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5 Alternatives Of iRig HD

5 Alternatives Of iRig HD

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Written By Sarah Barlow

Chief Music Officer

Mobile guitar interfaces are now becoming a hit, especially for musicians who travel a lot. You can really bring your music studio anywhere. That’s why with the release of iRig HD, many musicians were able to play music anytime and anywhere. 

Additionally, a new mobile guitar interface from the innovators and trailblazers in mobile music production, the iRig HD 2, the successor to the tremendously successful iRig HD interface, has also been released. But, if you’re looking for something that would have the same functions as iRig HD, here are some of the best alternatives. 

Korg Audio Interface

This is a fantastic audio interface from Korg and is considered a simple, beginner-friendly model. For the price, this audio interface offers well-defined, true-to-signal sound quality and audio. The 14-inch studio connector is gold-plated for greater fidelity and quieter lines. In addition, it features a long built-in iOS connection with reinforced entrance ports to prevent tearing.

This audio interface has input gain control and a separate USB connection for charging your iOS devices while in use. This is a unique characteristic that other audio interfaces lack, making them less useful in a live scenario.

A MIDI-in device may be utilized between remotes and iOS iPad applications, though it does suffer from MIDI choke, as do all iOS devices.

IK Multimedia iRig Pro Guitar Interface

IK Multimedia iRig Pro I/O

The IK Multimedia iRig Pro is next, featuring efficient engineering that interacts smoothly with digital gadgets and iOS smartphones. In addition, it features improved circuitry that produces high-definition signals. This audio interface’s contemporary circuitry gives it a sleek, high-tech look.

It can handle both passive and active guitars. Like the Analog iRig, this interface has a dual switch for FX send and clean Thru. The bottom has a 14-inch guitar input and a dedicated 14-inch amplifier output, while the top has iOS (Mac) and PC in and out and a small headphone aux out.

It includes a volume and audio slider for adjusting input gain and comes with Amplitude for iOS Mac, iPhone, and iPad, making it a portable recording studio.

Tascam iXZ

Tascam iXZ

The Tascam flexible interface type provides great flexibility. This interface has an XLR/TRS combination connector to be used for both guitar and microphone. It can record line and mic signals, and when used with good DAW software, it can record anything.

This iPad audio interface is small enough to fit in a pocket, and the widest point is an XLR connector. It includes an instrument/mic switch and a phantom power switch for condenser microphones.

It includes a phantom power switch, a volume and audio slider for input, gain adjustment, and a headphone output for monitoring, making it ideal for music creation.

Apogee Jam+ USB Instrument Interface

Apogee Jam+ is a pro-grade USB instrument input and headphone output. Through Jam+, you can connect a pickup-equipped electric or an acoustic instrument to play music. 

An adapter (available separately) allows you to attach a dynamic mic. Jam+’s simplicity and mobility will enable you to capture your finest take anywhere. Jam+ is a must-have for beginners and professionals alike.

IK Multimedia AmpliTube

The original IK Multimedia Interface, created for use with Amplitube, an excellent iOS tone lab program with Brian May, takes the top spot. Since the redesigned second edition model hit the market, it’s a great value.

The following model, which we shall examine, is really better equipped. Due to its revamped mobile operations, it is one of the finest options. This interface is ideal for casual use since it works with earlier versions of Amplitube. It has lightning and a 3.5mm mini-jack for your guitar.

It comes with an Amplitube version. However, it works with various instrument plug-ins and certain DAWS.