Live streaming has been growing in popularity as a way for creators to interact with fans in a fun and interactive way. However setting up a good quality live stream can be difficult, especially when it comes to audio. Just using a phone mic isn't always the best option - especially if you're a musician. The IK Multimedia iRig Stream is a mobile audio interface designed to help you get great quality sound for your live streams.
- Stereo line input over RCA connectors
- Audio level LED indicators to dial in the right gain fast
- Up to 48kHz / 24bit resolution
- Pre-mixes audio sources down to stereo or mono
- Loop-back mixes incoming signals with your device’s audio
- Headphone out with integrated mic input to talk over your music
- Powered by your device or external power supply (sold separately)
Connectivity and Sound
With the iRig Stream you mix audio from 3 sources and then stream it to your audience. On the bottom are two line-level RCA inputs for connecting a mixer, DJ decks, keyboards, or synths. You could plug your instruments into a mixer and then use the iRig Stream to stream it to your audience. On the right side of the iRig Stream is a headphone/mic (3.5mm) jack. You can use this to cast your voice to your audience using the mic on a headset or headphones, or you could use an iRig Mic. You can also take audio from your device, mix it with the external audio sources and then send it back out to the live stream. The iRig Stream has up to 48kHz / 24-bit resolution and adjustable input gain control to ensure your sound is clean and clear. Another feature is the MONO on/off switch. Many apps only accept mono audio for live streaming, while the iRig Stream has stereo audio, when you turn on the Mono switch it mixes the two channels into a mono channel so you can stream without losing any audio.
A mobile audio interface has to be portable, otherwise what's the point? Thankfully the iRig Stream is small enough to fit in your pocket so you can take it and record anywhere. It runs off your device's battery so no fiddling around with batteries, but if you need the interface and your phone to last longer you can also use and external power supply (sold separately).
- Conversion: 24-bit A/D, 24-bit D/A
- Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
- Power: USB bus powered or DC IN. When connected to an external PSU (iRig PSU 3A, not included), iRig Stream charge the connected iOS lightning device.
- Metering: 3x LEDs
- Device Connection: mini-DIN
- Connector: 2x RCA (unbal.) Left/Right
- Nominal Input Level: -10dBV
- Input Impedance: 16.5kOhms
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20kHz
- Connector: 1/8” TRRS jack (CTIA wiring standard)
- Supply voltage: > 2,5V
- Microphone gain: Adjustable with numbered thumbwheel
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20kHz
- Headphone Level control: numbered thumbwheel
- Headphone Output Power: 100mW into 50Ohms
- iRig Stream interface
- Lightning to mini-DIN connection cable (60cm/23.62")
- USB C-Type to mini-DIN connection cable (60cm/23.62")
- USB A-Type to mini-DIN connection cable (60cm/23.62")
- Size: 105.5mm/4.15" x 44.5mm/1.75" x 24mm/0.94"
- Weight: 65g/2.29oz
- iOS Devices: Compatible with iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation), iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (6th generation), iPad (5th generation). iOS 6 or later is required.
- Computers: Mac®: macOS® 10.6 or later. One free USB port.
- Windows®: Fully supports Windows 10 WASAPI for low latency audio. One free USB port. (ASIO4ALL is required on Windows 7 and 8 for low latency audio. See our FAQ here for further details.)
- Android Devices: Compatible with Android devices running Android 5 or later and with USB digital audio capabilities. Micro-USB-OTG mini-DIN cable (sold separately) is required.