IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 Guitar Audio Interface (Lightning Compatible)

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89 out of 100. Incorporating 2650+ ratings and reviews.

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$100
IK Multimedia iRig HD 2
IK Multimedia iRig HD 2

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 89/100 is based on analysis of 2650+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

IK Multimedia are well known for the iRig, a line of pocket-sized audio interfaces for musicians.

The iRig HD 2 exemplifies what this line is all about, with special focus on electric guitars and other stringed instruments.

More than just a way to plug into your computer, it comes with an amp output jack for connecting your guitar to amplifiers, which expands your monitoring options in the studio, and makes it useful for live performances and jamming, when combined with its bundled software, AmpliTube.

Like its predecessors, it maintains a compact profile and is bus powered, giving you one less cable to worry about.

Specifications:

  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz
  • Connectors: Lightning, USB
  • Simultaneous Channels: 1
  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (Hi-Z Level)
  • MIDI: None
  • Power: Bus powered by iOS
  • Can charge IOS unit: No
  • Phantom Power: None
  • Bundled Software: AmpliTube 4

Pros

Convenience is the main reason why many commend and recommend the IK Multimedia iRig HD 2. Portability is its main strength, along with its sound quality and versatility - thanks to the bundled AmpliTube software. Extra output options add to its overall usefulness, which many users appreciate, along with its solid feel. It gets most of its commendations from those who use it for straight to computer recording be it at home or on the go with their iPad.

Cons

There are no noteworthy complaints when it comes to using the iRig HD 2 with the iPad. But there are a few who had compatibility issues with their Windows OS.

Overall

The IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 is ideal for those who prioritize mobility and convenience.