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Cyber Monday Deals on Portable Power from Jackery

November 25, 2015 Comments off

Jackery’s top portable cell phone battery rechargers; the Giant S, and the Mini Pink, both of which are on sale, now through Cyber Monday.

Looking for stocking stuffers? Give a gift that keeps on giving–portable power. Everyone in my family uses one (we have both the mini and the giant) and we take them everywhere we go: football games, school events, work, and on long walks. When you need power, but don’t have time to wait on power, take it with you.

Here are two special portable power deals from Jackery:

Jackery miniDEAL 1: Get the Jackery Mini Now just $11.99
The stylish small portable battery charger
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Use promo code: TZMIHCQJ
– Jackery’s very first pink color charger!
– 3350 mAh capacity
– Fully charges an iPhone
– Compact, portable & stylish and perfect for long flights, road trips, or whenever you need to charge your iPhone, iPad, or other smart device
 
 
Jackery Giant SDEAL 2: Get the Jackery Giant S, Now just: $27.99
The portable battery charger with quick charge and 2 ports
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Use Promo Code: TZMIHCQJ
– 12,000 mAh power capacity
– Charges an iPhone up to 5 times
– Quick Charge: Charges compatible devices up to 75% faster
– USB-C input technology, its support 3A fast recharge
– Dual charging output ports: charges 2 devices at once
 
Available from now immediately through Black Friday & Cyber Monday, until 11:59pm 11/30th.
 
Jackery portable cell phone chargers make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Jackery chargers make both practical and popular holiday gifts, because we are always on our mobile devices wherever we go, on long trips, for work, at school, kids activities etc. Jackery is a gift that everyone can actually use, and unlike a big scratchy red sweater, we imagine that people who get Jackery are more likely to be grateful.

 

About Jackery 
Jackery mobile battery chargers go the distance. From sports fans to students, moms to mountain climbers, Jackery empowers people on the go. Work and play longer than ever before with Jackery’s advanced battery solutions for smartphones and tablets. Jackery is a Silicon Valley company, committed to providing exceptional, affordable mobile battery chargers for those who go the distance. To learn more, visit http://www.jackery.com

See all of the Jackery portable battery chargers here: http://store.jackery.com

IK Multimedia adds ultra-compact iRig Keys MINI to the portable iRig KEYS range of universal MIDI controllers

November 19, 2015 Comments off

November 19, 2015 IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation technology, is pleased to announce that iRig® Keys MINI, the newest addition to the immensely popular iRig KEYS universal MIDI controller range, is now shipping. iRig Keys MINI offers universal connectivity to a full-featured playing experience in an ultra-compact enclosure with 25 velocity sensitive mini-keys and full MIDI edit features, plus over $/€360 worth of included apps and software. Now players, producers, sound designers and audio engineers can plug in and create anytime and anywhere with compact convenience on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, Mac or PC.

iRig Keys MINI

Ultra-portable performance
iRig Keys MINI is the smallest keyboard controller in the iRig Keys range. It provides 25 velocity sensitive mini-keys and essential features like a volume/data knob and Octave Up/Down buttons, plus MIDI edit functions. Its footprint makes it one of the most compact and portable keyboards on the market — it fits in any laptop or gig bag or backpack with plenty of room to spare. Its size, combined with its light weight and functionality, provides for an unbeatable combination of mobile convenience and playability.

Complete compatibility
iRig Keys MINI offers universal compatibility with all popular mobile and desktop platforms. It comes with Lightning, Micro-USB to OTG and USB cables. This means that it can be immediately used with Lightning-compatible iOS devices, Android devices and Mac/PC right out of the box. In addition, an optional 30-pin cable can also be purchased for use with 30-pin iOS devices. And no matter what device is used, iRig Keys MINI delivers a seamless plug-and-play experience thanks to built-in Core MIDI compatibility for iOS and USB class compliance.

Over $/€360 worth of Killer apps and software included
Creativity starts immediately with iRig Keys MINI thanks to its extensive suite of included apps for iOS and Android, plus software for Mac/PC. These apps are powerful IK Multimedia fan favorites and they all come with extra material for registered iRig Keys MINI users.

iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users can download a complimentary version of iGrand Piano for iPhone and iPad, a concert-quality multi-velocity piano app that comes with 2 world-class piano sounds. 15 additional studio-grade instruments can be purchased from within the app. iOS users will also get the complimentary version of SampleTank for iPhone and iPad, a complete mobile sound and groove workstation with 23 included sounds that cover acoustic, electric, electronic and beyond, plus additional instrument collections are available via in-app purchase.

