The IK Multimedia iRig KEYS with Lightning connector is a portable universal MIDI controller keyboard for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac. The iRig KEYS is the perfect accessory for the music enthusiast or performer.
The iRig KEYS connects directly to your iOS devices via Lightning and 30-pin connection cables or with the USB port on your Mac so there is no need for additional apps, software or drivers to get it set up. It has a compact design so won’t take up too much space on your desktop and is easily transported in a backpack or cabin bag.
The keyboard features 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys and has a low power consumption unit, meaning it can be powered by your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch when outside of the studio. It can also be powered by the Mac USB port for longer keyboard sessions.
- Sleek, ultra-compact and durable mini keyboard
- 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys (three full-octave range plus one note)
- Modulation/pitch bend wheels and volume/data knob (assignable)
- Input for an optional sustain or expression pedal
- Powered via your Apple device or Mac USB port
- Lightning connection, 30-pin USB and MIDI cables included
- Includes software and apps for live performance and composition
Did you notice?The iRig KEYS can be powered by your Apple devices for music on the go.
Apple Recommends ForInstall the included software and apps on your Apple devices for use during live performances and song writing.
What's in the Box?
- iRig KEYS keyboard
- Lightning connection cable
- USB to Micro-USB connection cable
- 30-pin connection cable
- Quick start guide
- Input Type: 1/4 inch Pedal, USB
- Height: 4 cm
- Width: 50.3 cm
- Weight: 660 g
- Length: 12 cm
- OS X 10.5 or later
- UPC or EAN No.: 8025813509030
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
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Ratings & Reviews
There are better products in the price range.
I bought 3 iRigs to use with students at a primary school. The biggest problem I had with them was durability. They use a usb micr I bought 3 iRigs to use with students at a primary school. The biggest problem I had with them was durability. They use a usb micro connector that breaks very easily. When the iRig is working it has random connection issues. The keys have a terrible feel. I switched to the korg micro key 37 and have been very happy. …
- Written by matthew D from indianapolis
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
does the irig keyboard work with garage band ? Including the free lessons ?
- Asked by Andrew H from Brisbane
Yes it does. For learning to play the piano, you are better off with falling notes app such as celes Yes it does. For learning to play the piano, you are better off with falling notes app such as celestial piano and synthesia. …
- Answered by Yong Chong L
I am considering buying this for my nine year old daughter. Is it appropriate for her age?
- Asked by Victoria A
It depends on what you're wanting to get out of it. Presumably, your daughter owns/has access to, a It depends on what you're wanting to get out of it. Presumably, your daughter owns/has access to, and is familiar with, a Mac or iOS device, so no problems there.
The main issue is around the size of the keyboard, which could eventually be restrictive if your daughter continues to develop her playing skills.
The main use for these kind of keyboards (and I own a similar one) is as a take-anywhere songwriting tool. That said, it would also be an inexpensive starting point for someone just dipping their toes into learning to play keyboard, or just wanting to have some fun making music!
If you're after something for a serious learner though, you'd be much better served getting something with full-size keys and at least a 5-octave keyboard. …
- Answered by Ben T from Murwillumbah