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IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 guitar audio interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac, iOS and PC with USB-C, Lightning and USB cables and 24-bit, 96 kHz music recording
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- PLUG AND PLAY SIMPLICITY ON EVERY DEVICE: High-definition digital guitar interface for you with a high-quality instrument-level 1/4" Hi-Z input jack, for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC.
- CONNECT TO AMPLIFIER WITHOUT ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES: 1/4" Amp Out jack with switchable output “FX” and “Thru”. You can use it with line-level signals from synthesizers, keyboards and mixers. Plugin and create the sound like the artists you admire in minutes.
- DISTORTION FREE AMPLIFIER: iRig HD 2 is renowned for its 96kHz sampling rate – the highest in its class. You don't have to sacrifice performance to practice silently. Our headphone output with preamp and level control let you lost in your practice.
- ROCK WITH iRig HD 2: The Interface for recording music lets you adjust your input gain and is a high-quality guitar preamp designed to deliver high-definition results for musicians. You can put effects in the FX/Thru switch and still be able to play without having to change all of your levels every time.
- UNLOCK EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: The guitar adapter interface is a platform designed to unlock exclusive content inside the amplitude iOS and amplitude 4 for mac/pc versions. This digital mixer also features microphone stand mounting clips with lightweight construction allows for portability and can easily fit in your pocket, laptop bag, or gig bag.
The pioneers of mobile music creation deliver another breakthrough in guitar interfaces
- 96 kHz, 24-bit A/D converters deliver stunning pro sound
- 1⁄4” Hi-Z Amp out to easily connect to your rig
- 1/8” headphone out jack for silent practice
- Lightning, USB and USB-C cables for all your devices
- Custom ASIO drivers for superior Windows performance
High-definition guitar/bass input
Headphone / speaker output
Amp output with FX / Thru switch
Lighting, USB and USB-C cables
A massive software bundle
Includes AmpliTube 5 SE for Mac/PC, AmpliTube for iPhone/iPad, and additional bonus software to get started right out of the box.
How is iRig HD 2 different from iRig 2?
iRig HD 2 offers 24-bit, 96 kHz converters for clearer, more professional sound and less noise and feedback.
Do I need any additional cables or adaptors?
iRig HD 2 includes USB, Lightning and USB-C cables to connect to your iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC right out of the box, with no adaptors required.
How do I listen to the sound from my iPhone or iPad?
Connect the iRig HD 2’s 3.5mm output to headphones or speakers or use the dedicated amp output to connect to your guitar amp or pedals.
Do I need any drivers or software for iRig HD 2 to work?
iRig HD 2 is plug-and-play with all your favorite apps*, and includes AmpliTube 5 SE and AmpliTube for iPhone/iPad apps to get you started. (*Included ASIO drivers required on Windows, does not support real-time processing on Android.)
|iRig 2||iRig Pre 2||iRig HD 2||iRig Pre HD||iRig Stream||iRig Pro I/O|
|Input||1/4"||XLR||1/4"||XLR||RCA||2 x 1/4" - XLR combo|
|Connection||3.5mm||3.5mm||USB-C, Lightning, USB||USB-C, Lightning, USB||USB-C, Lightning, USB||USB-C, Lightning, USB|
|Max A/D||depends on device||depends on device||24 bit, 96 kHz||24 bit, 96 kHz||24 bit, 96 kHz||24 bit, 96 kHz|
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Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2020
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If you're going to connect this to your iPhone, then put your phone in your pocket, clip this thing on your belt, and then connect your guitar or bass (or whatever) to it with a short cable, you're golden (until you nee to pull your iPhone out and change tracks). If you're setting up to run a setlist down in your room, or just work on stuff, you'll want to put a brick or something on top of your cable to keep from dragging this thing around. Still, it's a huge win - I'm very happy with it, and I use it all the time.
Not digging the brick I'm carrying around in my gig bag now, but that's life.
Definitely recommend this product.
I've had this thing for close to a year and have gotten a lot of use out of it, but I would not recommend it. It works ok with an iPhone for a simple practice rig, and it gives you a way to experiment with different pedals without having to go out and buy them. Beyond that, there's not much going for it. The overall sound quality is poor, and the construction seems a bit flimsy (as well as impractical). This is certainly not something you'd want to rely on for anything beyond home use.
When I use it with my tube amp the sound is ok, but with headphones there are occasional random hisses and pops. The direct headphone output of the iRig has noticeable distortion. Maybe not a problem if you are using a lot of distortion and other effects anyway, but if you want a relatively clean sound you will not be happy. I have less expensive pieces of gear that give me a much cleaner signal through headphones.