Android users can download: iGrand Piano, a complimentary Android version of the aforementioned piano app that includes the same world-class sounds as its iOS counterpart. And like that app, it comes with 2 stock pianos. And, Android users will also receive a complimentary version of iLectric Piano, a studio-quality electric piano app with a library of multi-velocity stereo instruments sampled from some of the most iconic electric pianos ever made. Users get 2 pianos to start, and iLectric Piano is expandable with 15 additional studio-grade instruments via in-app purchase.

And, finally, computer users will receive SampleTank 3 SE, a special edition of the ultimate sound and groove workstation for Mac & PC with a 6.5 GB library of sounds that cover every instrument category from acoustic to ethnic, electronic to orchestral and beyond. Registration of iRig Keys MINI adds to this base library with a huge bundle of extra sounds in the form of The Grid add-on collection. Plus, users can choose 5 additional SampleTank instrument collections at no cost from its electronic-focused Elektronika and Beats series, and they receive 25 Custom Shop gear credits that can be used toward the purchase of additional SampleTank Instrument Collections.

iRig Keys MINI is also fully compatible with Apple’s GarageBand and Logic Pro X, and compatible with a wide variety of third party apps and software, like Samsung Soundcamp, Cubasis, MultiTrack DAW and more.

Keys to creativity
iRig Keys MINI is a part of the iRig Keys range of universal MIDI controllers. This range also includes iRig Keys, an ultra-slim and extremely portable MIDI keyboard controller with 37 mini-keys and iRig Keys PRO, a portable keyboard that gives players the luxury of 37 full-sized keys in a controller that can be easily carried in a gig bag or backpack. With compact size and advanced features, the iRig Keys line offers keyboard players a portable playing experience like no other.

Pricing and availability
iRig Keys MINI is available now from music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK online store, for $/€79.99 (excluding taxes).

For more information about iRig Keys MINI, please visit:
www.ikmultimedia.com/irigkeysmini

For more information about iRig Keys range, please visit:
www.irigkeys.com

Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad

Boinx Hits the 2015 New Media Expo Floor to Show Off BoinxTV 2 Beta

February 28, 2015 Comments off

Boinx SoftwarePuchheim, Germany – February 27, 2015 – Making their way to the site of one of the biggest broadcasting shows of the year, Boinx Software will be joining the ranks of innovators at New Media Expo 2015, taking place in conjunction with the NAB Show from April 13th through 16th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Exhibiting at booth N8012 video experts from Boinx will be showcasing the latest version of its broadcast truck-in-box broadcast solution, BoinxTV 2. A plug-and-play broadcast production package, the Mac-based BoinxTV lets users combine live camera video, clips, photos, 3D graphics, lower thirds and audio to create recordings and stream live presentations, podcasts, concerts, sporting events and more. Boinx will also unveil the new BoinxTV Broadcast Graphics Machine.

To demonstrate its immense power and suitability for podcasters and broadcasters of all levels, attendees to the show can stop by to see BoinxTV 2 Beta in action as experts put on a production live from the NMX show floor. Taking productions to the next level, the much anticipated BoinxTV 2 features native streaming support via RTMP to YouTube, Ustream, Twitch.tv and more; direct manipulation via a newly designed, easy-to-use UI; and 64bit support, which makes running out of memory virtually impossible. Combined with the all-new BoinxTV Broadcast Graphics Machine, a hardware/software solution for broadcast graphics with support for SDI playout with alpha channel, booth visitors will see how BoinxTV 2 is the perfect solution for all of their live production needs.

Attend the Boinx Software Press Briefing or Schedule a Private Meeting
Boinx will be hosting an informal “Press and Friends” event on the morning of Tuesday, April 14th at 8:00am. Members of the media are invited to indulge in coffee and morning treats while discussing the latest broadcasting solutions from Boinx Software. To register for the event or to schedule a private briefing for those who cannot attend, please contact Anya Oskolkova atanya@zazilmediagroup.com.

