IK Multimedia has an interesting new product called iRig Keys I/O. Ostensibly it’s a MIDI controller (i.e. a keyboard with either 25 or 49 full-size keys). But it also has a built-in audio interface so you can hook it up directly to your Mac, iOS device, or PC. Plus, it has a combo input jack for line, instrument or mic input (with Phantom power). It features 24-bit audio with sampling rates of up to 96kHz. In addition to the full-size keys, it also has touch-sensitive sliders, buttons and knobs for additional MIDI goodness. And it comes with full versions of SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation, T-RackS 4 Deluxemix and mastering suite, Syntronik Pro-V vintage synthesizer, and Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE. It’s available for preorder at $199.99 for the 25-key model and $299.99 for the 49-key model. It will ship in October.
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