Stuff and MusicRadar select the best music and DJ gifts for 2013
Each year, as the holiday season approaches, Stuff Magazine and MusicRadar select their favourite gear from the past twelve months' new product releases. This year, once again, they have both included IK products in their top choice of Xmas gifts for the musician.
"Loved it, absolutely amazing for the size - 4.5/5 rating"
"If you want a serious, loud, well-built, rechargeable, portable speaker for your digital DJing, this is a hard one to beat. If you’re a minimalist DJ, it may be the only speaker you ever need. For everyone else, it would make an awesome second speaker to go alongside your main monitor system."
"Punchy, well-rounded tone in a small package"
"iLoud feels more like a musicians' product... it sounds significantly better and if IK Multimedia's intention was to create a portable monitoring solution that's a step ahead of the pack, it seems to have succeeded."
Tom Andry's review of IK's new portable Speaker solution
"Honestly, this is the first time in a long time that I found myself saying, 'Wow, that's cool'. The coolness and functionality of the product can't be denied. We're sure there will be more than one budding musician asking Mom and Dad for one of these for Christmas to take back to their dorms. Heck, Mom and Dad might even want to pick one of them up for themselves!"
Leslie Shapiro's review of IK's new portable Bluetooth Speaker
"If you’re a musician looking for a portable rig with more than acceptable sound quality, the iLoud is a go-to product. Even without need for the guitar input, I found myself grabbing the iLoud before many of the other speakers I have around when I wanted to listen away from my studio. The iLoud does play incredibly loud...I just hope my neighbors like my playlist."
Jim Dalrymaple's review of IK's new Bluetooth speaker/amplifier
"When the song started playing, I sat back and smiled. The song wasn’t just loud, it was clear. The bass was pumping through, heavy guitars were screaming and there was no distortion whatsoever. I tried a number of other songs and bands, in a variety of genres, with the same results. It just sounded really good."
"iLoud is one of the best-sounding portable speakers you're going to find that's this compact"
"Ultimately, iLoud plays to IK Multimedia's core strength as a tool for musicians. If you're familiar with IK's Amplitube or VocalLive and you can get the sound you want out of its collection of effects processors, iLoud goes from being a great-sounding playback speaker to a great-sounding performance speaker."
Brandon East's review of IK's portable studio monitor
"I'm seriously digging this little guy. As a portable Bluetooth speaker, it's terrific, but I would especially recommend it to anyone for a small home studio, especially if you want the freedom to go portable. It does a lot for around the same price as basic desktop studio monitors...Actually, the iLoud makes the home studio monitors I've been using sound bad. This is one of the most impressive portable audio devices I've seen. I strongly suggest you check it out."
"The iLoud delivers a solid performance in a small footprint"
"If you need that crisp clean sound and extra power for your performance and wireless capability for streaming your tunes, then iLoud would certainly more than fit the bill. And for musicians, it’s a great choice..."
"For live performers it’s a much better approach than constantly tapping at your iPad"
AskAudio Magazine have reviewed iRig BlueBoard for their November issue: "iOS MIDI controller? Check! Wireless MIDI Controller? Check. Hands-free? Check! Looks like IK Multimedia have another hit on their hands aimed at iOS musicians with the iRig BlueBoard."