iRig MIDI is an ultra-compact standard Core MIDI interface for iOS
that connects any MIDI compatible device to the iPhone, iPod touch and
iRig MIDI connects MIDI keyboards, drum machines, drum pads, pedal
boards and more to an iOS device to control not only the included SampleTank FREE*
but also a world of MIDI-compatible apps such as GarageBand. You can
also use iOS apps to control external MIDI equipment such as sound
modules, DAWs or lighting systems right from the mobile device.
iRig MIDI is the only compact iOS MIDI interface sporting 3 MIDI ports:
IN/OUT/THRU. These connect to any standard MIDI jacks using the included
2 x 1.6m/5.2′ cables. iRig MIDI also has 2 LEDs for displaying the MIDI
activity on the IN and OUT ports.
iRig MIDI also exclusively provides a micro USB port – with included
cable – that connects to any standard USB power supply source so that
the iOS device can stay fully powered during long sessions.
- Standard Core MIDI interface connects any MIDI hardware device to Core MIDI-compatible apps like SampleTank FREE and GarageBand®
- Directly connect MIDI keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines, drum
pads, pedal boards and more using the included 2 x 5.2′ (1.6 m) MIDI
5-pin DIN cables
- 3 MIDI ports: IN/OUT/THRU
- 2 LEDs for MIDI IN/OUT activity display
- Micro USB port can charge the iOS device while in use
- Free apps included*: SampleTank FREE* the powerful sample-based sound module app and iRig MIDI Recorder FREE*
* All IK mobile apps are available for download from the App Store.
There are many ways to integrate iRig MIDI into a mobile rig for
various types of musicians such as: keyboard players, producers,
guitar/bass players and vocalists to name
An iOS device as a synthesizer/instrument
There are many instrument apps for the iPhone/iPad, and it’s fun to
play them on their multi-touch screen. But this is impractical when it
comes to using them as a live instrument. iRig MIDI has the ability to
use any MIDI keyboard controller (from home digital pianos to advanced
synthesizers or computer controllers) as an input source an iOS device
to easily control instrument apps in a familiar way.
The included SampleTank for iOS
also offers a high-quality mobile alternative to traditional software
and hardware sound modules and has been studied from the ground up to
work as a live performance instrument where it can access as a vast 750
MB library of over 400 ready-to-use sounds.
An iOS device as a drum machine/sequencer/recorder
Use iRig MIDI with drum machines, “MPC-style” pads and groove boxes.
Connecting one of these devices to the iRig MIDI input allows the
hardware device to play an iOS instrument app or to use the rhythm
patterns of an external device with an iOS app as a drum and groove
sound module. iRig MIDI also works as an easy-to-use MIDI recorder with
the free iRig MIDI Recorder app.
Alternatively, producers can play MIDI rhythm patterns or MIDI
sequences on their iOS device and use an external drum machine or any
MIDI sound modules connected to the iRig MIDI output as sound modules.
Use a floor controller with guitar and vocal app
Connecting a MIDI floor controller to the input of iRig MIDI allows
the user to control effects processing apps for guitar and bass such as AmpliTube or vocal processing apps such as VocaLive
which will be updated soon to receive MIDI messages. This will allow
the user to change presets or to use pedal controllers to operate wah or
any type of continuous controller effects. This also enables keyboard
players, DJs and other performing musicians to control iOS effects apps
without taking their hands off of their instruments.
Advanced applications using MIDI thru
With the exclusive MIDI thru port of iRig MIDI, the user can create
advanced rigs such as simultaneously using the iOS device and an
external sound module as sound generators controlled by a single MIDI
keyboard. Or record MIDI performances live using an external MIDI
recording device such as a computer!