Bogdan Raczynski just published a hands-on review of the iRig Pro Duo I/O demoing all of its features. He goes through the connections, setup, recording, sound quality and more. It's a good read for someone on the lookout for a compact audio interface with MIDI.
As the author says, the "iRig Pro Duo I/O is an enormously flexible, great-sounding, wonderfully built, highly portable, sound interface." Here are some more excerpts with a link to the full review below.
What makes IK Multimedia's iRig Pro Duo I/O so special is the sheer number of features it has coupled with its tiny size.
The sheer feat of engineering that went into cramming this amount of functionality into such a tiny size is awesome.
"All of the jacks feel solid, there's no wiggling or loose inputs. The volume sliders on the sides have a really solid feel to them. Everything is clearly and simply labeled."
"The efficient input system is very cool - you connect your XLRs or 1/4" jacks into the same spot. This again makes the unit as small as it is while also giving you great flexibility."
How Does It Sound?
"Wonderfully clean! Seriously. I was a little surprised at how loud the signal was. I never needed to go above 3 or 4 on the volume knob on the Duo itself. Even with my instrument at 50% volume, the recording is brilliant."
iRig Pro Duo I/O Sound
The added headphone monitor is a great way to listen to things before it hits your recording device.
"You also have the option of outputting directly to two 1/4" jacks, perfect for going straight into a mixer or other device. You can use the Duo as a mini-mixer of sorts if you want to get creative."
iRig Pro Duo I/O Midi
"The setup here again is a breeze, connect the breakout cable(s), configure the device in your DAW and start jamming. Everything you might need is there to get your gear juggling syncs and control with ease."
"You can use USB via an included cable, 9V DC with your own adapter, or 2 x AA batteries (included). It's great to know that all you really need is a USB cable and you've got power."
"You'll be pleased to know that the iRig Pro Duo I/O works with a Mac, PC, iPhone / iPad, Android via Lightning, USB-C, and USB-A cables, all of which are included."
This isn't just a review. The iRig Pro Duo I/O was critical for me in finishing a project I was tasked with doing while on the road. This will be my go-to interface with my other hardware as well as my phone.
"IK Multimedia's iRig Pro Duo I/O is an enormously flexible, great-sounding, wonderfully built, highly portable, sound interface. I know I can rely on this for future projects as well as upcoming gigs, and that gives me a lot of relief."
Read the full review HERE.
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iRig Pro Duo I/O