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IK Multimedia unveils iRig Keys I/O - the smallest full-sized key iOS controller on the market

Release Date

Out Now

Product Type

Keyboard controller

Manufacturer

IK Multimedia

Contact

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigkeysio/

Laura  Barnes
IK Multimedia unveils iRig Keys I/O - the smallest full-sized key iOS controller on the market

iRig Keys I/O works out of the box with all iOS devices with a Lightning port.

IK Multimedia has introduced its new iRig Keys I/O keyboard controller, featuring a built-in audio interface.

The all-in-one music production station will be available in October 2017 and is now open for pre-order.

IK claims it is the only keyboard controllers with 25 or 49 full-size keys to integrate a professional high-definition audio interface, featuring 24-bit audio up to 96kHz sampling rate, a combo input jack for line, instrument or mic input with phantom power, balanced stereo output and high quality 1/8" headphone output.

Ideal for use with the latest Apple devices like the iPhone 7, the iRig Keys I/O also includes all the controls users would expect from a premium keyboard, including velocity sensitive multicoloured pads and programmable touch-sensitive sliders, buttons and knobs in an ultra-portable package.

“iRig Keys I/O is the only controller range currently available on the market today featuring a professional 24-bit, 96kHz capable audio interface,” said IK. “This keeps cabling to a minimum and makes setting up as fast and easy as just plug and play.”

For recording, the combination input handles 1/4" or XLR sources and provides the best possible audio quality with a Class A preamp for dynamic and condenser mics (including 48V phantom power), to line instruments along with guitars and basses.

When used in live performances the 1/4" balanced stereo output allows for long cable runs directly to a PA or mixer.

Both the 25 and 49-key models feature a volume/data push knob, 4 touch-sensitive knobs on 2 banks (acting as 8 total controls) and 8 multicoloured LED velocity sensitive pads. There are also 2 fully programmable touch control strips acting by default as Pitch and Modulation controls. A complete touch sensitive transport and button section rounds out the controls available.

All knobs, sliders and buttons are touch-sensitive using capacitive technology for ultra-fast action and immediate feedback.

Being certified Apple MFi hardware (Made for iPhone and iPad) and thanks to the on-board audio interface, iRig Keys I/O works out of the box with all iOS devices with a Lightning port. There’s also a USB cable to connect to Mac and PC computers. iRig Keys I/O works with popular Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software like GarageBand, Logic, Ableton Live and more.

IK Multimedia’s iRig Keys I/O will be available in October 2017 and can be pre-ordered now from the IK Multimedia online store and IK authorised dealers worldwide.

The 49-key model has an RRP of €299.99, while the 25-key model will cost €199.99.

For more information visit http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigkeysio/

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