Musikmesse 2018: IK Multimedia’s iRig Stomp now available
IK Multimedia has announced the availability of its iRig Stomp I/O, a new generation of USB pedalboard controller for live and studio use, featuring a built-in audio interface. iRig Stomp I/O is described as a sturdy, portable pedalboard controller that has four built-in switches along with an expression pedal, and features a high-definition audio interface with 24-bit audio and up to 96kHz sampling rate, a combo input jack for line, instrument or mic input with phantom power, balanced stereo output and a ¼” headphone output ideal for use with the latest Apple devices like the iPhone X.
The iRig Stomp I/O features a combination ¼”/XLR input that makes it easy to record with a guitar, bass, synth, keyboard or microphone – including studio condenser mics requiring 48V phantom power – using its 96kHz/24-bit audio interface on iPhone/iPad, Mac and PC. It has a Class A preamp with gain control and an output level control with VU metering for both input and output levels. The integrated ¼” headphone output allows for monitoring the signal during tracking or when practising, while the balanced stereo output can be used to send the signal to an amplifier, a mixer, a PA or powered speakers.
Featuring a metal construction, iRig Stomp I/O comes with an onboard expression pedal with optical switch and four stomp switches allowing control over effects and presets for hands-free performance. The two ¼” control inputs can connect additional external pedals or switches. A MIDI input and output further extend the control possibilities by allowing the unit to operate as a stand-alone controller (even without a host device).
The iRig Stomp comes with over $/€800 worth of IK software and apps, with a collection of over 160 gear models for Mac/PC and 70 for iOS.
Available now, the iRig Stomp retails for $/€299.99.
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