Soundphile Review on iLoud Micro Monitor: “Astounding!”
Sep07

Soundphile Review on iLoud Micro Monitor: “Astounding!”

Italian specialist hi-fi and audio site Soundphile Review has been getting very excited about iLoud Micro Monitor! Here are some of the key comments from audio gear expert Riccardo Robecchi: “Though they are small, they are fully packed of features and offer an incredible sound.” “The build is incredibly solid. The IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors are built like a tank and feel like they could resist an atom bomb.” “Instrument separation is remarkable, with all instruments clearly distinguishable in all but the most intricate tracks.” “Bass is very tight and controlled; what’s more, it does not feel like it’s coming from a traditional cabinet loudspeaker. It’s definitely not “boxy”, with little to no reverberation and with fast decay and high precision.” “There are lots of details in the highest part of the spectrum, delivered with precision and portrayed with the right emphasis.” “The detail and technical ability of the iLoud Micro Monitor are notable and place them in the higher tiers of their market.” Riccardo’s final verdict was: “All in all, there’s nothing not to love about the IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitor. It is a great product that I will never praise enough, and they are incredibly good whether you are looking for a great monitor for your mixes or for a very capable speaker set to enjoy your music.” Read the full review on Soundphile ReviewLearn more about iLoud Micro...

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AskAudio on iRig Keys I/O: “Supremely portable”
Jan08

AskAudio on iRig Keys I/O: “Supremely portable”

AskAudio has taken a close look at iRig Keys I/O 49 which impressed their expert reviewer, Hollin Jones, by the ease of setup, portability, keyboard quality and extensive software bundle. Here are some of his key comments: “This device feels like a culmination of many of the things IK has figured out while designing products that do just one or two of the things that the I/O can do.” “Remarkably the units use full sized keys – IK says they are the smallest devices on the market to do so – and feature an improved keybed that is responsive to use.” “There’s a handy mobile device stand included for propping up your iPad – a thoughtful inclusion.” “The audio interface is capable of 24-bit / 96kHz operation and performed well in my tests, capturing a decent level from a studio condenser mic with low noise and negligible latency.” “There is a gap in the market for a truly portable all-in-one box that works with the latest devices, and IK would seem to have come up with one.” Hollin’s conclusion is: “As an all-in-one solution for mobile MIDI triggering, monitoring and simple audio recording, iRig Keys I/O is a handy and well thought-out solution that saves you carrying several devices around. Overall, a great concept, and well executed.” Key Plusses:+ Supremely portable+ Does almost everything down a single cable+ Really no setup on Mac, PC or iOS+ Good quality audio recording+ Generous software bundle+ Carry one device instead of 2 or 3+ Mobile stand included Read the full AskAudio review hereLearn more about iRig Keys I/O...

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iRig Keys I/O wins Professional Audio’s Editor’s Choice 2017 Award
Jan03

iRig Keys I/O wins Professional Audio’s Editor’s Choice 2017 Award

After an entire year spent reviewing gear, Professional Audio‘s experts know the score. The Editor’s Choice Awards are the highest recognition that they bestow on the very best of the best products they have tested and processed through their labs over the whole year. iRig Keys I/O was a clear winner in the Keyboard controller/interface category. Here are some comments from Professional Audio’s original review of iRig Keys I/O 49.“With just 2.2 kg [iRig Keys I/O] is pleasantly light. It is superbly portable.” “iRig Keys I/O is a complete studio for homerecording right out of the box. Together with a computer or iOS device and thanks to the generous software package, it is a superb creative tool for an unbeatable price.” “The finish of the keyboard, primarily made of plastic, is impeccable. It makes a very solid impression.” “Despite the compact format of the keyboard, the keys are standard sized and they are a pleasure to play.” Conclusion“For anyone interested in home recording and on a budget, iRig Keys I/O is a real revelation.The keyboard is not just very compact but thanks to the integrated interface, it saves a lot of valuable space and eliminates the usual mess with cables. Furthermore, the iRig Keys I/O package includes everything that you could desire from a compact studio. Soundwise the package performs brilliantly.”Key plusses+ The integrated interface with high sound quality+ Vast software bundle+ Freely assignable controllers for MIDI-CCs Rating: Superior class – Very good Visit Professional Audio hereLearn more about iRig Keys I/O...

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IK’s Krazy Deal – 50% Off Syntronik SAM
Jan03

IK’s Krazy Deal – 50% Off Syntronik SAM

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Syntronik shines in AskAudio’s ranking of the best iOS apps
Dec27

Syntronik shines in AskAudio’s ranking of the best iOS apps

“Hugely configurable but also great fun to play with – intuitive and beautifully designed” AskAudio has presented this year’s ranking of the very best iOS apps for musicians and producers right now and they absolutely rave about IK’s Syntronik for iPhone/iPad. Here are some of the comments from the expert reviewer, Hollin Jones. “IK has really upped its game when it comes to building iOS apps, and Syntronik may just be its most accomplished to date. Free to download with optional purchases to add more synths, it features a possible total of 17 instruments that are able to recreate the sound of 38 vintage synthesisers. With 4 parts to layer together and a comprehensive FX section consisting of 37 processors, it’s hugely configurable but also great fun to play with – intuitive and beautifully designed. The instruments work as Audio Units in other iOS DAWs and there’s a total of 1200 presets, four circuit modelled filters and DRIFT technology to simulate the real behaviour of analog circuits.” And here are some quotes from AskAudio’s original review of Syntronik.“Before you even press a key, you can see the love. A lot of time went into Syntronik. It’s not just in the sound, it’s in the GUI, the presentation and the environment as a whole.” “So damn beautiful on a Retina display, I swear I’m playing a real Juno-60.” “Syntronik is also a little bit of a mini-studio in itself. There’s an effect page that looks likea four space Euro Rack case and 38 ‘modules’ that really, really make a huge difference on the sound and feel of the synths within.” “The arpeggiator works like a classic arpeggiator, but can also act as a sequencer, where you can program custom patterns which pitch with the keys pressed. Because you can stack arps, things can get very crazy in one patch or one set!” “People really should be excited about Syntronik. It gives you an amazing sound upfront that can be fully modified to suit your own style. Built upon some of the coolest synths ever, the sound and the mood is there.“ Read the round-up on AskAudio.com hereLearn more about Syntronik for iPhone/iPad...

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Come see us at NAMM 2018!
Dec27

Come see us at NAMM 2018!

IK is gearing up for the rapidly approaching 2018 NAMM show. We hope you can attend, as we have some very exciting new products in store for you! From January 25 – 28, 2018 NAMM guests can stop by Booth 17206 at the Anaheim Convention Center to check out the latest and greatest from IK. We will have live demos as well as new product announcements. We will have several guest artist appearances throughout the weekend to showcase some IK products like Syntronik, T-RackS 5, Fender 2 Collection, iRig Keys I/O and more.  Be sure to stop by Booth 17206 to check out all the action. Can’t make it to the show? Visit the IK site and our social channels like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube often for the latest product and industry news. Winter NAMM ShowAnaheim, CaliforniaJanuary 25 – 28, 2018Booth 17206Anaheim Convention...

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