DJs looking for a portable MIDI controller might be interested to know that IK Multimedia has this week unveiled their new iRig Pads that offer a 16-pad MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC.
Features of the iRig Pads include 2 x MIDI knobs, 2 x pushbuttons, 1 x slider and a pushbutton rotary encoder, all of which are programmable. Together with 16 user-programmable MIDI scenes for instant recall of custom MIDI maps when required.
The iRig Pads are less than 23mm thick and smaller than an iPad and allow you to simply plug in your iOS device via the 30-pin connection, and its 16-pad layout makes it an ideal platform for creating beats while on the go, says IK Multimedia who explains a little more :
“iRig Pads are an extremely versatile system, letting 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.
You’ll enjoy incredible tactile control thanks to iRig Pads’ 4×4 grid of 16 velocity-sensitive, backlit multicolor rubber pads. Each pad lights up in multiple colors – 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.”
For more information on the new IK Multimedia iRig Pads jump over to the IK Multimedia website for details and full specifications.