IK Multimedia announces the iRig Pro Quattro I/O, a powerful utility device that acts as a Swiss army knife, but for audio. This 4-input/2-output professional field recording interface and mixer fits in the palm of your hand and provides a multitude of functions. There are two versions: Standard and Deluxe.
The iRig Pro Quattro I/O packs in four professional-grade, low-noise microphone preamps, Hi-Z compatibility, RCA, and 3.5mm inputs. It also sports XLR balanced cables, a 3.5mm stereo, and headphone outputs, as well as MIDI I/O. This flexible unit works out of the box with iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, and Windows, but can serve as a stand-alone 24-bit/96 kHz AD/DA converter, mic preamp with +48V phantom power, or line mixer. The device also includes a built-in limiter and direct monitoring.
For mobile work, the iRig Quattro I/O excels as a multichannel audio and MIDI interface with a full array of inputs and outputs, great for any recording or performance application. Switch to Stereo mode and utilize the unit as a broadcast/podcast interface, which mixes all sources down to stereo for streaming or recording. Monitoring is simplified, thanks to the dedicated headphone output with independent volume control and direct monitoring. A Mono mode is also available for streaming to social media, while the Loopback feature lets you duet your favorite videos easily.
The iRig Quattro I/O includes a built-in omnidirectional microphone and can be outfitted with optional X-Y stereo microphone capsules for field recording. Simply connect to your portable device and you’ve got a full-featured professional field recorder. The unit can also be used as a stand-alone preamp and mixer. It’s powered by battery, USB, or optional DC adapter, and you’ve got a full set of inputs and outputs to your DSLR camera.
When working in stereo or mono mode, inputs 3 and 4 are used as safety channels. They record the same signal present on inputs 1 and 2 but reduced by 12 dB as a backup in case the sound source becomes too loud and distorts. The iRig Pro Quattro I/O incudes a 1/4" threaded adapter, four AA batteries, an iOS Lightning to mini-DIN cable, a USB-A to mini-DIN cable, and a 2.5mm to MIDI female adapter. The Deluxe version includes everything the standard version offers and adds a mini-DIN to USB-C cable, two iRig MIC X-Y stereo microphones, an iRig MIC XY windscreen, a carrying case, and a 9V power adapter.
As you can see, the iRig Pro Quattro I/O offers a multitude of features and functionality, making it a true Swiss army knife for audio, well suited for your next recording project in the studio or on the go.
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