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IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface

B&H # IKIRIGPRE Mfr # IP-IRIG-PRE-IN
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Product Highlights
  • Connect Any Type Of Mic to iOS Device
  • Compatible With iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad
  • 3.5mm Headphone Output For Monitoring
  • Built-In Connector Cable
  • Gain Control
  • Includes 2 Free Apps

The iRig Pre Microphone Interface from IK Multimedia provides an easy way to connect any microphone to an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Simply plug in any microphone into the PRE's standard XLR connector and its fixed 3.5 mm output cable connects to your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch's headphone jack. The iRig PRE provides an easily accessible gain control thumbwheel as well as an on/off switch. The iRig comes with 2 free apps - the iRig Recorder for voice recording and editing and VocaLive for processing.

15.75" (40cm) TRRS cable to connect to any iOS device headset jack
XLR input connector for microphones
Gain control
+48 V phantom power
Headphone output
On/Off switch
Power/Phantom Power provided by 9V battery
Battery life is approximately 40 hours with dynamic microphones and 15 hours with phantom powered condenser studio microphones
Includes 2 free apps: iRig Recorder, an easy-to-use voice recording/editing app, and VocaLive, a multi-effects processing app for singers
Compatible with iPhone/iPod touch/iPad
IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty
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    IK MultimediaiRig Pre Microphone Interface
     
    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Good battery life (4)
    • Good sound quality (4)
    • Simple controls (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Usability:
          • Simple enough (9), Simple controls (4)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Tech savvy (6)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Serves a great purpose

        The iRig Pre Microphone serves a rather specific purpose to connect XLR microphones into smartphone devices (with a TRRS connection). Using the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, this worked wonderfully, allowing me to use...Read complete review

        The iRig Pre Microphone serves a rather specific purpose to connect XLR microphones into smartphone devices (with a TRRS connection). Using the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, this worked wonderfully, allowing me to use a hand-held (non-phantom) and head-mounted (phantom) microphone with the device.

        The controls are easy to understand (off, on, phantom) and there's volume knob to adjust the gain. When you hit the right levels, the sound comes through great and is a great way to get more professional sounding microphones into DIY/last minute recording setups.

        There is also a hack (which voids any warranties) to route sound exclusively through the headphone jack, enabling it's use with devices such as DSLRs, making it a very inexpensive way to get microphones connected to higher-end equipment if you only need one input.

        Highly recommended.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        for DSLR

        I did the conversion to plug it directly into my 5D, and the preamp does not show a lot of noise even turn all the way up. The only thing is that it doesn't...Read complete review

        I did the conversion to plug it directly into my 5D, and the preamp does not show a lot of noise even turn all the way up. The only thing is that it doesn't output a lot of gain by itself, but when I use it with my Tascam dr 100 mk II, it 's a lot more powerful and I like it like that!

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        4.0

        Works great!

        By Joe

        from Durham, NC

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Controls
        • Good Sound Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

          It's amazing that I can record professional sound with my iPhone 4s This is a great addition to the myriad of recording apps available. I now have an entire recording suite in a small duffle bag with the ability to record high quality audio almost anywhere. It would be better if it came with a little carrying pouch. And the strap is almost useless. Make that better please.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          for DSLR

          By Collin

          from Quebec

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Controls
          • Good Sound Quality
          • Lightweight
          • No Noise

          Cons

          • Low Gain

          Best Uses

            Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

            I did the conversion to plug it directly into my 5D, and the preamp does not show a lot of noise even turn all the way up. The only thing is that it doesn't output a lot of gain by itself, but when I use it with my Tascam dr 100 mk II, it 's a lot more powerful and I like it like that!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent for the Indie Film Maker

            By lil_boricua

            from North Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy Controls
            • Good Sound Quality
            • Lightweight
            • Long Battery Life
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Travel

              Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

              I had used this product before while I had been helping friend of mine with a short film and thought it was great so I decided to buy one for myself. The iRig PRE is an absolutely magnificent product, it delivers an outstanding quality for audio (be it that the microphone is good quality as well) and provides its own phantom power, however the only downside to this product is not the interface, but the app "iRig Recorder" which is not available on every single android device, but that does not mean you can't use another recording app. Whether you're a beginner or professional this interface provides the everyday indie film maker lot of bang for their buck.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Pretty Slick

              By MustachePower

              from Utah

              About Me Gearhead

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Controls
              • Good Sound Quality
              • Long Battery Life

              Cons

              • Software

              Best Uses

              • Backup Recording

              Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

              I used this for recordings with my iPhone and iPad. The hardware is great, I was less impressed with the iRig recording app. It's okay, but there are a bunch of upsell feature they try to get you to buy. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase.

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              • No

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              5.0

              It works

              By mofaha

              from NJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

                  I'm using an iPhone with a condenser mic to make field recordings, and it's perfect for that purpose.

