iRig Keys, Now Lightning Compatible

iRig-KeysMobile music-making company IK Multimedia announced today the availability of a Lightning cable for their iRig KEYS — the company’s slim, portable keyboard for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (as well as the Mac or PC).

Use of the Lightning cable with iRig Keys will enable consumers to use the compact keyboard with the recent iterations of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Up until now, the iRig KEYS was bundled with the older 30-pin dock-connection cable for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and a USB cable for hooking up to a Mac/PC. We detailed the keyboard’s features when the product was released last summer.

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IK Multimedia Updates SampleTank App For iPhone 5, iPad, iPod Touch

IK-Multimedia_SampleTankIK Multimedia has released an update of its SampleTank music creation app.

SampleTank, a “sound-and-groove-module” app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, is now fully optimized to support the larger screen of the iPhone 5 and the new iPod touch, while taking advantage of the enhanced graphics capabilities of the Retina display. Continue reading

iRig Keys Mini Keyboard Controller For iPad, iPhone, Mac & PC

IK Multimedia has introduced iRig KEYS, a portable universal MIDI controller keyboard for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC.

iRig KEYS connects directly to the iOS device 30 pin dock connector or the USB port on Mac/PC. It features 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys — 3 full octave range plus one note, that takes up minimal space when used on a desktop, and can easily fit in a backpack or a carry-on bag.

iRig KEYS is Core MIDI and USB class compliant for a plug-and-play experience both with iOS devices or Mac/PC, with no additional app, software or drivers to be installed to have it go and running.

Price and availability

Rig Keys will be shipping in Fall 2012 for $99.99/€74.99 (ex. taxes).