FINALLY! Its available: IK Multimedia iRig PRE now shipping €29.99
September 11, 2012 3 Comments
iRig PRE. It seems like its been a year since I first read the press release about the iRig PRE.
I had tried and tested the Tascam iXZ which offers the same functionality but god knows why Tascam decided to design it into the most unergonomic shape imaginable. So why am I excited about the PRE? This device costing only €29.99 will allow you to connect a professional XLR type microphone to your iPhone/iPad. So what? you say…Well, you have gain control on the signal, Phantom power if needed and headphone monitoring all built in to the device. This is a new milestone in the evolution of Mobile Journalism.
Until now you either had to use one of the mics designed specifically for the iPhone dock connector, Tascam iM2, Blue Mikey etc or use either the Tascam Ixz or the type of monitoring cable that Vericorder supply which is very clever and was ahead of its time. Alternatively you could use the very versatile Fostex Ar4i to connect 2 x mics to the iPhone for stereo recording. However now you can use a mic that meets pro grade: AKG, SHURE etc. Ive just ordered one to test and will post the audio samples from a variety of mics once I have my hands on it.
Click the pic to visit the IK Multimedia website. The iRig PRE is available from www.thomann.de