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IK Multimedia iRig Keys

Demo Review By ~ Jess

 

The iRig Keys

We have had this unit for a few weeks, and simply dig it. We used it with a macbook pro, ipod touch, and an iPhone. Using IK Multimedia SampleTank, iGrand Piano, and SampleTank 2 L, as well as Garage Band software.

 

Features:

-37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys (3 full octaves range plus one note)
-Modulation and pitch bend wheels
-Volume/Data knob (assignable)
-Octave/Program Up/Down back-lit, soft-touch buttons
-SET button to store and recall 4 different customized setups
-Input for an optional sustain or expression pedal
-Core MIDI (iOS) and USB class compliant (Mac/PC) - plug and play
-Powered from the iOS device or Mac/PC USB
-Comes with SampleTank FREE iOS and iGrand Piano FREE apps (download from the App store)
-Comes with free Mac/PC virtual instrument: SampleTank 2 L (download from IK User Area)

 

Specs:

iRig KEYS connections and controls

1. Mac/PC connection
2. iPhone/iPod touch/iPad connection
3. Sustain pedal input (optional)
4. Volume/Data knob (assignable)
5. 4 configurable setups
6. Octave up/down buttons
7. Program up/down buttons
8. Pitch bend wheel
9. Modulation wheel
10. 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys - 3 full octaves

 

Package includes:

iRig KEYS
iOS Dock Cable
Micro USB Cable

 

Dimensions:

Size: 19.8" x 4.72" x 1.57" (W x L x H)
Weight: 23.28oz

 

What We Liked:

-Can Be used with other software such as Garage Band
-Easily fits in Backpack, No batteries needed, perfect for creating music anywhere
-True Plug and play out of the box
-With a $99 Retail price point, We feel this unit can do as much as the $400 Rivals from other Companies
-Well Designed and Well Built, the iRig Keys is very comfortable to play
-The Possibilities of what you can create with iRig Keys are endless, and up to ones imagination
-IK Multimedia has a great website, that is easy to navigate, has great support, and some cool free software downloads

 

Full Metal Rock Gives the iRig Keys 2 Thumbs Up

 

For more info on IK Multimedia and iRig Keys visit: http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigkeys/

 


 

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