IK Multimedia acclaimed iRig now in SA
Gammatek’s recently appointed distribution of IK Multimedia exposes musicians and gadget enthusiasts to a series of world-class music creation apps and accessories for Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices.
Available immediately is IK Multimedia’s acclaimed iRig product range which includes the iRig MIX, iRig STOMP, iRIG MIC, iRIG MIC Cast, iRig iKlip and DJ Rig for iPad. Additionally, all products are compatible with the newly introduced iPhone 5.
IK Multimedia specialises in providing music production tools with great sound quality and a realistic look and feel. With over one million installations worldwide, the company’s products have been adopted by musicians of every level to gain access to high-end, studio-quality gear from their computers or mobile devices.
“Providing world-class music creation apps and accessories to SA musos is definitely an important milestone in our product delivery to the country. We are thrilled to be partner of IK Multimedia which is known for its innovation and ability to develop products that takes music to the next, awesome level,” comments Zev Cherniak from Gammatek.
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Looking at the products, the iRig MIX is the first iOS (Apple mobile device operation system) mobile mixer for DJ and live musicians, and includes a full line-up of professional features such as a crossfader, separate channel faders, EQ, cue, a master volume and more. It makes a great hardware front end for IK’s DJ Rig app and can also be used in any other applications where a small portable mixer is required.
The DJ Rig for iPad app mobile DJ mixing to a completely new level, providing a comprehensive suite of professional DJ mixing tools, all in one convenient iPad app. DJ Rig for iPad offers numerous new capabilities that have only been available on professional DJ software for the Mac and PC.
With DJ Rig for iPad, mobile DJs will possess the virtual equivalent of a full professional DJ setup – two turntables or CD players, a DJ mixer, a DJ multi-effects unit, a phrase sampler and more, all in a portable package to take their spin to the next level, anytime and anywhere.
DJ Rig for iPad is a fully self-contained DJ environment that can be directly connected to a sound system, but even more functionality is available when it’s used in tandem with the iRig Explains Cherniak: “When used together, DJ Rig and iRig MIX provide a comprehensive DJ setup that packs all the features the most demanding DJs need – all in an ultra-light combo rig which can be set-up and running in seconds.”
iRig was the first guitar-and-bass interface adapter for the iPhone. It offers an affordable price and full compatibility with IK range of effects-processing apps such as AmpliTube, AmpliTube Fender and AmpliTube Slash, as well as a multitude of other apps including GarageBand.
iRig STOMP is the first stompbox-style guitar and bass interface that allows guitarists and bassists to integrate their favourite signal processing apps into their live setup and other effects.
Another first is iRig MIC, a handheld mic designed for vocals and recording for iOS audio apps like IK VocaLive and iRig Recorder and many others. Featuring real-time monitoring and a three-level gain switch, it deftly handles everything from singing to speeches to instrument recording.
Additionally, iRig MIC Cast provides users with an ultra compact, low-profile mic designed for recording podcasts, interviews, lectures, and other spoken-word material. It offers flat frequency response and direct pick-up pattern for recording without background noise.
Lasty, the iKlip is a universal mic stand adapter for iPhone and iPod touch, makes it easy to securely clip the iOS device to a microphone stand for live performance and practicing. Not only does it work with the iPhone 5, but every other existing iPhone and iPod touch model.
IK Multimedia’s iRig products are available from selected retail stores.