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IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O Review 2018

What if you can record audio with your MIDI keyboard, and has the capability to connect with any mobile devices, IK Multimedia has already done that.

IK Multimedia has been a leader in the music production market for a long time, known for its mobile music products, IK Multimedia’s hardware gears and professional software are loved by thousands of music producers and engineers.
Now, IK Multimedia launched a revolutionary product, the iRig Keys I/O…

A MIDI Keyboard Also An Audio Interface

IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O is the only MIDI controller with an audio interface, having the bit depth and sample rate of 24bit / 96 kHz, 48V phantom power, 2 line outputs, 1 headphone output, 1 combo jack input, 1 line input and a Class A preamp, it makes no difference with other audio interfaces.

Normally you will need at least two USB ports for an interface and a keyboard, with iRig Keys I/O, you can plug everything directly to your keyboard. The workflow is extremely simple, just plug and play, making your environment nice and clean.

 

 

Take Full Control With One Touch

The iRig Keys I/O features 1 volume/ data control knob, 4 touch sensitive knobs that can be assigned to anything, like ADSR or filters, the ALT button gives all 4 knobs the option to have a second bank of controls, so you can have total 8 different controls, and 2 fully programmable touch control sliders which by default are acting as pitch bend and modulation. Touch sensitive pitch bend and modulation wheel mean you can have the ability to make a really small adjustment.

All knobs, sliders including octave change, program change and other buttons are all touch sensitive.

   

Besides touch-sensitive controls, it also has 8 multicolored velocity sensitive pads that can control drums or other MIDI parameters.

Pro Software

IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O comes with whole bunch of professional software, including the full version of SampleTank 3, a sample-based virtual instruments workstation, T-RackS 4 Deluxe for mixing and mastering, Syntronik Pro-V vintage synthesizer, Ableton Live 9 Lite DAW, and the well-known Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE orchestral workstation.

While other MIDI controllers only come with limited or lite version software, IK Multimedia gives you 13 full plugins and over 5,000 sounds and 43 GB of samples for totally free.

Control Your DAW

You can control DAWs from Apple with iRig Keys I/O, including Logic Pro X and GarageBand. All you need to do is download the iRig Keys I/O control surface Plugin from IK Multimedia User Area, and you are able to easily control your DAW directly from your MIDI controller.

 

 

Capable With Mobile Devices

The iRig Keys I/O works really well with any kind of devices, from desktop computer to laptop, form tablet to smartphone, just plug and play.

It is very iOS friendly, it includes an Apple MFi certified lightning cable to connect with any iOS mobile devices, like iPad and iPhone. It also includes a device stand that can keep the device charged using an optional power supply adapter. The built-in audio interface feature is perfect when connecting with the later generation of iPhone that doesn’t have the headphone output.

It’s also the only MIDI keyboard that works on AA batteries when your devices can’t supply enough power to the keyboard.

 

 

 

Recording On The Go

IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O is the smallest MIDI keyboard with full-size keys, with the size that almost 30% smaller (for the 25 keys) and 50% smaller (for the 49 keys) than the smallest full-size keyboard on the market, it can really save your working space if you have a small studio.

   

The built-in interface, the capability to connect with mobile devices, the super small size and the lightweight make iRig Keys I/O perfect for recording while traveling.

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IK Multimedia gives iRig Keys I/O everything, the ultimate all-in-one music production tool. Not only the hardware but also the software included, iRig Keys I/O can easily beat other competitors. It is good for beginner and also professional producers, especially those who travel a lot.

IK Multimedia iRig Keys comes with 25 keys and 49 keys version.

iRig Keys I/O 25 Keys

  • 25 Full-size synth action keys
  • 2 Sliders
  • 3 Buttons
  • 4 Doubly assigned knobs
  • 1 Data knob
  • 8 Velocity-sensitive multi-color pads
  • All knobs, sliders and buttons are touch-sensitive
  • 24 bit / 96 kHz
  • 1 Mic /Line input: XLR combo jack
  • 1 Instrument input: 6.3 mm unbalanced jack
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm balanced jack
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • 48V phantom power
  • 1 Class A preamp
  • MFi certified lightning cable
  • IOS device stand
  • 4 AA batteries
  • W x D x H: 373 x 208 x 65 mm
  • 1.26 kg
  • Included software: check here

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iRig Keys I/O 49 Keys

  • 49 Full-size synth action keys
  • 4 Sliders
  • 4 Buttons
  • 4 Doubly assigned knobs
  • 1 Data knob
  • 8 Velocity-sensitive multi-color pads
  • All knobs, sliders and buttons are touch-sensitive
  • 24 bit / 96 kHz
  • 1 Mic /Line input: XLR combo jack
  • 1 Instrument input: 6.3 mm unbalanced jack
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm balanced jack
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • 48V phantom power
  • 1 Class A preamp
  • MFi certified lightning cable
  • IOS device stand
  • 4 AA batteries
  • W x D x H: 693 x 208 x 65 mm
  • 2.18 kg
  • Included software: check here

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Additional Products

iRig Power Supply Adapter

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25 Keys Travel Bag

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49 Keys Travel Bag

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2 thoughts on “IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O Review 2018

  1. Excellent product review about the IK Multimedia iRig Keys, I like that it’s compatible with iOS devices or mobile smartphones in general.
    I was always interested in having my own piano, but this is the upgrade that would be best suited for anyone.
    This article covered everything that I needed to know about media such as the one you explained in great detail.
    It even comes with LED features lights as well, and very well explained.

    1. Hi Josh,
      I’m glad that you like this review. The mobility of IK Multimedia’s products is second to none, if you are a musician or a producer that travel a lot, definitely take IK Multimedia into consideration.

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