IK Multimedia iRig MIDI 2 Midi Interface
The iRig MIDI 2 first appeared on our recommended list for MIDI Interfaces in April 2017 where it remained until it was removed in May 2018 due to being out-ranked by other interfaces.
Then in April 2020 its ratings were high enough to go back on the list until it finally came off in June 2021.
The iRig MIDI 2 from IK Multimedia is described by the makers as a 'Universal MIDI interface' and it does offer more connectivity options than other interfaces.
On top of being USB class compliant, it comes with a lightning cable for connecting to IOS devices directly so you won't need Apple's USB to Lightning adapter.
Also optionally available are 30-pin connectors for older IOS devices as well as a Micro-USB-OTG connection for Android devices that take this size and have OTG support.
The unit features 3 MIDI ports: In, Out and Thru and these have light indicators as well.
In addition to the interface buyers also get access to a variety of free IK Multimedia software including SampleTank 4 SE for Mac/Pc and various apps for IOS and Android.
If you want the flexibility to connect easily to multiple types of devices, particularly IOS then this is a reasonable option.
- 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