IK Multimedia is shipping iRig Acoustic (www.irigacoustic.com), an US49.99 guitar mobile microphone/interface specifically made for acoustic guitars. Inspired by a documentary on flamenco guitar master Paco de Lucia, it’s a compact, patent-pending clip-on acoustic guitar microphone/interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Android devices.
iRig Acoustic features miniature microphone technology. It simply clips onto the rim of a guitar or ukulele’s sound hole. iRig Acoustic also features monitoring and line-output capabilities for recording and performing live.
iRig Acoustic is designed to work with the new AmpliTube Acoustic app (available at the Apple App Store), which features a setup and calibration process that optimizes iRig Acoustic to match the response of the miked acoustic guitar. iRig Acoustic is then able to capture and reproduce the true sonic character of the selected guitar with sound comparable to a properly placed, large-condenser studio microphone.
Users create and save optimization profiles on their device for every guitar (or ukulele) they own or use. They can then recall profiles with a touch on the screen when switching instruments.