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

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$120
IK Multimedia iRig HD 2

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The iRig HD 2 first appeared on our recommended list for iPad Audio Interfaces from May 2018 until October 2019 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other interfaces.

Then in October 2020 its ratings were high enough to go back on the list where it remains today.

Overview

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.

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

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
Although this was previously on our recommended list there are now more highly rated options which you can see the guide to The Best Cheap Audio Interfaces.