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iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby Peter_IK » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:31 pm

iRig MIDI 2 released

The first portable Lightning/USB MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad and Mac/PC

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IK is pleased to announce the release of iRig MIDI 2, the first portable Lighting/USB MIDI interface fully compatible with all the latest generations of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC. It adds a whole new level of portability and connectivity thanks to its detachable and interchangeable cable inputs, standard MIDI connectors and pocket-sized form factor. It's the perfect mobile MIDI solution for the musician on the go.

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Universal Connectivity
iRig MIDI 2’s Lighting connection provides direct connectivity with the new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation). In addition, iRig MIDI 2 also works with all earlier generations of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with an optional 30-pin connector as well as Mac and PC via its included USB cable. iRig MIDI 2 is so flexible because all of its cables are fully detachable and interchangeable via its Mini-DIN connector: Users can swap out Lightning, USB and 30-pin cables on the fly, which allows for quick switching while on the move. All cables are bumper friendly, which means that iRig MIDI 2 can be plugged into mobile devices without having to remove any protective case.

Mobile MIDI Like Never Before
For musical instruments or other device connection, iRig MIDI 2 comes equipped with three standard-sized female MIDI DIN sockets: IN, OUT and THRU. These allow for full MIDI functionality and connectivity with any MIDI-enabled device: keyboards, hardware synthesizers, software sound modules, drum machines, drum pads, DJ controllers, pedal boards, DAW interfaces and more. iRig MIDI 2 sports two blue LEDs that provide at-a-glance monitoring of the MIDI data passing through the IN and OUT sockets.

Ultra-compact, Portable and Durable
iRig MIDI 2 is small - so small that it can be easily carried in a pocket to any gig, performance, studio or jam session. It draws its power directly from its host device, which removes the need for bulky power supplies. Lightweight and durable, it features a rubberized enclosure built to withstand the rigors of travel.

A Full Suite of Companion Apps
With iRig MIDI 2, there's more than just MIDI. It comes with a full suite of music creation apps that make it usable straight out of the box. iOS users get two of IK's most popular mobile apps via App Store download: SampleTank® FREE is a sound and groove workstation filled with hundreds of high-quality instruments and patterns. iGrand Piano™ FREE is a concert-quality piano app that puts world-class piano sounds at your fingertips. Both apps unlock useful features and sounds when iRig MIDI 2 is registered. Mac and PC users can enjoy the full creative power of SampleTank® 3 SE, a free special edition of IK's next generation SampleTank® 3 desktop sound workstation. Beyond all that's included, iRig MIDI 2 also works seamlessly with all MIDI compatible Mac and PC software, plus the entire spectrum of Core MIDI apps for iOS; such as GarageBand, Cubasis, Music Studio, BeatMaker 2, Animoog, Korg Gadget and many more.

Superior Italian Design and Manufacturing
iRig MIDI 2 has been designed and manufactured in IK’s own factory in Modena, Italy. Like all IK products, it's been through rigorous 100% quality testing to ensure the utmost in dependability and is made within the highest manufacturing and environmental standards. IK Multimedia uses only the best components, materials and processes to create solid, smartly manufactured products at an affordable price.

Pricing & Availability
iRig MIDI 2 is available now from music and electronics retailers worldwide and from the IK Online store for only $99.99/€79.99 (excluding taxes).

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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby worktunes2 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:35 pm

Hi, am I reading this right?
There is NO Micro USB port to charge the iOS device while in use?

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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby Peter_IK » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:41 pm

worktunes2 wrote:Hi, am I reading this right?
There is NO Micro USB port to charge the iOS device while in use?

thanks
WT

There is not. Look for a more far-reaching solution for this in the coming months.
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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby worktunes2 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:43 pm

Will do, thanks Peter.
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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby PhilipClark » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:45 pm

So wait. "It draws its power directly from its host device."

Does that mean it draws from the MIDI keyboard or from the slave device (iPhone, iPad, etc.)?

Please tell me it draws from the keyboard. Because why would I buy something that drained power from my iOS device rather than kept it charged?
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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby Peter_IK » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:04 pm

It has minimal power requirements and will not drain your device, and please note my statement above about a more universal solution that should be available in the coming months.
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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby PhilipClark » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:10 pm

Peter_IK wrote:It has minimal power requirements and will not drain your device, and please note my statement above about a more universal solution that should be available in the coming months.


Come on. :lol:

"More universal." I fear that implies "more expensive."
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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby Peter_IK » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:20 pm

You can see my hinting about what more universal means above, it will serve more than a single device. With iRig MIDI 2 you get Lightning native and that makes it less expensive than a solution that would require a $40 adapter for Lightning for starters (plus no more need for breakout cables for the MIDI connection, etc). If you want charging for only iRig MIDI then you still do have the option to pick up the previous version without Lightning or USB native.
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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby neill00 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:18 pm

Is there any chance that you will make longer cables for this. I didn't really know the length of the cables before I bought it, but I was hoping that they would at least reach from my iPad mounted on my mic stand to my pedal board. My hope was to mount the irig midi 2 on the pedal board not have it dangling in the air half way down from my mic stand. I would pay for a longer cable but since it appears to be proprietary I think I can only get one if IK makes it.
I may just have to return this, I'm not sure what you're hinting at with regards to another solution in the upcoming months but hopefully it will better suit a mic stand mounted ipad. I'm currently using the previous generation irig midi with an adaptor for the lightning connection, I was really hoping this would streamline things for me but I think for the time being I'm better off with the previous device unless there is a chance at a longer cable.
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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby Vedeja » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:11 pm

Just like neill00 I wonder about the Lightning cable and its limited length. As far as I can tell the iRig side is a standard 7 pin Mini-DIN. Does that mean it can be extended using a 7 pin Mini-DIN, female-male cable?
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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby Peter_IK » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:58 pm

Vedeja wrote:Just like neill00 I wonder about the Lightning cable and its limited length. As far as I can tell the iRig side is a standard 7 pin Mini-DIN. Does that mean it can be extended using a 7 pin Mini-DIN, female-male cable?

You can see the Lightning and USB cable lengths here: http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/ir ... idi2-specs

The MIDI ports on iRig MIDI 2 are standard MIDI ports so you would be able to use any length of MIDI cable you like (within MIDI specs, of course).
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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby yaellezwamborn » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:24 pm

I just bought the iRig MIDI 2 and it's not connecting to my iPad, iPhone or Macbook Air. The lights are still off and if I open the iRig midi (1) recorder app, it's not connecting. I can't find an app for the iRig MIDI 2. What do I need to do to make it work? How can I connect my iPad to the iRig MIDI 2?
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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby Peter_IK » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:27 pm

yaellezwamborn wrote:I just bought the iRig MIDI 2 and it's not connecting to my iPad, iPhone or Macbook Air. The lights are still off and if I open the iRig midi (1) recorder app, it's not connecting. I can't find an app for the iRig MIDI 2. What do I need to do to make it work? How can I connect my iPad to the iRig MIDI 2?

Please report your issue with iRig MIDI 2 to our support team and they will happily troubleshoot directly with you. They can be reached at http://www.ikmultimedia.com/contact-support
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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby lszyn521 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:26 pm

I love it, Thx ^_^
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Re: iRig MIDI 2 released

Postby heardnowheremancroon@gmai » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:26 pm

Hello, I would like to connect 2 x iPad minis to MacBook Pro via 2 x iRig MIDI 2.
Could you kindly tell me how to change the name of iRig MIDI 2 to avoid the confusion caused by the same named devices?
Or it would be even better if there will be no problem without changing the name of the device.

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