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IK Multimedia Announces iRig Pro I/O

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IK Multimedia announces iRig Pro I/O – the next generation ultra-compact audio/MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac & PC

iRig Pro I/O gives musicians and producers a pocket-sized mobile personal recording studio for all platforms, with high-definition audio I/O, professional quality preamp, MIDI input/output, and a huge software bundle

January 18, 2017 – Recording on the go just got a whole lot better. IK Multimedia is proud to announce iRig Pro I/O, the successor to its highly popular iRig Pro, the personal mobile audio/MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Android devices.

iRig Pro I/O is a simple “plug and play” interface that lets musicians hook up all of their gear – guitars, basses, studio mics, vocal mics, keyboards and more – to their mobile devices or computers and record 24-bit/96kHz pro-quality audio and MIDI tracks anywhere, any time. iRig Pro I/O features a high quality 1/8″ headphone/line out with level control for use with the latest Apple devices like the iPhone 7 to connect to headphones, mixers, or powered monitor speakers in an ultra-compact enclosure that fits in a pocket and can be carried anywhere.

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24-bit, 96kHz Professional audio
At its core, iRig Pro I/O is professional audio interface – it gives players the ability to record 24-bit audio at up to 96kHz sample rate. This high-resolution ultra-compact interface rivals traditional desktop interfaces and provides stunning audio quality anywhere. The iRig Pro I/O preamp features a marked precision input gain control to adapt to a wide array of input signals giving it a tremendous amount of flexibility in a super-compact design. iRig Pro I/O features a multi-color LED indicator for visually optimizing the input gain level and monitoring of the input signal to prevent clipping.

MIDI In/Out
iRig Pro I/O includes MIDI input and output ports to add connectivity with MIDI keyboards, controllers, synths, sound modules and more to record MIDI tracks, control virtual instruments, use control surfaces, connect outboard sound modules and more. The multi-color LEDs on iRig Pro I/O provide a visual of MIDI in/out activity.

1/8″ Headphone/Line out
For real-time monitoring on the go with the latest iPhones, iPads and computers, iRig Pro I/O features a high quality 1/8″ headphone/line output with level control. Users can hook up their headphones, connect to a mixer, or hook up a set of powered monitors like iLoud Micro Monitor. Either way, the headphone/line output delivers pristine, crystal-clear audio for ultra-accurate representation of the audio program.

Combo XLR/¼” Input
iRig Pro I/O features a Neutrik™ XLR/¼” combo input that lets users plug in all their gear – from dynamic, condenser or ribbon microphones to unbalanced Hi-Z or line level instruments like guitars, basses and more. iRig Pro I/O features a switchable 48V phantom power feature for powering condenser or active ribbon microphones. With the adjustable input gain control, users can easily recall and replicate the input gain setting for their instruments, and the multi-color LED provides a visual monitor of the input signal gain setting.

Battery, USB or DC Power with device charging function
iRig Pro I/O can operate with its onboard 2 x AA batteries (included) when connected to an iPhone/iPad, or on USB power when used with a Mac or PC. iRig Pro I/O also features a new DC in port that, when used with its dedicated power supply unit, will charge a connected iPhone or iPad while in use for unlimited playing or recording time, on stage and in the studio.

Over $/€500 worth of software and apps
iRig Pro I/O is the complete music production interface and provides amazing tools to make inspired music thanks to $/€543 MSRP worth of included IK software. Users get full versions of IK’s award-winning titles like AmpliTube 4, AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad, SampleTank 3 SE and T-RackS Deluxe with Mic Room.

Pricing and availability
iRig Pro I/O will be available in April, 2017, from the IK Multimedia online store and IK authorized dealers worldwide for an astonishing low price of only $/€149.99. In addition to the amazing bundle of included software, iRig Pro I/O comes with 2 x AA batteries, Mini-DIN to USB and Mini-DIN to Lightning cables, and two 5-Pin MIDI to 2.5mm cables for connection to standard MIDI gear.

*Prices exclude taxes.

For more information, please visit:
www.irigproio.com

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Interview With Bassist Ciara Moser

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Bassist Ciara Moser…

Ciara and I sat down for this interview a few months after the launch of her debut album, “Blind. So what?”

Blind since birth, she is a powerhouse of talent; she is not only a professional bassist, but also composes music, and is a producer and educator. I am just blown away by her talent and perseverance.

Join me as we hear about Ciara’s musical journey, the details of her album, how she gets her sound, and her plans for the future.