                  • Usability:
                  • Couldn't Be Easier

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Works well.

                  By BadForBiz

                  from San Diego

                  About Me Business Professional, Social Networker, Tech Savvy

                  Pros

                  • Good Battery Life
                  • Headphone Output
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Plastic

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

                    Works great, sounds good. Would be nice if it were a little more sturdy.

                    • Usability:
                    • Simple Enough

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    It works

                    By Vaughn

                    from Nashville TN

                    About Me Blogger, Professional Musician, Social Networker

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Simple
                    • Small

                    Cons

                    • Only One Channel

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

                      For what it is, it works. I can now use one of my high-end studio mics when recording youtube instructional videos on my iPad. Wish it were stereo ... but I can use one of my bigger/bukier interfaces for that.

                      • Usability:
                      • Dead-simple

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Serves a great purpose

                      By Adam Kragt

                      from Grand Rapids, MI

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Good Battery Life
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Mount

                      Best Uses

                      • Video Production
                      • Video Recording

                      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

                      The iRig Pre Microphone serves a rather specific purpose to connect XLR microphones into smartphone devices (with a TRRS connection). Using the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, this worked wonderfully, allowing me to use a hand-held (non-phantom) and head-mounted (phantom) microphone with the device.

                      The controls are easy to understand (off, on, phantom) and there's volume knob to adjust the gain. When you hit the right levels, the sound comes through great and is a great way to get more professional sounding microphones into DIY/last minute recording setups.

                      There is also a hack (which voids any warranties) to route sound exclusively through the headphone jack, enabling it's use with devices such as DSLRs, making it a very inexpensive way to get microphones connected to higher-end equipment if you only need one input.

                      Highly recommended.

                      • Usability:
                      • Intuitive, Simple Enough

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                      4.0

                      Could be much more flexible

                      By Hazard Sharp

                      from Florida

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Small

                      Cons

                      • Low Output Power

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

                        I bought the iRig as an active DI box for a microphone setup. But it is wired to work only with a low gain circuit on mobile phones. I was looking for a cheap, no fuss line level mic amp. But this is a low gain circuit, to high gain mic, active DI box. The headphone out is connected to the phone's output, not the iRig's. Unfortunately this isn't noted in the description.

                        As one commenter already posted, with a few changes in wiring, this little box could be used as a DI box for a digital camera, and other recording devices.
                        Is it really too much to ask for a cheap, no fuss, Active DI box, with selectable output levels?

                        • Usability:
                        • Simple Enough

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Enables reporters to audio iPhone videos

                        By Dr. Smaggasbladl

                        from Charleston, SC

                        About Me Chief Engineer, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adequate Memory
                        • Adequate Storage
                        • Good Battery Life
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Out-of-office Productivity

                          Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

                          Nifty little device allows field reports to easily add quality audio to iPhone videos! iPhone mic is nice, but this box allows using any mic you want. Convenient, practical, high quality and rugged (we have deployed these in the News Dept.).

                          • Usability:
                          • Intuitive, Simple Enough

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                          5.0

                          iRig Pre Microphone Interface by IK Mult

                          By George

                          from Atlantic City, NJ

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

                                B&H - always great service, luv these guys. Great price fast service.

                                • Usability:
                                • Intuitive, Simple Enough

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Using with DSLR

                                By Malcolm

                                from Scottsdale, AZ

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

                                    To use this with a DSLR you have to open it up and modify the wiring. Then chop the external cable and buy a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable to plug it into the camera. Once done, works great as a preamp & phantom power unit for DSLR's.

                                    • Usability:
                                    • Simple Enough

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Works as expected in iPhone 5 and iPad 2

                                    By J

                                    from West Chester PA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

                                        Very clean audio if gain is set correctly.
                                        Only draw back is gain know is very sensitive. Other than that I love it!

                                        • Usability:
                                        • Intuitive, Simple Enough

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Small, very handy device

                                        By Brenda

                                        from Tucson, AZ

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Battery Life
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

                                            I was looking for an inexpensive alternative for an XLR audio adapter. This little box is a great little deal. It's small enough to attach to my microphone stand, yet powerful enough with the 9V, to give that little extra boost for sound. Not bad for the price.

                                            • Usability:
                                            • Simple Enough

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                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great pre-amp for the price

                                            By fotofreak99

                                            from Montreal, Canada

                                            About Me Tech Savvy

                                            See all my reviews

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

                                                  Works great. After modification you can even use this as a great quiet preamp for DSLR audio input.

                                                  Highly recommended

                                                  • Usability:
                                                  • Simple Enough

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                                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Sweeeet!

                                                  By DVTV

                                                  from SF Bay Area

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

                                                  GotaHave! U can grab audio!

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