Great day for all of you who want greater portability. Finally, I can track vocals in the john AND have a stand to put my iPad on. IK Multimedia has come out with their version of a Pre-amp for iOS devices. Now you can plug that $4000.00 Neuman (Pictured with Pre) into your iPhone and record just about anywhere. All joking aside, we all knew this is what recording was coming to and it’s actually a great thing. I can’t attest to the quality of the pre but I bet you could use it to route another pre into the iRig Pre and really get some great sig (yeah I just abbreviated signal to sound cool. Did it work? No? Ok). The iKlip is a must have especially if you’re using V-Control Pro. I was getting sick of having to crane my ipad with the iKlip I have over the desk, but this makes life so much easier. Matter of fact, I’d probably use this next to me on the couch while I use iPad’s DirecTV remote app. HAVE YOU SEEN THAT APP? IT’S INCREDIBLE.
iRig PRE features
-40 cm (15.75”) TRRS cable to connect to any iOS device headset jack
-XLR input connector for microphones
-+48 V phantom power
-Power/Phantom Power provided by 9V battery
-Battery life is approximately 40 hours with dynamic microphones and 15 hours with phantom powered condenser studio microphones.
Pricing and availability
iRig PRE costs only $39.99/€29.99 (excluding taxes) and will be available in early Q2 2012 from electronic and music retailers around the world.
iKlip Studio costs only $29.99/€24.99 (excl. tax) and will be available in Q1 2012 from electronic and music retailers around the world. Pre-orders are already available from the IK Multimedia online store and other selected resellers.
For more info on these products iRig Pre and iKlip Studio, Click on the links on each name.