"As expected with IK, iRig Keys I/O comes along with everything you could want in a sub $300 controller. Perfect for beginner producers on a budget or even seasoned vets looking to get some musical sketches done on-the-go. if you need a keyboard wherever you might be going — it doesn’t get much more handy than this."
Here are some of Justin Kahn’s quotes from the 9to5Toys.com review of iRig Keys I/O:
“IK Multimedia has released loads of new generation products for portable and mobile musicians over the last 12 months. IK has something for everyone this holiday season, (including) its latest MIDI controller product known as iRig Keys I/O. As expected with IK, this appeared to come along with everything you could want in a sub $300 controller, but this time around IK decided to take it one step further with a more all-in-one approach.”
“The new iRig Keys I/O series keyboards are the only 25 or 49-key options on the market that also include a fully integrated audio interface on-board…the value this adds is quite significant. Most audio interfaces alone will run you more than this keyboard.”
“Perfect for beginner producers on a budget or even seasoned vets looking to get some musical sketches done on-the-go. if you need a keyboard wherever you might be going — it doesn’t get much more handy than this. Especially with the smaller 25-key variant.”
“As for actual control, you’re getting touch sensitive ribbon controls along the left-hand side of the control surface, multi-colored drum/trigger pads and other navigation/transport controls. To my hands, these feel like full-sized keys with a very musical 'synth-action' type of feel. Everything feels quite well made and durable for the price range.”
“This keyboard works with your Mac or iOS device right out of the box. You’ll find both USB and Lightning cables included."
"The iRig Keys I/O 25 is right in that sweet spot when it comes to grabbing your iPad and recording anywhere.”
Learn more about iRig Keys I/O, IK's keyboard controller with an integrated audio interface - capable of recording MIDI, vocals, guitar, bass and more - with 24-bit/96 kHz sample rate for pristine audio capture. Both iRig Keys I/O 25 and 49 are also the smallest full sized keys on the market making them the best solution for working in small spaces and ideal when it comes to having a controller for traveling musicians. iRig Keys I/O works with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac/PC.