IK Multimedia is certainly the king of the hill when it comes to versatile, dependable and ultra portable mobile music creation accessories for iOS. The latest addition to the iRig series devices is no acceptation. IK Multimedia iRig KEYS is “the first ultra-slim and highly portable universal MIDI controller keyboard for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC.”
The versatility of this small form factor 37 key USB compatible keyboard is unmatched. If you are a beat maker or synth head on the go the iRig KEYS seems to be a dope grab. iRig KEYS can be connected to everything. Well, maybe not everything but if you are a gadget freak, subway synth keyboard playing, computer geek this may be your ticket. Connect it to your iPhone, iPad or Mac (oh, and your PC if you just must).
It features 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys — 3 full octave range plus one note, that takes up minimal space when used on a desktop, and can easily fit in a backpack or a carry-on bag.
- iRig KEYS is Core MIDI and USB class compliant for a true plug-and-play experience both with iOS devices or Mac/PC, with no additional app, software or drivers to be installed to have it go and running. For total mobility, iRig KEYS is also an ultra-low power consumption unit.
- iRig KEYS can be used for live performance, songwriting and composition with the included apps and software or with a multitude of other MIDI compatible instruments and recorders on any iOS, MacOS or Windows system.
- iRig KEYS comes complete with two free professional quality virtual instrument apps and software that can be immediately downloaded and played, for a true plug-and-play experience right out of the box.
For iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, iRig Keys comes with:
SampleTank for iPhone or iPad FREE, the virtual sound module including a complete selection of acoustic, electric and electronic instruments and patterns, unlocking 48 bonus instruments in addition of the 20 included with the free version (to be download from the App Store)
On Mac/PC iRig Keys come with a downloadable version of:
SampleTank 2 L the Mac/PC sample workstation, available both as a stand-alone and as a plug-in for most popular DAW (including GarageBand, Logic, ProTools, Cubase, Live, Sonar and more) with 2 GB of samples in every instruments category (to be downloaded from the IK Multimedia online User Area)
- 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys (3 full octaves range plus one note)
- Modulation and pitch bend wheels
- Volume/Data knob (assignable)
- Octave/Program Up/Down back-lit, soft-touch buttons
- SET button to store and recall 4 different customized setups
- Input for an optional sustain or expression pedal
- Core MIDI (iOS) and USB class compliant (Mac/PC) – plug and play
- Powered from the iOS device or Mac/PC USB
- Comes with SampleTank FREE iOS app (download from the App store)
- Comes with free Mac/PC virtual instrument: SampleTank 2 L (download from IK User Area)
Price and availability
iRig Keys will be shipping in Fall 2012 for $99.99/€74.99 (ex. taxes) and will be available in musical instruments and electronic retailers around the world. IK is offering a 10% discount for pre-orders, which are already available on the IK Online Store. Use coupon code MOBILITY when checking out to receive 10% off.