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IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage Black

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The iRig Acoustic works with any acoustic guitar, providing an exceptionally true acoustic tone. It features an AUX input to connect an existing guit...Click To Read More About This Product

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Clip-on MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) mic and standalone preamp processor.

The iRig Acoustic works with any acoustic guitar, providing an exceptionally true acoustic tone. It features an AUX input to connect an existing guitar pickup system and blend it with the iRig Acoustic Stage signal. It features a blend and phase control along with powerful DSP that provides personalized tone calibration and four selectable variations (natural, warm, bright and lo-cut).

It additionally has a powerful feedback suppression system that immediately eliminates feedback at the touch of a button. 32-bit A/D and D/A audio conversion provides professional quality audio with USB connection to Mac/PC and iOS (with camera connection kit).


Great for recording or performing acoustic guitarists. order today.

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IK MultimediaiRig Acoustic Stage
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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5.0

Wonderful solution for easily mic'ing an acoustic guitar

By Newtoni

from Burnsville, MN

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Pros

  • Easy installation
  • Effective anti-feedback
  • Great sound
  • Simple operation

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live performance
    • Recording

    Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage:

    Great way to get a real mic'd sound out of your acoustic without an expensive mic on an obtrusive boom.
    Sounds great; much better than about any built-in piezo. Also doesn't pick up all that extra mechanical noise you get with a bridge or top-mounted contact mic.
    Has 3 tone profiles for steel-string and 3 for nylon, with the option to do custom calibration if you want.
    I have the best results with the "Natural" and "Warm" settings, since my guitar's a bit weak in the low end.
    Other great features include:
    - Mix input, with separate VC and phase switch that allows you to mix another pickup into the preamp. Say you have a built in piezo or magnetic pickup. Combining these with the iRig mic can expand your tone range.
    - Main VC pops back into the case to get it out of the way so you don't hit it accidentally.
    - Clips onto strap or your belt.
    - Feedback canceller is pretty effective. Unless you're directly facing your amp close-up, a quick tap on the button will kill the feedback with no perceptible effect on your sound.
    - USB digital output should allow you to record directly into your DAW without a separate audio interface. Pretty cool. I'll update when I get a chance to play with that feature.

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    5.0

    Revived An Acoustic/Electric Gone Bad

    By Boxman

    from Colorado

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    Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage:

    I used this to revive an acoustic/electric guitar that had lost its electronics due to capacitor failure. Could have tried installing new caps, but this rig was the less expensive and less effort solution. It also works, whereas the alternative had a lot of risk for failure,

    Putting a mic into the sound hole isn't a new idea, but having a product built especially for this purpose is, at least for me. I used mics designed for clipping to your collar before, which was clumsy and could damage the guitar finish. This product eliminates both problems. I also like that it takes standard AA batteries rather than the coin types and works with rechargeable NiMH.

    The sound from my amp is very true to the acoustic sound once I figured out what setting works the best. That took just a few minutes, since the preamp is easy to understand and adjust. However, the mic does pick up a lot of noise from touching the guitar, so I had to reduce the gain on my amp and have to be careful otherwise. That's just what happens when using mics rather than piezo bridge pickups. Those who slap their guitars for percussion will likely consider this a feature.

    I'm not very concerned about the wire from the mic to the preamp being too skinny. Like playing the guitar, I just have to be careful with it. It's easier to deal with than a stick-on transducer I've used with a cable that picked up every little knock on it. Plus you get a zippered clam storage box to protect the unit while in the gear bag, so whatever damage that might happen would be on stage while setting up/taking down and actually performing. At this price, having a spare is well within my budget.

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    5.0

    Amazing product

    By Rev. Tim T

    from Easton, MD

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage:

      This is an amazing product. Super easy to use. Awesome sound. I now have two of these units. Have found the "natural" setting best for my use. I have used the unit on a steel string guitar, nylon string guitar, mandolin, ukulele and bouzouki. Works great on each instrument. The "nylon" setting does in fact give a natural sound to nylon instruments. Used that setting on the ukulele and the nylon string guitar.

      There is a way to calibrate the unit to each instrument but I have not used that feature. I have not had the units long enough to adequately judge battery life. I know a set of batteries will last at least 8 hours as have used one of the units for 3 weeks about 2 1/2 hrs each week.

      You can also use the unit along with onboard electronics if your instrument has them.

      The only slightly negative comment on the unit is that in my opinion the volume control does not have enough range. Basically it's either on or off. Have found that we have to use the volume control of the amp for volume adjustment.

       
      5.0

      Sounds so much better than a piezo

      By Jay Ira

      from Jacksonville

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage:

        I was purchasing an acoustic guitar. It was more for the same guitar with a built on piezo under the saddle, so I bought this unit instead of upgrading. Long story short, I'm sure I'll use this on all my acoustic guitars whether they have on board electronics or not.

         
        5.0

        love it

        By Charlie

        from Norman, OK

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage:

            I love this little unit... I use it through a separate channel while recording along with the pickup in my A/E ... pan one a little left and the other a little right and get a really nice stereo effect.

             
            5.0

            Sounds great

            By Brion

            from Independence, KY

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            Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage:

            I'm using it to record my acoustic guitars

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            5.0

            Great solution for miking on stage acoustics!

            By Tom

            from Sudbury, MA

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            Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage:

            Useful for on stage miking of acoustic guitars with or without piezo under bridge. Allows easy blending of mike and piezo if desired. So far mike alone seems best where background/crowd noise is tolerable. Seems to work fine with my existing preamp/acoustic amplifier. Only concern is robustness of unit - seems like O will have to be careful with thin mike wires, etc. Time will tell.

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            5.0

            Nice natural acoustic sound.

            By RAD

            from Oahu, Hawaiii

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            Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage:

            I bought my 1st acoustic amp after this purchase and it sounds and works great now.

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