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.

IKMultimedia_iRigUAZero latency. iRig UA has been designed to work with AmpliTube UA, a special version of IK’s guitar and bass multi-effects app. iRig UA’s onboard DSP is able to provide consistent zero-latency operation, independent of the make or model of the connected Android smartphone or tablet.

AmpliTube UA, in turn, comes with a library of virtual versions of classic music gear for use with iRig UA: the starter set has 9 stomp box effects, 5 amplifiers, 5 matching cabinets and 2 microphones, and is expandable.

“Superior sound.” iRig UA also features a 24-bit A/D converter with a 44.1/48kHz sampling rate and a crystal clear low-noise instrument preamp. When iRig UA is plugged into a Samsung Professional Audio compatible device (with Android 5.0), it can be used as a digital audio interface with Samsung Soundcamp, a “full-fledged DAW” music studio app.

“Comprehensively connectible.” iRig UA features a 1/4” input for a guitar, bass or other line-level instrument, a micro-USB to OTG cable and a 1/8” headphone output with volume control. It also sports a 1/8” AUX input that allows the user to connect any sound source.

Pricing and availability. IK Multimedia’s iRig UA is now available at music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK online store, for only $/€99.99 (excluding taxes). The AmpliTube UA app is also available now as a complementary download from the Google Play store.

More information about iRig UA and about AmpliTube UA can be found on the IK Multimedia website.

For more information about AmpliTube UA, go to:

To see the official video of iRig UA in action, please visit:

For more information about IK’s range of apps and accessories for Android, go to:

One thought on “IK Multimedia’s Android Audio Interface, iRig UA, Now Shipping

  1. would this essentially be the same quality as a plugin on an os?

    looks like it from the specs .

    but its there a acutal differrence?


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