IK Multimedia has released the iRig Keys MINI, a new, ultra-compact universal MIDI controllers.
The 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.
The iRig Keys MINI is announced as 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 a combination of mobile convenience and playability.
It also offers universal compatibility with all popular mobile and desktop platforms as it comes with Lightning, Micro-USB to OTG and USB cables, meaning 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. Built-in Core MIDI compatibility for iOS and USB class compliance is said to ensure the best possible plug-and-play experience.
Over $/€360 worth of apps and software are included, all described as IK Multimedia fan favorites all coming 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 multi-velocity piano app that comes with 2 piano sounds while 15 additional instruments can be purchased from within the app.
- iOS users will also get the complimentary version of SampleTank for iPhone and iPad, a mobile sound and groove workstation with 23 included sounds that cover acoustic, electric, electronic and beyond, plus additional instrument collections that are available via in-app purchase. As for Android users, they 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.
- 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.
- 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 several instrument categories 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.
The iRig Keys MINI is available now from retailers worldwide and the IK online store. Price is $/€79.99 (excluding taxes).
More details at www.ikmultimedia.com.