Boinx TV

What’s New With BoinxTV?
BoinxTV 2 (Beta version scheduled for end of April)

  • Native streaming support via RTMP to YouTube, Ustream, Twitch.tv and more
  • New UI that makes using BoinxTV 2 even easier than before, with a modern look
  • Direct manipulation instead of fiddling with settings
  • More options for automation
  • 64bit support makes running out of memory virtually impossible
  • BoinxTV with integrated BoinxTV ATEM Controller, which supports full integration with production switchers from Blackmagic Design, including the ATEM Television Studio and ATEM Production Studio 4K

BoinxTV Broadcast Graphics Machine

  • Hardware/software solution for broadcast graphics based on a Mac mini with a Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme card in a 19” rack mount enclosure
  • Playout via HD-SDI with Alpha channel support
  • Visualize real time data including sport scores, weather, stock chart, news feeds and more
  • 2D and 3D graphics
  • Integrate interactive elements such as a Twitter feed
  • Play any video format, scale, crop and convert to fit your needs

About Boinx Software
Located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany, Boinx Software Ltd. develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®. Honored with numerous Apple Design Awards and coveted spots on the Mac App Store’s Best Apps of the Year list, the extensive family of Boinx apps includes iStopMotion for Mac, iStopMotion for iPad, FotoMagico, BoinxTV, Mouseposé, You Gotta See This!, PhotoPresenter for iOS, and PartySnapper, Boinx’s newest social photo wall for sharing and saving event photos. Boinx Software has also been instrumental in the developmental processes of popular apps including Heads Up!, Ellen DeGeneres’s charades party game, and the Leica T iPhone and iPad app, the elegant remote companion to the Leica T digital camera.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook. For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

IK Multimedia announces iRig Mic Studio, the ultra-portable large-diaphragm digital microphone for every platform

January 22, 2015 Comments off

The latest addition to IK’s iRig digital microphone range provides professional-quality sound, an extremely compact size and compatibility with all popular mobile and desktop platformsiRig Mic Studio

January 22, 2015 – IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation technology, is pleased to announce iRig® Mic Studio, its ultra-portable large-diaphragm digital condenser microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC and Android. Offering superior sound and an extremely portable size, it packs a 1” diameter condenser capsule into an ultra-compact enclosure that can be used to make professional recordings anywhere. With iRig Mic Studio, musicians, vocalists, home producers, podcasters, broadcasters, voice-over artists and more have a studio-quality large-diaphragm microphone that fits in the palm of their hand.

Superior portable performance
iRig Mic Studio has been designed to provide the best possible recording quality. It features a large 1” diameter back electret condenser capsule, a 24-bit audiophile-grade 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 optimal audio capture 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.And while these features are excellent on their own, what’s truly remarkable about iRig Mic Studio is that it fits its components into a compact enclosure that’s smaller than an iPhone.

Comprehensive control
To assist its high-end components, iRig Mic Studio also sports a comprehensive set of monitoring and level control features. To ensure the best sound for every situation, it comes with a gain control knob and a multicolor LED level indicator. It also includes a headphone output with its own level control for monitoring directly from iRig Mic Studio itself. And, for better positioning while recording, iRig Mic Studio comes with a sturdy and portable tabletop tripod stand.

It’s all about the connections
iRig Mic Studio is compatible with nearly every popular mobile and desktop platform. It comes with a female micro-USB port and an assortment of cables: Micro-USB to Lightning for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; micro-USB to micro-USB OTG for Android (requires either an Android 5 or Samsung Professional Audio device); and micro-USB to USB for Mac and PC.

Record with the power of apps
For immediate recording, iRig Mic Studio comes equipped with a powerful suite of vocal apps. VocaLive™ is a powerful effects processor and multi-track recording app that features a selection of 12 professional real-time vocal effects. EZ Voice™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and EZ Voice™ for Android are streamlined and easy-to-use sing-along apps that make it easy for vocalists to practice with any song in their music library. iRig® Recorder for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and iRig® Recorder for Android are straightforward apps for field recording, podcasting, note taking and more.

The VocaLive App is available from the App Store at www.appstore.com/vocalive

The EZ Voice App is available from the App Store at www.appstore.com/ezvoice

The iRig Recorder App is available from the App Store at www.appstore.com/irigrecorder

EZ Voice is available for Android via Google Play and the Samsung GALAXY Apps store. iRig Recorder is available for Android on Google Play.

iRig Mic Studio is also fully compatible with a wide variety of third party apps and software, like Cubasis, ProStudio Vocal FX, MultiTrack DAW and more. It’s also compatible with Apple’s GarageBand and Logic Pro X apps, and iOS Voice Memo.

Pricing and availability
iRig Mic Studio comes in silver or black and will be available Q1, 2015 from music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK online store, for only $179.99/€144.99 (excluding taxes).

