If you’re an amateur or professional musician, you’ve undoubtedly seen information about the variety of interfaces that allow you to record music on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. IK Multimedia, who created the iRig guitar interface, has just announced that their new iRig PRE microphone interface is ready to ship. The iRig PRE has a TRRS cable to connect to the iOS device’s headphone jack and an XLR input connector for microphones. It has ”the essential features found in professional studio microphone preamps, like an adjustable gain control, 48-volt phantom power and an audio/headphone output jack for real-time monitoring.” It also comes with two free apps for recording or adding effects to your vocals. It’s available for $39.99 at IK Multimedia or at other retailers. Read the entire press release after the jump.
IK Multimedia’s iRig PRE NOW Shipping – Universal Microphone Interface for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad
Using any professional XLR microphone with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad has never been easier
September 20th, 2012 – IK Multimedia, the world leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories, announced today that the iRig™ PRE universal XLR microphone interface is now available from retailers worldwide and from the IK Multimedia online store.
iRig PRE has the essential features found in professional studio microphone preamps like an adjustable gain control, 48-volt phantom power and an audio/headphone output jack for real-time monitoring. Plus, iRig PRE comes ready to go with two free apps for download from the App Store: iRig Recorder Free, a simple-to-use audio field recorder, and VocaLive Free, a premium real-time vocal-effects processor for stage or studio use.
The iRig PRE is ideal for capturing live performances on the go with professional stage or studio microphones. It’s also great for songwriters who want to capture demos of their compositions at the moment of inspiration. And with the included apps from the App Store, experimenting with different effects for professional results is a snap.
iRig PRE features on-board 48v phantom power supplied by a standard 9v battery (included). This means iRig PRE does not require external power from the Apple device and will not drain its battery, thus providing hours of recording time on a single device charge. iRig PRE’s battery will last up to 10 hours with a phantom-powered condenser mic. With microphones that don’t require phantom power, such as dynamic models, you can get up to 30 hours from a single battery.
IK’s Companion Apps
Theultra-silent circuitry of iRig PRE ensures complete preamp transparency, so the only coloration heard is the pure sound of the microphone. Plus, iRig PRE is compatible with all IK Multimedia effects processing apps like AmpliTube®, AmpliTube Fender®, AmpliTube SLASH, iRig™ Recorder, and VocaLive® as well as multitude of other apps that record and process audio - like Apple’s GarageBand – where accuracy in reproduction quality is paramount.
iRig PRE Features:
- Standard XLR input connector for microphones
- 40 cm (15.75″) TRRS cable to connect to iPhone/iPod touch/iPad mini-jack
- Gain control for fine adjustment of input gain
-+48V phantom power
- Power/Phantom Power provided by 9V battery
-approximately 30 hours with dynamic microphones
-10 hours with phantom-powered condenser studio microphones
Comes with 2 free apps available for download from the App Store®:
oiRig Recorder, an easy-to-use voice and field recording/editing app
oVocaLive, a multi-effects processing/recording app for singers
-Compatible with iPhone/iPod touch/iPad
-Compatible with a multitude of recording and processing apps
Price and availability
iRig PRE is available now from authorized IK Multimedia retailers worldwide and from the IK Multimedia Online Store and retails for $39.99/€29.99 (excluding taxes).