IK Multimedia’s $199 iRig Pro DUO (www.irigproduo.com) gives guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, vocalists, producers and engineers true mobility with a self-powered dual-channel professional mobile audio interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, Macs, and Windows systems.
It’s a small, fully-featured dual-channel interface, iRig Pro DUO that frees musicians to create inspired music on the go with studio-quality audio and a whole suite of features found in interfaces costing three times the price. Designed and made in Italy, it comes fully loaded with everything musicians and producers need to record on the move.
iRig Pro DUO features two XLR/TRS combo audio input jacks with gain controls and phantom power, ultra-low noise/high-headroom preamps, high end 24-bit AD/DA converters, MIDI IN/OUT jacks for connecting controllers and other MIDI devices, a stereo pair of TRS balanced output jacks and a headphone out with level control.
To top it all off, it’s also self-powered via two AA batteries and comes with an array of additional powering options For example, the iRig Pro DUO can be powered via USB for Mac/PC or via an optional wall power adapter. This means that it’s ready for use everywhere: on the road, at a gig, in the studio and anywhere in between. Measuring just 130 x 75 x 38 mm, it fits into a gig bag, laptop bag, pocket or the palm of a hand.
Its dual XLR/TRS audio input jacks can be used to plug in guitars, basses, keyboards, line-level instruments and microphones to capture pristine and transparent 24-bit audio on the go. Players can record two channels of audio simultaneously using two instruments, two studio microphones or any combination of instruments they desire. I
With its dual inputs, musicians can make multi-track recordings on the fly. iRig Pro DUO can accommodate high-end phantom powered condenser microphones; – 48V phantom power is available with the flip of a switch. Sound can be monitored with zero latency via either its two balanced TRS outputs or its headphone out jack with onboard level control.
The iRig Pro DUO comes with over $450 worth of l apps and software from IK Multimedia that allow it to work right out of the box. These include tools like AmpliTube Metal, SampleTank SE and T-RackS Classic for Mac and PC as well as a full complement of recording and processing apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices.
iRig Pro DUO is also fully compatible with a wide variety of third party apps and software, like Cubasis, ProStudio Vocal FX, MultiTrack DAW, Samsung Soundcamp and more. It’s also compatible with Apple’s GarageBand and Logic Pro X apps, and iOS Voice Memos and more.