IK Multimedia iRig UAIt’s not as though IK Multimedia didn’t want to develop for the Android platform. With multiple vendor hardware solutions and device designs that resulted in audio latency being unacceptable, they had no choice but to wait … until now.

IK Multimedia released the iRig UA Guitar Effects Processor. They’ve offloaded the processing work that happens on iOS devices to the actual interface unit resulting in a near zero latency spec – we were told that it’s down to 2 miliseconds. As new Amps and effects come out for the app, they will get automatically updated on the iRig device so that you stay seemlessly current with the latest amps and effects.

TiRig Mic Studiohe iRig Mic Studio packs a big package into a small footprint. They label this microphone as a “large diaphragm condensor”. Even though this mic can literally fit in the palm of your hand, it sports a 1″ diaphragm capsule. 

There are knobs for mic gain and headphone volume and comes with cables to make this work with virtually all portable devices out there.

Other features include a 24-bit A/D converter (with 44.1/48 kHz sample rate) and a built-in low-noise high-definition preamp. These, combined with its 133dB SPL rating, allow for recording at any sound pressure level — it can capture everything from the subtle and nuanced dynamics of the human voice to the full-on bombast of an amplified electric guitar, and everything in between.

Dave Chick
I'm a film / TV composer based in Vancouver BC. Music has always been part of my life, but my first career was in the technology industry as a consultant and project manager. I helped to build and open the Experience Music Project – a rock and roll museum in Seattle. I hold a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration degree from McMaster University. I also hold a diploma in Audio Engineering from the University of Washington and I’m a graduate of Hummie Mann’s acclaimed Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program.