IK Multimedia Stories October 10

expirediKlip 4-in-1 Smartphone Stand helps you capture the perfect shot at $23 (Reg. $50)

Today only, B&H offers the IK iKlip Grip 4-in-1 Smartphone Stand with Remote Shutter for $22.99 shipped. Normally $50 at Amazon and Best Buy, that’s good for a $27 discount, beats the Amazon all-time low by $4, and is the lowest we’re seeing. This tripod stand can fit just about any size smartphone from the iPhone SE to new XS Max. It features a 4-in-1 design that allows it to function as a stand, a handheld stabilizer grip, and more. Rated 4.1/5 stars. If you don’t need the added functionality of this model, Aukey’s $6 smartphone tripod is a well-reviewed and affordable alternative.

IK Multimedia Stories June 4

expirediRig Pro I/O instrument/mic interface for iOS & Mac now down to $130 shipped

Amazon is offering the IK Multimedia iRig Pro I/O Audio Interface for iPhone, iPad and Mac at $129.99 shipped. Regular $150 at Apple and elsewhere, it appears to be getting an official $20 price drop at most retailers including Amazon, B&H, Sweetwater and more. This is the lowest we have tracked since release on Amazon. Over 50% of reviewers left a 4+ star rating at Amazon and we found it to be one of the best options on the market in our hands-on review.

IK Multimedia Stories May 28

expiredIK iRig HD 2 guitar interface for iPhone, iPad and Mac now just $70 (Reg. $100)

Amazon is now offering the IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 digital guitar interface for iPhone, iPad and Mac for $69.99 shipped. That’s 30% off the regular $100 price tag, matching the Amazon low and the best price we can find. If your looking for a quick and quality way to record on your iOS device or even Mac, this is a great on-the-go solution. Apple sells it for $99.95, for comparison. Rated 4+ stars from hundreds.

IK Multimedia Stories May 2

IK Multimedia has created some of the best and most affordable audio production gear out there for years. Whether it’s a MIDI controller keyboard with a built-in interface, guitar rigs or high-quality iOS recording solutions, the company offers just about everything. It most recently launched (and has continued to support) its Syntronik Software Instrument collection, of which you can check out our review right here. Now, the company is stepping into the hardware synthesizer space for the first time. expand full story

IK Multimedia Stories February 22

Anyone familiar with 9to5Toys and Logic Pros knows how much we like the IK Multimedia production gear. It might not be the absolute best-of-the-best out there, but the affordable price tags, more than capable functionality and seamless integration with our Apple gear puts it atop our list of some of the best in the price range.

Late last year we had a chance to go hands-on with the new iRig Keys I/O hybrid MIDI controller and audio interface. We already found the keyboard to be an amazing pick up for anyone just starting out with music production and even an awesome secondary controller/portable studio for everyone else. Well, today IK announced some new functionality when it comes to direct integration with Apple’s flagship music production software in the form of a new plug-in. expand full story

IK Multimedia Stories January 25

After the massive new Logic Pro X update hit today and with all of the new products coming out of NAMM 2018, it is certainly going to be a busy weekend for producers and musicians. And we have already seen new instruments from Arturia and Korg as well as Focusrite’s USB-C interfaces for Mac and the brand new metal-series Pocket Operators from Teenage Engineering.

It was only a matter of time before IK Multimedia started to unleash its 2018 lineup on us. On top of some exciting new software products/enhancements, it is now introducing the new iRig Stomp I/O… expand full story

IK Multimedia Stories December 3, 2015

expiredHome Recording: Mackie LE CR3 speakers $80 (Reg. $100), iRig portable MIDI keyboards from $45 (Reg. up to $80), more

As part of its continuing Cyber Week deals, Guitar Center is offering the Mackie Limited Edition CR3 3-inch Multimedia Monitors (Pair) for $79.99 shipped (matched in Musician’s Friend’s Cyber Week sales). That’s 20% below the regular $100 price tag, and the first notable price drop we have seen on this model. Ranked as the best newly released studio monitors on Amazon, the active Limited Edition CR3s have a 2-way driver system, with a 80Hz – 20kHz range, TRS/RCA/1/8-inch TRS connectivity and all-wood cabinets.

