IK Multimedia iRig
We've included a nifty little control feature on iRig Pro – an input gain control knob. This lets you dial in just the right amount of input gain to give your sounds and tones just the right amount of sparkle, thump and headroom… as if we musicians NEED more headroom! Cowbell? Yes. Headroom? Maybe not.
One thing you'll notice with lesser (and sometimes even greater) mobile interfaces is the noise factor. Some interfaces actually introduce unwanted noise and interference into your signal for no reason at all… not a cool thing. In iRig Pro, we've virtually eliminated noise with our new high-definition preamp design. We can't tell you how we did it, but you'll dig it. You'll have to hear it to believe it. And trust us, you won't hear it. It's that transparent.
Highest quality A/D conversion
So what is this A/D conversion, and why should I care? A/D conversion is what happens when the analog signal from your instrument, like your guitar, bass or keyboard, is "converted" into a format that digital devices (like your iPhone/iPad/Computer) can read, understand and modify. It's like having a foreign language translator right there plugged into your iPhone. As you can guess, not all language translators are the same. Some are better, and some not so good. In the digital world, the quality of the translator is indicated by the "bit" number and sample rate. iRig Pro offers an outstanding 24-bit converter with a 96kHz sample rate (available through a downloadable firmware update). What this means is that it accurately and completely converts the entire range of your signal, preserving all the subtle nuances of your instrument. In plain terms, you can now bring the entire tonal and transient spectrum of that warm sound you love into the digital world of your smartphone or tablet.
Power of the phantom – Use your studio mics
High-quality studio condenser microphones require 48V of external power to function. It's part of what makes them sound so good, crisp and ultra-accurate. With iRig Pro, you can plug your condenser mic in, flip the phantom power switch and record until your heart's content. Through our magic circuitry wizardry, you don't need to purchase 48 volts worth of batteries… a simple standard (and included) 9V will work just fine for this. It's magic. Really.