For more information, please visit: www.irigmicstudio.com

To see the official video of iRig Mic Studio in action, go to: www.irigmicstudio.com/video

iRig Mic Field from IK Multimedia

January 5, 2015 Comments off

iRig Mic Field from IK Multimedia shipping:
Make professional audio/video recordings everywhere

Capture audio or video with high-quality stereo sound on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

January 5, 2015 – IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation, today announced it’s shipping iRig® Mic Field, the first ultra-compact, stereo digital microphone for audio and video field recording on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch – including the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Slim, light and fully rotatable, iRig Mic Field lets anyone make great audio and video recordings with high-quality stereo sound everywhere.
iRig Mic Field

High-quality stereo field recording
iRig Mic Field is the only mobile digital microphone designed to be used for both video and audio projects. It delivers superb stereo sound by connecting digitally to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via Lightning connector. Its two high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules, 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter (with 44.1/48kHz sample rate), 115 dB maximum SPL rating and built in low-noise, high-definition preamp allow for pristine sound capture quality at rehearsals, concerts, lectures, speeches, music practice and more, as well as field recording and on-the-move videography projects. iRig Mic Field can create accurate and faithful field recordings in nearly every imaginable context.

90 degrees of flexibility
To better preserve the stereo image while recording audio for video, iRig Mic Field features a conveniently rotatable patent-pending design. With the touch of a finger it can be easily rotated 90 degrees and locked in one of two positions for an accurate stereo image in both landscape and portrait modes. This means that iRig Mic Field can record the proper left and right channel position in any situation – surpassing other mobile microphones that only produce a true stereo sound when held in portrait mode.

Unmatched portability
iRig Mic Field is lightweight and portable. It has a slim form-factor and slips easily into a user’s pocket when finished. iRig Mic Field has been designed with elegance and durability in mind, and it can withstand the rigors of travel thanks to its durable industrial design and protective carrying pouch.

iRig Mic Field

Pocket-sized video production
iRig Mic Field has also been designed with mobile video in mind. It can be used to record video on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with crystal-clear, professional sounding audio. It’s never been easier to shoot a great sounding video and share it with friends, followers and fans. Now musicians, videographers, journalists, podcasters, casual users and more can get high-quality sound while on-the-go without sacrificing mobility or audio fidelity.

Superior level control
Capturing good sound requires more than just high-quality components; it also requires comprehensive control. iRig Mic Field has everything needed to ensure that sound is recorded at the perfect setting. It features a thumbwheel gain control, an audio-out jack for quality real-time headphone monitoring and a multi-color LED input level indicator for quick visual monitoring.

Record with the power of apps
For immediate stereo recording, an update to IK’s iRig® Recorder app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch will soon be available to fully support iRig Mic Field. iRig Recorder lets users quickly record, edit, process and share their audio, thanks to its intuitive GUI, 8 intelligent effects processors and sharing capabilities. iRig Mic Field also works seamlessly with a wide variety of apps including Apple’s GarageBand and iMovie apps, and iOS Voice Memo and Camera.

Pricing and availability
iRig Mic Field is now available from music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK online store, for only $99.99/€79.99 (excluding taxes).

For more information, please visit www.irigmicfield.com

iRig 2: The sequel to the most popular guitar interface of all time

January 5, 2015 Comments off

IK Multimedia announces iRig 2, the sequel to
the most popular mobile guitar interface of all time

The successor to the guitar interface that sparked the mobile music revolution improves sound quality,  adds features and allows wide cross-platform compatibilityiRig 2January 5, 2015 – IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation, is pleased to announce iRig® 2, the latest addition to its iRig range of products. The sequel to IK’s groundbreaking and best-selling iRig guitar interface, iRig 2 builds on the design that made its predecessor so popular. It pairs great sound and streamlined convenience with new updated features like versatile input gain control, a ¼” amplifier output jack and Android compatibility. iRig 2 makes for a versatile tool that’s perfect for practice sessions, live performances, jamming with friends, recording and more.Now everyone can plug in their guitar or bass to enjoy killer tone on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Android device – with the release of iRig 2, the world’s most popular guitar interface is better than ever before.

