PadGadget’s Sound Stage: IK Multimedia Launch iRig HD

iRig HDIt is time again for another edition of PadGadget’s Sound Stage. We are huge fans of music here, and even have some musicians in our midst. Every week, we bring you news and information on apps and accessories for musicians and music fans. Last week, we told you about the Guitar Hero-like app, Guitar! by Smule.

This week, we have some great news for you. IK Multimedia has been secretly working on a follow up to their popular iRig. The iRig HD promises to be high-quality, high powered, and high-def. Guess what? It is now available for shipping.

The iRig was one of the first, if not the first, adapter that allows musicians the ability to connect their guitar or bass to their iOS device. The iRig HD is the first high-quality 24-bit audio interface to connect you to your iPad, iPhone, or even computer.

The iRig HD features a 24-bit A/D converter that creates a clearer digital signal than its predecessor. It includes a high-quality, low noise, high definition preamp with gain control.

IK Multimedia’s newest music gadget has ultra low power consumption so you can plug it into your iPad and keep it running without worrying about losing juice in the middle of a show.

There is an onboard gain control so that you can easily adjust the signal to suit your instrument’s needs. It works with line level signals from synthesizers, keyboards and mixers.

The iRig HD is made with a standard ¼-inch Hi-Z input jack on one side and the device connection port on the other side. The package includes a 30-pin connector cable, a Lightning connector cable, and USB connector cable.

The iRig HD also comes with four exclusive additions for AmpliTube and AmpliTube FREE that can only be accessed when you plug the adapter into your iOS device.

AmpliTube Studio

Speaking of AmpliTube, the popular guitar effects app has recently received some additional features that turn it into a veritable music studio. In fact, the additional software that is now available as an in-app purchase through the app is called, AmpliTube Studio. The new Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) features the ability to cut, copy, and paste tracks, as well as fade in or punch out additional recordings. AmpliTube Studio has a wide variety of additional features that can be downloaded as an in-app purchase for $14.99 after you update the AmpliTube app to version 3.0.

You can purchase the iRig HD from the company’s website today for $99.99.

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