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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 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (13)
    • Simple controls (8)
    • Good sound quality (7)
    • Good battery life (4)
    • Long battery life (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily use (4)
      • Home use (3)
        • Usability:
        • Simple enough (9), Simple controls (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)
        • 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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      5.0

      great product

      By gplebron

      from puerto rico

      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

      Works great on android

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      3.0

      Cheap but pretty good

      By Jeremie B

      from San Francisco

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Controls
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Casing
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

        I purchase the iRig Pre know it wasn't exactly "Pro quality". At this price point it's a great solutions as a back up or documentation application.

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        5.0

        Great help!

        By JT

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Gearhead, Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Controls
        • Good Sound Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Home Use

          Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

          I am using this to improve my audio for videography. I am hooking up xlr microphones and this works great for phantom power. I did have to buy the "headset buddy" adapter but it was worth it, now I want to get an even better microphone for more improvement. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          works well, but bulky

          By NewsChopperBrad

          from Washington, DC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Controls
          • Good Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Home Use

          Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

          I'm an on-the-go news reporter, I use my iPad for filing reports, this was a little too bulky for my taste but it worked well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Sounds good

          By Fr33land

          from MN

          Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

          Got this to record calls for a podcast. Works great.

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          4.0

          GREAT for Radio Remotes!

          By Del

          from Eau Claire, WI

          About Me Practical, Professional Audio Tech, Radio Broadcast Engineer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy Controls
          • Good Sound Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Long Battery Life
          • Looks Professonal

          Cons

          • No Markings On Volume

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Home Use
          • Radio Remote Broadcasts
          • Recording Newscasts

          Comments about IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface:

          This is an inexpensive way to do professional looking radio remotes using studio quality microphones via cell phones! Note some cells limit the low frequencies but sound still outshines typical RF (Marti) remote units. Quality is best if you use Comrex, Tieline, etc software for live shots or Twisted Wave or similar audio recoring software for pre-recording files to send (via email, dropbox, google drive or similar). I would give 5 stars if there were marks on the level control (for repeatability-we set it and taped over it so it wouldn't be bumped) and a little easier power switch to get to (also maybe separate switch for phantom power as we won't be using that).

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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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!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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