iRig Keys makes mobile music making a fully realised dream

The iRig Keys edition brings everything you’d ever want to make music into one MIDI keyboard/controller.

iRig’s have been changing the game for what’s musically possible on the road for a long time with their mobile friendly, professional music devices. Possibly IK Multimedia’s most amazing product yet, the iRig Keys I/O, is according to them the world’s only fully fledged professional audio interface with 25/49 full sized keys – and now you can buy it.

The amazing instrument/controller/interface is capable of being played on the go with iOS devices or as a powerful addition to your home studio setup – or you know, make the most of it and use it for both! IK Multimedia say: “iRig Keys I/O also packs all the controls you would expect from a premium controller including velocity sensitive multicoloured pads and programmable touch-sensitive sliders, buttons and knobs for unique expressiveness and fast workflow.”

The built in 24/96KHz audio interface means that you can plug in instruments and microphones and record directly through the iRig Keys to your computer. This is a massive feature for space-restricted and travelling musicians who can plug straight into a portable and playable device without the need for an extra piece of hardware.

On it’s face the keyboard is packed with controls including programmable sliders, multiple dial knobs, multi-coloured touch pads, and more. All knobs, sliders and buttons are touch-sensitive using capacitive technology for ultra-fast action and immediate feedback, displaying the related parameter value just with a simple touch.iRig Keys I/O audio interface mobile keyboard MIDI controller mobile production

The iRig Keys has been designed to offer as much as possible within a compact build, featuring the smallest sized keys on the market. The iRig Keys can also be powered entirely by AA batteries which IK say makes it the only truly mobile devices that are capable of such. If you want to take it to mobile devices you will need an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad which can connected via lightning cable. Unfortunately there is no Android support.

See an entire list of the iRig Keys impressive features:

  • All-in-one, fully portable, ultra-compact MIDI controller with 24-bit / 96kHz capable input/output audio interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC
  • Available in 49 or 25 keys versions with full size keys and smooth, velocity-sensitive, synth-action keyboard
  • Smart, ultra-compact, elegant design
  • Easily transportable, fits anywhere
  • MFi certified by Apple (“Made for iPhone and iPad”) includes Lightning Cable
  • Includes mobile device support stand
  • Comprehensive controls: 2 slider strips for pitch and modulation (user programmable,) octave, program change and transport controls, 5 programmable touch sensitive knobs, 8 velocity-sensitive multi-colored assignable pads
  • Neutrik® combo input jack for line, instrument or microphones
  • 48V phantom power button
  • Balanced stereo and headphone outputs
  • Powered by USB, 4 AA batteries or optional external power supply (charges your iOS device)
  • Comes with the most comprehensive collection of software instruments and pro studio processors on the market: a value of over $/€ 550 (25-keys model) and $/€ 750 (49-keys model) for software and apps

Find out even more about this incredible new controller/instrument/interface/everything from IK Multimedia’s site: www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigkeysio/index.php?pp=irig-keys-io-info

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