IK Multimedia Premiers iRig MIDI 2
IK Multimedia’s updated iRig MIDI 2 is now available. This portable Lightning/USB MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC adds a new level of portability and connectivity via its detachable and interchangeable cable inputs, standard MIDI connectors and pocket-sized form factor.
iRig MIDI 2’s Lightning connector provides out of the box connectivity with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation). In addition, iRig MIDI 2 also works with all earlier generations of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with an optional 30-pin connector as well as Mac and PC via its included USB cable. iRig MIDI 2 is versatile due to all of its cables are fully detachable and interchangeable via its Mini-DIN connector: Users can swap out Lightning connector, 30-pin connector and USB cables on the fly, which allows for quick switching while on the move. All cables are “bumper friendly,” meaning iRig MIDI 2 can be plugged into mobile devices without having to remove any protective case.
For musical instruments or other device connection, iRig MIDI 2 comes equipped with three standard-sized female MIDI DIN sockets: IN, OUT and THRU. These allow for full MIDI functionality and connectivity with any MIDI-enabled device: keyboards, hardware synthesizers, software sound modules, drum machines, drum pads, DJ controllers, pedal boards, DAW interfaces and more. iRig MIDI 2 sports two blue LEDs that provide at-a-glance monitoring of the MIDI data passing through the IN and OUT sockets.
iRig MIDI 2 is so small that it can be easily carried in a pocket to any gig, performance, studio or jam session. It draws its power directly from its host device, which removes the need for bulky power supplies. It features a rubberised enclosure built to withstand the rigors of travel.
iRig MIDI 2 comes with a full suite of music creation apps that make it usable straight out of the box. iOS users get two of IK’s most popular mobile apps via App Store download: SampleTank FREE is a sound and groove workstation filled with hundreds of quality instruments and patterns. iGrand Piano FREE is a concert-quality piano app that puts world-class piano sounds at your fingertips. Both apps contain exclusive bonus sounds that are unlocked when iRig MIDI 2 is registered. Mac and PC users can enjoy the full creative power of SampleTank 3 SE, a free special edition of IK’s next generation SampleTank 3 desktop sound workstation. Beyond all that’s included, iRig MIDI 2 also works seamlessly with all MIDI compatible Mac and PC software, plus the entire spectrum of Core MIDI apps for iOS; such as GarageBand, Cubasis, Music Studio, BeatMaker 2, Animoog, Korg Gadget and many more. The SampleTank FREE and iGrand Piano FREE Apps are available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
iRig MIDI 2 is available now from music and electronics retailers worldwide and from the IK Online store for only $99.99 / €79.99.