Powerful performance

The biggest update that iRig 2 brings is its new ¼” amplifier output. This augments its 1/8″ headphone output by allowing musicians to use iRig 2 and their mobile device along with their favorite amplifier, without the use of an adaptor. This opens up a whole world of opportunities when paired with AmpliTube®, IK’s powerful guitar and bass multi-effects processor. iRig 2 now lets musicians easily use AmpliTube’s vast library of meticulously modeled virtual stompbox effects, amplifiers and other gear as a part of their physical rig.iRig 2’s added switch allows dual-mode operation: FX lets musicians send a processed signal to their amplifier’s ¼” output from apps like AmpliTube. THRU sends a clean signal, letting musicians use their mobile device as a tuner, recorder or other utility while using their classic analog rig, which maintains the purity of a 100% analog signal path.Made for both practice and performance, iRig 2 comes with a removable support that, together with a Velcro strip, allows easy mounting of iRig 2 on any mic or music stand, making iRig 2 perfectly at home on stage during live performance.

Plug and play simplicity on every device

iRig 2 has been made to be compatible with the widest range of instruments and mobile devices possible. Its built-in universal 1/8″ TRRS output connector provides a true plug-and-play experience on iPhone, iPod touch, Mac and Android. Likewise, its 1/4″ instrument input works with any guitar, bass or line-level instrument. To ensure the best sound quality, iRig 2 comes with an input gain thumbwheel that allows musicians to dial in the perfect setting for their setup – iRig 2 works just as well when its connecting a wailing 3 humbucker electric guitar to a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as it does a jazzy archtop or mellow electric piano to an iPhone 6.

Killer guitar tone on Android

iRig 2 is now widely compatible with Android smartphones and tablets. Its 1/8″ output connector is compatible with many popular Android devices produced by manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC and more – any device with an 1/8″ input that supports the CTIA/AHJ wiring standard works with iRig 2.Additionally, users with Android devices that support Samsung Professional Audio can enjoy AmpliTube for Android, a special version of the popular multi-effects processor that brings a full spread of meticulously modeled virtual gear to the Android platform.

A full suite of apps

iRig 2 is ready to go right out of the box. It comes with a powerful cross-platform suite of apps and software that includes free versions of AmpliTube for iOS, Android and Mac/PC. And while iRig 2 is the ideal companion to AmpliTube, it also works with any other recording, processing, tuning or music app.

Pricing and availability
The new iRig 2 interface will be available in Q1 2015 via the IK Online Store and select music and consumer electronics retailers worldwide for $39.99/€29.99 (excl. taxes).

For more information, please visit:
www.irig2.com
www.amplitube.com

IK Multimedia’s SampleTank® for iPhone/iPad adds iOS 8 compatibility, iRig Pads support, new sound collections and more

November 13, 2014 Comments off

IK MultimediaNovember 13, 2014 – IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation apps and accessories, today announced a new version of SampleTank® for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The ultimate mobile sound and groove workstation has been updated to take advantage of iOS 8 and includes new features that add to its comprehensive sound library and advanced recording functions. SampleTank now sports full plug-and-play compatibility with iRig Pads, IK’s new ultra-portable MIDI groove controller. Along with this, the latest version introduces two new in-app purchases: The Grid, a sound pack for beat makers and electronic musicians and Sonik Synth™ – Mobile Edition, a downloadable sound collection with over 300 superb instruments that have been remastered and reprogrammed from the popular Sonik Synth 2 virtual instrument. With support for Audiobus 2 also in the mix, the new SampleTank for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch sets a new high standard for mobile music creation.

SampleTank 1.8

Up to date features
SampleTank is now fully optimized with iOS 8 and Apple’s latest generations of mobile devices. SampleTank’s new iOS 8 compatibility also comes with support for Audiobus 2, which lets users open SampleTank through the Audiobus app and use it with other compatible apps – like AmpliTube – for real time inter-app audio routing. In addition, the interface of SampleTank has been streamlined with a new global menu that makes it even easier to navigate within the app.

Grooves to go
The drum machine-style PADS interface has always allowed for effortless beat creation in SampleTank. Now beatmakers can enjoy an even more intuitive experience thanks to new native plug-and-play support for iRig Pads. IK’s ultra-portable MIDI groove controller works right out of the box with SampleTank, which lets users transform their mobile devices into the ultimate drum machine and beat sequencer. iRig Pads’ full integration mode syncs up with SampleTank’s PADS interface, allowing for seamless control via the physical pads on the hardware.

The addition of native iRig Pads support also brings with it the release of The Grid, a brand new sound pack designed for beat makers and electronic music producers that includes 50 instruments and 50 patterns in two categories: DRUMS and LOOPS & HITS. iRig Pads users can register their controller to receive The Grid for free, while others can enjoy a taste of 4 free kits and patterns with the remaining sounds available via in-app purchase.

