IK Multimedia Announces iRig PRO Universal Interface

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IK Multimedia has introduced the iRig PRO, a ‘universal digital mobile audio/MIDI interface’ for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac.

Pocket-sized, battery-powered and fully portable, iRig PRO is designed to give mobile musicians and songwriters an interface that can handle the widest variety of audio input signals. iRig PRO accepts virtually every type of audio and MIDI input. Users can plug in a dynamic or condenser microphone; a guitar, bass or other Hi-Z instrument; or any line-level source.

Additionally, iRig PRO is equipped with a MIDI input for keyboards, pads and controllers, making it a truly universal compact interface for recording and composing on the go or in the studio. Its audio and MIDI inputs can be used simultaneously, for example, to control guitar or vocal software with MIDI foot controllers or pedals, for switching presets or controlling effects levels. Continue reading

IK Multimedia iRig Recorder Now Available For Android Platform

iRig_Recorder_AndroidIK Multimedia has announced that  its first Android app, iRig Recorder, is now available on the Google Play Store.

iRig Recorder for Android is an audio-recording app designed to be used as a professional field recorder. It’s a free app and offers recording, multiple effects and sharing features. Continue reading

IK Multimedia Debuts iRig HD Interface

iRigHD2013 NAMM Show: IK Multimedia has unveiled iRig HD, the next generation of its digital guitar interface adapter for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.

The iRig HD is a digital guitar/bass/instrument interface that allows users to plug their guitar or bass into their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. It can be used with the AmpliTube range of guitar amps/effects apps and software or any other real-time processing app/software. Continue reading

Koushion Update Adds Retina Graphics Support & More

Last year, Kudzu Creative Group released Koushion – a Tenori On inspired music app for the iPad.

Since then, they’ve made a variety of improvements to Koushion, most notably adding CoreMIDI support. The latest update, version 2.4, adds iPad Retina graphics and a “rebound” loop mode that loops a single scene forwards and backwards.

Here’s the version 2.4 feature list…..

Features:

  • 16-step sequencer with a 2-octave range.
  • Integrates with your hardware MIDI setup via the iRig MIDI iPad accessory from IK Multimedia!
  • Connect wirelessly via a either a connector application (for Windows) or CoreMIDI (for OS X).
  • Syncs to any MIDI clock source or sends a MIDI clock signal so that the performance or production always stays synced.
  • Tap to set tempo (great for syncing with a live band)
  • Plays up to eight scenes/banks individually (wrap-around or rebounding loop), chained in succession, or simultaneously.
  • Adjustable quantization.
  • Switches easily to any major, minor, or pentatonic key with the push of a button.
  • Chromatic scale mode (useful for drum machine programming).
  • Configurable scene/bank MIDI channel assignments to enable control of multiple instruments at the same time.

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Audio & MIDI Interfaces For The iPad

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Developer 4Pockets, the people behind the iPad music apps Aurora Sound Studio, Meteor Multitrack Recorder and StompBox, offers their take on audio and MIDI interfaces for the the iPad.

Devices covered include:

  • IK Multimedia iRig
  • Peavey AmpKit
  • Using USB audio interfaces
  • The Apogee Jam
  • The Alesis iO Dock
  • E-Mu MIDI Tab

There are already a wide range of audio interfaces for iOS users, from the cheap and basic to more expensive digital audio interfaces. If you’ve got an existing USB audio interface, getting a Camera Connection Kit will probably offer the best bang for the buck, as long as your audio interface is IOS compatible.

What do you think the best way to go is?

New MIDIBridge For iOS Lets You Connect & Route Hardware & Software MIDI

MIDIBridge for iPhone, iPadDeveloper Audeonic Apps has introduced MidiBridge – a utility that interconnects all MIDI interfaces (external and network) on an iOS device.

Supported external interfaces include Line 6 Midi Mobilizer I and Midi Mobilizer II, IK Multimedia iRig MIDI and all other CoreMIDI devices that are compatible with iOS via the USB camera kit on iPad. For CoreMIDI support, iOS 4.2 or greater is required.

You can use MidiBridge to:

  • Connect any external MIDI equipment to a remote computer or other iOS device (iOS > 4.2) wirelessly
  • Clone MIDI data from any input to any set of outputs
  • Filter incoming MIDI data on each input
  • Filter outgoing MIDI data on each output
  • Merge incoming inputs to one or more outputs
  • Split incoming MIDI data (using filters) across any set of outputs

Other features:

  • Events can be filtered by type (Note/Program/Controller/Sysex/Aftertouch/TimeSong) and MIDI channel
  • MIDI interface ports can be given a user friendly name
  • Initiates CoreMIDI network connections from your iOS device
  • Visual indication of what is connected to where at all times
  • Visual indication of MIDI events received, sent and blocked
  • Visual indication of CoreMIDI network connections
  • Highlight all connections to/from any MIDI input or output.
  • Keeps track of your MIDI interfaces and restores connections/filters automatically
  • MidiBridge is delivered as a universal binary so purchase once and run on all iOS devices you own
  • Streamlined efficient code passes/filters events very quickly

See the Audeonic site for details. MIDIBridge is $8.99 in the App Store.

If you’ve used MIDIBridge, leave a comment with your thoughts!

How To Use Moog Filtatron With A Modular Synthesizer

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iPhone Music Software: Moot Booxlé demonstrates how you can use Filtatron, the new iPhone app from Moog, in place of a modular synthesizer’s filter module. He makes the Moog Filtatron self-oscillate into dog hearing territory, along the way.

Routing the analog synth through the Moog iPhone app is made possible using the iRig from IK Multimedia, which gives iPhone users a way to input and output signals. Continue reading