IK Multimedia announces iRig Micro Amp with integrated iOS/USB interface

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IK Multimedia has introduced the iRig Micro Amp, a battery-powered, ultra-compact combo amplifier with three on-board analog channels plus a high-quality digital interface for direct connection to iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC.

This allows users to expand their tone palette by unlocking a variety of amp and FX models in the included AmpliTube software/app bundle, as well as connecting to their favourite apps for learning, recording and playing.

IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp

iRig Micro Amp also offers powerful sound that rivals larger amps, plus the ability to connect to external cabinets for even more volume.

Three analogue channels – clean, drive and lead – deliver a full palette of sounds with distinctive characters, created by the same tone gurus behind IK’s award-winning AmpliTube software. On board are bass, mid, treble and gain controls to cover a wide range of tones. iRig Micro Amp offers 15W power (7.5W when running on batteries), and combined with its 4″ custom-voiced speaker, pumps out surprising volume at half the size of similarly-powered amps. When additional volume or a bigger speaker is needed, iRig Micro Amp also offers a 4Ω cabinet output to keep up with a full drum kit for band practice.

Weighing only 2.6 lbs. (1.2 kg), iRig Micro Amp is one of the most compact amps in its power range. With its compact size that fits in a backpack, and flexible options, iRig Micro Amp is an extremely portable and convenient option for everything from a bedroom or desktop, to jamming with friends or street busking anytime, anywhere.

Derived from IK’s industry-leading iRig HD 2 mobile guitar interface, iRig Micro Amp’s iOS/USB connection lets players connect to their iPhone and iPad directly without additional accessories, as well as to a Mac and PC to process their tone with IK’s AmpliTube app and use their favorite practice, performance and recording apps and software. The guitar’s signal is sent to their device for processing, and the return output plays back directly through the amp’s 4″ speaker, eliminating the need for other accessories. It’s an entire setup in a single integrated unit, with pristine 24-bit, 96 kHz sound quality.

With the included AmpliTube app and software, iRig Micro Amp can deliver a massive range of tones with unbelievable realism. iRig Micro Amp users can download AmpliTube to unlock 10 amps and 26 stompbox effects in AmpliTube CS for iPhone or iPad, and 9 amps/10 stomps in AmpliTube 4 for Mac/PC, for free, providing powerful ways to process their tone right out of the box.

iRig Micro Amp features

  • Compact battery-powered guitar amp.
  • 1 x 4” speaker for fuller sound.
  • 15W RMS, as loud as amps twice its size.
  • 3 analog channels: clean, drive, lead.
  • Low, mid & high EQ and gain controls.
  • Headphone output for silent practice.
  • Aux input to connect mp3 players.
  • 4 Ohm cabinet out connects to larger speakers.
  • Connects to iPhone, iPad, and Mac/PC.
  • 24-bit, 96 kHz quality for professional sound.
  • Unlocks 10 amps & 26 stomps in AmpliTube CS for iOS.
  • Includes AmpliTube 4 for Mac/PC for 9 amps, 10 stomps.
  • Use with all your favorite apps.

Available to pre-order now, iRig Micro Amp will ship in March for 149.99 USD/EUR excluding taxes. You can see the amp at the NAMM Show, Room #17202, ACC North Hall, Level 2.

More information: IK Multimedia

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