IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard and iRig HD arms-on (video)
Final yr at CES, IK Multimedia unveiled its iRig Stomp as a foot change controller for wrangling the outfit’s Amplitube software program for iOS. Right here at NAMM although, the corporate has forged off the wired connection for the Bluetooth-sporting iRig BlueBoard MIDI foot pedal. Along with managing presets sans cables, the system can entry 4 results / amp modeling combos by way of backlit selectors with out the necessity to swipe the display of your iPhone or iPad. The gadget is AAA battery powered and there isn’t any energy adapter or in-constructed energy pack. It’s kind of of a bummer that the BlueBoard is not rechargeable, however then once more, numerous guitar pedals and stompboxes are both battery or adapter powered. Two 1/four-inch jacks fare alongside for the experience in case you should add on quantity or expression pedals to the $ninety nine rig that is set to reach in Q2.
Throughout our go to, we additionally took a take a look at the just lately introduced iRig HD guitar connector. The subsequent-gen model of the unique iRig touts larger high quality sound (because the moniker suggests) and now connects by way of 30-pin or Lightning port to be used with a cellular gadget or by way of USB for laptops and such. There’s additionally a enter degree adjustment on the aspect in a type issue that resembles the Apogee Jam — albeit with totally different connectors. Even with the assistance of headphones it was exhausting to inform simply how good the captures have been because of the painfully noisy present flooring. Nevertheless, in our temporary time with the setup it labored like a appeal for dealing with our feeble makes an attempt at a number of Taking Again Sunday riffs. Hop down previous the break for a fast tour of the duo.
James Trew contributed to this report.
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