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IK Multimedia iRig Keys IO Compact Production Station for Mac/PC and iOS

$199.99 to $299.99
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$199.99 to $299.99
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Description

The iRig Keys I/O series evolves the concept of traditional controllers as the only one available on the market that integrates 25 or 49 full sized keys together with a fully-fledged professional audio interface featuring 24-bit audio up to 96kHz sampling rate, balanced stereo and headphone outputs, plus a combo input jack for line, instrument or mic input (with Phantom power).

Both iRig Keys I/O 25 and 49 are also the smallest full sized keys on the market making them the best solution for working in small spaces and ideal when it comes to having a controller for traveling musicians, in addition to the consideration that they are the only truly mobile devices that can also work on AA batteries.

Being certified Apple MFi keyboard controllers (“Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad,”) iRig Keys I/O are guaranteed to work out of the box with all iOS devices including the latest generation of iPhone 7, that does not have an audio output, thanks to the on-board audio interface. The included Lighting cable allows for straight plug-and-play with Apple iOS devices, the USB cable connects Mac and PC computers.

Plus with over $/€550 (25) and $/€750 (49) worth of IK full software and apps they include an unmatched selection of everything that is needed to make complete, finished productions out of the box like the full SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE orchestral workstation, Syntronik Pro-V vintage synthesizer, T-RackS Deluxe mix and mastering suite and more, as the ultimate music production station.

The only controller with an audio interface
Having a professional 24-bit / 96kHz capable complete audio interface built-in with iRig Keys I/O presents many advantages versus regular controllers for today’s musicians. The system becomes self-contained taking up minimal space in any situation whether on a small studio desk or when playing live and traveling. The set-up is also kept to a minimum and is as fast and easy as just plug and play. The work environment becomes clean and tidy, without a bunch of extra cables.

Take control with touch controls
Despite their ultra-compact dimension, iRIg Keys I/O include all the tactile controls you would expect from a fully-fledged controller and more. Starting with a fast synth-action key bed that improves on all preceding IK keyboards and it’s a joy to play. Both the models feature one volume/ data push knob, 4 touch sensitive knobs on 2 banks (acting as 8 total controls) and 8 multicolored, velocity sensitive pads. Plus, there are 2 fully programmable touch control strips acting by default as Pitch and Mod controls allowing for dramatic performances in any genre and double as fully programmable sliders.

Perfect for mobile, great with computer
iRig Keys I/O work universally with all types of devices whether mobile, laptop or regular desktop computer. They are ideal for iPhone and iPad thanks to the included Lighting cable connections and certified MFi compatibility. Additionally, they offer more iOS friendly features that can’t be found with any other controller like the included mobile device stand and the possibility to keep the device charged during long playing session using an optional power supply adapter, and of course the included audio interface that makes them perfect when used with the latest generation iPhone 7 that lacks a mini jack audio output.

Full professional software ready to go
iRig Keys I/O comes with the largest selection of software and apps amongst any comparable controller. While reduced or light versions of software are generally bundled with other controllers, iRig Keys I/O includes a staggering quantity and value of full software. Starting with the full version of SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation, T-RackS 4 Deluxe mix and mastering suite, Syntronik Pro-V vintage synthesizer and Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE* orchestral workstation for Mac/PC, iRig Keys IO includes 13 full plug-ins (3 instruments and 10 dynamic and EQ audio processors), over 5,000 sounds and 43 GB of samples, that is roughly ten times more than the closest competitor.

Plus, for iPhone and iPad users the full version of SampleTank and Miroslav Philharmonik Mobile Edition collection* are also included for a staggering value of $/€750 (49 keys version) and over $/€550 (25 keys version.) Just add your preferred DAW or a powerful free composing tool like GarageBand and make entire compositions in any music style (acoustic, electric, electronic) and any genre right out of the box.

