IK Multimedia Introduces Music Accessories for Android, iOS
Sunrise, FL (January 8, 2012) – IK Multimedia is proud to announce the iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit, a comprehensive collection of high quality cables designed to cover all possible audio signal routings for users of smartphones, tablets, MP3 players and laptops. The cables provide everyone from DJs to live musicians to music enthusiasts with the tools they need to handle virtually any mobile cabling situation.
The iLine cables are all made in Italy, and feature high-quality components such as 24K gold-plated connectors for excellent connectivity, high-purity copper conductors for increased dynamic range and resolution, high-density shielding to guard against distortion and interference and low-capacitance insulation for the best quality signal transmission and transient preservation. All the plugs are conveniently color coded for quick and easy identification of their functionality.
The kit covers a wide range of mobile and audio applications, including those where the correct cables are hard to find, such as extending your headphone cable (and still being able to use the built-in mic) or converting stereo signals to mono, or easily connecting your phone or laptop to DJ or home stereo gear.
The kit includes the following cables:
Mono Output Adapter: the ultimate iRig to Guitar amp cable, it converts 1/8” (3.5mm) stereo output to ¼” (6.35mm) mono signal. Use this to send your stereo output from your device into a mono input device like a guitar amplifier or a mono-input powered speaker.
Input Output Extension: extends the range of your device output jack, including signal input and microphone capability. Use this one when you want to use your iRig, iRig MIC, iRig Mic CAST or headset with more room to move around, especially if you talk with your hands a lot.
Stereo Aux: almost 5’ (150 cm) in length, this extra long stereo cable can be used when you want to connect your device to speakers or car stereo, especially in places where longer cable runs are required.
Headphone Splitter: as the name implies, this one takes a single stereo pair from your device and makes two out of it. Allows the use of two pairs of headphones or speakers from a single stereo output on a 1/8" (3.5mm) jack, long enough (12”/30 cm) to ensure proper separation of the listeners.
RCA Output Adapter: 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo male to 2 x RCA mono male. This cable makes it possible to connect a mobile device to DJ gear, or home stereos with RCA I/O.
Mono Output Splitter: this one is perfect for sending the signal from your device to the L/R inputs in a stereo channel on a mixer. The unique ¼” (6.35mm) mono female jacks let you use your standard signal cables to freely place your device on stage while running your signal to the front of house mixer.
The kit also comes with a convenient travel case, allowing users to easily keep the cables together in one location.
The iLine cables are also offered for individual purchase, to meet specific a-la-carte audio needs.
Pricing and Availability
The iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit will be priced at $59.99/€47.99 (excluding taxes), with a saving of 50% of the cost of buying the cables individually.
Individual prices are as follows:
Mono Output Adapter - $19.99/€15.99
Input Output Extension - $19.99/€15.99
Stereo Aux - $19.99/€15.99
Headphone Splitter - $14.99/€11.99
RCA Output Adapter - $24.99/€19.99
Mono Output Splitter -$19.99/€15.99
Travel Case – $9.99/€7.99
The iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit and the individual iLine Cables will be shipping in February 2013.
IK Multimedia is proud to announce iRig Recorder for the Android operating system. iRig Recorder is a powerful audio recording and editing app that turns a mobile Android device into a professional field recorder, and makes it easy to capture interviews, classes, rehearsals, music performances, lectures, and more, with outstanding quality. When used with the IK range of mobile microphones and accessories for Android including iRig MIC, iRig MIC Cast and iRig PRE, iRig Recorder provides a complete, ultra-portable solution, to any recording needs on the go for the popular Android platform.
iRig Recorder is a simple to use audio recording app that can start recording immediately when it is launched making it the perfect “on the spot” field recorder. Users simply launch the app and hit the record button, or can also configure the app to start recording audio immediately upon launch. The app automatically groups recordings by date, tags them with geographic location information, and saves the original file as a backup. Recording time is limited only by the available memory on the device. iRig Recorder can be used with the built-in device microphone, or for superior sound quality can be used with IK’s iRig MIC handheld microphone, iRig MIC Cast compact device microphone, or iRig PRE professional studio XLR microphone preamp, all designed for capturing broadcast quality audio on the go.
Recording is only part of the story with iRig Recorder. It also provides a precise waveform editor, which allows for selecting, cutting, and cropping of the audio content. Automatic onboard audio processing options can optimize recording levels and tone, remove background noise and increase the overall audio quality so that anybody can produce professional quality audio with no formal training.
The app can also speed up or slow down a recording without changing the timbre. With its onboard processing and editing features, it’s possible to produce podcasts or other types of programming, all without leaving the app.
Finished recordings can be easily shared by e-mail and FTP, over Bluetooth, through USB cables, from an SD card, or via apps installed on the device. Files can be exported as CD-quality WAV files, or as compressed .ogg files, ranging from 64 to 192 kbps.
A free version of iRig Recorder is also available, which provides the same recording, level-optimization and export features as the full version, and users can add the editing and additional processing via in-app purchase.
IK Multimedia is the leader in mobile music creation accessories and offers several external miking options for the Android platform that allow for the capture of higher quality recordings than can be obtained with a device’s built-in mic. iRig MIC is a quality handheld mic designed for both close- and distance-recording applications. iRig MIC Cast is an ultra-compact, high-quality personal mic that attaches to the mobile device. iRig PRE is a mobile mic preamp that allows for the use of professional XLR microphones with. It even has phantom power for condenser mics. All of IK’s microphone products allow for real-time monitoring of the recordings thanks to their included stereo output connector for headphones or speakers.
