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IK Multimedia iRIG MIDI interface  

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The IK Multimedia iRig MIDI is an ultra-compact standard Core MIDI interface for iOS that connects any MIDI compatible device to the iPhone®, iPod to...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A core MIDI interface for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

The IK Multimedia iRig MIDI is an ultra-compact standard Core MIDI interface for iOS that connects any MIDI compatible device to the iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad®.

iRig MIDI connects MIDI keyboards, drum machines, drum pads, pedal boards and more to an iOS device to control not only the included SampleTank FREE* but also a world of MIDI-compatible apps such as GarageBand®. You can also use iOS apps to control external MIDI equipment such as sound modules, DAWs or lighting systems right from the mobile device.

iRig MIDI is the only compact iOS MIDI interface sporting 3 MIDI ports: IN/OUT/THRU. These connect to any standard MIDI jacks using the included 2 x 1.6m/5.2’ cables. iRig MIDI also has 2 LEDs for displaying the MIDI activity on the IN and OUT ports.

iRig MIDI also exclusively provides a micro USB port – with included cable – that connects to any standard USB power supply source so that the iOS device can stay fully powered during long sessions.

FEATURES
  • Standard Core MIDI interface connects any MIDI hardware device to Core MIDI-compatible apps like SampleTank FREE and GarageBand®
  • Directly connect MIDI keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines, drum pads, pedal boards and more using the included 2 x 5.2’ (1.6 m) MIDI 5-pin DIN cables
  • 3 MIDI ports: IN/OUT/THRU
  • 2 LEDs for MIDI IN/OUT activity display
  • Micro USB port can charge the iOS device while in use
  • Free apps included*: SampleTank FREE* the powerful sample-based sound module app and iRig MIDI Recorder FREE*

Combine the power of MIDI with your iOS device and create music everywhere. Order today.

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IK MultimediaiRIG MIDI interface
 
3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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3.0

Mixed Feelings

By Slinky

from Montreal

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Needs Power

Best Uses

  • Home use

Comments about IK Multimedia iRIG MIDI interface:

The good is that if you are only using it at home it works as advertised.
The bad is that when you are in an app like Garageband and you go to another app, you have to unplug the device and re-plug to get it to work again.
For this reason using it live makes it of very limited use.
You will also need a midi extender adapter as the supplied midi cables are only about 5ft or so. I also don't see these cables lasting the test of time. Very thin, giving a "consumer" quality feel.
Also for live use you always have to have these cables coming out of the iRig, power included.
The beauty of the iPad is having a wireless device,this takes that away.
So the home consumer is definitely the target market for this product.

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4.0

Works but with glitches

By aikeas

from Rockford, IL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Ios Midi Connection

Cons

  • Needs Resets

Best Uses

    Comments about IK Multimedia iRIG MIDI interface:

    I have the new Ipad 4 so make sure you get the firewire to 30 pin adapter (original from apple, my knockoff adapter only charged).
    Switching from one midi program to another on the ipad required the ipad to be reset for the device to work.
    It does work and record midi from keys to ipad. And it does work as a midi controller,but it was not plug and play ease.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    cool toy

    Comments about IK Multimedia iRIG MIDI interface:

    Just know what you are buying and you will be satisfied with the irig. It's really not something i would take out amd use as my sole instrument with a midi controller in a live situation. Sample tank is glitchy as hell and just not that reliable. As an adapter it has worked ok so far despitea few glitches here and there. Its a fun toy to have in the home studio.

    feels like it would break pretty easily if tossed into a gig bag and gigged with repeatedly

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Well Done!

    By Jack

    from PA

    Comments about IK Multimedia iRIG MIDI interface:

    Overall, well done and thank you!
    Charging while using an iPAD is a very good feature. The charging cable is short by intent. In some cases I have read that longer cables used for charging have damaged the devcie, or result in not charging the device. AS a suggestion to the mfr. I would add a Startup Guide or enhance the User's Manual. You'll need to download IK's Recorder and you'll most likely need to remap some midi seetings for V-Drums. Better instructions would certainly be of help for the novice midi user.
    The connector seems to be of a lesser quality than that of Apple's. Everything else is fine.
    The price is a bit high, but tolerable. I purchased the full version of Sample Tank seperately.

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