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US IK Multimedia announces iRig MIX mobile mixer and DJ Rig mixing app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad      10/01/12

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IK Multimedia has announced iRig MIX, which they tell us is the first mobile mixer for iPhone, iPod touch or iPad devices. They say that iRig MIX offers the same controls you would expect from a professional DJ mixer (crossfader, cues, EQ and volume controls, etc.) in an ultra-compact mobile mixer that can be used with a huge variety of iOS DJ mixing and other apps. Here's the details directly from IK...
A DJ Mixer
iRig Mix allows DJs to use a traditional setup with two devices (one plugged into each of the independent channels) OR a single iOS device. For the single iOS device setup, the output of the single device is split into dual-mono and sent to the individual channels. Additionally - for the first time on any DJ mixer - it can be used for mixing any type of audio source (mp3 players, CD players, etc.) with an iOS device using automatic tempo matching and beat-syncing. This is accomplished with X-Sync, a feature that works in combination with the DJ Rig free app from IK Multimedia that is included with iRig Mix.
Not just for DJs
iRig MIX also provides the perfect mixing solution for solo musicians or small ensembles that use one or more iOS devices to play live. It features an extra guitar/microphone input that facilitates processing with popular apps like AmpliTube and VocaLive or any other app that offers real-time audio processing. Its standard RCA connectors provide easy, direct connection to PA systems or powered speakers.
Maximum Portability
The ultra-compact size and low profile of the iRig Mix allows it to easily be carried in a regular iPad bag. Plus its low-voltage power requirements (only 5VDC) allow it to be powered not only by any regular mobile device charger but also by suitable iOS battery pack and laptop USB port for maximum mobility to mix anywhere.
iRig MIX includes 4 free apps (downloads from the iTunes app store): DJ Rig, the new professional DJ mixing app from IK, AmpliTube, the most popular iOS guitar amp and effects app, VocaLive the processing app for singers and vocalists, and GrooveMaker, the loop-based beat and groove making app.
iRig MIX features
  • 2 stereo inputs with gain, bass, treble and volume controls, independent cue on each channel with LED indication and channel crossfader
  • Instrument/microphone/extra input with volume control can be processed by iOS apps (such as AmpliTube, VocaLive)
  • Stereo output with RCA connectors, master level and LED meters
  • High quality, pristine sound
  • Quality headphone output for master or cue monitoring with independent volume control
  • Input switch splits Input 1 into dual-mono for use with DJ mixing apps on a single iOS device
  • "X-Sync" mode allows auto-sync with any audio source using the included DJ Rig free app
  • Can also be powered with battery packs and mobile chargers
  • Includes 4 free apps: DJ Rig, AmpliTube, VocaLive, GrooveMaker
IK Multimedia have also announced that DJ Rig, a full-featured, double-deck DJ mixing app for iPhone is coming soon. They tell us that DJ Rig provides instant song play from the device's music library, tempo sync, sample-based pads, performance recording and an arsenal of high-quality DJ effects. IK Multimedia believe that, together with the just-announced iRig MIX, DJ Rig is the most portable, pro-quality setup for mobile DJs and musicians – Here's more details in their own words...
DJ Rig stands out from the crowd of DJ apps with its complete set of professional features including some that are not found in any other app such as X-Sync. This mode allows anybody to automatically synchronize the app audio with any other external audio source. DJ Rig "listens" to the device audio input, determines its BPM tempo and syncs the app audio automatically.
DJ Rig features
Here are the DJ Rig features that put it on-par with the most popular DJ apps:
  • Direct access to iPod library and playlists
  • Automatic fast BPM detection with OnTempo™ auto-sync technology
  • Drag and zoom of waveform display
  • Deck controls: Volume, Pitch, 3-Band kill EQ, headphones and cross fader
  • Automatic looping: create loops with tempo divisions always on the beat
  • Live recorder allows recording of the full mixing gigs
  • Supports all major audio formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF
  • Landscape and portrait interfaces
  • Customizable deck interface
And here are features that only a pro-quality DJ app like DJ Rig can offer:
  • Effects deck with XY touch interface and 12 effects: Delay, Flanger, Crush, Filter High Pass, Filter Low Pass, Filter Band Pass, Compressor, Wah, Phaser, Fuzz, Reverb, Stutter
  • X-Sync mode detects the BPM from external audio sources in real-time and automatically syncs the tempo of internal decks to external devices
  • On-the-fly sampler with 4 banks of 9 pads with 10 pad sound banks plus expandable high-quality sample libraries and live sampling functionality
  • Accurate scratching engine modeled on real deck behavior with CloneDeck technology, for scratching with cut-to-the-beat for professional results
  • 4 visual cue points per song
  • 3 crossfader curves available
  • Auto level-detect and adjustment of the volume for each song to always create the perfect balance between decks
  • Crossfade EQ allows fading between decks with bass or high filters for perfectly smooth transitions
  • Multiple output configurations to work with any kind of audio setup
Pricing and Availability:
iRig MIX costs $99.99/€74.99 (excluding taxes) and will be available in February 2012. Pre-orders are now available from IK Multimedia online store and other selected resellers.
DJ Rig is coming soon for the iPhone/iPod touch with both a regular and free version. A universal iPad app is also in development and will be released shortly after. The regular version will be available for only $9.99/€7.99 and will offer all the 12 available effects and 10 pad sound banks. The free version will have no limitation other than a reduced set of 6 effects and 1 pad sound bank. The free version will be expandable to the complete set of features of the regular version via in-app purchase.
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