IK Multimedia iRig Pro Quattro I/O structure
The IK Multimedia iRig Pro Quattro I/O has four inputs and 2 outputs. It has a built-in MEMS microphone, as well as conversion up to 24-bit and 96 kHz.
The audio interface offers four low-noise microphone amplifiers with phantom power, instrument, cinch and jack inputs with Hi-Z and line level.
There are also headphone outputs, balanced 3.5mm XLR stereo and full MIDI input. It works with all common devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and PC).
Versatile connection to mobile devices
The MIDI input can be used as a stand-alone microphone amplifier or line mixer with built-in limiter and direct monitoring.
The IK Multimedia iRig Pro Quattro I/O can be connected to a computer or mobile device, acting as a multi-channel audio and MIDI interface. No adapter is needed for this.
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The audio interface records digital audio data directly to your mobile device. This means that recordings can be saved and shared in the cloud even without an SD card.
The IK Multimedia iRig Pro Quattro has an integrated MEMS microphone and optional stereo microphone capsules. This means that any device can be converted into a field recorder.
The audio interface also functions as a stand-alone mixer and preamplifier. The IK Multimedia iRig Pro Quattro I/O can be powered with 4 AA batteries, USB or DC IN.
Using the inputs and outputs, multiple sources can be recorded and mixed on DSLR cameras. The mix can then be sent to a PA system.
Broadcast/Podcast interface in stereo mode, the IK Multimedia iRig Pro Quattro I/O mixes all sources for streaming or recording.
With the help of mono mode, it is possible to broadcast on social media channels. For long sessions, the power supply is intended for recharging.
In stereo and mono mode, up to four audio sources (RCA/3.5mm stereo line inputs + loop-through, XLR combo inputs and MEMS microphone) are downmixed to a stereo or mono track. This can be sent to streaming apps, DSLR cameras or audio systems.
In multi-channel mode, the XLR mic/Hi-Z instrument and mic/line combo jacks or stereo RCA/3.5mm line inputs are routed to channels 1 through 4. This allows the user to send four channels of audio to recording applications or to any DAW.
The IK Multimedia iRig Pro Quattro I/O has a loopback function +. This feature allows users to record duets with their videos.
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This allows you to select channels three and four to route microphones or line-level signals to audio applications for processing. Channels one and two then direct them to the streaming app. Thus, the app acts as a front-end processor for any streaming app.
Recording with the IK Multimedia iRig Pro Quattro I/O
A built-in limiter should ensure optimum level and avoid clipping at inputs one and two.
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In stereo and mono modes, inputs three and four can be used as safety channels and record the same signal as the other two inputs.
In this case, they are then reduced by 12dB in backup if the sound source saturates the main channels.
software and apps
The IK Multimedia iRig Pro Quattro I/O comes with software for Mac/PC worth over 450 euros. These include “AmpliTube 5 SE” with over 80 models for guitar and bass, and “T-RackS 5 SE” with 10 analog modeled digital processors.
In addition, you have the choice between two additional SE/CE titles. You can choose between “SampleTank”, Miroslav Philharmonic”, “MODO BASS”, “MODO DRUM” and “Syntronic 2”.
For the iPhone or iPad, IK Multimedia includes iRig Pro Quattro I/O audio production apps. Including full versions of IK Multimedia iRig Recorder 3 and MixBox for iPad.
Pricing and Availability: IK Multimedia iRig Pro Quattro I/O
The IK Multimedia iRig Pro Quattro I/O is now available from specialist retailers for EUR 349.99.
The IK Multimedia iRig Pro Quattro I/O Deluxe should be available for pre-order at the end of June 2022 for 449.99 EUR.