IK Multimedia iRig Pre XLR Microphone Interface for Android and iDevices
Introducing the First studio quality mic preamp for the iOS platform
Here’s how you use it: Take the microphone you use every day on stage or in the studio and plug it into your iOS device. It’s that simple. Need Phantom Power? Flip the “Phantom Power” switch. Congratulations, you’ve just become a professional user.
This is perhaps the most important product introduction for musicians and the rest of the civilized world since the iPod and iPad. Now, thanks to the iRig Pre, you can hook your favorite microphone to your iOS device and join the mobile music revolution. Create music any time, anywhere with your own high quality microphones on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
iRig Recorder connectivity schema
So now if you want to record that special riff using your own ribbon microphone and mix it on your iPhone, you can. Simply plug the iRig Pre into the headphone jack of your iOS device, activate phantom power if necessary, launch your recording software and wail away.
Hey, is that a Preamp in your pocket?
Why yes, as a matter of fact it is! The iRig PRE sports an ultra-compact design so it fits pretty much anywhere. Just slightly larger than a 9 volt battery, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll misplace your iRig PRE. But don’t let the small size fool you. iRig Pre is a professional sounding mic preamp that will dazzle you and your friends.
Phantom of the iPad
The iRig Pre has a 48v Phantom Power feature that lets you use your favorite condenser microphone with your iOS device. But don’t worry… the phantom doesn’t eat your device battery, it takes a standard 9v. No longer are you shackled by the chains of passive microphones for your mobile recordings. Now inject the shocking awe-inspiring power and clarity of the ever popular Condenser microphone into the lifeless muddy world of “a.m. radio” sounding recordings. You’ll be the hero of the entire civilized recording world when you unleash the beast onto unsuspecting virgin ears, now thanks to the technological marvel that will become known to the rest of the world as iRig Pre, but you saw it here first.
Oh, and you can plug a SM58 into it and sound like your fabulous normal self as well. Cool.
Hear Yourself over the Drums
The iRig Mic Pre features a 3.5mm headphone out that allows you to monitor the processed sound… however you sound. So now you can finally tell if you’re “Idol” material.
40cm of “Micabular” Awesomeness
Unlike some other mic cable companies, we provide you with an astonishing 40cm (that’s like 15.75″) of space to place your device. So if you want to Velcro your iRig Pre to your mic stand and use the iKlip Mini to hold your iPhone, you can. And with total peace of mind. Rest assured, you’re secured. However, if you Velcro it to the singer’s pants, you’re on your own. Sorry, that voids the warranty.
2 Free Apps ready to go
In addition, you can download from the App Store two free apps to get started recording and “effectualizing” your voice: iRig Recorder FREE, a simple-to-use waveform recorder and editor, and VocaLive FREE, our premium live vocal effects processor.
Works With Your Android Devices
iRig PRE is fully compatible with Android devices, so now you can use your high quality studio and stage mics to record fabulous audio on your tablet or phone. And with iRig Recorder FREE for Android you can capture your musical ideas, performances, rehearsals, etc., with pristine audio quality. Simply plug your iRig PRE into your headphone/input jack on your device, launch your favorite recording, vocal or playing app, and hit record. Now you can finally get studio quality audio on your Android device.
40 cm (15.75″) TRRS cable to connect
to any iOS device headset jack
XLR input connector for microphones
+48 V phantom power
Power/Phantom Power provided by 9V battery
Battery life is approximately
30 hours with dynamic microphones
and 10 hours with phantom powered condenser studio microphones
Download 2 free apps from the App Store:
– iRig Recorder FREE, an easy-to-use voice recording/editing app,
– VocaLive FREE, a multi-effects processing app for singers.
Compatible with iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.
iRig PRE Specifications
Frequency response: from 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 1.5dB
Noise: -98 dB fullband, phantom power ON
Maximum output level: 2 Vrms
Distortion: 0.025% THD
Phantom max current: 6mA
Battery duration (Alkaline 9V cell): approx 30 hours when phantom is off, approx 10 hours when phantom is on
32mm x 35mm x 83mm (W x L x H)
Cable lenght: 450mm
Weight: 100g (Battery included)
iRig PRE is compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (5th, 4th and 3rd generation), iPad Air, 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2, iPad and iPad mini. iOS 4.3 or later is required.
Works with most Android devices including: Google Nexus S, HTC Desire HD, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy W, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 plus.
Mac®: Most Mac computers starting from late 2008 are compatible with the exception of the Mac Pro line.
To check if your Mac is compatible select: About This Mac > More Info > System Report > Audio and check that “External Microphone / iPhone headset” is appearing on the list of included features.