IK Multimedia have announced three new products today. Firstly comes the iRig MIDI – a Core MIDI interface for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch. Then we have SampleTank – the iOS version of their popular virtual sound workstation. Finally, to accompany the iRig MIDI, they have released iRig MIDI Recorder – a simple app that can be used to record and playback any MIDI sequence from and to any kind of MIDI-equipped musical instrument.
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.
To see some iRig MIDI application examples click here.
To see a list of compatible apps (those that currently support Core MIDI) click here.
For more information and screenshots click here.
The iRig MIDI will soon be available to buy direct from the IK Multimedia Online Shop and will be priced at $69.99 / €54.99.
We’ll let you know as soon as it is available.
SampleTank® for iOS is the mobile version of IK’s SampleTank for Mac and PC, the leading virtual sound workstation for the studio, now available for your favorite iOS mobile device and designed for live performance. It is a 4-part multi-timbral instrument with a sound set of over 1 GB of samples for over 500 acoustic, electric and electronic instruments (including a selection of the best workstation sounds from SampleTank, orchestral sounds from Miroslav Philharmonik and synths sounds from SampleMoog) plus a selection of over 1,000 melodic and rhythmic patterns that span every musical genre. SampleTank for iOS brings the power of the most popular computer sound module – which has appeared in thousands of award winning records from world-class artists – to your iOS device.
SampleTank includes 20 studio quality insert effects that can be applied to each individual instrument (up to 4 insert effects per part). These effects continue in the IK tradition started by T-RackS and AmpliTube by providing the best models of classic and modern analog and digital outboard gear: AM Modulation, Auto Pan, Channel Strip, Chorus, Compressor, Crusher, Filter, Flanger, FM Modulation, Guitar Amp, Lo-Fi, Multi Chorus, Overdrive, Parametric EQ, Phaser, Phonograph, Rotary Speaker, Slicer, Tremolo and Wah Wah. SampleTank also includes a master send effect for applying reverb or delay (or both!) to all of your instruments. Choose from Delay, Reverb, Reverb Delay and Spring Reverb.
The SampleTank interface was designed from the ground up for easy, intuitive use on the mobile platform. Four instrument pads allow the user to quickly switch between sounds during live performance and / or layer them for more complex and deep timbres. SampleTank can also be used as a multi-timbral module to playback instruments on 4 channels simultaneously. Single instruments, layers and multi-timbral operation can all be used simultaneously, of course, so you can play back one instrument from a MIDI sequence, play a lead instrument from an external MIDI keyboard and then back it with a lush, layered soundscape from the mini keyboard built right into the app. You can also quickly adjust volume, pan and effect send levels for each instrument all from a single window.
For more advanced users, SampleTank provides an edit mode with all the synthesizer parameters you expect from a professional grade instrument including a highly flexible resonant multimode filter with slopes of 6 – 24 dB per octave, two LFOs, two envelopes and flexible modulation matrix. For live performance controls, SampleTank provides three different windows: 4 Faders, 2 ribbons and an X-Y pad in addition to a pitch and mod wheel.
For more information about SampleTank for iOS click here.
Available for Free at the App Store, iRig MIDI Recorder is a simple App that can be used to record and playback any MIDI sequence from and to any kind of MIDI-equipped musical instrument. iRig MIDI Recorder is the perfect companion to the iRig MIDI compact MIDI interface for iOS devices.
iRig Recorder and iRig MIDI together allows you to:
When needed, recordings can be exported via Wi-Fi, Email and iTunes File Sharing in Standard MIDI file format.
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For more information about iRig MIDI Recorder click here.