We've told you about IK Multimedia's myriad music-making accessories, but those of you that are musically inclined and have an iPhone 5, iPad 4 or iPad mini might want to take note now (get it?).
IK Multimedia has announced the iRig HD. The plug-and-play, high-quality digital guitar/bass/instrument interface features a 24-bit A/D ultra-transparent converter that the company says is capable of preserving all the nuances of your instrument.
Best of all, it comes with a native Lightning to 1/4" Hi-Z instrument input jack cable so it's compatible with all the latest iOS devices. The iRig HD also ships with 30-pin and USB to 1/4" input jack cables so it's also compatible with older iOS devices and Macs. Currently, however, there is no pricing details and no firm launch date. Check out the press release below for all the details.
The sequel to the most popular guitar interface of all time
8 January 2013
The new iRig HD, the sequel to iRig – the most popular guitar interface of all time – is now being shown at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, at the IK Multimedia booth (located at North Hall, Booth 5625). Just one day after the show floor opened, iLounge awarded it Best of Show 2013!
With over half a million units sold worldwide, iRig has revolutionized the way guitar players jam and record, allowing them to play anywhere using their iPhone or iPad and the virtual effects and amplifiers of the range of AmpliTube apps. AmpliTube is the all-time bestseller when it comes to guitar sound processing, and includes dozens of legendary pieces of gear from world-class brands such Fender®, Ampeg®, Soldano®, and T-Rex®, as well as the sounds of iconic artists like Slash and Jimi Hendrix.
iRig HD improves on the characteristics that have made iRig the standard for connecting your guitar or bass to the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and rocking out. Together with its ease of use, plug-and-play convenience, ultra-portability and universal compatibility, iRig HD offers a superior digital sound quality that's comparable to that of high-end interfaces used in computer-based studios.