IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O – Not your average MIDI controller
IK Multimedia just launched their new all-in-one music production workstation iRig Keys I/O – that integrates seamlessly with Laptops and most iOS devices.
The iRig Keys I/O is a MIDI controller keyboard at heart that comes in 2 models, 25-key and 49-key versions. IK Multimedia have incorporated capacitive touch-strip controllers with LED feedback to control your pitch and modulation wheels alongside four rotary encoders which double up to control up to eight assignable parameters.
Furthermore, eight velocity sensitive pads can be found on the iRig Keys I/O, each housing multi-colour LEDs for visual feedback.
IK Multimedia is renowned for making products that are compatible with both computers and mobile devices, so it comes as no surprise that the iRig Keys I/O is fully compatible with the iOS platform. Devices can even be charged when the iRig Keys I/O is connected to an option power supply. All USB and Lightning cables are included in addition to a nifty iPad stand.
For ultimate mobility, the iRig Keys I/O can even be battery powered.
More than just a MIDI controller
Housed inside the iRig Keys I/O is a 24-bit/96kHz audio interface alongside a phantom-powered Class A microphone preamp. This allows you to record with almost any microphone, on the road or in the studio! Having everything in one unit means convenience, being able to plug your entire studio in with one cable or transport it around.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O ships with a bundle of software including SampleTank 3, T-Racks, Ableton Live Lite and more – Over USD$500 worth of software to be exact.
The iRig Keys I/O retails at USD$299 (Approx. R3600 excl. duties) which is tempting considering all the features and software included in the package!
Let’s have a look at the specs:
- Available in 49 or 25 keys versions with full size keys and smooth, velocity-sensitive, synth-action keyboard
- Smart, ultra-compact, elegant design
- Easily transportable, fits anywhere
- MFi certified by Apple (“Made for iPhone and iPad”) includes Lightning Cable
- Includes mobile device support stand
- Neutrik® combo input jack for line, instrument or microphones
- 48V phantom power button
- Balanced stereo and headphone outputs
- Powered by USB, 4 AA batteries or optional external power supply (charges your iOS device)
Visit IK Multimedia’s website for more details
IK Multimedia is distributed by Tuerk Music in South Africa.