IK Multimedia iRig MIDI 2 Midi Interface

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

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$100
IK Multimedia iRig MIDI 2 Midi Interface

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.

Overview

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.

Specifications

  • 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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