28 May 2020

Terence Vaughn on Hammond B-3X, iRig Keys 2, and iLoud Micro Monitors

"They are very versatile and the sound quality is absolutely incredible"

Songwriter/Producer/Engineer Terence Vaughn (Justin Timberlake, Normani, James Fortune) has been using IK products for years now, and when he stopped by the IK US offices in Sunrise FL, we had the chance to talk about how we uses them in his day-to-day. Check out what he had to say about his iLoud Micro Monitors, iRig Keys 2, and Hammond B-3X.

I have been using IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors for years now, and to date I haven’t come across a better speaker in its class!

"They are extremely portable and come with a variety of features that include Bluetooth, multi inputs, EQ, and an adjustable base. They are very versatile and the sound quality is absolutely incredible, perfect for critical listening during a mix session, and also great for just to listen to your Spotify playlist. For the mobile musician or producer who is always on the go and need to take their studio with them there’s no better speakers than the iLoud Micro Monitors. They’re small enough to fit in your backpack, but capture a huge sound that allows you to bang out in your most creative moments!"

There is certainly no shortage of MIDI controllers on the market, but iRig Keys 2 certainly shines through the crowd!

"For starters it’s one of the most well constructed controllers I’ve used. The keys are half size but still feel premium and can withstand a beating if you’re heavy handed. I never feel inhibited while playing or being creative. I love that it comes with an actual pitch bend and mod wheel that don’t look or feel cheap. The onboard headphone jack and dedicated volume knob also proved to be convenient. Lastly, it’s a simple plug and play device. There isn’t any setup or required driver downloads. It just works! Over all, for an instrument that has to translate a degree of expression and emotion, and still be portable, iRig Keys 2 is a great choice and one of the best in its class! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a premium experience in a midi controller."

If you’re a musician or producer that needs an organ with the portability of a lap top there’s no better choice than Hammond B-3X! This plug in gets a two thumbs up!

"IK Multimedia has an excellent variety of sound libraries that span many genre’s of music, but if I had to choose a favorite it would be the Hammond B-3X hands down. If you are the kind of person who wants something straight out that box that doesn’t require a lot of adjusting and that sounds authentic to an actual Hammond B3 this is a no-brainer! The team over at IK Multimedia has been able to capture nuance’s and characteristics of a Hammond B3 without digitally altering the sound. On top of that, just about everything in the plugin is configurable, from EQ’s, effects, and mic positioning to key click level, and Leslie speed acceleration. The options for tweaking the sound spans the full gamut of what a B3 is capable of and even more. So for the most critical and meticulous ear, you’re able to tweak to your hearts desire!"

-Terence Vaughn


iLoud Micro Monitor provides you with ultra-accurate true linear frequency response with no coloration, and does so in every listening environment, especially in home and project studios. 

iRig Keys 2 is a 37-key (3 octave) USB/MIDI keyboard controller with velocity-sensitive keys that connects to all of your devices: iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac/PC as well as any other MIDI compatible device.

Hammond B-3X was created in close collaboration with both the Hammond Organ Company, of Chicago, Illinois, and Suzuki Musical Instruments Mfg. of Hamamatsu, Japan, capturing the authentic sound and vibe of the legendary Hammond B-3, with a comprehensive, wholistic approach.

Read more about iLoud Micro Monitor, iRig Keys 2, or Hammond B-3X or Buy Now!


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