Amazon now offers the IK Multimedia iRig 2 guitar interface for $29.74 shipped. This is a Lightning deal that will only be in effect for an additional 11 hours or while supplies last. Regularly $40 and more recently up to $50, that’s at least 26% off the going rate and the lowest price we can find. Compatible with iPhone, iPad (requires Apple’s Lighting to Headphone Adapter) and Mac systems, iRig 2 offers a lightweight solution for connecting your guitar directly to your recording and emulation rig of choice at a particularly affordable price. You’ll find a 1.4-inch input jack on one side for your instrument as well as an optional 1.4-inch amp output and 1/8-inch TRRS port to hook it up to your device with AmpliTube CS FX software. Get a closer look at the iRig range in our launch coverage. More details below.
A similar device that costs even less is the TC Helicon GO GUITAR portable guitar interface. Also compatible with mobile devices by the same means described above, you can land this one on $19 Premium shipped on Amazon.
Be sure to take a closer look at the PreSonus AudioBox GO interface as part of our Tested with 9to5Toys series. But if you’re looking to take guitar hardware/software combinations up a notch, Positive Grid’s new RIFF Guitar Audio Interface System for Mac/iOS should be on your radar. Loaded with included amp emulators and effects, we also had a chance to test this one out a few months ago to give you a better idea of what it has to offer. Watch it right here.
iRig 2 Guitar Interface Features:
- The sequel to the best-selling platform interface. 1/4″ instrument input for use with guitar, bass and other line instruments
- 1/4″ amplifier output for use with an external amplifier without an adapter
- 1/8″ TRRS output for use with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
- Compatible with newer iPhones via Apple’s Lightning to Headphone Adapter
- Comes with AmpliTube CS, free to download from the Apple App Store
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