CES 2012

iRig PRE – The Universal Microphone Interface for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

At CES 2012 we caught up with IK Multimedia and they showed us a secret little mic pre they developed for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. iRig PRE is going to be the next and latest announcement/addition to the iRig Family line of iOS products. This is a pretty awesome little microphone pre with the ability to use ANY mic on your iOS device! This can definitely be a game changer for anyone in need of a high-end mic for whatever reason but not want to lug around a big pre-amp. Below are some of the details from IK Multimedia’s website about iRig PRE! Check out the video below as well…

iRig PRE is the ultimate solution for connecting any type of microphone – from regular stage microphones to expensive studio models – to any iPhone, iPhone touch or iPad providing access to the widest range of recording applications.

iRig PRE is the first high-quality microphone preamp designed specifically for iOS devices that allows musicians to use their favorite high-quality stage or studio mics with their iOS device.

The microphone plugs directly into the standard XLR connector of iRig PRE with no need for extra cables or adapters.

Its adjustable thumbwheel gain control allows the user to easily make precise level settings. The onboard 9V battery provides the necessary voltage for phantom-powered studio condenser microphones for at least for 15 hours of continuous use.

The 3.5mm (1/8”) standard stereo headphone output allows monitoring while recording.

The lightweight housing sports a convenient cable for iOS device connection and also includes a Velcro strip slot for easy mounting on a mic stand or other stage locations.

Like all other IK Multimedia microphones, it includes 2 free apps: iRig Recorder (an easy-to-use recording/editing app) and VocaLive (an effects processing app for singers).

And like the entire range of iRig accessories, it’s highly portable thanks to its pocket-sized form factor for recording anywhere.

Features:

  • 40 cm (15.75”) TRRS cable to connect to any iOS device headset jack
  • XLR input connector for microphones
  • Gain control
  • +48 V phantom power
  • Headphone output
  • On/Off switch
  • Power/Phantom Power provided by 9V battery
  • Battery life is approximately 40 hours with dynamic microphones and 15 hours with phantom powered condenser studio microphones
  • Includes 2 free apps: iRig Recorder, an easy-to-use voice recording/editing app, and VocaLive, a multi-effects processing app for singers.
  • Compatible with iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.

Available soon from electronic and music retailers.

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