Don't get too excited about the "free" software that comes with it either. The iPhone app is reliable but the Windows programs are anything but (also be aware that the "free-to-try" feature is not available on iPhone - you have to fork over another $5-$10 for each additional effect). I've tried AmpliTube on a tablet, a laptop, and a desktop PC and in every case there is a problem with latency, distortion, hanging, etc. I'm willing to blame some of this on Windows itself, but on the other hand this thing is advertised as compatible, even though apparently no one ever thought to actually test it (BTW, software is not free if the end user is a de facto beta tester). On the other hand, if you are a Mac user you may have a completely different experience.
If you're still considering buying this despite my rant, do a little research, look at reviews (the independent ones, not the ones paid for by IK), and consider whatever better alternatives might be out there.
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No regrets whatsoever. Yes, it took me the better part of an afternoon to get all the software and the audio driver set up on my PC to where they're working perfectly, but the only reason it took so much effort is because I'm a certified moron. Once I got it working, it worked and continues to work perfectly. Guitar plugs into the iRig via a 1/4" jack, iRig connects to the PC via USB (cable included in the box), a cheap pair of my speakers connect to the PC, but they're only used as an interface for the much better headphones. And just like that, through the use of the AmpliTube software that's included with the purchase, I can tweak the virtual set-up to my heart's content and destroy my eardrums with the crunchiest overdrive at 2am, all while my family and neighbours sleep soundly. AmpliTube also works as a (VST) plug-in for DAWs, although after some fiddling around, my understanding is that it's limited to 64-bit ones.
Caveat: I'm not a sound engineer, a record producer, or a professional musician, so my ear isn't fine-tuned to every tiniest little imperfection. But I can say the following: if there's any latency, I don't notice it, and if the sound is supposed to be much worse than on a real amp, I'm not picking up on it. I bought this to be able to jam with headphones, and not only does it do facilitate that perfectly, but it does a whole lot of other things that I didn't expect but will accept as a pleasant bonus.
At home, my first impressions when plugging it into a macbook using Logic was 'meh', the difference in sound quality between a guitar recorded with a mains operated audioface and this was night and day. There is also latency that is long enough to be noticeable. Luckily for the music industry, lots of people don't have ears, but if you are fortunate enough to have them, you probably won't fall for the hype. So why did I not send it back?
On holiday it worked ok and enabled me to do what I wanted using garageband's built in amps. There are other linked downloads but it all seemed to want more money so I didn't pursue them.
To me, this is an overpriced way of recording your guitar for demo purposes whilst on the move. The sound quality is not there - all the emulated amps in the world wont change that - there's a reason why audio interfaces are plugged into the wall, and not powered by micro usb. Unfortunately it is the only way currently to do it, and that's the only reason why I grudgingly parted with £78 for this cheap plastic box.
I have managed to find my missing iOS purchases and do see the potential of this device. Great for playing electric guitar on headphones in the middle of the night. There area lot of virtual guitar pedals, effects, amps, cabs and mics to choose from. I am tempted by te Hendrix pack, but need to research further. I don't want to wind up buying stuff twice. Will write to the company again for clarificaton.
Ok, IK, I'm giving you a chance. We will see where this goes. I love the fact I can plug into my iPhone and have a lot of digital toys to make great guitar noises. Just wish you'd fix the artefacts and latency issues. Try a lot harder.
Thanks for what you got right.
Updated. Sent this piece of crepe back and bought the VOX mini amp plug in simulators. Bought the Clean, AC 30 and Bass units. They are freakin awesome. Sorry IK but your product sucks.
The iRig HD 2 arrived well packed and after reading the installation manual several times, not really necessary but I was looking for possible problems of which there were basically none for a normal installation, I installed the iRig HD 2 onto my Windows 10 PC. I had hoped that an analog audio lead would not be required but unfortunately for me it was. Also a download and installation of AISO4ALL is required, this is normal, so that sound from the iRig HD 2 can be played back through the normal PC speakers. iRig HD 2 comes with a licence and download facility for Amplitube 4, the software to use with your guitar/bass.
After much fiddling with the audio settings I eventually got the iRig HD 2 working with sound coming out of my PC speakers. Most people shouldn't have an issue with this but I know from experience my equipment can be fussy. With Amplitube 4 running I was again able to play along to my backing tracks, the output from the iRig HD 2 being loud enough that the input to my audio on my PC could be set to LINE instead of MICROPHONE, meaning less background noise, in fact now I actually have to turn down the volume for my bass guitar so that I don't overpower the backing tracks. Previously with the Line 6 Gear Box Guitar Port GX I had to turn down the volume for the backing tracks to be heard.
Be aware that Amplitube 4 comes with a basic set of simulations for amps, speaker cabinets, pedals, rooms & mics and these are not as limiting as you might think, more can be purchased if you require. Using the basic set I was able to get a reasonable sound for my bass guitar.
Overall I am very happy with the iRig HD 2 and consider it a worthy replacement for my Line 6 Gear Box Guitar Port GX so if you are looking for a way of connecting you guitar / bass to your PC I would recommend the iRig HD 2.