IK Multimedia’s iRig PRE XLR Mic Interface For iOS Devices Now Shipping
IK Multimedia’s iRig PRE universal XLR microphone interface is now available from retailers worldwide. iRig PRE features adjustable gain control, 48-volt phantom power and an audio/headphone output jack for real-time monitoring. Plus, iRig PRE comes ready to go with two free apps for download from the App Store: iRig Recorder Free, a simple-to-use audio field recorder, and VocaLive Free, a real-time vocal-effects processor for stage or studio use.
The iRig PRE is ideal for capturing live performances on the go with professional stage or studio microphones. It’s also great for songwriters who want to capture demos of their compositions at the moment of inspiration. And with the included apps from the App Store, experimenting with different effects for professional results is a snap.
iRig PRE features on-board 48v phantom power supplied by a standard 9v battery (included). This means iRig PRE does not require external power from the Apple device and will not drain its battery, thus providing hours of recording time on a single device charge. iRig PRE’s battery will last up to 10 hours with a phantom-powered condenser mic. With microphones that don’t require phantom power, such as dynamic models, you can get up to 30 hours from a single battery.
The quiet circuitry of iRig PRE claims to provide solid preamp transparency, so the only coloration heard is the pure sound of the microphone. Plus, iRig PRE is compatible with all IK Multimedia effects processing apps like AmpliTube, AmpliTube Fender, AmpliTube SLASH, iRig Recorder, and VocaLive as well as multitude of other apps that record and process audio, like Apple’s GarageBand, where accuracy in reproduction quality is paramount.
» Standard XLR input connector for microphones
» 40 cm (15.75″) TRRS cable to connect to iPhone/iPod touch/iPad mini-jack
» Gain control for fine adjustment of input gain
» +48V phantom power
» Headphone output
» On/Off switch
» Power/Phantom Power provided by 9V battery
— approximately 30 hours with dynamic microphones
— 10 hours with phantom-powered condenser studio microphones
» Comes with 2 free apps available for download from the App Store:
— iRig Recorder, an easy-to-use voice and field recording/editing app
— VocaLive, a multi-effects processing/recording app for singers
» Compatible with iPhone/iPod touch/iPad
» Compatible with a multitude of recording and processing apps
IK Multimedia’s iRig PRE is available now from authorized retailers worldwide and from the IK Multimedia Online Store and retails for $39.99 / €29.99.