Not only do the Limited Edition version of these speakers look much better than the standards in our opinion, they are also less expensive right now. While the LEs only have a 4+ star rating from a few Amazon customers, the base model CR3 monitors have 4.5/5 stars from 350.

Announced back in October, the new IK Multimedia iRig Keys portable Mac/PC USB keyboard controllers are seeing their first decent price drop at Guitar Center. The iRig Keys 25-key edition is available for $44.99 shipped and the 37-key version is down to $59.99 shipped. They hit Amazon and other retailers earlier this month at $70 and $80 respectively and haven’t dropped since.

They feature velocity sensitive keys, back-lit assignable hardware controls, octave switcher, a collection of free software and will work with your Mac (and maybe PC) right out of the box. Reviews are light considering how new they are, but just about all of the iRig keyboards have 4+ star ratings on Amazon.

Down below you’ll find more Cyber Week deals on MIDI keyboards, interfaces, NI hardware and more:

IK Multimedia Stories March 18, 2015

Initially unveiled back in January, IK Multimedia’s latest mutli-platform audio interface is now ready to ship. Much like its predecessor, iRig 2 provides a quick and reliable recording/monitoring solution for guitar players but with a few new features packed in. On top of around 5 years of additional development, the new iRig will support iOS/Mac devices as well as all Android 5.0 tablets and smartphones.

While we have seen a few offerings from IK in the Android space previously, this is technically the first fully featured (and supported) audio interface available for users on Google’s mobile operating system. Head below to find out more about what the iRig 2 has to offer and the devices it supports: expand full story

IK Multimedia Stories November 28, 2014

expiredIK Multimedia iRig Pro iOS/Mac audio interface w/ MIDI & Lightning cable $84 shipped (orig. $150)

Amazon has the IK Multimedia iRig Pro instrument/microphone interface with MIDI for iOS and Mac for $84.15 shipped. That’s nearly $66 or 44% under the usual $149.99 price tag, more than $15 under Guitar Center/most Black Friday sales, and the lowest we’ve seen on the iRig Pro model with Lightning included.

Features:

  • Neutrik® combo input: 1/4″ HiZ instrument input and XLR microphone input
  • MIDI input for simultaneous audio+MIDI recording
  • Adustable input gain control for ideal sound quality with any instrument type
  • High-quality 24-bit A/D conversion for pristine sound
  • Includes Lightning
  • 30-pin and USB cables for compatibility with all generations of iPhone
  • iPad and Mac
  • Works with all popular audio & video apps
  • unlocks premium content inside IK Multimedia apps

It has received a 4+ star rating on Amazon much like the rest of the affordable IK Multimedia recording gear. Be sure to stay locked to our Black Friday weekend coverage and keep an eye on Amazon’s Musical instrument Lightning deals for deeply discounted offerings all weekend long.

IK Multimedia Stories October 24, 2014

expirediRig Keys Pro Lightning MIDI keyboard controller for iPhone, iPad & Mac/PC $87 shipped (orig. $150), more

Amazon has the IK Multimedia iRig Keys Pro 37-key MIDI keyboard controller for iPhone, iPad and Mac/PC for $86.86 shipped. That’s more than $63 or 42% under the original listing, $15 under Guitar Center and the best price we’ve ween on the Pro, Lightning version of the popular iRig Keys.

IK’s iRig line features a number of #1 Best Sellers and is a great option for those looking to pick up some easy to use MIDI/recording gear without breaking the bank. You’ll get just about all the bells and whistles of your typical MIDI keyboard as well as some freebie recording software and Lightning support (30-pin and USB included) for iOS. It features:

  • 37 velocity-sensitive full-sized keys (a 3 full octaves range plus one note)
  • Modulation and pitch bend wheels
  • Volume/Data knob
  • Octave Up/Down and Program Up/Down back-lit soft-touch buttons
  • Input for an optional sustain or expression pedal
  • Core MIDI (iOS) and USB class compliant (Mac/PC) – plug and play
  • Includes Lightning
  • 30-pin and USB cables for compatibility with all generations of iPhone
  • iPad and Mac
  • Comes with SampleTank 3 SE for Mac/PC and unlocks premium content in IK apps on iPhone/iPad

This model has received 3.9/5 stars among Amazon customers. If you don’t have a Lightning device (or have a 30-pin to Lightning adapter laying around), you can pick up the previous gen model right now for just $59.49 shipped (orig. $100). That’s about $10 under Guitar Center and the lowest we’ve seen on this model.

