ddinside 02/23/2012

IK Multimedia iRig : ddinside's user review

«  Good value for money »
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Value For Money : Excellent
Installation: is simple: you plug it launches AmpliTube (me is iPad), and presto, you play.
It is portable, you can play anywhere, at any time, and in addition, the applications provide real diversity. You can find free and paid versions of ampkit and AmpliTube. The implementation is perfect.

My configuration? a first generation iPad + iRig adapter.
Physically, the adapter comes in the form of a cylindrical block to house the jack 6.35 (for guitar) and an output which serves lineout / headphone. On the other side of the cylinder, there is a thread after which a 3.5 jack to 4 points is intended to be plugged to your favorite apple. Everything is very light and despite fragile appearance, it's solid.

I will not speak here of software so what follows concerns only the adapter iRig itself:
It is VERY wrong side sound. The principle of diverting a microphone input signal to spend a guitar does not work well at all with this quality of material. The hiss level is really painful, and the output level is literally rotting. We are forced to push the volume and input gain for a suitable level, but alas, it turns very quickly to feedback regardless of the software used behind. And try using any compressor, distortion, or other instrument that amplifies the signal or dynamics, and you'll lose your ears (with headphones) or your speakers. Some apps offer advanced anti feedback that simply eat all frequencies and distort the sound.

Only solution: let the input levels and output low enough and amplify externally or play with a low volume through headphones.

Therefore be used to experiment with effects, or through headphones to work in his coin.Mais that's all.

In conclusion, I would say that this product is worth its price. If you count use it to play in the living room at night, or go on vacation with your guitar without lugging your 4x12 and your head is impeccable. We can work with no problem, you can even try Laying out with. Now, snooze or other more demanding use, you can forget. It's a gimmick, with the price of a gadget.