IK Multimedia iRig MIDI 2 Midi Interface

87 out of 100. Incorporating 375+ ratings and reviews.
IK Multimedia

Gearank Recommendation

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
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best MIDI Interfaces.

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