Visit online:

www.ciara-moser.com 
IG @ moserciara
FB @ ciara.moser

Photos by Manuela Haeussler

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New Gear: Black Ice Boost and Distort, Battery-Free Modules for Bass and Guitar

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New Gear: Black Ice Boost and Distort, Battery-Free Modules for Bass and Guitar

Black Ice Boost and Distort, Battery-Free Modules for Bass and Guitar…

Black Ice Enterprises introduces Black Ice Boost and Black Ice Distort, small, battery-free devices that can be easily installed in a bass or guitar.

Black Ice Boost offers two selectable stages of up to 7 dB of boost, broadly concentrated in the midrange frequencies to add humbucker-like qualities to Strat®, Tele® and other types of single-coil pickups. Black Ice Distort is an overdrive module that can be configured to offer anything from slight overdrive to distortion. Both models are compatible with all passive guitar pickups and electronics (they’re not compatible with battery-powered active pickups).

Black Ice Boost (SRP: $119.95; MAP, $79.95) can be installed using several wiring options, including a simple “stealth” install that utilizes a single push-pull pot, and a dual-switch option that allows users to select between two different levels of boost. For those using the boost along with Black Ice Distort, a second push-pull pot or switch can be used to select a clean or distorted boost.

The Black Ice Boost module is approximately 2/3 the size of a 9-volt battery, and can be easily installed in most instruments with no routing or permanent modifications required. The tone of the instrument remains completely unaffected when the boost is bypassed.

In addition to use with popular single-coil pickups, Black Ice Boost can also be used with other pickup types. Use it to fatten up a P-90 style pickup, or add girth to a low-wind humbucker. Jazz Bass® players can use the additional midrange content provided by Black Ice Boost to produce a sound that’s reminiscent of a P-Bass® or soapbar-type pickup. Black Ice Boost is not recommended for use with high-output humbuckers and other dark-sounding pickups.

Black Ice Distort (SRP: $27.95; MAP, $21.95) is an overdrive module that can be configured for just a touch of grit, or a more aggressive grind, all the way to a 1960’s-flavored fuzz. While its battery-free circuit will never replace the more refined sound of a well-designed pedal, it provides handy, there-when-you-need-it access to a variety of fun old-school flavors, and is a great way to add additional textures to an already overdriven amp or pedal. Bass players will especially dig its raw dirty grind.

Like Black Ice Boost, the sugar-cube-sized Black Ice Distort provides a lifetime of tone with no maintenance or power source required. A variety of wiring options are included that let you activate the Distort via a switch or push-pull pot, or by easily converting your guitar’s tone control into a control for the Black Ice Distort circuit. It can be used in conjunction with the Black Ice Boost for a wide variety of useful tones.

Black Ice Boost and Black Ice Distort are now shipping.

Visit online at www.blackiceoverdrive.com

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Check out our top 10 favorite basses on Instagram this week…

Click to follow Bass Musician on Instagram @bassmusicianmag

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New Gear:  D’Addario’s New Humidipak

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D’Addario’s New Humidipak Absorb Protects Instruments Against Excess Moisture…

Utilizing two-way humidity control technology, D’Addario’s new Humidipak Absorb protects against damage to wooden instruments in environments with too much humidity. 

Humidipak Absorb allows players to safely return an instrument and case to the ideal relative humidity level. Using Boveda’s patented two-way humidity control technology, Absorb automatically soaks up excess moisture at a safe rate, re-establishing the right humidity level and eliminating the guesswork of revitalizing your instrument. 

Like all the Humidipaks before, using Humidipak Absorb is easy—there’s no dripping sponges or manual adjustments. All players need to do is put the humidification packets in the included pouches and place them in the instrument case, close the lid, and relax. The instrument and case will remain at the optimal 45-50% relative humidity level for 2-6 months. 

D’Addario’s other Humidipaks, Restore and Maintain, are still available for those who need to increase and sustain the humidity around their instrument. 

To learn more about Humidipak Absorb, visit ddar.io/absorb-pr 

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Interview With Bassist Travis Book

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Interview With Bassist Travis Book

Interview With Bassist Travis Book…

Bluegrass music has had a very solid following over many years and I am always happy to hear from one of the pioneers in that genre.

Travis Book plays bass for the Grammy award-winning band “The Infamous Stringdusters” and has recently released his first solo album “Love and Other Strange Emotions”. As if he wasn’t busy enough, Travis also hosts a podcast, Plays a Jerry Garcia music show with Guitarist Andy Falco, and is constantly gigging locally in his neck of the woods.

Photo, Seyl Park

Visit Online:

www.thetravisbook.com
www.thestringdusters.com
FB @ TheTravisBook
IG @ travisbook

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