The NAMM Show 2017 starts later this week, and we continue to see some really great products being released by NAMM Member companies. Today, IK Multimedia announced their new iRig Pro I/O. This new unit is an extremely portable and affordable high-definition recording solution that will work on many popular compute platforms including iOS, MacOS, Windows and Android. iRig Pro I/O will be available in April 2017 in a $149 bundle that includes over $500 worth of software and apps, cables and batteries. We hope to get a bit more time with it at the show, but suspect this will be a very popular product.
From the press release;
January 18, 2017 – Recording on the go just got a whole lot better. IK Multimedia is proud to announce iRig Pro I/O, the successor to its highly popular iRig Pro, the personal mobile audio/MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Android devices.
iRig Pro I/O is a simple “plug and play” interface that lets musicians hook up all of their gear – guitars, basses, studio mics, vocal mics, keyboards and more – to their mobile devices or computers and record 24-bit/96kHz pro-quality audio and MIDI tracks anywhere, any time. iRig Pro I/O features a high quality 1/8″ headphone/line out with level control for use with the latest Apple devices like the iPhone 7 to connect to headphones, mixers, or powered monitor speakers in an ultra-compact enclosure that fits in a pocket and can be carried anywhere.
24-bit, 96kHz Professional audio
At its core, iRig Pro I/O is professional audio interface – it gives players the ability to record 24-bit audio at up to 96kHz sample rate. This high-resolution ultra-compact interface rivals traditional desktop interfaces and provides stunning audio quality anywhere. The iRig Pro I/O preamp features a marked precision input gain control to adapt to a wide array of input signals giving it a tremendous amount of flexibility in a super-compact design. iRig Pro I/O features a multi-color LED indicator for visually optimizing the input gain level and monitoring of the input signal to prevent clipping.
iRig Pro I/O includes MIDI input and output ports to add connectivity with MIDI keyboards, controllers, synths, sound modules and more to record MIDI tracks, control virtual instruments, use control surfaces, connect outboard sound modules and more. The multi-color LEDs on iRig Pro I/O provide a visual of MIDI in/out activity.
1/8″ Headphone/Line out
For real-time monitoring on the go with the latest iPhones, iPads and computers, iRig Pro I/O features a high quality 1/8″ headphone/line output with level control. Users can hook up their headphones, connect to a mixer, or hook up a set of powered monitors like iLoud Micro Monitor. Either way, the headphone/line output delivers pristine, crystal-clear audio for ultra-accurate representation of the audio program.
Combo XLR/¼” Input
iRig Pro I/O features a Neutrik™ XLR/¼” combo input that lets users plug in all their gear – from dynamic, condenser or ribbon microphones to unbalanced Hi-Z or line level instruments like guitars, basses and more. iRig Pro I/O features a switchable 48V phantom power feature for powering condenser or active ribbon microphones. With the adjustable input gain control, users can easily recall and replicate the input gain setting for their instruments, and the multi-color LED provides a visual monitor of the input signal gain setting.
Battery, USB or DC Power with device charging function
iRig Pro I/O can operate with its onboard 2 x AA batteries (included) when connected to an iPhone/iPad, or on USB power when used with a Mac or PC. iRig Pro I/O also features a new DC in port that, when used with its dedicated power supply unit, will charge a connected iPhone or iPad while in use for unlimited playing or recording time, on stage and in the studio.
Over $500 worth of software and apps
iRig Pro I/O is the complete music production interface and provides amazing tools to make inspired music thanks to $543 MSRP worth of included IK software. Users get full versions of IK’s award-winning titles like AmpliTube 4, AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad, SampleTank 3 SE and T-RackS Deluxe with Mic Room.
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