iRig HD - high-quality digital guitar interface for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad/Mac
High-def jams on your iPhone, iPad or Mac/PC
The pioneers in mobile music making now bring you the new iRig HD – the next generation of the immensely popular AmpliTube iRig interface. iRig HD is the first high-quality 24-bit/96kHz audio interface that fits in your pocket and connects directly to your Lightning, 30-pin and USB devices – so no matter which iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac you have, you’ll rock out in seconds.
Welcome to your high-def digital audio future
iRig HD features superior digital audio quality, and offers a premium 24-bit/96kHz A/D converter for a crystal clear digital signal that’s free from noise and crosstalk. Plus, its ultra-low-draw power-consumption circuitry eliminates the need for batteries – it's powered by your mobile device or computer. An onboard gain control allows you to dial in the perfect signal level for your instrument and apps, and a multicolor LED lets you know what's going on with your interface and signal.
iRig HD is compatible with the range of IK AmpliTube apps (the #1 app for guitar players) including AmpliTube Fender®, AmpliTube Slash and AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™, as well as any other real-time processing apps, such as Apple GarageBand, which support digital audio. Use the iRig HD anywhere you play guitar – on the go, in the studio or on your Mac at home.
iRig HD at a glance:
- High-quality instrument-level 1/4” Hi-Z input jack
- Detachable cables for Lightning, 30-pin and USB connector compatibility
- Preamp gain control
- High-quality low-noise, high-definition preamp
- High-quality 24-bit A/D conversion
- Up to 96kHz sampling rate
- Powered by the iOS device or USB
- Connect electric guitar and bass
- Also works with line level signals from synthesisers, keyboards and mixers
- Ultra-compact and lightweight
- Comes with AmpliTube FREE apps (free download on App Store)
- Comes with 4 exclusive gear models, never before available for iOS, which are unlocked in AmpliTube (v. 3.0 required) after the first time you connect iRig HD. The models include Metal W & Metal 150 (amps), and Wharmonator & X-Flanger (stompboxes)
- Free AmpliTube Custom Shop software (download from IK site) and free download of AmpliTube Metal collection for Mac users
- 24-bit/96 kHz recording
iRig HD – plug in and play
No matter where you are, iRig HD delivers a pure high-quality digital input signal. It features a standard 1/4" Hi Z instrument input jack and either a Lightning or 30-pin cable, so you can rock out with your guitar, bass or other instrument everywhere you go.
When we say HD, we mean it. iRig HD comes with an ultra high-quality preamp that runs through a 24-bit A/D converter that comes standard with a 48kHz sampling rate, and can now be easily updated (via firmware download) to 96kHz. To cut through the techno babble for a second: What this means is that iRig HD is able to provide you with an extremely transparent recording quality that preserves all those special subtle nuances that cause ears to perk up and take notice.
One interface – everywhere you play
The beauty of the iRig HD is that it works everywhere you do. It also comes with a handy USB cable and is class compliant, so you can plug right in to your laptop or desktop Mac computer and keep jamming. Start a project on your iPad, finish it on your Mac with the same great tone: Brilliant.
Exclusive models & free software
As an iRig HD owner, you get 4 exclusive gear models that are not available anywhere else for iOS. Whether you have a full version of AmpliTube, or AmpliTube FREE, plug in your iRig HD for the first time, and these four outstanding models will instantly appear in your gear collection. They are:
- Metal W
Based on the Randall® Warhead 300™
- Metal 150
Based on the Peavey® 5150™ head
Based on the DigiTech Whammy™ pedal
Based on the MXR® Flanger 117
But wait, there's more. We also give you the complete AmpliTube Metal collection for the Mac, which features 48 gear models, including amps, cabinets and stomps. You get presets ranging from vintage 80's shred to the ultra high-gain sounds of contemporary metal:
- Metal Clean T
Based on the Mesa/Boogie® Triple Rectifier™ Green Channel
- Metal Lead V
Based on the Peavey® 5150™ head
- Metal Lead W
Based on the Randall® Warhead 300™
- Vintage Metal Lead
Based on the Marshall® JMP100™ head
AmpliTube, AmpliTube Fender®, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ and AmpliTube Slash for iOS
Amazing tone on Your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and beyond
Now for the good stuff. Download the AmpliTube FREE, AmpliTube Fender™ FREE, AmpliTube Slash or AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ app from the App store. Plug your guitar into iRig HD, plug your headphones into your device headphone jack and launch the app. Immediately you'll see something very familiar – a complete guitar rig. AmpliTube iOS recreates your entire guitar/bass signal chain in your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.
AmpliTube FREE, AmpliTube Fender® FREE, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ and AmpliTube Slash come with a built-in single-track recorder, expandable to 4 tracks on the iPhone/iPod touch and 8-tracks on the iPad versions of the apps. Immediately you can record your performance, and the length is limited only by your device memory. When you expand the recorder (via in-app purchase), you also get master effects, giving you a complete mobile recording solution built right into your device. Create full songs and compositions right on your iOS device, and export them in WAV or MP3 formats to share via SoundCloud, FTP or email.
We're adding new models of gear on a regular basis, and the in-app purchase feature allows you to expand your AmpliTube app when you want to. You can start with the AmpliTube FREE, AmpliTube Fender FREE, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ or AmpliTube Slash app, then expand your gear collection when you want.
Want to update your iRIg HD's firmware so that it supports the new 96KHz sample rate? Click here to go to IK's firmware update page.
- Maximum Input Level: from 330 mVpp to 7 Vpp
- Gain Control Range: 26 dB
- Input Noise: -97 dB RMS
- Distortion (THD): 0.005%
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
- Conversion: 24-bit A/D
- Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz (requires latest firmware version)
- iRig HD high quality digital guitar interface
- iOS Lightning connection cable
- iOS 30-pin connection cable
- USB connection cable
- Size: 30mm/1.18" x 99mm/3.9" x 21mm/0.85" (W x L x H)
- Weight: ~35g/1.23oz
- iOS Devices
Compatible with iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPod touch (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 5.1 or later is required.
Mac®: Mac OS X 10.6 or later. One free USB port.
Windows®: Support using the ASIO4ALL driver on Windows XP/Vista/7/8. See our FAQ here for further details.
- Android Devices:
Compatible with Android devices that support Samsung Professional Audio technology, like the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3 require Android 5. Micro-USB-OTG to Mini-DIN cable (sold separately) is required.
Compatible with Android devices with USB (OTG) connector running Android apps that use USB (OTG) audio input. Micro-USB-OTG to Mini-DIN cable (sold separately) is required.
Compatible with any Android devices with USB (OTG) connector running Android 5. Micro-USB-OTG to Mini-DIN cable (sold separately) is required.