New Lightning accessory cable allows players to plug iRig KEYS portable MIDI controller directly into iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad 4, to play their favorite MIDI instruments and synths apps on newer devices

June 13, 2013 – IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, is pleased to announce that it’s now shipping a Lightning cable for iRig® KEYS – the first ultra-slim portable keyboard for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac/PC – which will allow players to use the popular compact keyboard with the new generation iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The cable is available for purchase from the IK website for only $19.99 / €17.99 (excluding taxes).

iRig KEYS is the universal portable keyboard MIDI controller for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac/PC that lets musicians create, compose and record on the go. Its plug-and-play design features 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys, pitch-bend and modulation wheels, 5 backlit programming buttons and a volume/data knob. iRig KEYS is Core MIDI and USB class-compliant, so it works straight out of the box with no additional software necessary. It comes with a 30-pin dock-connection cable for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and a USB cable for hooking up to a Mac/PC.

iRig KEYS is the perfect companion for creating music on the go. It comes with iGrand Piano FREE*, a concert quality piano app; SampleTank™ FREE*, a sound and groove module app; and SampleTank L** for Mac/PC. iRig KEYS works with all Core MIDI-compatible apps like GarageBand, and MIDI applications and DAWs on Mac/PC. When connected to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, iRig KEYS is powered by the device. For longer playing sessions, it can be powered through its USB port, like when it’s connected to a Mac/PC.

*Download from the App StoreSM

**Register and download from the IK Multimedia website

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