An expanded sound universe
The latest version of SampleTank also introduces the Sonik Synth – Mobile Edition downloadable sound collection. It features a selection of the best sounds from the popular Sonik Synth 2 virtual instrument for desktop platforms, which have been specifically remastered and reprogrammed for the mobile edition of SampleTank. From the sample vault of sound design company Sonic Reality, Sonik Synth – Mobile Edition provides a well-rounded sound collection of superb instruments with over 300 meticulously sampled vintage synthesizer, piano, organ, drum, bass, guitar, orchestral, ethnic and other sounds that complement and expand the wide tonal palette that SampleTank for iOS offers for all styles of music.

Pricing and Availability
The new version of SampleTank is available now on the App StoreSM as both a free or paid app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for only $19.99/€17.99 for new users. The Grid is available as a free sound pack for registered iRig Pads users or via in-app purchase for $9.99/€8.99. The Sonik Synth – Mobile Edition downloadable sound collection is available as an in-app purchase for $19.99/€17.99.

For more information, please visit:

www.sampletank.com
www.appstore.com/sampletank
www.appstore.com/sampletankfree
www.irigpads.com
Download on the App Store

To watch the video demonstration, please visit:

www.sampletank.com/ipad/video

iRig Mic HD from IK Multimedia now shipping

August 5, 2014 Comments off

August 5, 2014 – IK Multimedia, the global technology leader in mobile apps and accessories, today announced it’s shipping iRig® Mic HD, the first mobile digital microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC. The sequel to IK’s popular iRig Mic, iRig Mic HD is the perfect tool for singers, podcasters, online radio broadcasters, journalists, videographers, home studio enthusiasts and anyone else who needs to record high-definition digital audio on the go. iRig Mic HD comes in black and an exclusive silver version is available only from the Apple Store. Powerful, mobile and affordable: iRig Mic HD is the first handheld digital microphone for everyone.

iRig Mic HD

Designed to perform

iRig Mic HD is the only mobile digital condenser microphone designed for live handheld performance and recording. It delivers high-quality digital sound via an electret condenser capsule, a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter (with 44.1/48 kHz sample rate) and a built-in low-noise high-definition preamp. iRig Mic HD sports an easy-to-use gain control that allows for optimum audio capture at any sound pressure level, from the quiet whisper of an ambient room to the full blast of a loud rock concert. A multi-color LED provides at-a-glance monitoring of sound levels.

Professional plug-and-play sound

For superior recording quality on the move, iRig Mic HD plugs directly into the digital input of your iOS device. iRig Mic HD is compatible with the latest generation of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices via its included Lightning cable. An optional 30-pin connector is available for legacy iOS devices. You can also use it for instant plug-and-play compatibility with your computer using the included USB cable to connect to your Mac or PC (driver download required for PC).

Capture high-quality sound on the go with the first mobile digital microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC.

A full spread of apps

For immediate recording, iRig Mic HD comes fully equipped with a suite of powerful IK apps: iRig® Recorder for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a straightforward audio and editing app for field recording and interviews. VocaLive™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a powerful vocal effects and multi-track recording app with a suite of 12 professional real-time vocal effects. AmpliTube® for iOS, Mac and PC is the industry-standard guitar studio app that features ultra-accurate digital models of some of the world’s most desirable guitar amplifiers and effects. EZ Voice for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is an easy-to-use vocal recording app that lets you sing-along and record with any song in your iTunes music library. iRig Mic HD is also compatible with a wide variety of third party apps, like GarageBand, Cubasis, ProStudio Vocal FX, MultiTrack DAW and more.

The iRig Recorder App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/irigrecorder
The VocaLive App is available from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/vocalive
The EZ Voice App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/ezvoice
The AmpliTube app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/amplitubefree
Register and download AmpliTube FREE for Mac and PC from the IK Multimedia site or at http://www.ikmultimedia.com/amplitubefree

Pro sound at an affordable price

iRig Mic HD is so affordable that now anyone can capture high-quality digital audio on the go. Whether it’s broadcast interviews in the field, home recording in the studio, memo recording for the office or anywhere else audio needs to be captured.

Pricing and Availability

iRig Mic HD is now available from music and electronics retailers worldwide for $129.99/€99.99 (excluding taxes). An exclusive silver version is also available from the Apple Store.

