iRig MIDI Interface

iRig MIDI Interface

A$99.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 10 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The iRig MIDI Interface is totally Core MIDI compliant, so you can control a world of compatible apps such as GarageBand. You can also use iOS apps to control external equipment right from the mobile device, like sounds modules, foot controllers and lighting systems.

  • Highlights

    • Standard Core MIDI interface connects to hundreds of MIDI-compatible apps
    • Connect MIDI keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines, pedal boards and more
    • Two 1.6m MIDI cables included
    • Three MIDI ports: IN/OUT/THRU
    • Two LEDs for MIDI IN/OUT activity display
    • Micro USB port to charge iOS device while in use
    • Numerous free apps available, such as SampleTank FREE and iRig MIDI Recorder FREE
  • Did you notice?

    The interface features MIDI THRU, which allows advanced setups like those used by professional musicians.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Connect your keyboard or other MIDI device to music apps such as GarageBand on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
  • What's in the Box?

    • iRig MIDI Interface
    • Two 1.6m 5-pin DIN MIDI cables
    • USB charging cable
    • Quick start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Connections: iPad, iPod, iPhone
    • Height: 0.5 in./1.27 cm
    • Width: 2.0 in./5.08 cm
    • Weight: 1.6 oz./45.36 g
    • Length: 1.75 in./4.44 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: IP-IRIG-MIDI-APL
    • UPC or EAN No.: 8025813390034

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

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iPhone models

  • iPhone 3Gs

  • iPhone 4

  • iPhone 4s

iPad models

  • iPad (1st generation)

  • iPad 2 (2nd generation)

iPod models

  • iPod touch 3rd Generation

  • iPod touch 4th Generation

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • iRig MIDI review

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    First of all, let me point out that the device works. However, I think they should have called it the i-junk MIDI. The device is s First of all, let me point out that the device works. However, I think they should have called it the i-junk MIDI. The device is shakey at best when plugged into an iPad/iPad2. It doesn't make a solid "locked in" connection. If you move the ipad in the slightest way that causes the cords to move around, the iRig MIDI moves enough out of place that it loses the MIDI connection. Also, the provided USB-micro cable that is supposedly used to charge the device is smaller than my pinky finger. So that makes it nearly impossible to plug it into anything. Once you've figured out a way to finagle your setup so you can plug it in, all of my iOS devices (iphone/ iPad) say "NOT CHARGING". So after all that, it doesn't even work. I tried it plugged into a USB port on my computer and also with using the usb/AC adapter that comes with the iPad. I then tried a different, longer USB-micro cable. Still Nothing.

    • Written by from San Diego

    151 of 171 people found this useful

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  • I-junk indeed

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    it takes a lot of patience to get the connector to take a solid connection to an iPad or anything else. For the first hour I thoug it takes a lot of patience to get the connector to take a solid connection to an iPad or anything else. For the first hour I thought the device was defective, it worked its just poorly constructed and the design is very cheap. Tight balancing act to keep the connector turned on with all the wires hanging out. This will cause you a lot of frustration when there is slight movement and the irig connection is lost. I sent it back.

    • Written by from Ottawa

    114 of 134 people found this useful

    Was this useful? I-junk indeed
  • For Midi Interface, it works.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I've used this interface many many times in live performances. It works. However, it doesn't make a solid connection. I use ele I've used this interface many many times in live performances. It works. However, it doesn't make a solid connection. I use electrical tape to secure it in. Also has trouble charging using any cables longer than the included one (which is like 6 inches long), so it needs to be charged before you start playing. I blame the not charging issue on Apple's hardware though. You should be able to use any USB 2.0 compliant cable, but for some reason it wants something more..

    • Written by from New hope

    82 of 83 people found this useful

    Was this useful? For Midi Interface, it works.
  • Has worked for 3 years now

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I have upgraded to the iPhone 6 plus and still use it on my Ipad2. Need a lightning adapter for the iPhone 5 and up but it still I have upgraded to the iPhone 6 plus and still use it on my Ipad2. Need a lightning adapter for the iPhone 5 and up but it still is working. Have with problems losing connections every once in a while but I have come to the conclusion it is software or IOS hardware. I found that when powered midi is on it stops charging the IOS device. You must unplug and plug it in again without powered midi on and then it will charge the device. I power the irig with a rechargeable usb battery. That way I don't have to worry about 110v. I would give it 5 stars if it would charge the device when midi is being used.

    • Written by from Baltimore
    Was this useful? Has worked for 3 years now
  • works if you have power

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I was frustrated by the lack of connectivity on this device with both an ipad 1 and ipod touch 4G. One slight movement, and it wou I was frustrated by the lack of connectivity on this device with both an ipad 1 and ipod touch 4G. One slight movement, and it would lose the connection. However the secret apparently is to have it plugged into a power adaptor. I use one of those micro usb connectors plugged into an ipod power supply or the adaptor for my irig mix works. Hope this helps someone!!

    • Written by from Silver Spring
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  • Works As Advertised

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought the iRig MIDI interface directly from an Apple retail store after reading all the reviews. The most common complaint was I bought the iRig MIDI interface directly from an Apple retail store after reading all the reviews. The most common complaint was its flaky connection to the iPad. I agree. I solved that by using a $16.99 30-pin 4-foot "Charge and Audio" extension cable purchased elsewhere (Amazon) (because Apple unfortunately doesn't sell one at this writing - I asked). The extension cable has the "old" style male end that includes latching ears so it firmly locks into the iPad's dock connector. Inadvertent disconnection is eliminated. Good little device, does what it's supposed to do, and I'm happy with it,

    • Written by from VALPARAISO

    15 of 15 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works As Advertised

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