"So in short, I have a fully-featured professional 25-key keyboard controller/audio interface which I can fit inside a shopping bag. Fantastic for musicians on the go or working in confined spaces."
Macworld Australia's expert reviewer, Keith White, was keen to put IK's iRig Keys I/O 25 through its paces to see how complete it effectively was as a music station. iRig Keys I/O passed Keith's test with flying colours and he was extremely pleased with the results.
Here are some of his key comments:
"As well as being a fully-featured keyboard this device is a professional 24-bit 96 kHz audio interface."
"The iRig Keys I/O has definitely got all power options covered!"
"The unit is sturdily constructed of plastic and the velocity-sensitive keys feel great to the touch. Having used many mini keyboards in the past the full-sized keys on this unit are very kind to my fat, football-degraded fingers. Definitely the best keyboard that IK Multimedia have produced. Out of the box it was plug and play firstly with my iMac and then my iPad, which clips neatly into the supplied holder."
"The real sweetener in the deal, if I needed one, is the bundled software."
Macworld Australia‘s buying advice:
"So in short, I have a fully-featured professional 25-key keyboard controller/audio interface which I can fit inside a shopping bag. Fantastic for musicians on the go or working in confined spaces. Great thinking to combine a keyboard, MIDI controller and audio interface. At $370 AUD ($550 AUD for the 49-key version) the iRig Keys I/O is unbeatable at the price for a professional musician."
Compact, professional, versatile. Full-sized keys. High-quality audio circuitry. Generous bundled software.
Rating 4.5 out of 5 mice/stars