For more information, please visit www.irigmichd.com

IK Multimedia. Musicians First.

About IK Multimedia: IK Multimedia is a computer music technology company that offers a diverse range of affordable and easy-to-use music production tools with great sound quality and a realistic look and feel. With millions of installations worldwide, the IK range has been adopted by musicians of every level, from beginners to professionals, to gain access to high-end, studio-quality gear from their computers or mobile devices. iRig®, AmpliTube® and VocaLive™ are trademarks property of IK Multimedia Production. iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and GarageBand are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad Air, iPad mini and Lightning are trademarks of Apple, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

iRig KEYS PRO and iRig KEYS with Lightning connector

December 3, 2013 Comments off

December 3, 2013IK Multimedia, the global leader in mobile music making apps and accessories for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac/PC, announced the expansion of its iRig KEYS line with two new products for mobile musicians: iRig KEYS PRO and iRig KEYS with Lightning connector, compact MIDI keyboard controllers with 37 velocity-sensitive keys.

iRig_KEYS_PROBoth iRig KEYS PRO and iRig KEYS come with Lightning-connector, 30-pin and USB cables. These allow musicians to connect all iRig KEYS to any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac/PC model, and provide MIDI control and performance features for Core MIDI apps of all types, such as IK’s own SampleTank, iGrand Piano and iLectric piano apps, and its range of Mac/PC virtual instruments.

iRig KEYS PRO: Big features — compact design

iRig KEYS PRO is a true “plug and play” professional-quality programmable MIDI controller designed specifically for making music on the go with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. It features 37 velocity-sensitive full-size keys for 3 full octaves plus one note — allowing for realistic-feeling, two-handed playing. Even with pro features like mod and pitch wheels, illuminated octave and program buttons, 4 programmable “sets” for storing complete setups, and a programmable continuous-controller volume knob, iRig KEYS PRO is 30% smaller than any other full-size key MIDI controller that can be played with two hands.

iRig KEYS PRO comes complete with Lightning-connector and 30-pin cables for plugging directly into the dock connector of any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. A USB cable is included for direct Mac or PC connection. With standard Core MIDI support, you can play any compatible virtual instrument or recording app on your iOS device or computer from Apple’s GarageBand to IK’s SampleTank. iRig KEYS PRO needs no AC adapter or batteries, it draws its power from the device it’s connected to, and it even features an auxiliary mini-USB port to provide it with power during performance, allowing the battery on the mobile device to be conserved.

Programming and expansion

iRig KEYS PRO also has powerful programming features that are useful during live performance and in the studio. Players can program iRig KEYS PRO with different set-ups and store them in one of the 4 “Set” banks. When iRig KEYS PRO is in Edit mode, the user can set the MIDI transmit channel, velocity (touch) response, assign Control Change numbers to the Volume/Data knob, send custom Program Change messages, transpose the keyboard in semi-tones and more.

iRig KEYS PRO also sports an expansion jack for adding a sustain pedal (not included) for a realistic piano feel, or an expression pedal that sends MIDI continuous controller data that can control parameters such as volume, rotary speaker speed, tremolo and vibrato speed and more, on the connected app or software instrument.

FREE software for instant playability, universal compatibility

iRig KEYS PRO comes with SampleTank FREE* for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, IK’s award-winning multi-part sound module designed for live performance and recording, and the iGrand Piano FREE* app, a high-quality studio-sampled grand piano sound module. Both apps are expandable with sounds from IK’s massive collection of sound libraries, and provide musicians with tools for complete music production.

iRig KEYS PRO is also right at home in the studio, and works seamlessly with DAW software, including GarageBand, Logic Pro and many others. It’s also perfect for controlling virtual instrument plug-ins such as IK’s SampleTank, Sonik Synth, SampleMoog™, SampleTron and Miroslav Philharmonik. For Mac/PC use, iRig KEYS PRO comes with SampleTank 2L**, the full-featured professional sound workstation that includes over 2 GB of professional samples, which cover all instrument categories.

iRig KEYS with Lightning connector

iRig KEYS with Lightning connector is IK’s new version of the ultra popular iRig KEYS portable mini keyboard and now comes with a Lightning-connector cable for connecting iRig KEYS to the newest Apple devices, including the new iPad, iPad mini and iPhone 5 series. It shares the same powerful features of iRig KEYS PRO but with a more compact build so it only takes up minimal space on your desktop and can easily fit in a backpack or a carry-on bag.

