IK Multimedia iRig Pads MIDI Groove Controller
Small and thin enough to take anywhere, iRig Pads is a convenient MIDI pad controller for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac. Now you can easily play and control virtual drum, percussion and electronic instruments whenever and wherever you want. iRig Pads turns your iOS device or MacBook into a production station for making beats grooves, electronic tracks and more.
With 16 velocity-sensitive rubber triggers in a standard 4 by 4 configuration, iRig Pads is just the thing for laying down drum and percussion parts. Each pad lights up in one of three different colours in reaction to your playing or in response to messages from your apps. iRig Pads also includes two assignable knobs, a push-button rotary encoder, two buttons and a slider, all of which are programmable.
iRig Pads is MIDI class-compliant, meaning it works with hundreds of music-creation apps on iOS, Mac and PC without you having to install drivers. It comes preloaded with a range of presets for the most popular apps, but you can also create and save your own settings. iRig Pads includes Lightning and USB connection cables and a 30-pin cable is optional.
Get started instantly with the included apps and software: iRig Pads includes SampleTank 3 SE, a custom edition of IK’s flagship music- and groove-production software. Plus you can download SampleTank for iPhone and iPad and GrooveMaker 2 free from the App Store and unlock exclusive in-app content.
Convenient MIDI pad controller and groove-production station
Less than 2.54 cm/1 in. thick for easy portability
16 velocity-sensitive drum pads
Lightning and USB cables included (30-pin cable optional)
Pads light up in one of three different colours, corresponding to how hard they’re hit or in response to incoming MIDI messages
Two MIDI knobs, one slider and a push-button rotary encoder - all programmable
Bus powered, so no need for batteries or AC adapter
16 user-programmable scenes, available for instant recall
Includes SampleTank 3 SE music creation software for Mac
Unlocks exclusive content in SampleTank FREE and GrooveMaker 2 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (download from the App Store)
What’s in the Box
IK Multimedia iRig Pads MIDI Groove Controller
Lightning and USB cables
SampleTank 3 SE download code
Quick start guide
Height: 2.54 cm/1 in.
Length: 20.32 cm/8 in.
Width: 19.05 cm/7.5 in.
Weight: 0.52 kg
Mfr. Part Number: IP-IRIG-PADS-APL
UPC or EAN No.: 8025813628038
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- iPod touch (6th Generation)
- iPod touch 5th Generation
Answers from the community
Can it be used as a drum when performing in a similar manner as BeatBuddy? I'm looking for a rhythm machine to be used while performing?
- Asked by Renee M from Marion
- on 17/04/2015
would this work with garageband on iPhone 4
No answers yet
- Asked by Wilson S from Indianapolis
- on 17/02/2015
What other software programs is this compatible with?
- Asked by Melissa B from Akron
- on 3/01/2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
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