IK Multimedia is now shipping the iRig BlueBoard — the first wireless MIDI pedalboard for iOS and Mac.
iRig BlueBoard is designed to give you a hands-free way of controlling your music apps. The BlueBoard features four backlit soft-touch pads, housed in a sturdy chassis. Two TRS expansion jacks are also included, for connecting MIDI expression pedals.
Here’s a video intro for iRig BlueBoard: Continue reading
In the latest iOS update, Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher takes a look at the IK Multimedia iRig Pro iOS audio interface. Continue reading
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
2013 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
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).
Sweetwater’s Editorial Director Mitch Gallagher takes a look at the iRig Stomp iPad interface for guitar, plays with the Amplitube guitar amp modeling app, and explains the difference between shutting an app down and putting it to sleep.
I’m not convinced that Gallagher’s recommendation to manually manage apps makes much of a difference – but your mileage may vary.
While this episode of his iOS Update focuses on guitarists, that doesn’t mean you can’t abuse Amplitude for your own evil purposes.
AmpliTube 2.5 is a major upgrade for AmpliTube, a guitar amp and FX app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It now also includes full MIDI control and Digital Audio in and out.
Now you can control AmpliTube 2.5 remotely using an iOS compatible MIDI interface, like iRig MIDI, a standard foot controller or any other MIDI controller. This lets you:
- Send preset up and down commands
- Assign presets to switches or other controls, and
- Control any amp or FX parameter with the learn function