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.
- 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 ForConnect 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
- 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
- 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.
GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play a piano, organ, guitar, and drums. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and play through classic amps and stompbox effects.* Use a Touch Instrument, a built-in microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance. GarageBand now takes song creation to the next level with support for up to 32 tracks.** Get even more sounds for GarageBand with a one-time in-app purchase or record popular third-party music apps using Inter-App Audio in iOS 7. And share your song using email, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, or AirDrop for iOS.
Play your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch like a musical instrument
• Play musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard
• Tap out beats with an acoustic and electronic drum kit
• Record your voice using the built-in microphone and apply fun sound effects
• Recreate legendary guitar rigs with 9 amps and 10 stompbox effects*
• Use the Sampler to create an instrument from sounds you record, then play them on a keyboard*
• Record compatible third-party music apps right into GarageBand using Inter-App Audio in iOS 7
Sound like a virtuoso with Smart Instruments
• Conduct an entire string orchestra with just one finger using Smart Strings*
• Tap chords to instantly create keyboard grooves with the Smart Keyboard*
• Strum chords on an acoustic and electric Smart Guitar, trigger fingerpicking patterns for popular chords, or switch to Notes view to try your hand at the real thing
• Groove with a variety of Smart Basses using upright, electric, and synth sounds*
• Drag drum instruments onto a grid to create your own beats with Smart Drums*
Start a Jam Session with your friends
• Use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to play or record live over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with up to three of your friends
• Tempo, key, time signature, and chords automatically sync to the bandleader
• Jam with any Touch Instrument or live instruments like electric guitar or voice
• The bandleader automatically collects everyone's recordings so they can be mixed as a song and shared
Create a song anywhere you go
• Arrange and mix your song with up to 32 tracks** using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops
• Use the Note Editor to adjust or fine-tune any Touch Instrument recording
• Trim and place musical regions exactly where you want them to play
• Use the Mixer to fine-tune each track’s volume —solo or mute any track or adjust pan, reverb, and echo
• Choose from over 250 professionally prerecorded loops as a backing band to your song
Share your songs
• Keep your GarageBand songs up to date across all your iOS devices with iCloud
• Create custom ringtones and alerts for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
• Share your songs directly to Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud
• Email songs right from GarageBand
• Export your song and add it to the iTunes library on your Mac or PC
• Share GarageBand projects directly between iOS devices using Airdrop for iOS
* Requires one-time in-app purchase for the complete collection of GarageBand instruments and sounds.
** 32 tracks available on iOS devices with the A7 chip. 16 tracks available on iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation). …
Ratings & Reviews
iRig MIDI review
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 Daniel R from San Diego
149 of 169 people found this useful
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 Arnold G from Ottawa
112 of 132 people found this useful
For Midi Interface, it works.
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 Patrick H from New hope
80 of 81 people found this useful
works if you have power
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 Bev S from Silver Spring
Works As Advertised
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 Dale K from VALPARAISO
15 of 15 people found this useful
loose connection easily. Impossible to use, expecially in a PRO way.
If you have in mind the "plug and play " concept forgot it. Simply, the cheap device loose connection, i mean i can't play more t If you have in mind the "plug and play " concept forgot it. Simply, the cheap device loose connection, i mean i can't play more than then seconds, then loose comnection you must tu unplg, re plug and lot of times nothing happens again. Ibought it just for the good idea of usb power and the midi, but doesn twork at all. . I have ipad camera connector too, and it works perfect, yes not real midi, not auxiliary power but it works perfect. I returned my irig midi to the store. Totally disappointed. …
- Written by Massimo M from milano
14 of 17 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can I hook up a turntable to the iRig MIDI Interface?
- Asked by Roy Z from Narberth
Is this compatible to BeatMaker 2 apps on iPad 2
- Asked by Sudarshan S
Yes, iRig MIDI is compatible with all CoreMIDI apps.
- Answered by Brian M from Citrus Heights
can i use this product to connect MIDI instruments to my iMac?
- Asked by Michael W from Leonadrtown
No, you can't. This only works with iOS devices. You can get a USB MIDI interface for your Mac. I kn No, you can't. This only works with iOS devices. You can get a USB MIDI interface for your Mac. I know M-Audio makes one but there are many out there. …
- Answered by Jean-pierre M from Montreal
Can i use this to hook it up to my rockband 3 keyboard?
- Asked by Ronald D from Dubai
Can i plug an external hardrive that plugs in through usb into this device
- Asked by Megan C from Hermiston
No. The USB port on iRig MIDI is strictly for charging your iOS device while using it. Use the Camer No. The USB port on iRig MIDI is strictly for charging your iOS device while using it. Use the Camera Connection Kit adapter from Apple instead. …
- Answered by Brian M from Citrus Heights
can i export my song as a midi file using irig midi or garage band?
- Asked by Nigel V from Jackson