IkMultimedia iRig Pre Vs iRig Pro – quick video test
October 2, 2013 Leave a comment
Ive been waiting for the iRig pro to arrive since it was launched at IFA Berlin a few weeks ago. This Video was shot on an iPhone 5 with FilMicPro and using an aKg 417PP Lavalier (Lapel) Mic. Until now the iRig Pre has been a pivotal part of my MOJO Grab bag allowing me to connect any XLY microphone to my iPhone and set levels, monitor (if the app supports it) and add Phantom power – The iRig Pro has the same features but it connects via the Dock port instead of the headphone/microphone jack hence the connection is completely digital. Decide for yourself if the Pro is worth the €150 price (versus €29 for the Pre)
A member of the IKMultimedia team replied to this post to establish the key differences between the iRig Pre/Pro:
1) As iRig PRO uses the Lightning/30 pin digital connector, the sound quality is far higher than the iRig PRE which relies on the analog input circuitry of the device. If you need broadcast quality, then digital is the route to take.
2) iRig PRO is also a guitar interface, which can additionally take line level audio signals
3) iRig PRO is also a MIDI interface allowing you to receive MIDI data from keyboards, drum pads and other similar devices.
So it is a 3 in 1 interface with 24 bit digital quality. So we think it is definitely worth the extra cost!