IK Multimedia launches "pro-quality" iRig HD 2 digital guitar interface

IK Multimedia has announced the latest interface in its best-selling iRig line: the iRig HD 2.

Chief among the new device's features are a headphone output with level control and 1/4" output jack for connecting to a guitar amp or PA system.

Also new is a thru/FX switch (for bypassing or engaging processing to the 1/4" out), as well as a mic stand clip and Velcro strip - handy for live performances - while a 1/4" input with "precision" gain control also features.

Although last year's affordable iRig 2 added several of these new features, the iRig HD 2 offers a 24-bit/96kHz noiseless digital interface that connects to iOS or Mac/PC via Lightning connector or USB - and yes, that means it will work with the iPhone 7.

Best of all, it comes with a free download of the full version of AmpliTube 4 for both iOS and Mac/PC. Tidy.

iRig HD 2 is available at the end of September for €99.99/$99.99, and is up for pre-order now at IK Multimedia.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.