IK Multimedia Releases iRig HD X

IK Multimedia introduces the iRig HD X, the flagship addition to their popular iRig guitar interface series. This innovation offers enhanced sound quality and advanced features, catering to guitarists worldwide. The compact iRig HD X, fitting easily in any pocket, enables seamless connectivity, inspiring fresh avenues for playing and achieving incredible sound.

Millions of guitarists already trust IK’s iRig for playing with their preferred apps on iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC. The iRig HD X takes this concept a step further by delivering superior sound, upgraded connectivity, and novel means to explore tones, practice, record, and perform.

Key Features:

  • Compact, 24-bit/96 kHz audio interface for guitars or bass
  • Direct connection to iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC
  • Audiophile-grade 1/8″ stereo output for headphones and monitors
  • 1/4″ Amp output links to amps, pedalboards, or FRFR speakers
  • Ideal for guitarists and bassists of all skill levels
  • Suited for practicing, discovering tones, jamming, recording, and streaming

What’s New:

  • Low-noise input with a dynamic range of 115 dB that accommodates all guitar pickup types
  • Streamlined, intuitive single-knob interface with LED ring
  • USB-C bus-powered by the host device
  • Ultra-fast onboard tuner
  • Loopback+ virtual FX loop enhances guitar tone in any app
  • Includes AmpliTube 5 SE and TONEX SE for iPhone/iPad and Mac/PC

The ergonomic multi-function knob on the redesigned iRig HD X enclosure allows users to adjust headphone levels, loopback functions, direct monitoring, and the tuner quickly. Additionally, the new LED ring input level indicator doubles as an ultra-quick and precise tuner for the connected instrument.

For recording and streaming, iRig HD X seamlessly integrates with all desktop and iOS recording apps. The package includes TONEX and AmpliTube for Mac/PC, which can function as standalone software or plugins within popular DAWs. This makes it easy to record processed guitar parts or lay down a DI track and add effects later.

In the mobile realm, iRig HD X introduces the Loopback+ feature, acting as a virtual FX loop that directs the guitar signal to apps like TONEX or AmpliTube and then into recording or streaming apps. This feature ensures crystal-clear premium guitar tones for audio recording or video streaming on mobile devices.

Beyond recording, iRig HD X serves as an exceptional tool for jamming and practice sessions. Its Amp out facilitates easy jamming with friends, while the Headphone out offers a silent practice mode with backing tracks or songs from streaming services.

iRig HD X boasts a quiet and transparent instrument preamp with a broad frequency response and dynamic range, ensuring accurate translation of performances while maintaining the true tone of the instrument. The high-end stereo Headphone/monitor out and Amp out offer remarkable sound quality in an ultra-portable device.

The package includes AmpliTube 5 SE for Mac/PC, AmpliTube CS for iPhone/iPad, and TONEX SE for Mac/PC and iOS, each providing a treasure trove of guitar and bass tones. With its expanded connectivity and exceptional sound quality, the iRig HD X stands as a gateway to limitless musical experiences.

The iRig HD X is available now for $/€129.99, which includes the iRig HD X unit, a USB-C to USB-C cable, and a USB-C to Lightning cable. It can be purchased from the IK Multimedia online store and authorized dealers worldwide.

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