IK has announced the release of iRig MIDI 2, a portable Lighting/USB MIDI interface. It is fully compatible with all the latest generations of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC. It offers detachable and interchangeable cable inputs, standard MIDI connectors and pocket-sized form factor.
iRig MIDI 2's Lighting connection provides direct connectivity with the new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation). In addition, iRig MIDI 2 also works with all earlier generations of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with an optional 30-pin connector as well as Mac and PC via its included USB cable. iRig MIDI 2 is flexible because all of its cables are fully detachable and interchangeable via its Mini-DIN connector: Users can swap out Lightning, USB and 30-pin cables on the fly, which allows for quick switching while on the move. All cables are bumper friendly, which means that iRig MIDI 2 can be plugged into mobile devices without having to remove any protective case.
For musical instruments or other device connection, iRig MIDI 2 comes equipped with three standard-sized female MIDI DIN sockets: IN, OUT and THRU. These allow for full MIDI functionality and connectivity with any MIDI-enabled device: keyboards, hardware synthesizers, software sound modules, drum machines, drum pads, DJ controllers, pedal boards, DAW interfaces and more. iRig MIDI 2 sports two blue LEDs that provide at-a-glance monitoring of the MIDI data passing through the IN and OUT sockets.
Compact, Portable and Durable
iRig MIDI 2 is small (it can be easily carried in a pocket). It draws its power directly from its host device, which removes the need for bulky power supplies. Lightweight and durable, it features a rubberized enclosure built to withstand the rigours of travel.
A Full Suite of Companion Apps
With iRig MIDI 2, there's more than just MIDI. It comes with a full suite of music creation apps that make it usable straight out of the box.
iOS users get two of IK's most popular mobile apps via App Store download:
- SampleTank free is a sound and groove workstation filled with hundreds of high-quality instruments and patterns.
- iGrand Piano free is a concert-quality piano app that puts piano sounds at your fingertips. Both apps unlock useful features and sounds when iRig MIDI 2 is registered.
Mac and PC users can enjoy the full creative power of SampleTank 3 SE, a free special edition of IK's next generation SampleTank 3 desktop sound workstation.
Italian Design and Manufacturing
iRig MIDI 2 has been designed and manufactured in IK's own factory in Modena, Italy.
Pricing & Availability
iRig MIDI 2 is available now from music and electronics retailers worldwide and from the IK Online store for only $99.99/€79.99 (excluding taxes). Learn more about iRig MIDI 2 here.
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