IK Multimedia Updates iGrand Piano, iLectric Piano For iOS

ik-ilectric-ipad-pianoIK Multimedia has released updated versions of iGrand Piano for
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and iLectric Piano for iPad.

The apps now sport
a variety of new features:

  • Full compatibility with Audiobus and Inter-App Audio in iOS 8;
  • New instrument expansion libraries;
  • An improved user preset management system; and
  • iGrand Piano now includes the same semi-parametric
    equalizer included in iLectric Piano.

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IK Multimedia Debuts iRig Mic Studio At 2015 NAMM Show

At the 2015 NAMM Show, IK Multimiedia introduced the iRig Mic Studio, a new large-diaphragm digital condenser microphone, designed for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC and Android.

The new mic packs a 1” diameter condenser capsule into an compact enclosure that they say can be used to make professional-quality recordings anywhere.  Continue reading

IK Multimedia iRig UA Addresses Android Audio Problems By Moving The Audio Off Of Android

imageAt 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. Continue reading

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Field Now Shipping

IK_Multimedia_iRig_mic_fieldIK Multimedia has announced that it’s now shipping the iRig Mic Field, a “pocketable” and adjustable stereo digital microphone for audio and video field recording with Lightning-compatible iOS devices.

iRig Mic Field Features:

  • Digital stereo field-recording mic which connects to iOS devices via the Lightning port
  • Lightweight and “pocketable” design
  • Rotates 90° for optimal audio/video positioning; locks in place with comfortable-to-use controls
  • Ideal for music recording, video shoots or any field recording application
  • Integrated headphone output for immediate real-time audio monitoring
  • Gain control and multicolor LED indicator for easy and accurate level adjustment
  • 2 high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules
  • 24-bit, 44.1 – 48 kHz A/D conversion

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2015 NAMM Show Preview: IK Multimedia To Demo Low-Latency Android Music Solutions

zero-latency-android-music-softwareIK Multimedia has announced that it plans to showcase low-latency Android music solutions at the 2015 NAMM Show.

IK Multimedia says that they will ‘present a universal solution that provides near zero latency and real-time audio processing’ on a wide assortment of Android devices (running Android 4.0 or higher and compatible with USB host mode/OTG mode) at NAMM 2015. Continue reading

IK Multimedia iRig Pads Review


At the 2014 Winter NAMM Show, we spied the unannounced iRig Pads at the IK Multimedia booth.

Now, IK is shipping the iRig Pads – a portable MPC-inspired MIDI pad controller for iOS, Mac & Windows. They say it’s the smallest ‘groove controller’ on the market – so it will fit anywhere you can store an iPad, in a backpack or a laptop bag.

Can IK’s inexpensive pad controller deliver on the promise of being portable, powerful and compatible? Continue reading