IK Multimedia Presents iRig Mix, DJ Rig, iRig Mic Cast, iRig Stomp
IK Multimedia is proud to announce iRig™ Mix
, the first mobile mixer for iPhone, iPod touch or iPad devices. iRig Mix offers the same controls you would expect from a professional DJ mixer (crossfader, cues, EQ and volume controls, etc.) in an ultra-compact mobile mixer that can be used with a huge variety of iOS DJ mixing and other apps.
A DJ Mixer: iRig Mix allows DJs to use a traditional setup with two devices (one plugged into each of the independent channels) OR a single iOS device. For the single iOS device setup, the output of the single device is split into dual-mono and sent to the individual channels. Additionally – for the first time on any DJ mixer – it can be used for mixing any type of audio source (mp3 players, CD players, etc.) with an iOS device using automatic tempo matching and beat-syncing. This is accomplished with X-Sync, a feature that works in combination with the DJ Rig free app from IK Multimedia that is included with iRig Mix.
Not just for DJs: iRig Mix also provides the perfect mixing solution for solo musicians or small ensembles that use one or more iOS devices to play live. It features an extra guitar/microphone input that facilitates processing with popular apps like AmpliTube and VocaLive or any other app that offers real-time audio processing. Its standard RCA connectors provide easy, direct connection to PA systems or powered speakers.
Maximum Portability: The ultra-compact size and low profile of the iRig Mix allows it to easily be carried in a regular iPad bag. Plus its low-voltage power requirements (only 5VDC) allow it to be powered not only by any regular mobile device charger but also by suitable iOS battery pack and laptop USB port for maximum mobility to mix anywhere.
iRig Mix includes 4 free apps (downloads from the iTunes app store): DJ Rig, the new professional DJ mixing app from IK, AmpliTube, the most popular iOS guitar amp and effects app, VocaLive the processing app for singers and vocalists, and GrooveMaker, the loop-based beat and groove making app.
iRig Mix features
-2 stereo inputs with gain, bass, treble and volume controls, independent cue on each channel with LED indication and channel crossfader
-Instrument/microphone/extra input with volume control can be processed by iOS apps (such as AmpliTube, VocaLive)
-Stereo output with RCA connectors, master level and LED meters
-High quality, pristine sound
-Quality headphone output for master or cue monitoring with independent volume control
-Input switch splits Input 1 into dual-mono for use with DJ mixing apps on a single iOS device
-“X-Sync” mode allows auto-sync with any audio source using the included DJ Rig free app
-Can also be powered with battery packs and mobile chargers
-Includes 4 free apps: DJ Rig, AmpliTube, VocaLive, GrooveMaker
Pricing and availability
iRig Mix costs $99.99/€74.99 (excluding taxes) and will be available in February 2012 from electronic and music retailers around the world. Pre-orders are already available from the IK Multimedia online store and other selected resellers.
IK Multimedia also announced DJ Rig™
, a full-featured, double-deck DJ mixing app for iPhone. DJ Rig provides instant song play from the device’s music library, tempo sync, sample-based pads, performance recording and an arsenal of high-quality DJ effects. Together with the just-announced iRig™ Mix, DJ Rig is the most portable, pro-quality setup for mobile DJs and musicians.
DJ Rig stands out from the crowd of DJ apps with its complete set of professional features including some that are not found in any other app such as X-Sync. This mode allows anybody to automatically synchronize the app audio with any other external audio source. DJ Rig “listens” to the device audio input, determines its BPM tempo and syncs the app audio automatically.
