iRig Pro Audio/MIDI interface for iOS and Mac
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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 features the same MIDI connectivity and controls found in our iRig MIDI interface.
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, from XLR condenser mics to unbalanced 1/4" TS instrument cables for your keyboards and MIDI input. 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.