Pricing and Availability
iRig Recorder will be available at the end of January on the Google Play Store, and is priced at $4.99.
IK Multimedia is proud to announce five new accessories in its popular iKlip mounting solution line up: iKlip 2 for iPad and iPad mini, iKlip Stand for iPad and iPad mini and iKlip Studio now for iPad mini.
These new iKlip models offer options for mounting and positioning the iPad or iPad mini for hands-free operation and optimum viewing angles to a microphone stand, a tabletop, above equipment and more, covering every possible playing and viewing situation on stage and in the studio. iKlip solutions are also perfect for business presentations, educational applications, gaming, and many other everyday home uses.
All of the new iKlip models offer robust lightweight and ultra-portable designs thanks to their durable thermoplastic molded components that are made in Italy. They all offer an intuitive and ergonomic design that provides precise optimum positioning of all models of iPad and the new iPad mini.
The new range includes:
iKlip 2 – the new mic stand adapter for iPad. The sequel to the original iKlip, the most popular iPad microphone stand mounting accessory, the new iKlip 2 provides a safe and sturdy method for attaching all types of iPad (from iPad 2nd generation and later) to a microphone stand. It features a new ball-joint design that can be adjusted vertically and horizontally to find just the right viewing angle, and can be quickly rotated between portrait and landscape mode without using tools. Plus the new iKlip 2 supports stands or poles with larger diameters of up to 1.2" and has a new streamlined mounting system that can be up and running in seconds. The new iKlip 2 for iPad mini, offered separately, has the same elegant design and features, but fits the brand new Apple iPad mini.
iKlip Stand – the desktop stand for iPad. This new desktop stand mounts the iPad above the desktop so users can position any type of equipment (like music keyboards, mixers, DJ gear etc…) under it for quick access and viewing while playing. It provides a more efficient use of desktop space and a more comfortable ergonomic setup. Although originally designed for music application, iKlip Stand represents a smart solution for any type of iPad positioning at home or in the office, when there is the need to have the device on hand without conflicting with other objects on a tabletop or desktop.
Two independent articulation joints allow for adjustment of both the height and viewing angle, and it can be switched between portrait or landscape mode with a single gesture. Together with iKlip Stand, the new iKlip Stand for iPad mini, offered separately, is functionally identical for easy positioning of the new Apple device.
iKlip Studio for iPad mini is a tabletop stand designed for use on flat surfaces with apps that require energetic tapping and beat making and is the sister version to the very popular iKlip Studio for iPad. It securely holds an iPad mini but also other 7” tablet in place with non-slip rubber grip feet, and features adjustable viewing/playing angles from near-vertical for reading or viewing score and tab, to near horizontal for sequencing, energetically tapping out rhythms, or intense gaming. Tablets can be used in portrait or landscape mode, and iKlip Studio folds flat for easy storage and transport in a tablet bag.
Pricing and Availability
The iKlip 2 for iPad and iKlip 2 for iPad mini are both priced at $39.99 / €29.99 MSRP (excl. tax).
The iKlip Stand for iPad and iKlip Stand for iPad mini are both priced at $59.99 / €49.99 MSRP (excl. tax).
The iKlip Studio for iPad mini is priced at $29.99 / €24.99 MSRP (excluding taxes).
All these new iKlips will ship during the first quarter of 2013.
IK Multimedia combined with the announcement of its first recording Android app, iRig Recorder, is proud to announce that five of its popular iOS mobile accessories are compatible with the most popular Android devices. All its range of microphones and recording accessories including iRig MIC, iRig MIC Cast, iRig PRE, plus the portable DJ mixer iRig MIX and the tabletop stand iKlip STUDIO, can now be used with the most popular Android smartphones and tablets, such as the Samsung Galaxy and Note range.
iRig MIC is a quality, handheld microphone that’s designed for close-range and distance-miking applications. It’s great for vocal recording and other musical applications, as well as podcasts, lectures, and more, and it enables better quality recordings than can be obtained with a mobile device’s built-in mic.
iRig MIC Cast is a small, high-quality microphone designed for podcasts and other voice recordings. It attaches to a smartphone or tablet via its audio jack, features a mini-headphone jack for monitoring, and offers a low-profile solution for capturing better sounding audio from a smartphone or tablet.
iRig PRE is a pocket-sized mic preamp that makes it possible to use professional XLR mics with a mobile device. It provides phantom power for condenser mics, and has an adjustable gain control for setting the most favorable input level.
All the above products work great in tandem with the just announced iRig Recorder for Android, the easy-to-use recording and editing IK Multimedia app.
iRig MIX is the ultra-portable DJ-style audio mixer that’s small enough to hold in one hand, and is perfect as a hardware front end for mobile DJ apps. Its two channels each have a volume slider, EQ controls and LED meters, plus a crossfader adjusts the level between the channels. It offersplenty of I/O including RCA outputs, which are great for connecting to DJ gear and home stereo setups.
iKlip STUDIO is a solidly built tabletop stand for tablets designed for use on flat surfaces with music or other type of apps. It securely holds a tablet in place with non-slip rubber grip feet, and features durable thermoplastic components, an adjustable viewing angle, and the ability to fold up for easy storage and transport.
Pricing and Availability
iRig MIC, iRig MICCast, iRig PRE, and iRig MIX are already available from authorized IK Multimedia music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK Multimedia Online Store, with prices ranging between $39.99 and $99.99 (€29.99 to €74.99, excluding taxes). iKlip STUDIO for 10” tablets is also already available while the 7” tablets version will ship during the first quarter of 2013, and will be priced at $29.99 / €24.99 (ex. taxes).
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