IK Multimedia has announced it is now shipping iRig Pads, a MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Windows and Mac.

Introducing iRig Pads, a full-featured ultra-portable 16-pad MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC.

An extremely versatile system, it lets you make beats, launch loops, mix like a DJ and a whole lot more no matter whether you’re on stage, in the studio or anywhere between.

It’s the ultimate travel companion for the mobile electronic music producer on the go.

iRig Pads features

  • Ultra-portable MIDI pad controller and groove production station for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch plus Mac and PC.
  • Extremely small size with a slim form factor that can be taken with you anywhere.
  • 16-velocity-sensitive backlit rubber pads that light multiple colors depending on velocity and outgoing and incoming MIDI messages.
  • Two MIDI knobs, two pushbuttons, one slider and a pushbutton rotary encoder, all programmable.
  • 16 user-programmable MIDI scenes for instant recall of custom MIDI maps.
  • Features pre-programmed MIDI scenes for SampleTank for iPhone and iPad with more coming soon.
  • Fully MIDI class-compliant.
  • Perfect for making beats, cueing loops and Djing.
  • Lightning connector and USB cable included, 30-pin cable available seperately.
  • Expression/sustain pedal input.
  • USB port can supply power when connected to iOS devices for no battery drain.

iRig Pads is available for purchase for $149.99 USD/119.99 EUR (excluding taxes).

More information: IK Multimedia