IK also recently launched a grid-based, pad controller called the iRig Pads. You can find more information in our full rundown here.

More from IK on iRig Keys Pro:

iRig KEYS PRO gives you the best of both worlds. It’s a super-compact, bus-powered, “plug and play” MIDI controller that you can use anytime and anywhere. Yet despite it’s small footprint, if offers full-size, velocity-sensitive keys, allowing for a realistic playing feel. With its 37-key (3-octave) keyboard, you can play legitimate two-handed parts. What’s more, it has loads of pro performance features, and comes with cables and software for iOS devices — Lightning and 30-pin — and for Macs or PCs.

iRig KEYS PRO is equally useful as a portable MIDI keyboard or studio controller, and a perfect solution if you want a single keyboard to use in both situations. Connect it to your Mac or PC for use with your DAW and computer-based software instruments, and easily carry it around with you to use whenever and wherever you want with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

An ultra compact controller with full-size keys and pro features

For maximum playing comfort and versatility, iRig KEYS PRO includes modulation and pitch-bend wheels. It’s also equipped with an expansion jack, allowing you to connect a sustain pedal for an even more realistic piano playing experience, or an expression pedal for controlling continuous parameters like volume, tremolo, vibrato, rotary speaker speed and more (pedals not included)

IK Multimedia Stories September 25, 2014

With the popularity of grid controllers on the rise, IK Multimedia has now unveiled the latest addition to its iRig line of recording and DJ gear. iRig Pads is an “ultra-portable” grid-style MIDI controller for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac/PC.

Head below for more on what the “ultimate travel companion for the mobile electronic music producer” has to offer:  expand full story

IK Multimedia Stories August 20, 2014

IK Multimedia iRig PRO Audio/Midi interface for iPhone, iPad and Mac $118 shipped (Reg. $150)

Amazon has the IK Multimedia iRig PRO universal Audio/Midi interface for iPhone, iPad and Mac for $117.34 shipped. That’s around $33 or 22% off the regular $150 price tag, $8 under the next best price from a trusted retailer and the lowest we’ve seen this model go for.

The iRig Pro is an all-in-one recording solution for singer/songwriters and podcasters as well more experienced musicians looking for a quick demoing set-up on the go that works with all of their Apple devices. It offers mic and guitar inputs with “high definition, high-quality A/D conversion,” +48V phantom power for use with condenser mics, a suite of music-making software and apps, and will also double as a Midi interface using the included iRig Midi cable.

It comes with three cables: “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.”

It has received a 4.3/5 star rating on Amazon where other iRig interfaces have also received excellent ratings and sit at the top of some Best Seller lists. Amazon also has a great price on the IK Multimedia iRig KEYS Pro Midi keyboard controller for $132.87 shipped (Reg. $150).

IK Multimedia Stories August 6, 2014

IK Multimedia launches the new iRig Mic HD for iOS and Mac/PC

IK Multimedia, makers of mobile and home recording gear, are releasing the new iRig Mic HD for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac/PC. The HD is an all-in-one recording option designed for home recording, podcasters and online radio broadcasters as well journalists and videographers on the go.

An upgraded version of IK’s previous model mic, the HD is a digital condenser that has a built-in “low-noise high-definition” pre-amp and features 24-bit, 48 kHz A/D converters, that negate the need for a sometimes expensive audio interface. It also has a handy gain control to ensure recordings of all types get tracked properly.

It comes with both a Lightning cable for your iOS devices as well as a USB cable for your Mac or PC (the 30-pin connector is sold separately). It also comes with a mic clip (for standard sized mic stands), a carrying case and a suite of software for iOS and Mac/PC including iRig Recorder, VocaLive and AmpliTube.

While you’re not likely to get the same quality digital conversion through one of these as something like a high quality Apogee interface, you’re also paying a fraction of the price at $129.99. Early impressions seem to be positive in terms of recording quality for the price range, but it may be smart to look into comparable Blue Microphones which have dropped in price recently. However, you’ll still pay significantly more for a mic that does both iOS and Mac/PC like the new iRig HD Pro.

The iRig Mic HD is available for preorder now and will come in a black model and a silver one exclusive to the Apple Store.

