"Compact, lightweight and portable.... It’s truly portable too, fitting a comparable amount of control and features into a very streamlined package."
Electronic Musician's expert reviewer, Markkus Rovito, has taken iRig Keys I/O 25, IK's new all-in-one music production station through its paces.He became very impressed in particular by its great portability and simultaneous audio fidelity.
Here are some of his key comments:
"The built-in interface addresses both a desire to simplify setups and to reduce the overall volume and weight of hardware and cables needed to get a mobile production or performance rig going."
"It’s truly portable too, fitting a comparable amount of control and features into a very streamlined package."
"For the price, the iRig Keys I/O 25’s audio interface held up very well against other 24/96 interfaces that I trust."
"Using the Alt-key, you effectively double the four capacitive, touch-sensitive knobs to eight; perfect for controlling software instruments that use the popular 8-macro paradigm."
"The full-size keys target those for whom playing matters. And even though the keys are of the unweighted synth-action kind, they play smoothly and without the springy cheapness that plagues other compact keyboards."
"From its high-quality control panel (with LED-assisted touch sliders and capacitive encoders) to its impressive audio fidelity, the iRig Keys I/O 25 packs a heavy punch into its flyweight frame."
"For an extra $100, iRig Keys I/O 49 adds two more octaves of full-size keys, two additional touch-sliders, and transport controls. It also includes a software bonus—the lush-sounding Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE orchestral workstation for Mac/Windows, and Miroslav Philharmonik 2 collection for iOS."
Compact, lightweight, and portable. 24-bit/96kHz interface for mic, line, and Hi-Z input. Powered by batteries, USB bus, or optional external PSU.