IK Multimedia iRig MIDI 2 Midi Interface
The iRig MIDI 2 from IK Multimedia is a mobile MIDI interface that works with Mac, Windows and different generations of iOS devices. It's compatible with both USB and Apple's Lightning cable, which are both included and are detachable.
It features 3 MIDI ports: In, Out and Thru and these have light indicators as well. It can connect to Android devices with the use of a separate OTG to Mini-DIN cable.
- Number of MIDI Ports:1 MIDI In, 1 MIDI Out, 1 MIDI Thru
- Compatibility:Class compliant and compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux and Android via OTG to Mini-DIN cable
- Power Supply: Host device (USB/Lightning Cable)
- Size: 1.95"(W) x 3.1"(D) x 1.18"(H)
- Weight: 2.12oz
Many users praise how simple it is to use and integrate their iOS device to MIDI devices. It has a very quick response and low latency close to real time. It's flexible to use since it lets you attach either a lightning cable or USB cable. Some have mentioned that it's very small in size that makes it easy to carry around and In his review, saintjoe from soundsandgear.com has mentioned it's a "truly mobile MIDI interface that works with any MIDI capable device since it allows you to hook up with standard MIDI cables."
One minor flaw many reviewers mention would be its dependence on power of its host device which for tablets and phones means you can't charge at the same time. This is expected with compact midi interfaces though.
We were recommending the IK Multimedia iRig MIDI 2 prior to May 2018 when, after a thorough review of the category, we removed it from our recommended list due to there being more highly rated options to recommend which you can see in our guide to The Best MIDI Interfaces.