DJ Rig features
Here are the DJ Rig features that put it on-par with the most popular DJ apps:
-Direct access to iPod library and playlists
-Automatic fast BPM detection with OnTempo™ auto-sync technology
-Drag and zoom of waveform display
-Deck controls: Volume, Pitch, 3-Band kill EQ, headphones and cross fader
-Automatic looping: create loops with tempo divisions always on the beat
-Live recorder allows recording of the full mixing gigs
-Supports all major audio formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF
-Landscape and portrait interfaces
-Customizable deck interface
And here are features that only a pro-quality DJ app like DJ Rig can offer:
-Effects deck with XY touch interface and 12 effects: Delay, Flanger, Crush, Filter High Pass, Filter Low Pass, Filter Band Pass, Compressor, Wah, Phaser, Fuzz, Reverb, Stutter
-X-Sync mode detects the BPM from external audio sources in real-time and automatically syncs the tempo of internal decks to external devices
-On-the-fly sampler with 4 banks of 9 pads with 10 pad sound banks plus expandable high-quality sample libraries and live sampling functionality
-Accurate scratching engine modeled on real deck behavior with CloneDeck™ technology, for scratching with cut-to-the-beat for professional results
-4 visual cue points per song
-3 crossfader curves available
-Auto level-detect and adjustment of the volume for each song to always create the perfect balance between decks
-Crossfade EQ allows fading between decks with bass or high filters for perfectly smooth transitions
-Multiple output configurations to work with any kind of audio setup
Pricing and availability
DJ Rig is coming soon for the iPhone/iPod touch with both a regular and free version. A universal iPad app is also in development and will be released shortly after. The regular version will be available for only $9.99/€7.99 and will offer all the 12 available effects and 10 pad sound banks. The free version will have no limitation other than a reduced set of 6 effects and 1 pad sound bank. The free version will be expandable to the complete set of features of the regular version via in-app purchase.
Also announced was iRig™ Mic Cast
, the ultra-compact portable voice recording microphone designed specifically for recording podcasts, interviews, lectures, voice memos, speeches and more.
iRig Mic Cast provides a pocket-sized voice recording solution with crystal-clear audio quality. It features a tight unidirectional pickup pattern that minimizes background noise making it ideal for single-source audio recording. This makes iRig Mic Cast also great for business applications like recording meeting and enhancing the audio and voice quality of conference calls.
iRig Mic Cast
-Features a stereo mini-jack headphone output which enables real-time monitoring of what is being recorded using headphones or speakers.
-Offers a mini-switch that provides two different sensitivity settings to record close-up or distant sources.
-Includes an adjustable desktop stand for convenient iPhone/iPod touch positioning during recording.
-Has a bumper-friendly mini-jack connector that fits the majority of iPhone/iPod touch cases.
-Has an ultra-compact profile that can be carried anywhere with ease.
-Like other IK Multimedia microphones, it includes 2 free apps: iRig Recorder, an easy-to-use voice recording/editing app, and VocaLive, a multi-effects processing app for singers.
-Works with all regular phone calls and any Voice-Over-IP app.
-Is compatible with iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.
Pricing and availability
iRig Mic Cast costs only $39.99/€29.99 (excl. tax) and will be available in Q1 2012.
Finally, IK Multimedia introduced iRig™ Stomp
, the first stompbox guitar interface for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. For the first time, guitar and bass players can now integrate their favorite iOS signal processing apps into their existing live pedalboard setup for enhanced tone shaping and effects processing.
iRig Stomp is based on the wildly popular AmpliTube iRig interface and is compatible with any iOS guitar/amp/instrument app. W
ith its compact, standard stompbox shape, iRig Stomp is packed with many smart features found here for the first time in an iOS audio accessory.
iRig Stomp Features
-Compact, durable yet lightweight, aluminum-cast enclosure integrates easily into any traditional pedalboard.
-Can be used inline with other effects pedals, or directly connected to amplifiers or PA systems using regular ¼" guitar cables with no need for adapters.
-Allows precise adjustment of the signal for perfect guitar and bass levels with its large input gain knob.
-Active battery-powered output circuit improves headroom, especially when used with high-gain amplifiers in the AmpliTube app reducing feedback and crosstalk when recording.
-The bypass switch allows engaging or bypassing the AmpliTube app chain of effects – like a traditional stompbox – for seamless integration into any existing rig.
-Ultra-compact form-factor can be easily carried on the road.
-Features a 3.5mm/1/8" jack for silent practicing with headphones.
-Includes AmpliTube FREE app and can be used with any other guitar processing app that uses the iOS mini-jack
Pricing and availability
iRig Stomp costs only $59.99/€44.99 (excl. tax) and will be available in early Q2 2012.