iRig Keys I/O integrated control now available for GarageBand and Logic Pro X

iRig Keys I/O comes with either 25 or 49 full-size keys offering a synth-action keybed and 8 multicoloured LED-lit velocity sensitive pads. For a true “hands-on” approach to controlling the most important functions of a DAW or virtual instrument, the other controls available include a volume/data push knob, 4 touch-sensitive knobs in 2 banks (acting as 8 total controls). There are also 2 fully programmable touch control strips, set by default as Pitch and Modulation controls and a complete touch sensitive transport and button section. These controls utilize the latest-generation capacitive technology for ultra-fast action and immediate feedback, displaying the related parameter value at the touch of a finger for instant reference.

Both models of iRig Keys I/O are the only controllers currently available to include a professional, high-definition 96kHz/24-bit audio interface with a high-performance Class A preamp allowing users to record their instruments and microphones (including condenser mics requiring 48V phantom power) via its convenient combo 1/4″/XLR input.

Plug-and-play
iRig Keys I/O is Apple® certified MFi hardware (Made for iPhone® and iPad®) which means it works right out of the box with all iOS devices with a Lightning port, including the latest iPhone. The included Lightning cable allows for easy connection to iOS devices while the included USB cable connects to Mac and PC computers providing a simple, single cable connection to a device for MIDI and audio.

Instrument and FX software included
With over $/€550 (in the 25-key version) and $/€750 (in the 49-key version) worth of IK’s professional software and apps included iRig Keys I/O provides users with everything they need to start, develop and complete their musical productions from idea to finished master. Included in both versions of iRig Keys I/O is SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation, with over 43GB and 5000 inspiring sounds, T-RackS 4 Deluxe mix and mastering suite, with 9 powerful EQ and dynamics processors and the Pro-V vintage synthesizer, which is derived from Syntronik, IK’s legendary synth powerhouse for Mac®/PC. iPhone and iPad users will also receive the full version of SampleTank. Additionally, the 49-key version comes with Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE orchestral workstation for Mac/PC and the mobile edition for iOS.

Pricing and availability
iRig Keys I/O is available from the IK Multimedia online store and IK authorized dealers worldwide for just $/€299.99* for the 49-key version and $/€199.99 for the 25-key version. In addition to the massive bundle of included software, iRig Keys I/O comes with 4 x AA batteries, Mini-DIN to USB and Mini-DIN to Lightning cables and a device stand for iPhone and iPad. The plug-in that enables the control surface integration for GarageBand and Logic Pro X is available for download to registered users free of charge in their User Area on the IK Multimedia website.

* All prices excluding taxes


Ian French
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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.