iRig Pre HD Microphone Interface / Preamp for iOS
The iRig Pre HD is a digital, high definition microphone interface with studio-quality preamp for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC
Grab your favourite microphone, plug it into your iRig Pre HD and record straight to your device with true studio-quality sound anytime and anywhere. Simple as that.
Whether you are a musician, podcaster, journalist, videographer or vlogger, you instinctively know how important it is for your content to be the highest quality possible to be well received and how audio plays a critical role in the process.
Being a certified Apple MFi interface (“Made for iPhone and iPad,”) iRig Pre HD is guaranteed to work out of the box with all iOS devices using a Lightning connector including those that do not have a headphone jack. The included Lighting cable allows for plug-and-play with Apple iOS devices while the USB cable connects Mac and PC computers offering the ability to record anytime and anywhere using your favourite dynamic, ribbon or condenser microphone models with phantom power (using batteries).
Delivering exceptional, best-in-category sound quality with up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution and full, flat frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz (+/- 1.5dB), iRig Pre HD is the bridge between the world of portable devices and one of the professional microphones for recording instruments, sound for media, video, speech, interviews, documentaries and more.
iRig Pre HD features a high-quality Class A mic preamp with an adjustable gain range of 40dB, a +48V phantom power selector, a multicolour LED indicator and an integrated headphone output for real-time monitoring or for listening to high-resolution music (making it ideal for use with the latest iPhone). It also comes with all necessary accessories and cables right out of the box to let you hook it up in a matter of seconds.Your best mic’s best friend
iRig Pre HD allows you to record with astounding quality using your favourite XLR microphones on the go. This means you can easily achieve authentic studio sound with your portable device regardless of where you are.
As a superb, flexible, high-resolution microphone interface for studio recording, film, radio, television and broadcast applications, iRig Pre HD packs an incredible amount of punch in an ultra-compact enclosure that you can easily carry with you and delivers outstanding results with even the most gain-hungry microphones.
Its integrated, high-quality Class A preamp ensures that you can easily record the full dynamics of the sound being captured by your microphone down to the finest details and with crystal-clear quality.
The elegant multicolour LEDs will help you visually set the right amount of gain needed for your applications and will tell you whether phantom power is in use.A versatile performer, in the studio and on the go
iRig Pre HD is a versatile performer in virtually every professional context.
If you are a musician or a singer, you can use it with a dynamic microphone to mic up a guitar amp or to record amazing vocal takes with your trusted large condenser mic, (just engage the +48V phantom power and you are set). You can even use it with ribbon microphones to faithfully capture their gently rolled-off character.
If you are a journalist or a correspondent, you now have a tool that allows you to capture ready-to-stream hi-res digital audio on your device during interviews, on-the-ground news reports and much more.
If you are a video-maker you can take advantage of iRig Pre HD’s ultra-compact portability (without adding significant weight to your bulky video equipment) to capture ready-to-use audio during a location shoot.
If you are a sound designer or a Foley artist, iRig Pre HD makes it easy for you to record a whole world of sounds anywhere you go and that you can easily post-edit at a later time. All this without sacrificing a “single bit” of sound quality.Integrated headphone out with level control
iRig Pre HD features an onboard headphone output with dedicated volume control that can serve a variety of useful purposes.
It can be used as an auxiliary output to send out the recorded sound to external devices like an amplifier, a PA, a compact mixer or a radio system.
You can use it to drive your favourite set of headphones and enjoy high-resolution music playback on your device (even the latest iPhone), taking advantage of the high-quality internal D/A converters.Direct monitoring
The direct monitor switch allows you to listen to the sound being recorded in real-time. This means you can easily monitor yourself while recording a vocal take with a backing track or listen to your interview guest in a noisy environment without any latency. With the simple flick of the switch, you can change back to regular monitoring and check the playback or listen to other audio files.All the accessories you need
iRig Pre HD comes with a Lightning cable and USB cable for immediate connection to your iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC, 2 AA batteries and a velcro strip so you can secure it to a mic stand, your belt or other supports while in use.Features
- MFi microphone interface certified by Apple “Made for iPhone and iPad”
- Compatible with Mac and PC
- Direct monitor switch for real-time monitoring or for playback
- +48V Phantom Power (with 2 x AA batteries)
- Class A mic preamp with onboard gain control
- Onboard headphone output (works with the latest iPhone)
- High definition 24-bit converters with up to 96kHz sampling frequency
- Multicolor LED for easy gain settings
- Includes IK’s renowned, professional software and apps
- Ultra-light and compact
- Sleek and elegant design
- Comes with USB and Lightning cables, 2 x AA batteries and a velcro mounting strip
Stereo Headphone Output
- Microphone Input: balanced female 3-pin, XLR. Pin 2: hot / Pin 3: cold / Pin 1: ground
- Microphone Input Level: from 6 mVpp to 1.4 Vpp
- Microphone Input Impedance:2 kOhms
- Gain Range: 40 dB
- Phantom Power: +48V ± 4V
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-1.5dB
- Input Noise: -97 dB RMS, -105 dB(A)
- Connector: 1/8” TRS Jack. Tip: right / Ring: left / Shield: ground
- Headphone Level Control: numbered thumbwheel
- Headphone Level Power: 100mW into 50 Ohms
Dimensions & Weight
- Device Connector: micro-USB
- Conversion: 24-bit A/D, 24-bit D/A
- Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz
- Power: USB bus-powered when used with a computer, Battery powered (2xAA included) needed for +48V phantom only
- Size: 40mm/1.57" x 110mm/4,33" x 34mm/1.34"
- Weight: 75g/2.65oz (batteries excluded)
- Cables Length: 60cm/23.62"