IK Multimedia iRig Pre HD
Digital, high definition microphone interface with studio quality preamp
for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC
Grab your favorite microphone, plug it into your iRig Pre HD and record straight to your device with true studio-quality sound anytime and anywhere. Simple as that. As pioneers of the mobile music revolution, we know very well what it takes to produce great content on a portable device. Whether you are a musician, podcaster, journalist, videographer or vlogger, you instinctively know how important it is for your content to be the highest quality possible to be well received and how audio plays a critical role in the process.
Being a certified Apple MFi interface (“Made for iPhone and iPad,”) iRig Pre HD is guaranteed to work out of the box with all iOS devices using a Lightning connector including those that do not have headphone jack. The included Lighting cable allows for plug-and-play with Apple iOS devices while the USB cable connects Mac and PC computers offering the ability to record anytime and anywhere using your favorite dynamic, ribbon or condenser microphone models with phantom power (using batteries). Delivering exceptional, best-in-category sound quality with up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution and full, flat frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz (+/- 1.5dB), iRig Pre HD is the bridge between the world of portable devices and the one of professional microphones for recording instruments, sound for media, video, speech, interviews, documentaries and more.
Its integrated, high quality Class A preamp ensures that you can easily record the full dynamics of the sound being captured by your microphone down to the finest details and with crystal-clear quality. The elegant multicolor LEDs will help you visually set the right amount of gain needed for your applications and will tell you whether phantom power is in use.
Your best mic’s best friend
iRig Pre HD allows you to record with astounding quality using your favorite XLR microphones on the go. This means you can easily achieve authentic studio sound with your portable device regardless of where you are. As a superb, flexible, high-resolution microphone interface for studio recording, film, radio, television and broadcast applications, iRig Pre HD packs an incredible amount of punch in an ultra-compact enclosure that you can easily carry with you and delivers outstanding results with even the most gain-hungry microphones. Its integrated, high quality Class A preamp ensures that you can easily record the full dynamics of the sound being captured by your microphone down to the finest details and with crystal-clear quality. The elegant multicolor LEDs will help you visually set the right amount of gain needed for your applications and will tell you whether phantom power is in use.
A versatile performer, in the studio and on the go
iRig Pre HD is a versatile performer in virtually every professional context. If you are a musician or a singer, you can use it with a dynamic microphone to mic up a guitar amp or to record amazing vocal takes with your trusted large condenser mic, (just engage the +48V phantom power and you are set). You can even use it with ribbon microphones to faithfully capture their gently rolled-off character. If you are a journalist or a correspondent, you now have a tool that allows you to capture ready-to-stream hi-res digital audio on your device during interviews, on-the-ground news reports and much more. If you are a video-maker you can take advantage of iRig Pre HD’s ultra-compact portability (without adding significant weight to your bulky video equipment) to capture ready-to-use audio during a location shoot.
The direct monitor switch allows you to listen to the sound being recorded in real time. This means you can easily monitor yourself while recording a vocal take with a backing track or listen to your interview guest in a noisy environment without any latency. With the simple flick of the switch you can change back to regular monitoring and check the playback or listen to other audio files.
IK software and apps included!
With iRig Pre HD you also get Mic Room for Mac/PC and iOS, our creative app that lets you record with the sound of some of the greatest microphones ever manufactured. Easily integrate the unique character of these rare and expensive models in your recordings at the touch of a finger. Plus, Mic Room is Audiobus and Inter-App Audio compatible, so it can easily be used with other applications for countless creative possibilities. iOS users will also enjoy the included versions of the Mic Pack for VocaLive, that adds a collection of virtual microphone models to the real-time vocal effects processing and multitrack recorder app; Pro Bundle for iRig Recorder, which adds essential processing like equalization and compression to the pro-audio recording and editing app with video.
- MFi microphone interface certified by Apple “Made for iPhone and iPad”
- Compatible with Mac and PC
- Direct monitor switch for real-time monitoring or for playback
- +48V Phantom Power (with 2 x AA batteries)
- Class A mic preamp with onboard gain control
- High definition 24-bit converters with up to 96kHz sampling frequency
- Multicolor LED for easy gain settings
- Includes IK’s renowned, professional software and apps
- Ultra-light and compact
- Sleek and elegant design
- Comes with USB and Lightning cables, 2 x AA batteries and a velcro mounting strip
The Creator series from IK Multimedia puts you in the spotlight with fast and easy tools to help you create professional content. Its budget-friendly solutions are ideal for YouTubers, podcasters, live streamers and other social media platforms, and include a variety of mobile and studio-friendly microphones, interfaces and smartphone stands. With convenient features and flexible options, you’ll be covered wherever and whenever inspiration strikes.
Free included app/software
iRig Pre HD comes with the following free bonus content
iPhone/iPad free content
- FREE Mic Pack for VocaLive for iPhone/iPad
Unlock all the microphone models included in the Mic Room section of VocaLive.
More info | Download
- FREE Pro Bundle for iRig Recorder for iPhone/iPad
Add professional effect such as Normalize, Three Band EQ, Compressor, and Stereo Imager to iRig Recorder.
More info | Download
- Mic Room
Upgrade from LE (FREE) version to PAID version – for FREE.
More info | Download
- FREE Microphones for Mic Room iOS
Velo 8 and Vintage Dynamic 20.
More info | Download
- Cubasis LE
Mobile Music Production Application By Steinberg Media Technologies.
Unlock the feature set of Cubasis LE for free.
More info | Download
Limit 1 free bonus content per customer.
Bonus content is non-transferrable and has no cash value.
iRig Pre HD Specifications
- Microphone Input: balanced female 3-pin, XLR. Pin 2: hot / Pin 3: cold / Pin 1: ground
- Microphone Input Level: from 6 mVpp to 1.4 Vpp
- Microphone Input Impedance: 2 kOhms
- Gain Range: 40 dB
- Phantom Power: +48V ± 4V
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +/-1.5dB
- Input Noise: -97 dB RMS, -105 dB(A)
Stereo Headphone Output
- Connector: 1/8” TRS Jack. Tip: right / Ring: left / Shield: ground
- Headphone Level Control numbered thumbwheel
- Headphone Level Power 100mW into 50 Ohms
- Device Connector: micro-USB
- Conversion: 24-bit A/D, 24-bit D/A
- Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz
• USB bus powered when used with a computer
• Battery powered (2xAA included) needed for +48V phantom only
- iRig Pre HD
- Lightning to micro-USB cable
- USB to micro-USB cable
- 2 x 1.5V AA battery
- Velcro strip
- Size: 40mm/1.57″ x 110mm/4,33″ x 34mm/1.34″
- Weight: 75g/2.65oz (batteries excluded)
- Cables lenght: 60cm/23.62″
Compatible with iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPod touch 6th generation, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 1st Generation, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad 5th generation, iPad 4th generation. iOS 6 or later is required.
Also compatible with iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8.
Mac®: macOS® 10.6 or later. One free USB port.
Windows®: Fully supports Windows 10 WASAPI for low latency audio. One free USB port. (ASIO4ALL is required on Windows 7 and 8 for low latency audio. See our FAQ here for further details.)