IK Multimedia today released iRig Pro I/O, a pocket-sized mobile studio for all platforms, which offers high-definition audio I/O, professional quality preamp, MIDI input/output, device charging and a huge software bundle. Watch for the ProductionWorld.net video review in the coming days.
Musicians who have struggled with complex interfaces, mobile recording and portable performance setups will be celebrating in the streets today, as IK Multimedia has just released the iRig Pro I/O. Users of the popular iRig Pro system know how small, quick and simple IK Multimedia’s devices are to use, but their release today of the iRig Pro I/O changes the game once again. The $150 iRig Pro I/O is the most versatile and intuitive all-in-one mobile interface available, working on all platforms, including Mac, PC, iOS and Android.
So what does it do?
iRig Pro I/O is the next generation of the iRig Pro — the first mobile interface for connecting all of your studio gear to your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC or Android device to play and record on the go. The all-new device will allow users to monitor and record high-quality audio and MIDI signals on their mobile devices and workstations.
For those who haven’t worked with anything from the iRig lineup, iRig Pro I/O is a pocket-sized full-featured audio and MIDI interface that gives you 24-bit/96kHz recording studio quality sound going into any device or laptop with a handful of essential features necessary for high end mobile recording.
What are these features you speak of?
First of all, the iRig Pro I/O has been designed to be “plug and play” – simply connect it, and it’s ready to go – not just with your mobile device, but with all of your gear as well — studio mics, vocal performance mics, guitars, basses, keyboards — whatever it is, iRig Pro I/O is able to work with it.
Second, iRig Pro I/O features a new 1/8″ stereo headphone out with preamp and level control, which makes it compatible with every current iOS devices (including those 1/8″-less iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices). As a bonus, when used with the optional DC power supply, iRig Pro I/O will charge your iPhone or iPad while in use. This means unlimited playing and recording time. iRig Pro I/O also features a new MIDI Out jack that gives you even more flexibility and control over your outboard MIDI gear.
According to IK Multimedia, the iRig Pro I/O is the most versatile and intuitive “all in one” mobile interface available. Period.
iRig Pro I/O is designed for all your gear — studio mics, vocal mics, guitars, basses, keyboards, sound modules, MIDI Controllers, electric violas — whatever you can throw at it. To be a true studio interface, quality is paramount. The iRig Pro I/O features 24-bit A/D and D/A converters, and a 96kHz sample rate for professional quality audio on the go. When using a studio microphone, iRig Pro I/O can supply 48V of phantom power to the integrated XLR jack for your active condensers. Plus, you can dial in the perfect and precise amount of gain with the new marked gain control knob. Recalling your gain settings for your mics and instruments has never been easier.
In the middle of that XLR input, iRig Pro I/O also features a 1/4″ Hi-Z input that easily handles passive and active pickup configurations. Again, the numbered gain wheel lets you dial in the perfect amount of input signal for your recordings and recall them with ease.
They’ve also added a MIDI Out jack (and included the cables for you) that lets you easily chain and control your outboard MIDI gear.
iRig Pro I/O comes with Lightning and USB connection cables allowing you to hook up to any compatible iPhone, iPad, Android device, Mac or PC with plug and play simplicity.
With iRig Pro I/O, you can use any microphone you own because it sports onboard 48V switchable phantom power for your condensers. iRig Pro I/O features a combination Neutrik XLR and 1/4″ input jack, and an input gain control with a calibrated oversize knob for precise gain setting and recall. Now setup with your studio gear is easier than ever before. Simply plug in, adjust your input gain and hit record.
One of the major advancements of iRig Pro I/O is the addition of an 1/8″ stereo headphone output with preamp and level control. Now you can play, record and monitor with all of your devices — even the most recent iPhones and iPads that don’t have their own 1/8″ jack anymore — with the depth and headroom you’d get only from a traditional recording studio setup.
In addition to the MIDI IN jack, iRig Pro I/O now features a MIDI OUT (thru) for even more routing flexibility. Now connect your outboard keyboards, controllers and sound modules and even control surfaces with just one simple interface. iRig Pro I/O comes complete with two standard 5-pin MIDI to 2.5 mm cables for hookup.
Multiple Power Options
iRig Pro I/O has multiple power options depending upon your recording preferences.
When used as a standalone interface for iPhone, iPad or Android device, you can power iRig Pro I/O with 2 – AA batteries that also provide switchable 48V phantom power for condenser mics.
When use with iRig PSU 3A*, the optional DC PSU, iRig Pro I/O will charge your iPhone or iPad while plugged in for endless or extended recording and playing sessions.
When used with a Mac/PC, iRig Pro I/O gets its power from the USB port and the connected laptop. Whichever method you choose, iRig Pro I/O will adapt and is ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Massive Included Software Bundle
Not sure what you’d use the iRig Pro I/O with out of the box? Never fear. The iRig Pro I/O comes with over $/€550 worth of IK Software including AmpliTube for iOS, AmpliTube 4 for Mac/PC, SampleTank 3 SE, T-RackS Deluxe with Mic Room, and more. No trials or demos here – this is all full version software. No other interface gives you so much value and playability right out of the box. With iRig Pro I/O and IK Software, there’s no limit to what you can do.
- High definition 24-bit/96kHz audio plus MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Android devices
- Connects to everything, yet easily fits in your laptop bag, gig bag or pocket
- Neutrik™ combo input for guitar, microphone or other instruments with a professional quality preamp, phantom power and gain control
- iPhone 7 ready with integrated headphone output with volume control
- Powered via USB bus, two AA batteries or the optional iRig PSU 3A (PSU simultaneously charges iOS device)
- Detachable Lightning and USB cables included for connection to iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC (MFi certified)
- Comes with over $/€550 worth of full version Software & Apps