IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 Guitar Interface for iOS, Mac, and PC


If you’re a fan of the original iRig HD 2 from IK Multimedia, then you already know the freedom it bestowed: with that device, you could summon realistic amplifier tone straight from your iOS device; now, with the next iteration of this unit, you get a 1/4" output jack suitable for use with amplifiers, mixers, PA systems and more. In effect, with this device, you’d need very little to crank out your favorite tone at a gig—just your guitar, your phone or table, the house’s sound equipment, and the iRig HD 2.

Like the previous version, this device features an input gain control for controlling the level of your sound. Unlike the last iteration, an onboard switch allows you to bypass the signal of your processing with ease, giving you the ability to switch between affected or unaffected signal at the flick of your thumb. In this THRU mode, you can now use your iOS device as a tuner and a recorder for processing sound later (Imagine, then, how this could come in handy to spice up your solos on a board recording in post!).

Additionally, this unit includes full versions of AmpliTube 4 for computers and AmpliTube for iOS, so you can start crafting your personalized guitar sounds right away. If you’re looking for a convenient way to get good tone on the go from your guitar, we encourage you to check this little guy out.