IK Multimedia has released a firmware update for their iRig Keys I/O series (www.irigkeys.io) of keyboard controllers/audio interfaces for Mac, PC and iOS that introduces enhancements and new features to improve and extend the iRig Keys I/O functionality.

The new firmware introduces a preset that gives Ableton Live users full command of their performance with plug-and-play simplicity. All MIDI mappings and connections are automatically established. Plus, the new firmware now makes it possible to use the drum pads to control the mute function of the tracks, for a more live performance-focused approach.

It’s now possible to set different sensitivity values for all  eight drum pads, which is useful when playing instruments like the Drum Rack within Ableton Live. Users can now surf through presets using the PROG Up/Down buttons on their iRig Keys I/O. This is particularly useful, for example, when using MainStage or any other DAW, for setting different Program Changes on the drum pads and then using the Prog buttons to switch between various presets on the fly.

Users can now keep all LED lights of their iRig Keys I/O gently lit up, so that the controls are easily identifiable in dark environments for better visual reference during a live performance.

The iRig Keys I/O series integrates 25 or 49 full-sized keys together with a full-fledged professional audio interface featuring 24-bit audio up to 96kHz sampling rate, balanced stereo and headphone outputs, plus a combo input jack for line, instrument or mic input (with phantom power).

The firmware update is downloadable at no charge from www.ikmultimedia.com/userarea .