music gear IK Multimedia iRig2

Music Gear Review: IK Multimedia iRig 2

The IK Multimedia iRig2® adds input gain control, a 1/4-inch amplifier output jack and Android smart phone compatibility. So guitar and bass players can run a cable to their favorite amp as well as their headphones—without an adapter. IK’s AmpliTube® guitar and bass multi-effects processor running on your phone is a whole new effects rig using IK’s vast library of virtual stomp box effects, amplifiers and other gear.

iRig 2’s added switching allows dual-mode operation. FX lets musicians send a processed signal to their amplifier from apps like AmpliTube. THRU sends a clean signal, letting musicians use their mobile device as a tuner, recorder or other utility while maintaining a 100% analog signal path to their amp.

iRig 2 has a built-in universal 1/8-inch TRRS output connector that works on iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac and Android. It comes with a powerful cross-platform suite of apps and software that includes free versions of AmpliTube for iOS, Android and Mac/PC.

iRig 2 sells for $39.99 MSRP.


BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contribut- ing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com