iRig Pads – MIDI Groove Controller
Ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC
Grooves to go
Introducing iRig Pads, a full-featured ultra-portable 16-pad MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC.
An extremely versatile system, it lets you make beats, launch loops, mix like a DJ and a whole lot more no matter whether you’re on stage, in the studio or anywhere between.
It’s the ultimate travel companion for the mobile electronic music producer on the go.
iRig Pads is so portable that you can take it with you anywhere. It’s smaller than an iPad and less than 1” thick (23mm). It features a slim, compact and lightweight design that can be slipped into any backpack or laptop bag and carried around with ease. And for even greater portability it’s been designed with ultra low-consumption, which means it’s fully functional as soon as you connect it into its host device — You don’t need a power adaptor. Just plug it in to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via its included Lightning cable (30-pin connector sold separately) or your Mac or PC via its included USB cable and start groovin’.
You’ll enjoy incredible tactile control thanks to iRig Pads’ 4x4 grid of 16 velocity-sensitive, backlit multicolour rubber pads. Each pad lights up in multiple colours - red, green, orange and every shade in between – depending on the velocity of your playing and the MIDI information sent by your chosen music app or software.
But iRig Pads does more than your average mobile pad-based MIDI controller. Its full set of controls — two knobs, two pushbuttons, one slider and one pushbutton rotary encoder — provides a versatility that lets you be in control in any situation. All controls are MIDI assignable and customisable: Up to 16 distinct MIDI maps or “scenes” can be saved and recalled instantly for full control of apps and software. It comes with 6 pre-programmed default scenes that allow it to work with popular apps and software right out of the box.
iRig Pads has been made so that you can easily customise so that it fits seamlessly into your creative process. It comes with an easy-to-use free editing program called iRig Pads Editor. Available for Mac and PC, it features an intuitive single-screen interface that lets lets you quickly create, edit and transfer scenes to iRig Pads. This gives you full control over all MIDI messages and assignments from the convenience of your computer. Now you can customise and tailor iRig Pads so that it fits your own unique production and performance workflows. iRig Pads Editor is available inside the User Area.
Unleash your creativity with apps
To help you get in the groove, IK is working to make iRig Pads the ultimate controller for beats, loops and more by adding support for a growing suite of powerful apps and software.
Rig Pads' familiar 16-pad layout makes it an ideal platform for creating beats while on the go. It comes with a free copy of SampleTank 3 SE for Mac/PC, a full-featured version of IK's next generation sound and groove workstation. Its 6.5GB library of 400 instruments and 150 MIDI patterns combines effortlessly with iRig Pads to make a complete production workstation. And, if that wasn't enough sounds, when you register your iRig Pads you'll also receive The Grid (an exclusive sound collection for beat makers that features 50 additional instruments with over 800 samples and 50 MIDI patterns) plus 5 additional sound libraries of your choice from our Elektronika and Beats Series collections as well as 25 Gear Credits to be put towards any other sound library in SampleTank 3's new Custom Shop.
iRig Pads also comes with SampleTank free for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, the portable version of IK’s powerful sound workstation. Full of high quality sampled instruments, drums, loops and MIDI patterns; it puts a world of sound in your pocket. With iRig Pads you can control it to effortlessly make beats and grooves with its drum machine-style “pads” interface. You can also use The Grid sound library in this portable version.
Loops and grooves
But there’s more to iRig Pads than just beat making — it’s also an ideal tool for cueing grooves and launching loops. It will soon support GrooveMaker 2 free for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad: You’ll be able to trigger loops and grooves in real time from the pads to remix non-stop electronic, dance and hip-hop tracks and get results that always sound like professional productions. You’ll even be able to use iRig Pads’ buttons and knobs to change BPM, fade volume, add effects and more. With iRig Pads and GrooveMaker 2 in the mix, you’ll be able to control the groove like never before.
Beyond its music-making abilities, iRig Pads can also be used for live DJ mixing. You will also soon be able to use it with DJ Rig free for iPad. It’s a full-featured DJ mixing app that lets you sync and blend the songs in your device’s iTunes Music Library via two virtual turntables. With iRig Pads you’ll be able to push the pitch, control effects and EQs, cue samples and enjoy nearly full tactile control of the app. With iRig Pads and DJ Rig, you have a portable DJ setup that you can take with you anywhere.
And that’s only scratching the surface — iRig Pads is also fully MIDI class-compliant, which means you can use it and customise its controls for use with virtually any MIDI-compatible app — like FL Studio Mobile, iMPC Pro, GarageBand — or computer software — like MPC Software, Ableton Live, Maschine and more.
With iRig Pads your musical possibilities are limitless.
- Ultra-portable MIDI pad controller and groove production station for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch plus Mac and PC
- Extremely small size with a slim form factor that can be taken with you anywhere
- 16-velocity-sensitive backlit rubber pads that light multiple colours depending on velocity and outgoing and incoming MIDI messages
- Two MIDI knobs, two pushbuttons, one slider and a pushbutton rotary encoder, all programmable
- 16 user-programmable MIDI scenes for instant recall of custom MIDI maps
- Features pre-programmed MIDI scenes for SampleTank for iPhone and iPad with more coming soon
- Fully MIDI class-compliant
- Perfect for making beats, cueing loops and Djing
- Lightning connector and USB cable included, 30-pin cable available separately
- Expression/sustain pedal input
- USB port can supply power when connected to iOS devices for no battery drain
APPS – What's inside:
iRig Pads comes with free apps from IK Multimedia and works with many other apps.
- iRig Pads Specifications
- MIDI Pad controller/groove-production station
- 16 velocity-sensitive pads
- Multicolor pad indicators for velocity and incoming MIDI signals
- Two MIDI knobs, two pushbuttons, one slider and a pushbutton rotary encoder, all programmable
- Expression/Sustain pedal input
- 16 user-programmable scenes, available for instant recall
- Sends and receives MIDI data
- Bus powered: needs no batteries or AC adapter
- 30-pin cable available separately
- iRig Pads
- iOS Lightning connection cable (60cm/23.6")
- USB connection cable (60cm/23.6")
- Size: 190mm/7.5" x 205mm/8.1" x 23mm/0.9"
- Weight: 547g/1.2lb
- Compatible with iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s*, iPhone 4*, iPod touch (3rd*, 4th, and 5th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini, iPad 3rd generation*, iPad 2*, iPad*. iOS 4.3 or later is required.
* Require 30-pin to Mini-DIN cable available separately.
- Mac®: Mac OS X 10.6 or later. One free USB port.
- Windows®: Windows XP (SP3) / Vista (SP1) / 7 / 8. One free USB port.
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