31 Aug 2023

IK Releases iRig HD X

The latest generation of the popular guitar interface adds a host of new features

IK Multimedia releases iRig HD X, the new flagship of the bestselling iRig guitar interface line, offering even better sound quality and even more advanced features to guitarists everywhere. Compact enough to store in any pocket, iRig HD X lets users connect anytime with inspiring new ways to play and sound amazing.

Millions of guitarists around the world rely on IK’s iRig to play their instrument with their favorite apps for iPhone and iPad or on Mac/PC. iRig HD X now takes this concept to the next level with better sound, upgraded connectivity and new ways to discover tones, learn or practice, record ideas and stream performances.

Key Features

  • Compact, 24-bit/96 kHz audio interface for guitar or bass
  • Connects directly to iPhone or iPad and Mac/PC
  • Audiophile-grade 1/8″ stereo out for headphones and monitors
  • 1/4″ Amp out connects to amps, pedalboards or FRFR speakers
  • Ideal for guitar and bass players of all levels
  • For practice, finding tones, jamming, recording and streaming

What’s New

  • Low-noise input with a dynamic range of 115 dB accepts all guitar pickup types
  • New, elegant, easy-to-use, single-knob interface with LED ring
  • USB-C Bus-powered by host device
  • Ultra-fast onboard tuner
  • Loopback+ virtual FX loop adds professional guitar tone to any app
  • Includes AmpliTube 5 SE and TONEX SE for iPhone/iPad and Mac/PC

One Knob to Do It All

iRig HD X sports a redesigned enclosure and a new interface with its ergonomic, multi-function knob that lets users quickly adjust headphone level, loopback functions, direct monitoring and the tuner. The new LED ring input level indicator also doubles as an ultra-fast and precise tuner for the connected instrument.

Recording and Streaming

iRig HD X is recognized by all desktop and iOS recording apps. For desktop recording of guitar or bass with virtual amps and effects, the included TONEX and AmpliTube for Mac/PC run either in standalone mode or as plug-ins inside all popular DAWs, making it easy and seamless to track a processed guitar part or record a DI and add effects later.

For mobile use, iRig HD X premieres IK’s Loopback+ feature which acts like a virtual FX loop to route the guitar signal first to apps like TONEX or AmpliTube and then into a recording or streaming app. This feature lets users record audio or stream video with their premium guitar tones sounding crystal clear. There’s no easier or better-sounding way to share and post performances on a mobile device than iRig HD X with Loopback+.

Jamming and Practicing

iRig HD X and an iPhone or iPad make the perfect mobile rig for jamming with friends via the dedicated Amp out. Users can plug in and instantly start playing with all their favorite tones using the included TONEX and AmpliTube apps. The Headphone out offers a silent way to play along with backing tracks on YouTube or songs from any music streaming service.

Amazing sound is also a powerful way to stay motivated and have fun with learning apps for studying music, tabs or original songs. iRig HD X with Loopback+ lets users play AI Machine-modeled tones from TONEX or use more elaborate rigs from AmpliTube with any app.

Ultra-compact, High-quality Audio

iRig HD X features a whisper-quiet and transparent instrument preamp with a wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz and 115 dB dynamic range, necessary to ensure that each performance is accurately translated while preserving the true tone of one’s instrument. The stereo Headphone/monitor out and Amp out are equally high-end with a frequency response of 15 Hz to 40 kHz for incredible sound quality in a device this portable.

Software and Apps In-the-box

iRig HD X opens the gateway to a universe of inspiring guitar and bass tones. Included are AmpliTube 5 SE for Mac/PC (a $149.99 value) with 80 models covering all the “must-have” gear, AmpliTube CS for iPhone and iPad with the AmpliTube Essentials Bundle (a $29.99 value), and TONEX SE for Mac/PC and iOS (a $149.99 value) with 200 Premium Tone Models plus unlimited user Tone Model downloads from ToneNET.

With more ways to connect and have great tone for recording, streaming and learning apps, iRig HD X is a guitar and bass player’s all-access pass to limitless musical experiences.

Pricing and Availability

iRig HD X is shipping now and available from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide.

iRig HD X $/€129.99* – Includes iRig HD X, USB-C to USB-C cable and USB-C to Lightning cable.

*Pricing excludes taxes.

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