IK Multimedia have announced iRig HD 2 — the sequel to their iRig HD digital guitar interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac & PC. It features a 24 bit/96kHz conversion and is iPhone 7 ready. We also have an exclusive preview review from Eli Krantzberg.
Integrated Headphone Out, iPhone 7 Ready
IK Multimedia have included a Lightning cable to connect directly to your iPhone and features an integrated headphone out jack with a preamp and level control on their new iRig HD 2. This means that for newer devices like the iPhone 7 without a dedicated headphone output, players can use their existing headphones to monitor their playing and recording, or for just listening to music.
- 96kHz Digital Audio with 24-bit A/D conversion
- 1/4" Amp output jack with switchable output “FX” and “Thru”
- 1/8" Headphone output with preamp and level control
- Comes with microphone stand mounting clip and Velcro strip
- Comes with AmpliTube 4 for Mac/PC
- Unlocks full version features and gear of AmpliTube for iOS (Free download from App Store)
Amp Out With Dual Mode Switch
iRig HD 2 also sports a new Amp Out jack that lets players use their iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC live on stage with a traditional guitar amplifier without the need for special adapters — a standard ¼” instrument cable is all that is needed to make the connection. This output is controlled by a new FX/Thru switch that lets users choose what type of signal is sent — FX sends the processed signal coming from the device, while Thru sends an unprocessed direct signal for using a tuner or in-line recording of the dry signal. iRig HD 2 also comes with a mic stand mounting bracket and Velcro® strip for convenient attachment to a mic stand on stage for live performance.
Full Versions Of AmpliTube Included
iRig HD 2 owners will also receive free downloads of the full versions of IK Multimedia's guitar and bass tone and recording studio - AmpliTube 4 for Mac/PC worth $/€149.99 and AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad worth $/€19.99 each. With AmpliTube, guitar and bass players will have access to stompboxes, amps, cabinets, microphones, speakers, rack effects and more, all on their computer or mobile device.
Exclusive Preview From Eli Krantzberg
Check out the first review of iRig HD 2 from Eli Krantzberg. Eli shows what you get in the box, explains what all the I/O does before he puts it to work on his system using the IK Multimedia Amplitube 4 plugin. He also shows how to use the iRig HD2 with an iPad, guitar amp and into his DAW by micing the guitar cab.
Pricing And Availability
iRig HD 2 is available for pre-order from IK retailers worldwide or from the IK store for only $/€99.99. IK Multimedia expect that iRig HD 2 will be available and shipping late September, 2016.