IK Multimedia has announced the expansion of its iRig KEYS line with two new products for mobile musicians: iRig KEYS PRO and iRig KEYS with Lightning connector, compact MIDI keyboard controllers with 37 velocity-sensitive keys.
iRig KEYS PRO is a true “plug and play” professional-quality programmable MIDI controller designed specifically for making music on the go with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. Even with pro features like mod and pitch wheels, illuminated octave and program buttons, 4 programmable “sets” for storing complete setups, and a programmable continuous-controller volume knob, iRig KEYS PRO is 30% smaller than any other full-size key MIDI controller that can be played with two hands.
iRig KEYS PRO also has powerful programming features that are useful during live performance and in the studio. Players can program iRig KEYS PRO with different set-ups and store them in one of the 4 “Set” banks. When iRig KEYS PRO is in Edit mode, the user can set the MIDI transmit channel, velocity (touch) response, assign Control Change numbers to the Volume/Data knob, send custom Program Change messages, transpose the keyboard in semi-tones and more. iRig KEYS PRO is also right at home in the studio, and works seamlessly with DAW software, including GarageBand, Logic Pro and many others.
iRig KEYS PRO features
- 37 velocity-sensitive full-sized keys (a 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).
- Includes Lightning, 30-pin and USB cables.
The iRig KEYS PRO is available to purchase for 119.99 EUR.
iRig KEYS with Lightning is the first ultra-slim and highly portable universal MIDI controller keyboard for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC.
iRig KEYS with Lightning connector is IK’s new version of the ultra popular iRig KEYS portable mini keyboard and now comes with a Lightning-connector cable for connecting iRig KEYS to the newest Apple devices, including the new iPad, iPad mini and iPhone 5 series.
It shares the same powerful features of iRig KEYS PRO but with a more compact build so it only takes up minimal space on your desktop and can easily fit in a backpack or a carry-on bag.
The iRig KEYS with Lightening connector costs 99.99 EUR. The Lightning Cable is also sold separately for 24.99 EUR.