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IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard Bluetooth Wireless MIDI Footcontroller for iOS and Mac

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Guitar and bass players, singers and keyboard players will now be able to play and control their preferred iOS app on stage or in studio, with the sa...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

The first wireless MIDI pedal board controller for iPhone, iPad and Mac with the same degree of control and performance you've come to expect.

Guitar and bass players, singers and keyboard players will now be able to play and control their preferred iOS app on stage or in studio, with the same degree of performance control offered by traditional music hardware, and the freedom of not being tethered by cables. The iRig BlueBoard from IK Multimedia is the first wireless MIDI pedal board for iOS and Mac that allows you to control your music apps and more from the floor and is small enough to fit in a laptop bag. Switch between presets, change patches, turn effects on and off, and control effects like volume wah pedals all from the stage floor without worrying about tripping over wires. Setup is as simple as turning the iRig BlueBoard on and telling it what you want to control.

It connects to your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad or Mac via Bluetooth with control up to 10 meters away, and when you press its foot switches, it sends out control signals that are converted to MIDI by the iRig BlueBoard app. The control messages sent from iRig BlueBoard to AmpliTube or other Core MIDI music apps can include bank up/down, MIDI continuous controllers, as well as parameter changes on apps such as IK's AmpliTube, VocaLive, SampleTank, and iGrand Piano iOS apps plus many others, such as Apple GarageBand.

iRig BlueBoard features four backlit soft-touch pads housed in a sturdy, stage-worthy chassis, two TRS expansion jacks for connecting additional MIDI controllers like expression pedals, and is powered by four standard AAA batteries. Each pad has an additional LED that lights when the pad is active, letting you know exactly which control is on. And since it's backlit, you can easily see it on a dark stage or performance venue for quick and accurate access.

FEATURES
  • Bluetooth MIDI pedal board (10m/32.8' range)
  • 4 backlit assignable foot switches
  • 2 1/4" inputs for assignable expression pedals or switches
  • Can send Bank Change, MIDI Program Changes and MIDI Control Changes
  • BlueBoard iOS app runs in background on mobile device or Mac, and translates Bluetooth messages to MIDI
  • Runs on standard AAA batteries
  • Small enough to fit in a laptop bag

Ditch the messy wires and clunky pedals. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Bluetooth Wireless MIDI Pedal Board
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), extremely low power consumption
  • Backlit rubber pads for easy identification in the dark
  • Completely wireless, battery powered (4 x AAA)
  • Completely customizable setup via the iRig BlueBoard dedicated iOS and Mac
  • Size: 275mm/10.82" x 92mm/3.62" x 25mm/0.98"
  • (W x L x H)
  • Weight: 250g/8.81oz
  • iRig BlueBoard is compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation and iPad mini. iOS 6.1 or later is required.
  • Mac: iRig BlueBoard is compatible with any Mac that supports Bluetooth 4.0 / Bluetooth Low Energy. Models: iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (all models from June 2012 on).
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IK MultimediaiRig BlueBoard Bluetooth Wireless MIDI Footcontroller for iOS and Mac
 
3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I like it so far

By DJH

from San Diego

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

  • Feels Cheap

Best Uses

  • Practice sessions

Comments about IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard Bluetooth Wireless MIDI Footcontroller for iOS and Mac:

The board felt cheap. The plastic was squeaky if that makes any sense. Its creaky and squeaks if you torque it. I was trying to see how road ready it might be and just gave it a little twist, like if a cord was under a corner when I stomp on it. I can't say I would call this "stage ready" as the manufacturer claims.

That said, I was not disappointed with the product. I don't think I ever imagined touring with this thing and it does what it needs to do. I'm fairly impressed with the simplicity of this new setup. Turn it on, link it to your device and your off and running. I have made a conscious effort to downsize my practice rig and this really made my setup about as small as I could ever imagine. Tube snobs (I used to be one) will scoff at the idea of playing digital but I am coming around to the idea as tones get better and better. Also when everyone else is lugging 50 lb tube amps around and replacing fragile tubes I start to like this iPad thing. I spent hundreds and countless hours a year testing and replacing patch cables in my effects rig, now I have every effect I ever wanted and all at the tips of my fingers... Or toes as it were.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great portable piece of equipment.

By Paulie

from Northwest Indiana

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard Bluetooth Wireless MIDI Footcontroller for iOS and Mac:

    I use this in live settings all the time. It works very well, never had a problem.

     
    1.0

    Doesn't Pair with Mac OSX

    By Dave

    from Dallas, Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not compatible with Mac OSX

      Best Uses

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard Bluetooth Wireless MIDI Footcontroller for iOS and Mac:

        I was hoping to use this as a wireless midi pedal to work with an Apple Mackbook Pro Late 2013. The Blue Board would not pair with the Mac; the Mac could never find the device.
        The Forums or help somewhere said you need to update the firmware for it to work. The firmware upgrade required a USB-to-mini cable which does not come with the pedal. Upon finding a cable it would not stay in the USB mini port under the batteries without having to be held in.
        The online instructions for the Apple firmware update instruct you to download a windows file and there is no file available for an Apple firmware update. There was a general firmware upgrade file for Apple that I tried since there not a file for the Blue board but it didn't do anything.
        I contacted IK for help and received a ticket but otherwise never heard from anyone so I returned it.
        I liked the price and it seemed promising it would do what I had hoped, but no luck. I may have pursued it more but it felt cheap and I was not a fan of the soft buttons that you cannot "feel" if they make any contact.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is the perfect pairing for my iPad music apps

        By Jason

        from White Oak, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard Bluetooth Wireless MIDI Footcontroller for iOS and Mac:

          This is and excellent blue tooth pedal board

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