Wouldn't it be great to have one compact portable interface for your iPhone, iPad or Mac that you could use to connect your studio mics, your guitar or bass, your keyboards and your MIDI controller, and play, practice and record on the go? Ta Da! Now you can with iRig PRO.
iRig PRO is the first full-featured compact audio and MIDI interface you can use with your XLR microphones, your guitar and bass, your keyboard or other line-level source and your MIDI controllers. It features an XLR/1/4" combo jack for connecting microphones and instruments (accepts XLR and 1/4" TS cables), and a MIDI input for plugging in your favorite controller.
Now when you're on the go, you can record vocals, harmonies, acoustic instruments, electric guitar/bass, keyboards and more without changing your interface and disrupting your creative flow. You will find iRig PRO to be the most versatile iPhone and iPad accessory in your gig bag. And when you get back to your Mac, plug iRig PRO into your USB port and keep jamming away on your laptop or desktop.
You'll be amazed by the compact design of the unit and what it actually delivers. About the size of a travel tube of toothpaste, iRig PRO fits nicely into small spaces like your gig bag, the accessory compartment of your hardshell case or the side pocket of your cargo shorts. Just don't forget about it and run it through the laundry.
iRig PRO can handle all of your stuff, including XLR condenser mics, guitars and basses, keyboards and other line-level sources, and MIDI controllers. Whatever you're connecting to your device, iRig PRO has you covered. And iRig PRO comes with 3 connector cables: Lightning, 30-pin and USB, to ensure that you've got the right connections.
We've included a nifty little control feature on iRig PRO – an input gain control knob. This lets you dial in just the right amount of input gain to give your sounds and tones just the right amount of sparkle, thump and headroom… as if we musicians NEED more headroom! Cowbell? Yes. Headroom? Maybe not.
One thing you'll notice with lesser (and sometimes even greater) mobile interfaces is the noise factor. Some interfaces actually introduce unwanted noise and interference into your signal for no reason at all… not a cool thing. In iRig PRO, we've virtually eliminated noise with our new high-definition preamp design. We can't tell you how we did it, but you'll dig it. You'll have to hear it to believe it. And trust us, you won't hear it. It's that transparent.
So what is this A/D conversion, and why should I care? A/D conversion is what happens when the analog signal from your instrument, like your guitar, bass or keyboard, is "converted" into a format that digital devices (like your iPhone/iPad/Computer) can read, understand and modify. It's like having a foreign language translator right there plugged into your iPhone. As you can guess, not all language translators are the same. Some are better, and some not so good. In the digital world, the quality of the translator is indicated by the "bit" number. 24-bit conversion is outstanding, and it accurately and completely converts the entire range of your signal and transients, preserving all of the nuances of your instrument. In plain terms, you'll get the same warm sound of your beloved instrument in the digital realm of your mobile device that you fell in love with at the store.
High-quality studio condenser microphones require 48V of external power to function. It's part of what makes them sound so good, crisp and ultra-accurate. With iRig PRO, you can plug your condenser mic in, flip the phantom power switch and record until your heart's content. Through our magic circuitry wizardry, you don't need to purchase 48 volts worth of batteries… a simple standard (and included) 9V will work just fine for this. It's magic. Really.
Anywhere you play, you can use iRig PRO. It comes with three (3) cables to connect to all of your playing/recording devices: a Lightning cable for newer iPhones, iPads and the iPad mini; a 30-pin dock connector for "older" devices; and a USB cable for connection to your Mac laptop or desktop. No need to thank us… it's just who we are. Start a song on the bus or in the hotel room, polish it on the plane, finish it at home or in the studio… iRig PRO is truly the only interface you'll need.
In addition to all the great audio functionality you get with iRig PRO, it also functions as a plug-and-play MIDI interface. Use the included MIDI cable to connect any MIDI keyboard or other controller to your iOS device or Mac and play virtual instruments or change parameters in Core-MIDI-compatible apps and software. When you use iRig PRO with an IK MIDI-capable iOS app like AmpliTube or VocaLive, the app's premium MIDI functionality — which otherwise requires an in-app purchase to activate — is included free.
iRig PRO comes with some serious music-making tools, all compliments of… you guessed it, us. On the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch side of things, you get (from the App store) AmpliTube FREE including an additional 4 exclusive gear models (Metal W and Metal 150 amps, Wharmonator and X-Flanger stomp effects). AmpliTube is the ultimate guitar and bass effects, amp and recording studio for iPhone/iPad, expandable with gear from the top manufacturers like Fender®, Ampeg®, & Soldano®, and players like Slash and Jimi Hendrix. You also get VocaLive FREE, the professional practicing, performing and recording vocal processor with 2 effects and single-track recorder, expandable to 12 effects and 4-track recorder (up to 8-tracks on VocaLive FREE for iPad). Also included is SampleTank FREE, the ultimate virtual instrument and sound workstation featuring a complete expandable collection of instruments and effects. SampleTank FREE comes with an additional 48 sounds to supplement the 20 sounds originally included. What's more? iRig PRO Also includes iGrand Piano FREE with 3 world-class, multi-velocity stereo grand and upright piano instruments (1 included, 1 after registering iRig PRO, 1 after registering iGrand Piano FREE)., expandable to 15 additional studio-grade instruments.
On the Mac side, you'll get full expandable versions of AmpliTube Metal with Custom Shop, SampleTank XTprofessional sound workstation and T-RackS Classic mixing and mastering suite, with 4 classic effects processors.
SampleTank XT is a fully operational, complete version of our award winning SampleTank sound workstation engine. The only difference between SampleTank XT and the full version of SampleTank is the size of the sound library. Once you have SampleTank XT, you don't need to reinstall it if you decide to purchase additional libraries. You simply install the new libraries into the same directory and all of your sounds are instantly available. You can read more about the SampleTank Engine here, but here are a few quick features in SampleTank XT.