IK Multimedia’s iRig Pre 2 promises high-quality mic recording wherever you go

IK Multimedia just doesn’t know how to stop releasing new iRig music-making peripherals. Its latest, the iRig Pre 2, is an update to its pocket-sized mic preamp and interface.

Designed to be used by musicians, journalists and other audio content creators, like its predecessor this can plug into your iOS or Android device, and now DSLR compatibility has been added, too. It provides an XLR input and +48 phantom power - with that switched on you can expect around 7 hours of continuous use.

Turning off the phantom power - when you’re using a dynamic or ribbon mic, for example - extends the battery life to around 20 hours.

Direct monitoring is another new feature - this is available via the 3.5mm headphone output. You can mount the iRig Pre 2 to a mic stand or camera mount using the velcro strip slot.

The iRig Pre 2 will be released in March priced at $50/€50. Find out more on the IK Multimedia (opens in new tab) website.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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