iRig HD goes pro for sequel
IK Multimedia’s iRig HD 2 builds upon its predecessor by reportedly offering professional-quality 96kHz digital audio with 24-bit A/D conversion. A portable, digital guitar interface for use with iOS devices, Mac or PC, the second generation iRig HD offers an integrated headphone output, ¼-inch amplifier output with dual mode switch and the full version of the manufacturer’s AmpliTube real-time guitar and bass multi-effects processor software.
The mobile interface features an input gain control for signal levels that can be monitored via a multicolour LED indicator. The headphone output, meanwhile, includes preamp and level control, and a lighting cable connector has been added to deliver iPhone 7 compatibility. This allows users of Apple’s latest phone, which doesn’t include a headphone jack, to monitor their recording using their existing headphones, and can also be used to simply allow the listening of music from the phone via headphones. The Amp Out jack facilitates the use of an iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC onstage with a traditional amplifier, without requiring an adapter. The dual mode FX/Thru switch controls the amplifier output by allowing users to select the type of signal sent.
The device comes packaged with a mic stand mounting bracket.