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Suitable for use with for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac, the IK Multimedia iRig HD sounds better than ever! Improved converters with an ultra-transparent 24 bit Analogue-to-digital converter mean that your guitar's tonal characteristics are well-preserved, and you still have a huge choice of different tones and effects so all your sonic needs are catered for - all with iRig HD - a device that slips into your back pocket!
The iRig HD is now able to interface using the new Lightning connector (like on the latest iPhone), the old 30-pin style connector and a normal USB connector. Pair up with free Amplitube software, downloadable from the iTunes store, and iRig HD becomes all the guitar rigs you ever dreamed of, right there in the palm of your hand.
N.B. iDevices and guitar pictured are not included
Here's what iK Multimedia say about the iRig HD
High-def jams on your iPhone, iPad or Mac
The pioneers in mobile music making now bring you the new iRig HD - the next generation of the immensely popular AmpliTube iRig interface. iRig HD is a high-quality digital guitar/bass/instrument interface for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac.
Welcome to Your High-Def Digital Audio Future
iRig HD features superior digital audio quality, and offers a premium 24-bit A/D converter for a crystal clear digital signal that's free from noise and crosstalk. Plus, its ultra-low-draw power-consumption circuitry eliminates the need for batteries - it's powered by your mobile device or computer. An onboard gain control allows you to dial in the perfect signal level for your instrument and apps, and a multicolor LED lets you know what's going on with your interface and signal.
iRig HD is compatible with the range of IK AmpliTube apps (the #1 app for guitar players) including AmpliTube Fender, AmpliTube Slash and AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, as well as any other real-time processing apps, such as Apple GarageBand, which support digital audio. Use the iRig HD anywhere you play guitar - on the go, in the studio or on your Mac at home.
iRig at a Glance
- High-quality instrument-level 1/4" Hi-Z input jack
- Detachable cables for Lightning, 30 pin and USB connector compatibility
- Preamp gain control
- High-quality low-noise, high-definition preamp
- High-quality 24-bit A/D conversion
- Powered by the iOS device or USB
- Also works with line level signals from synthesizers, keyboards and mixers
- Ultra-compact and lightweight
- Comes with AmpliTube FREE apps (free download on App Store)
iRig HD - Plug-in and Play
No matter where you are, iRig HD delivers pure high-quality digital input signal. It features a 24-bit A/D ultra-transparent converter that accurately preserves the nuances of your instrument. This means you can rock out on your iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, or Mac laptop or desktop computer, with studio quality sound. iRig HD features a standard 1/4" Hi-Z instrument input jack, and connects to your iOS device with the included 30-pin cable or the included Lightning cable.
One Interface - Everywhere You Play
The beauty of the iRig HD is that it works everywhere you do. It also comes with a handy USB cable and is class compliant, so you can plug right in to your laptop or desktop Mac computer and keep jamming. Start a project on your iPad, finish it on your Mac with the same great tone: Brilliant.
AmpliTube, AmpliTube Fender, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix and AmpliTube Slash for iOS
Now for the good stuff. Download the AmpliTube FREE, AmpliTube Fender FREE, AmpliTube Slash or AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix app from the App store. Plug your guitar into iRig HD, plug your headphones into your device headphone jack and launch the app. Immediately you'll see something very familiar - a complete guitar rig. AmpliTube iOS recreates your entire guitar/bass signal chain in your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.
AmpliTube FREE, AmpliTube Fender FREE, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix and AmpliTube Slash come with a built-in single-track recorder, expandable to 4 tracks on the iPhone/iPod touch and 8-tracks on the iPad versions of the apps. Immediately you can record your performance, and the length is limited only by your device memory. When you expand the recorder (via in-app purchase), you also get master effects, giving you a complete mobile recording solution built right into your device. Create full songs and compositions right on your iOS device, and export them in WAV or MP3 formats to share via SoundCloud, FTP or email.
We're adding new models of gear on a regular basis, and the in-app purchase feature allows you to expand your AmpliTube app when you want to. You can start with the AmpliTube FREE, AmpliTube Fender FREE, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix or AmpliTube Slash app, then expand your gear collection when you want.
iRig HD Specifications
- Maximum Input Level: from 330 mVpp to 7 Vpp
- Gain Control Range: 26 dB
- Input Noise: -97 dB RMS
- Distortion (THD): 0.005%
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
- Size: 30mm/1.18" x 99mm/3.9" x 21mm/0.85" (W x L x H)
- Weight: ~35g/1.23oz
- iRig HD high quality digital guitar interface
- iOS lightning connection cable
- iOS 30 pin connection cable
- USB connection cable
Compatible Devices / Requirements
- iRig HD is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPod touch (5th, and 4th generation), iPad 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2, iPad and iPad mini. iOS 5.1 or later is required.
- Mac: Mac OS X 10.5 or later. One free USB port.
Ben | Purchase date: 10 June 2013
Very good and sturdy interface and with Amplitube on the iPad I can practice anywhere without lugging an amp about. Sure, sound is not perfect, we can't expect this from the modeling power of a tablet, but it's far better than the little headphone amps I was using before, and it's portable.
My travel axe, iRig and iPad will be coming everywhere I go from now on, no need to miss out on my all important practice hours!
Frank | Purchase date: 10 June 2013
This is far better than the original iRig (and so it should be at three times the price). However, I don't begrudge one penny, as the new model is total hiss-free, and you get freebies on your iPad the first time you use it. It comes with connecting leads for computer, old iPad, and new iPad 4 with lightning. I'm well impressed.