unveiled its latest mobile audio interface, a field recorder called the iRig Pro Quattro I/O. The device features 24-bit, 96 kHz conversion and four microphone and instrument preamps, as well as line-in ports. You’ll also get two balanced XLR outputs, 3.5mm stereo and headphone ports, and MIDI in/out. There is also a built-in microphone.
There are physical control dials for inputs, headphones, and line out. IK Multimedia says there’s a standalone mix mode and a built-in limiter. You can also enjoy a security mode. Inputs three and four can be used as safety channels, whereby they capture the same signals as the other two main inputs, but with a 12 dB reduction “in case the sound source unexpectedly overloads the main channels”, the company said.
You can power the iRig Pro Quattro I/O with a USB cable, 9VDC adapter or battery. IK Multimedia notes that it will work with a range of out-of-the-box devices and is MFi-certified for better compatibility with iPhone and iPad.
It’s not a standalone device, however. It doesn’t have an SD card slot, so you’ll need to connect it to a mobile device or computer to actually record audio. , you’ll be able to hook it up to a DSLR, which will likely help you capture better quality audio than the camera can pick up on its own.
Field recorders are growing in popularity for capturing audio on the go, with models like and making notable models over the years. Fans of IK Multimedia’s other gear might be happy to learn more about the iRig Pro Quattro I/O, but the lack of built-in storage might be a sticking point.
The iRig Pro Quattro I/O is available worldwide starting today. and comes with batteries, USB and Lightning cables, a quarter-inch camera wire adapter, and software for Mac, PC, iPhone, and iPad.
A deluxe version is also available for pre-order. This model costs $450 and is expected to ship in late June. If you opt for this, you will also receive two iRig stereo microphones, a windscreen, a carrying case and a 9V power supply.
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