IK Multimedia Stories June 23, 2014

expirediRig PRO Mac/iOS recording bundle w/ interface, mic, headphones, cables: $189 shipped (Reg. $300)

As part of its Flash Deal of the Day, Guitar Center is offering the IK Multimedia iRig PRO Recording Studio bundle for $189 shipped. That’s $110 or 36% off the regular asking price and the lowest we’ve ever seen this starter recording bundle offered for. Buying each of these pieces of gear individually, without the headphones and the mic, will run you over $210. The interface on its own is regular $150 (currently $135 on Amazon) and has received a 4.4/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

Inside the package you get the iRig Pro audio interface with mic, guitar and midi inputs, a “studio-quality” phantom-powered condenser mic, the iKlip Pro Studio iPad stand and a pair of noise isolation headphones. You’ll also find an XLR mic cable, a 1/4-inch guitar cable, as well as IK’s iLine Mono Output Adapter and Stereo Aux adapter. ***This bundle does not include the midi extension cable for using midi controllers.

There’s some software in the deal as well: AmpliTube MultiTrack Recorder and Studio for iOS, as well as AmpliTube 3, T-Racks Classic, SampleTank XT, and AmpliTube Metal for Mac.

The iRig line of mobile and Mac friendly recording gear has generally received great reviews and can be both an excellent starter recording option and a simple/inexpensive way for more experienced musicians and producers to record on the-go. This kit can also be quite useful for those looking to get a decent sound for business voice chatting and things of that nature.

IK Multimedia Stories April 9, 2014

iRig HD guitar interface for iOS and Mac: $45 shipped (Reg. $100)

Amazon is offering he IK Multimedia iRig HD guitar interface for $45 shipped. That’s $55 off the original listing, $15 better than our previous mention and the best price we’ve seen. The HD unit is a major step up from its predecessor (the non HD model), featuring a much lower noise level, better sound and improvements in the quality of the adapter itself.

With USB, 30-pin and Lightning connectors, it’s great for guitarists looking for a quick way to connect their instruments up with iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, or a Mac system. The iRig HD comes with an instrument-level 1/4” Hi-Z input jack, that passes through a low-noise, high-definition preamp and then into the 24-bit A/D conversion at 44.1 or 48kHz. It has received 4.8/5 star rating on Amazon.

The iRig HD also comes with the following software to get you going right out of the box:

  • AmpliTube FREE apps (free download on App Store) also available: AmpliTube Fender™ FREE
  • 4 exclusive gear models, never before available for iOS, which are unlocked in AmpliTube (v. 3.0 required) after the first time you connect iRig HD. The models include Metal W & Metal 150 (amps), and Wharmonator & X-Flanger (stompboxes)
  • Free AmpliTube Custom Shop software (download from IK site) and free download of AmpliTube Metal collection for Mac users

IK Multimedia iRig HD guitar interface (model no.IPIRIGHDIN): $45 shipped (Reg. $100)

IK Multimedia Stories November 12, 2013

iRig HD guitar interface for iOS and Mac: $60 shipped (Reg. $100)

MacMall is offering the IK Multimedia iRig HD guitar interface for $60 shipped. That’s $63 off the original listing, $40 better than Amazon and the best current price we can find. * You can see the discount by making a quick and free MacMall account. A major step up from its predecessor, the iRig HD features a much lower noise level, better sound and improvements in the quality of the unit itself.

This thing comes with USB, 30-pin and Lightning connectors, so it’s perfect for guitarists looking for a quick way to connect their instruments up with iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, Mac laptop or desktop system. On the technical side the iRig HD comes with an instrument-level 1/4” Hi-Z input jack, that passes through a low-noise, high-definition preamp and then into the 24-bit A/D conversion at 44.1 or 48kHz.

The iRig HD also comes with:

  • AmpliTube FREE apps (free download on App Store) also available: AmpliTube Fender™ FREE
  • 4 exclusive gear models, never before available for iOS, which are unlocked in AmpliTube (v. 3.0 required) after the first time you connect iRig HD. The models include Metal W & Metal 150 (amps), and Wharmonator & X-Flanger (stompboxes)
  • Free AmpliTube Custom Shop software (download from IK site) and free download of AmpliTube Metal collection for Mac users

More specs below…

IK Multimedia iRig HD guitar interface: $60 shipped (Reg. $100)

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