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iRig Mic - Vocalists are not left out of the iPad revolution

This year's CES has understandably had a lot of focus on tablet devices and of course our favourite, iPad. Whilst not iPad exclusive, IK Multimedia have announced the new iRig Mic hardware for iOS devices and VocaLive software which is basically an AmpliTube for vocalists and audio recordings.

The samples, especially the chorus effects, sound amazing and if the samples provided are anything like those for Amplitube, the real thing will sound very similar (depending on your musical talents).

A big advantage is that the vocal processors will be available through AmpliTube in-app purchase, so if you have already spent out on the Recorder in AmpliTube, you can add just the vocal effects and record everything in that app.

Think about that, no need for another recording app with Audio Copy/Paste, you can record a whole song in one app! Things just got a bit more interesting in the audio effects/simulation app race.

The iRig Mic isn't out yet, it is slated for a Spring 2011 launch, but you can pre-order it now at $59.99 (~£42) with new VocaLive app plus AmpliTube Free included.

Here is the iPad in action with IK Multimedia's new iRig Mic, VocaLive app and some talented musicians. Be sure to let us know what you think of it in the comments below:

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This is very, very cool. I can see a lot of bands using this app along with Amplitube and the iRig connector to sketch out their songs. I really wish this stuff was around when I had a band in my 20s.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRaycerX

@RaycerX - Us too! We are really excited by the way things are developing. There really are so many uses for the iPad now, especially as far as music creation goes.

Thanks for your comment.

January 7, 2011 | Registered CommenteriPad Creative

That's very, very cool!
I just bought a very nice new mic, a Røde NT2-A condenser, I plug it into my iPad via an Alesis MultiTrack 4 USB and the Camer Connection Kit. I can imagine this'll be a great thing to use on my vocals.
The great thing about the Alesis MultiTrack is, that it allows for input level control, and also, with a bit of fiddling around with apps like AudioView, stereo recording... :-)
I'm having a blast making music on my iPad, haven't played this much in years....

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJan J

@Jan J - It is great to hear that you have a renewed enthusiasm for making music, the future looks bright for the iPad if the rumours about iPad 2 are to be believed. We haven't tried AudioView, but stereo recording sounds good.

January 17, 2011 | Registered CommenteriPad Creative

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