via a Kickstarter project, which is already fully funded. Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading