IK Multimedia launched a new line of reference monitors for desktop recording called iLoud MTM. Reference monitors are designed for recording to offer a flat response, which is ideal for finding a mix that sounds good on lots of end-user speakers. IK Multimedia said iLoud MTM also offers a linear phase response. They’re based on the larger iLoud Micro Monitors, being aimed specifically at desktop recording. And despite that smaller size, they offer a bass response down to a surprising 40Hz. iLoud MTM is priced at US$/€349.99 each, or $/€699.99 per pair—they’re available now.
IK Multimedia announced a new collection of models for AmpliTube called Ampeg Collection 2 for iOS. It includes three new Ampeg amp and cabinet models: SVT-VR amp – A vintage reissue of an early 1970s “Blue-Line” SVT head; SVT-810 AV cab – The classic Ampeg seen on stages worldwide; V-4B amp – a 100W All-Tube Bass Head; SVT-212 AV cab – 2×12″ custom Eminence® LF drivers and a 1″ compression driver with 3-way level control; HERITAGE B-15N amp – with the circuit paths of both a 1964 and 1966 B-15; B-15N 115 cab – with the double-baffle design of the B-15 Heritage cabinet . All the models are licensed, and the collection can be downloaded within AmpliTube for $14.99. It requires version 4.6 of the AmpliTube or AmpliTube CS apps for iPhone and iPad, and is available now.
IK Multimedia announced UNO Synth Editor, a software editor for the company’s UNO analog synthesizer. It allows you to to control and tweak the hardware UNO synth from your Mac, iOS device, or PC, either as a standalone app or as a plugin for popular DAWs. The software interface was designed to look just like the hardware synth, too, but with “deep control” over settings. UNO Synth Editor is a free download for all three platforms, and the software plugin works with Logic, GarageBand, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Cubase, Studio One, Reaper, and more. The UNO Synth hardware synthesizer shipped in July for US$/€199.99.
IK Multimedia shipped UNO Synth, a monophonic synth with triggers, pads, presets, and analog sound. Designed by Italian boutique synthesizer maker Soundmachines and IK’s synth guru Erik Norlander, this baby comes with “100 presets and an easy-to-play keyboard with selectable scales and an arpeggiator.” Announced in May for US$/€199.99, it’s available now. You can read more in our original coverage, watch the movie below, or check it out on IK Multimedia’s site.
It’s a monophonic synth with triggers, pads, presets, and analog sound—Bryan Chaffin does so love his analog sounds.
IK Multimedia announced Thursday that iRig Stomp I/O is now available. Announced during NAMM in January, this device is a essentially a pedal board for use with IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube. It features four switches, an expression pedal, a built-in preamp, phantom power for microphones, a built-in USB audio interface, a combo input jack for line, instrument or mic input, and balanced stereo output. It will work with both iPhone and iPad, but it’s big enough for an iPad, giving you more screen to see when the device sits on the floor at your feet. It’s MFi-certified, priced at US$/€299.99, and shipping.
IK Multimedia shipped AmpliTube Leslie and T-RackS Leslie on Thursday. Announced in January, these are amp models for the famous Lesli rotary speakers. I love a great guitar sound coming through a Leslie, having played in a band that used one. And, of course, A Hammond B3…man, I love a Leslie! Anyhoo, this software package for AmpliTube and T-RackS include: Leslie Type 147, 122, 122A; Leslie 3300w, Leslie G-37, Leslie Studio 12. It also includes five Leslie amp models, including: Leslie Type 147, Leslie Type 122 – vintage tube model; Leslie Type 122A – new tube model; Leslie 3300w – new hybrid amp, and the Leslie G-37/Studio 12 – new hybrid amp. The AmpliTube and T-RackS apps are US$99.99 each, or you can get both for $149.99. They’re available now. The promo video below gives a nice overview of what they can do.
It’s a monster software package that combines 94 different products into one, including AmpliTube MAX, SampleTank MAX, Miroslav Philharmonik 2, Syntronik, MODO BASS, T-RackS 5 MAX, Lurssen Mastering Console, Fender Collection 2, Ampeg SVX 2, and the Fulltone Collection.
NAMM – IK Multimedia announced iRig Stomp I/O Thursday. It’s a pedalboard stompbox designed to let you control your AmpliTube for iPad or iPhone effects pedals live or in the studio. iRig Stomp I/O has a lot of features, including four switches, an expression pedal, a built-in preamp, phantom power for microphones, a built-in USB audio interface, a combo input jack for line, instrument or mic input, and balanced stereo output. It’s also MFi-certified, and priced at $/€299.99. IK Multimedia said it will ship in March of 2018.
NAMM – The plugin includes six different Leslie rotary speaker models and five Leslie amp models.
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.
iKlip Grip Pro is one of those devices that appeals to my love of clever. In one device, IK Multimedia has a tabletop tripod, a monopod/camera grip, and a selfie stick with an included Bluetooth remote the company pretends we’ll use for above-the-crowd shots. Better, the company did so without compromising the function of any of those three modes.
IK Multimedia announced Tuesday that iKlip Grip Pro has shipped. This clever device serves as a desktop tripod, an above-the-crowd extender (or selfie stick), or a handheld camera grip. It features a pivoting ball-joint attachment for 90 degree angle adjustments and 360 degree rotation. It also comes with a detachable Bluetooth button you can use to trigger your camera app or camera. It will mount a smartphone, GoPro, or DSLR camera, too. I’ve been thinking about tripods recently, and while there are a ton of good ones on the market, this device seems super flexible. I plan on checking it out. It’s US$59.99/€59.99, and it’s available now. The video below offers a solid look at the iKlip Grip Pro.
IK Multimedia has a stellar reputation as a company that “gets” musicians. So when they say they’re introducing the world’s first “physically modeled’ electric bass sythensizer, we’re all ears.