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IK Multimedia iRig Midi for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

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  • Standard Core MIDI interface connects any MIDI hardware device to Core MIDI-compatible apps like SampleTank and GarageBand®
  • Directly connect MIDI keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines, drum pads, pedal boards and more using the included 2 x 5.2’ (1.6 m) MIDI 5-pin DIN cables
  • 3 MIDI ports: IN/OUT/THRU, 2 LEDs for MIDI IN/OUT activity display
  • Micro USB port can charge the iOS device while in use
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.9 x 2 inches ; 7.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005FLZ7D4
  • Item model number: IP-IRIG-MIDI-IN
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,784 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 5, 2011

Product Description

iRig MIDI is an ultra-compact standard Core MIDI interface for iOS that connects any MIDI compatible device to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. IRig MIDI connects MIDI keyboards, drum machines, drum pads, pedal boards and more to an iOS device to control not only the included SampleTank FREE but also a world of MIDI-compatible apps such as Garage Band. You can also use iOS apps to control external MIDI equipment such as sound modules, DAWs or lighting systems right from the mobile device. iRig MIDI is the only compact iOS MIDI interface sporting 3 MIDI ports: IN/OUT/THRU. These connect to any standard MIDI jacks using the included 2 x 1.6m/5.2' cables. iRig MIDI also has 2 LEDs for displaying the MIDI activity on the IN and OUT ports. IRig MIDI also exclusively provides a micro USB port - with included cable - that connects to any standard USB power supply source so that the iOS device can stay fully powered during long sessions. An iOS device as a synthesizer/instrument There are many instrument apps for the iPhone/iPad, and it's fun to play them on their multi-touch screen. But this is impractical when it comes to using them as a live instrument. iRig MIDI has the ability to use any MIDI keyboard controller (from home digital pianos to advanced synthesizers or computer controllers) as an input source an iOS device to easily control instrument apps in a familiar way. The included SampleTank for iOS also offers a high-quality mobile alternative to traditional software and hardware sound modules and has been studied from the ground up to work as a live performance instrument where it can access as a vast 750 MB library of over 400 ready-to-use sounds. An iOS device as a drum machine/sequencer/recorder Connecting one of these devices to the iRig MIDI input allows the hardware device to play an iOS instrument app or to use the rhythm patterns of an external device with an iOS app as a drum and groove sound module.

Customer Reviews

I should have gotten two MIDI cables and one micro USB cable.
D. S. ROSA
I have worked in the quality control field most of my life, and a 40 percent reject rate is totally unacceptable.
TedH
I have an M-Audio 88es midi keyboard that works great with iRig midi and the SampleTank app.
ANorton

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Vincent Donnachie on June 4, 2012
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I ordered this item and returned it within a few days. The first thing I noticed when I pulled it out of the box is how cheaply made the product itself is. Very lightweight plastic. I plugged it in and it does what it supposed to & allowed me to play all of the core midi programs on my iPhone through my midi keyboards but the product itself kept falling out of the socket. The slightest move of my iPhone 4 made the thing slip out, resulting in a continual break of communication between my keys and the unit - something you don't want to have happen while your recording. If the unit cost $15, I would have kept it, but I can't justify this kind of expense on something that frustrates me as much as it did.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By ANorton on March 11, 2012
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Although it's very lightweight, the iRig midi delivers for me. I've gotten into iOS recording and music making over the past two years or so, and the technology has come a long way. I have an M-Audio 88es midi keyboard that works great with iRig midi and the SampleTank app. Together, the SampleTank app and the iRig midi take the possibilitites of making music on iOS even further. I'd be careful taking the iRig midi on the road as it's very lightweight. It needs to be protected, but it works as advertised.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By SexieWASD on February 7, 2012
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It works well, like it should. Very low latency and no issues with stuck notes yet. The included USB cord is fantastically short, really it's just in there as a joke, but lucky for me they didn't use the standard Sony mini USB, the one that everyone has twenty of because they come with everything. They used the hilariously obscure micro-USB connector, that only LG's Track Phone uses. I said lucky because I happen to have a LG Track Phone, and the included wall wart, and car charger both supply the 5.0v that the USB spec calls for, and so they work perfectly. When it's plugged in to the Ipod it leaves just enough room to use the headphone port with a cord, but not enough for an adapter to squeeze by. That's not there fault though, it's physics.

If you decide to get IK's Sample tank app (which you should it's awesome) They say you can upgrade it in app to the full version. You can't, what you can do is add the sounds to the free version so it has the same function as the full version, but you do not get upgraded to the full version That's misleading advertising, but not directly related to the Irig, so they don't loose a start for it, just don't be tricked.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Michael S. Mcnamara on March 13, 2013
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I am using the iRig to connect to an iPad (original model). I am running the OnSong app and it allows the send of MIDI commands. I connect to a Line 6 BassPod via the MIDI cable and it works great changing program sounds on the Pod whenever I change to a new sheet in OnSong. Regarding the lack of solid locking when plugged in, I resolved this by using a CableJive extender cable. I mount the iPad to a microphone stand and I really did not want the iRig hanging there. So the cable extender runs down the stand and plugs in to the iRig, and the MIDI cable then runs to the Pod. This also resolved the short charging cable issue as now I can put all this down on the floor or over on the bass amp. Note also that the iRig kind of conflicts with the iPad holder used to mount the iPad to the stand. It still makes a full connection, but is even less secure. So the cable extender is critical in this case, and may also help if you have a case on your device. I agree the device could be made a bit stronger to withstand on stage usage, so I knocked off 1 star. But it works and does what I need.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Abissi on January 4, 2013
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As some of the other reviewers have stated, this is a cheaply made product. I am returning it after just one use. It does not stay securely on the Ipad. It kept sliding off and it seemed like it would bend my pin connections. It also does not work from a Midi standpoint with all products. I was not able to use my Roland keyboard and the Sample Tank App at the same time. It does work with Garage Band. There must be a better way!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Greg P. on October 21, 2013
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This is a great way to get midi on your Iphone/Ipad. I would highly recommend getting a 30pin extension cable so this thing isn't pulling on your phone or pad's connector. I have an otterbox and it wouldn't work directly without an extender. I also used it on my Ipad 4 and with the lightning to 30 pin adapter then the 30pin extender it works like a charm! Plus with that setup the Irig rests on my Synth so its not adding any additional weight.

All and All its been a good purchase that works well!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. L. Messina on July 18, 2013
While nice to have SOME manner of connecting MIDI to the ipad, I can't say this is the best execution of it.

1. As a direct connect, the unit sits so close to the iPad it wants to come loose with any movement or just plain gravity. Works best if iPad is Vertical with camera end down.

2. Direct plug in allows no manner of keeping iPad charged. This isn't too big a problem for recording sessions but in a live scenario this really limits it's usefulness.

3. The software is... well, there has to be better. I don't even bother with it.

4. The chord lengths are absurdly short. If you're recording to your desktop this could pose a problem (sound card in back, usb in front), iPad goes where?)

5. Cheap build. You can tell this thing wants to fall apart. How hard/expensive might it have been to make an aluminum casing? And the cables are cheap.

Which means you do not want to plug or unplug any cables while this is attached to your iPad. Set up everything before. You may also consider getting a 30 Pin extension cord running from this to the iPad.

Definitely not worth anywhere near what it sells for, but if it's all you can get then you're kind of stuck with it, and in that case, get a 30 Pin extension cord, keep the box and receipt and wait for something better.
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