IK Multimedia's original iRig Keys is regarded by most to be one of the best portable MIDI Controllers to hit the market in recent years. Now, the company have doubled down and launched the iRig Keys 2 series, featuring two new controllers that improve on the legacy of its forebearer.
The all new iRig Keys 2 and Pro 2 feature slim profiles and 37 velocity sensitive keys, with the iRig Keys 2 Pro receiving full-sized keys for an optimised playing experience. There's also pitch and modulation wheels, four assignable knobs, an onboard edit mode, octave / program up and down buttons and headphone outputs with inbuilt volume controls, making the iRig Keys 2 the perfect setup for those meddling with iOS music software.
The best thing about IK Multimedia's iRig Keys 2 controllers is that they connect to MIDI, Mac, PC and mobile devices straight out of the box, with USB and Lightning cables being included to let you simply plug 'n play. Both the iRig Keys 2 and iRig Keys 2 Pro feature MIDI ins and outs to let you hook up to compatible interfaces, keyboards or sound modules, letting them operate as basic MIDI interfaces - nice.
If that's not enough to seal the deal, the iRig Keys 2 includes SampleTank 4 SE to offer a host of over 2000 samples and sounds to get you started on PC or Mac, while mobile users nab a free version of iGrand Piano, iLectric Piano and SampleTank for iOS. Not a bad little kit!
IK Multimedia is distributed nationwide via Sound and Music.