Features:
• All-in-one, fully portable, ultra-compact MIDI controller with 24-bit / 96kHz capable input/output audio interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC
• Available in 49 or 25 keys versions with full size keys and smooth, velocity-sensitive, synth-action keyboard
• Smart, ultra-compact, elegant design
• Easily transportable, fits anywhere
• MFi certified by Apple (“Made for iPhone and iPad”) includes Lightning Cable
• Comprehensive controls: 2 slider strips for pitch and modulation (user programmable,) octave, program change and transport controls, 5 programmable touch sensitive knobs, 8 velocity-sensitive multi-colored assignable pads
• Neutrik combo input jack for line, instrument or microphones
• 48V phantom power button
• Balanced stereo and headphone outputs
• Powered by USB, 4 AA batteries or optional external power supply (charges your iOS device)
• Comes with the most comprehensive collection of software instruments and pro studio processors on the market: a value of over $/€ 550 (25-keys model) and $/€ 750 (49-keys model) for software and apps

Get your IK Multimedia iRig Keys IO Compact Production Station for Mac/PC and iOS today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • iRig Keys IO MIDI Controller
  • SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation
  • Ableton DAW
  • Studio One software
  • Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE orchestral workstation
  • Syntronik Pro-V vintage synthesizer
  • T-RackS Deluxe mix and mastering suite and more!
  • Lightning to Mini-DIN connection cable
  • USB to Mini-DIN connection cable
  • iPhone/iPad stand
  • 4 x 1.5V AA Battery
  • User Guide
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Doesn't work with iOS devices!

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I pre-ordered this keyboard from Sam Ash and finally received it 11/22. To my great disappointment, it doesn't work with either of my iOS devices. I tried to contact IK Multimedia for support, but there is no way to contact them by phone or email. I did submit a support ticket, but no response so far. The reason I bought from Sam Ash is exactly because of my previous experience with IK support, which has not been goo. Honestly, even if they do eventually respond, a ticket system is not a good way to support a product like this anyway - an interactive phone conversation is needed.

With that reality in mind, I then tried to get help from Sam Ash. I was able to get a real person on the phone, but that person told me that Sam Ash does not offer phone support. If I can't get help from the manufacturer or the dealer, then my only remaining option will be to return the product for a refund. Lesson learned.

For what it's worth, the keyboard works fine with my PC, so it's not defective, as such. I think it's also worth mentioning that the keyboard draws too much power to run off of the iOS device bus. I was expecting the same seamless integration that I have enjoyed with the iRig Keys Pro 37, where all you have to do is plug it in and it works perfectly, with no external power requirements.

The Keys I/O 49 (apparently) requires batteries or an external power supply to work with an iOS device, neither or which is included in the package. I did install batteries, and it now lights up when I connect an iOS device, but nothing happens when I press the keys. Zilch. Very frustrating.

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Specs
Battery Type 4x AA
Inputs Unbalanced, Hi-Z, TS 1/4" Jack
Power Supply Type USB bus powered when used with a computer
Battery powered (4xAA included) when used with an iOS device
Power Supply Included No (iRig PSU 3A sold separately)
Keyboard Type Keys: 25 or 49 (depending on the version) full-size keys with velocity
System Requirements Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 or later. One free USB port.

Windows: Support using the ASIO4ALL driver on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. See our FAQ here for further details.
Phantom Power +48V ± 4V
Output 2x balanced, TRS 1/4” Jack
Model iRig Keys IO 25; iRig Keys IO 49
Included Software SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE orchestral workstation, Syntronik Pro-V vintage synthesizer, T-RackS Deluxe mix and mastering suite, Ableton, Studio One and more!
Dimensions IO 25: 14.7" x 8.2" x 2.6"
IO 49: 27.3" x 8.2" x 2.6"
Controls Slider strips for pitch and modulation (user programmable)
Octave, program change and transport
5 programmable touch sensitive encoders
Compatibility Compatible with iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPod touch 6th generation, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 1st Generation, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad 4th generation. iOS 6 or later is required.
Weight IO 25: 44.5oz (batteries excluded)
IO 49: 76.9oz (batteries excluded)
Audio Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Pads/Triggers 8 velocity-sensitive multi color assignable pads
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