IK Multimedia Announces iRig HD

Published 10 years ago on May 31, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

IK Multimedia Announces iRig HD -

IK Multimedia, aleader in mobile music creation apps and accessories, announcesiRig HD, the highly anticipated guitar and bass premium digitalinterface for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac, is now availablefrom electronic and music retailers worldwide. Guitar playersaround the globe can now plug into their iPhone, iPad, iPod touchand Mac, and rock out with studio quality sound. The new iRig HDalso comes with IK's AmpliTube App and software for a complete "outof the box" playing experience.

iRig HD is a high-quality, compact digital interface designed sothat guitar and bass players can easily plug their instrument intoan iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, and rock out with studioquality digital sound. iRig HD features a compact ultra-slimdesign, fits in any gig bag, backpack, computer case or pocket, andcomes with interchangeable adapter cables to provide universaldevice compatibility. As with many other IK accessories, iRig HD ismanufactured in Italy using only premium components and rigorousquality standards.

Lightning compatible - all cablesincluded

iRig HD is a Lightning compatible mobile guitar interface thatcomes with all the cables you need to make the right connectionswith your devices.  It is a simple "plug in and play"interface, featuring a 1/4" instrument input jack, and plugsdirectly into the digital input of any iPhone or iPad via theincluded cables. Not only is the iRig HD perfect for mobileguitarists, but players can also use iRig HD with a laptop ordesktop Mac computer, thanks to the included USB cable.

Supports your favorite mobile music-makingapps

While iRig HD offers great performance with any digital audioprocessing app, it comes with the AmpliTube App, a superiorsounding "ready to go" expandable guitar rig complete with virtualeffects pedals, amplifiers, speakers and a recorder, plus four newvirtual amps and effects available exclusively for HD users.AmpliTube FREE can be greatly expanded via in-app purchase with theentire range of AmpliTube apps including officially licensedversions based on Fender®, Jimi Hendrix™ and Slash sounds. Guitar and bass players now have the widest range of amplifiers andeffects at their fingertips with over 55 outstanding mobile gearmodels for jamming and recording on the go. iRig HD is classcompliant, so it can be used with any mobile app, like Apple'sGarageBand, that supports digital audio processing.

Supports your favorite studiosetup

Not only is iRig HD the perfect interface for guitar and bassplayers on the go, it can also be used on Mac laptops and desktopsand take advantage of the superior processing power of the Mac OSplatform. For Mac users, iRig HD comes with AmpliTube CustomShop**, IK's free amp and effects application and DAW plug-in,which allows players to choose from hundreds of top qualityamplifiers and effects from world's top manufacturers like Fender®,Ampeg®, Orange®, and Soldano®. Players can purchase this gear à lacarte, as they need it, thus creating a truly customizable softwarerig.

Plus, exclusively for iRig HD users, AmpliTube Metal**, thedefinitive collection of the world's best high-gain amps anddistortion stomp boxes for every imaginable metal tone, is alsoincluded for free. AmpliTube software can be used as a standaloneamp and effects processing powerhouse, or as a plug-in with manypopular digital audio workstation (DAW) programs, such asGarageBand or Logic.

I Rig HD

iRig HD at a glance:

  • High-quality instrument-level 1/4" Hi-Z input jack
  • Detachable cables for Lighting, 30 pin and USB connectorcompatibility
  • Preamp gain control
  • High-quality, low-noise, high-definition preamp
  • High-quality 24 bit A/D conversion
  • Powered by the iOS device or USB
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight
  • Comes with AmpliTube FREE* app plus 4 new HD exclusive gearmodels - The Metal 150, the Metal W, the Wharmonator "whammy" pedaland the X-Flanger
  • Comes with AmpliTube Custom Shop and AmpliTube Metal** softwarefor Mac laptops & desktops

Price and availability

iRig HD is available now from music and electronics retailersworldwide, and costs $99.99/€79.99 (excluding taxes). For acomplete set-up, also check out the other IK mobile productsincluding the iKlip iPhone and iPad supports for stage and studio,the soon-to-be-released iRig BlueBoard wireless foot controller andthe iLoud range of musicians' portable speakers.



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