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.
What's more, iRig MIDI helps unlock the power of IK's SampleTank FREE app, a truly professional-grade virtual instrument app. Connect iRig MIDI and unlock dozens of exclusive instruments and loops, totally free. With hundreds of sounds and loops, iRig MIDI and SampleTank put an entire workstation keyboard in your pocket.
For the experienced musician, iRig MIDI is the only iOS MIDI device that includes MIDI In, Out, and Thru for seamless integration with your existing setup. On the go, iRig MIDI can run off your iOS device's battery; or use the micro-USB port to power iRig MIDI and charge your device at the same time.
- Standard Core MIDI interface connects to hundreds of MIDI-compatible apps
- Connect MIDI keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines, pedal boards and more
- Two 5 ft./ 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?This is the only interface with 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 5-ft. 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
- Mfr. Part Number : IP-IRIG-MIDI-APL
- UPC or EAN No. : 8025813407039
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- Warranty : One year parts, 90 days labor
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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 hakey 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
141 of 161 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 ht 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
106 of 126 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 ctrical 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
76 of 77 people found this useful
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 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
14 of 14 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 han 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
Awesome MIDI interface
As a synth developer, I own all the available MIDI interfaces for iPhone/iPad: Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer I and II, Yamaha i-MX1, iRig MIDI, and Apple Camera Connection Kit. The iRig one is better than the other for multiple reasons: it uses Core MIDI, so it's compatible with most apps, it's the only one with a MIDI thru. Also, there's clear white on black labels that identify each port. I recommend this. Also, it has a USB port so you can recharge your phone while using MIDI; it's the only one that does that. …
- Written by Jean-Pierre M from Montreal
67 of 69 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Roy Z from Narberth
- Apr 8, 2013
- Asked by Michael W from Leonadrtown
- Jan 15, 2012
No, you can't. This only works with iOS devices. You can get a USB MIDI interface for your Mac. I kn ow M-Audio makes one but there are many out there. …
- Answered by Jean-pierre M from Montreal
- Oct 16, 2012
- Asked by Ronald D from Dubai
- Nov 25, 2011
- Asked by Megan C from Hermiston
- Mar 22, 2012
No. The USB port on iRig MIDI is strictly for charging your iOS device while using it. Use the Camer a Connection Kit adapter from Apple instead. …
- Answered by Brian M from Citrus Heights
- Dec 4, 2012
- Asked by Nigel V from Jackson
- Jan 14, 2012