IK Multimedia’s iRig Keys I/O gets plug-in for GarageBand and Logic Pro X

IK Multimedia has announced a new plug-in for the iRig Keys I/O MIDI controller, enabling control surface integration for GarageBand and Logic Pro X.

Using the touch-sensitive knobs and buttons on iRig Keys I/O users can now control functions such as: transport control with play, record, fast-forward and rewind buttons; moving the play head forward or backward via the data knob; looping on/off by pressing the data knob, and rotary knob control of the main parameters for effects and instruments in Logic Pro X and GarageBand.

IK’s latest controller comes with either 25 or 49 full-size keys, offering a synth-action keybed and 8 multicoloured LED-lit velocity sensitive pads.

For a true “hands-on” approach to controlling the most important functions of a DAW or virtual instrument, the other controls available include a volume/data push knob, 4 touch-sensitive knobs in 2 banks (acting as 8 total controls). There are also 2 fully programmable touch control strips, set by default as Pitch and Modulation controls and a complete touch sensitive transport and button section.

Both models of iRig Keys I/O are the only controllers currently available to include a high-definition 96kHz/24-bit audio interface with a high-performance Class A preamp allowing users to record their instruments and microphones (including condenser mics requiring 48V phantom power) via its combo 1/4″/XLR input.

iRig Keys I/O is available from the IK Multimedia online store and IK authorised dealers worldwide for $/€299.99 for the 49-key version and $/€199.99 for the 25-key version.

The plug-in that enables the control surface integration for GarageBand and Logic Pro X is available for download to registered users free of charge in their User Area on the IK Multimedia website.

MI Focus recently reviewed IK’s latest controller, putting the 49-key model through its paces. Find out the iRig Keys I/O got on here.

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