Pricing and Availability

iRig KEYS PRO is priced at $149.99 / €119.99 MSRP (excl. tax), and is available now from the IK network of music and electronic retailers around the world and the IK online store. iRig KEYS with Lightning connector is priced at $129.99/€95.99 and is available now from music and electronics retailers worldwide.

* Available on the App Store.

** Register and download on the IK Multimedia online User Area.

For more information, go to www.irigkeys.com.

For more information on IK Lightning Compatible Accessories, go to www.ikmultimedia.com/lightning

[Note: I have used the iRig KEYS keyboard, SampleTank, and iGrand Piano (Review coming soon). They’re fun and very professional. Advanced enough for the professional musician and simple enough for the beginner. IK Multimedia knows music.]

mymosaic App (Product Review)

April 12, 2013 Comments off
OpeningScreen

mymosaic’s Opening Screen

mymosaic App
MindTrip Studios, LLC.
iPhone, iPod and iPad compatible.
$0.99 from the Apple Store
Facebook Page
@mymosaicapp

Since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to make photo mosaics but never had the patience to copy, cut, paste, arrange, repeat. Making mosaic pictures back then is kind of like shooting stop motion videos: the result is so cool but the process is so painful. Well, technology finally caught up with my hedonism/laziness/lack of patience in the form of an iGadget app. Currently, the mymosaic app is only available for Apple products. And for 99 cents, you can’t beat the price.

The two best places to see examples of mymosaic and the creative possibilities are on the mymosaic Facebook page and on the mymosaicapp Twitter feed. There are some OMG photos on there. But don’t be intimidated by them because you too can produce such images with your photos in minutes. Seriously.

You can save your finished mosaics in a variety of sizes while it’s still in the buffer. See the size chart below:

  • Mobile – Optimized size for mobile to mobile viewing.
  • Small – 10″x10″
  • Medium – 20″x20″
  • Large – 30″x30″

The Large size gives you the opportunity to save your mosaic in poster size without losing detail.

There’s only one problem with the mymosaic app and I hope MindTrip fixes it because, for me, it’s a major problem. You can only select an entire album instead of individual pictures to create your mosaics. You’ll see what I mean during the following mosaic creation tutorial.

Mosaic creation

Take new photo or select from an album

Take new photo or select from an album

When you create a new mosaic, either you can take a new photo for the main picture or select one from one of your albums. That part is fine. Step two is to adjust the mosaic options such as number of tiles, color shift, variety, tile consolidation, framed pictures and tile source.

When you select tile source, you’re only given the option of selecting entire albums. I want to be able to select individual pictures for the tiles. What if I want to create a mosaic of my daughter that’s composed of a picture of me and a picture of my wife (Get it?)? I would have to empty out my Camera Roll or create a new album and copy the two pictures into it that I want to use. Both options are kind of a pain.

Options Screen

mymosaic’s Option Screen

Once you’ve selected your album, you tap Done to return to the options page and tap Make Mosaic. Your finished mosaic appears ready for you to save to your Camera Roll or to share on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or Flickr.

If you don’t like the way your mosaic looks, you can tap the back arrow and adjust your options and recreate the mosaic by tapping Make Mosaic again. You don’t have to recreate it from scratch, since the app holds your source photo and album in a buffer.

You won’t lose the mosaic you’re working on unless you return to the main screen where you select to take a new picture or select one from an album.

The mymosaic app is easy to use and a lot of fun to experiment with. I’ve sent some of my mosaics to Wal-Mart‘s photo lab to be printed and they look very cool. It’s a great way to see your handiwork in a short period of time, since most cities have a Wal-Mart with a short turn-around time photo lab. You can load your pictures into their website and pick up your printed pictures in about two hours.

I really like mymosaic. It’s the app I’ve looked for to create the effect that I’ve longed for: photo mosaics. Below, you can see a mosaic that I quickly created during the writing of this review. The original is a store mannequin that I shot while in Las Vegas at a conference. I took the picture with the Old Camera App and I think it looks quite cool. Click on the photos to see them in full size.

You can mix and match your mosaics too. You can use a source B&W photo and use color photos to create the mosaic or vice versa. The colors will be muted but the effect is still very intriguing.

Have fun with mymosaic. I highly recommend that you buy this app if you want to experiment with mosaics. It’s the most creative fun you can have for 99 cents.

Review rating: 8/10

Mannequin

Original mannequin shot in black and white.

Mosaic

Mosaic using original photo as tile source.

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