When iRig KEYS, IK Multimedia’s mobile MIDI keyboard, hit the streets about a year or so ago, people were most impressed with it’s functionality, ease of operations with iOS devices and loved its size. It was adored by most people who used it except for those who felt the actual keys themselves were slightly on the small side – a tradeoff for ultra-portability. For those people, today is a happy day as IK Multimedia released the iRig KEYS PRO. It’s identical in functionality and performance compared to the original with some exceptions: it’s bigger, it has full-sized keys and features Apple’s new Lightning connector built right in.
There is certainly no shortage of Bluetooth speakers on the market. They come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and levels of quality and most of them are designed around working with portable devices; but there really hasn’t been one that was designed primarily with the musician in mind, until now.
There might come a day where there will be no wires onstage as IK Multimedia has just released yet another wireless first – the iRig BlueBoard Wireless MIDI pedalboard for Mac and iOS devices. It gives those on stage hands-free wireless control of their music apps easily and on the fly.
It would just sound too cliché to call iRig PRO, IK Multimedia’s latest gadget for the musician’s arsenal, a Swiss army knife, so I won’t. It is a universal audio interface that allows you connect your guitar or bass, microphone or midi keyboard to your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Macintosh