iRig PRE: Mobile Microphone For The iPhone

iRig PRE has the essential features found in professional studio microphone preamps like an adjustable gain control, 48-volt phantom power and an audio/headphone output jack for real-time monitoring. Plus, iRig PRE comes ready to go with two free apps for download from the App Store: iRig Recorder Free, a simple-to-use audio field recorder, and VocaLive Free, a premium real-time vocal-effects processor for stage or studio use.

The iRig PRE is ideal for capturing live performances on the go with professional stage or studio microphones. It’s also great for songwriters who want to capture demos of their compositions at the moment of inspiration. And with the included apps from the App Store, experimenting with different effects for professional results is a snap.

Phantom Power

iRig PRE features on-board 48v phantom power supplied by a standard 9v battery (included). This means iRig PRE does not require external power from the Apple device and will not drain its battery, thus providing hours of recording time on a single device charge. iRig PRE’s battery will last up to 10 hours with a phantom-powered condenser mic. With microphones that don’t require phantom power, such as dynamic models, you can get up to 30 hours from a single battery.

IK’s Companion Apps

Theultra-silent circuitry of iRig PRE ensures complete preamp transparency, so the only coloration heard is the pure sound of the microphone. Plus, iRig PRE is compatible with all IK Multimedia effects processing apps like AmpliTube, AmpliTube Fender, AmpliTube SLASH, iRig Recorder, and VocaLive as well as multitude of other apps that record and process audio – like Apple’s GarageBand – where accuracy in reproduction quality is paramount.

iRig PRE Features:

– Standard XLR input connector for microphones
– 40 cm (15.75″) TRRS cable to connect to iPhone/iPod touch/iPad mini-jack
– Gain control for fine adjustment of input gain
– +48V phantom power
– Headphone output
– On/Off switch
– Power/Phantom Power provided by 9V battery
-approximately 30 hours with dynamic microphones
-10 hours with phantom-powered condenser studio microphones

Comes with 2 free apps available for download from the App Store:

-iRig Recorder, an easy-to-use voice and field recording/editing app
-VocaLive, a multi-effects processing/recording app for singers
-Compatible with iPhone/iPod touch/iPad
-Compatible with a multitude of recording and processing apps

Price and availability

iRig PRE is available now from authorized IK Multimedia retailers worldwide and from the IK Multimedia Online Store and retails for $39.99/€29.99 (excluding taxes).
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