Inspired by a must see documentary on flamenco guitar master Paco de Lucia, iRig Acoustic is the first acoustic guitar mobile microphone/interface for acoustic players. With iRig Acoustic and the AmpliTube Acoustic app, players now have a complete professional sounding mobile system for playing live and recording designed specifically for acoustic guitars on the go.
iRig Acoustic is another IK Multimedia industry first - it's an innovative, patent-pending, acoustic guitar microphone pickup that installs in seconds that you use to perform live and record with on an iPhone and iPad. iRig Acoustic provides professional high-quality sound, simple installation and freedom to play and record everywhere.
And with the AmpliTube Acoustic companion app, you'll have in the palm of hand the world's first and most powerful acoustic tone sculping and refinement studio for playing anywhere, any time.
Sound quality of studio mics - only better
There's no argument that the best acoustic guitar sound reproduction comes from placing a high-end condenser studio microphone in just the right position in front of the guitar. iRig Acoustic, when used with AmpliTube Acoustic, is designed to perfectly replicate that ideal mic placement and accurately capture the full frequency range, tonal character and complex harmonics and overtones of acoustic guitars. It's able to do this thanks to the combination of its uniquely designed microphone enclosure, which combines the latest MEMS (MicroElectrical-Mechanical System) microphone technology with an omnidirectional polar pattern, placement of the microphone just inside the sound hole where the output is optimal and the sound is very detailed and focused, and the "calibration" process that optimizes the guitar sound like it is being miked externally with a high quality studio microphone. These technologies combine to capture the "complete picture" of an acoustic guitar - every vibration and sonic interaction - unlike piezo-electric pickups or magnetics that just capture the vibrations of the body top or strings. Simply put, iRig Acoustic delivers a pure and full representation of an acoustic guitar's tonal characteristics.
The body of iRig Acoustic is made of soft non-marring rubber material so it prevents scratches and marks when being installed or removed from an instrument. It can be installed on any stringed instruments with a circular sound-hole - steel-string acoustics, nylon-string classicals, ukuleles and more.
iRig Acoustic plugs into your device headphone/input jack with a standard 1/8" TRRS cable that also allows you to monitor your performance thanks to the female stereo output jack placed on the in-line cable. Plug your headphones into this jack for private practice and monitoring, or you can line out to a mixer or powered speaker for full stereo acoustic performance.