IK has announced the expansion of the iRig KEYS line with two new products for mobile musicians: iRig KEYS PRO and iRig KEYS with Lightning connector, compact MIDI keyboard controllers with 37 velocity-sensitive keys.
iRig KEYS PRO, €119.99, is a "plug and play" professional-quality programmable MIDI controller designed specifically for making music on the go with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. Even with features like mod and pitch wheels, illuminated octave and program buttons, 4 programmable "sets" for storing complete setups, and a programmable continuous-controller volume knob, iRig KEYS Pro is, say IK, 30% smaller than any other full-size key MIDI controller that can be played with two hands.
iRig KEYS Pro also has powerful programming features that are useful during live performance and in the studio. Players can program iRig KEYS Pro with different set-ups and store them in one of the 4 "Set" banks. When iRig KEYS Pro is in Edit mode, the user can set the MIDI transmit channel, velocity (touch) response, assign Control Change numbers to the Volume/Data knob, send custom Program Change messages, transpose the keyboard in semi-tones and more. iRig KEYS Pro is also right at home in the studio, and works seamlessly with DAW software, including GarageBand, Logic Pro and many others.
iRig KEYS with Lightning connector, €99.99, is IK's new version of the popular iRig KEYS portable mini keyboard and now comes with a Lightning-connector cable for connecting iRig KEYS to the newest Apple devices, including the newer iPad, iPad mini and iPhone 5 series. It shares the same features of iRig KEYS Pro but with a more compact build so it only takes up minimal space on your desktop and can easily fit in a backpack or a carry-on bag.
Check out iRig KEYS Pro in action with keyboard wiz Jordan Rudess: youtu.be/XLX2-yTrsc0