The ultra-compact IK Multimedia iRig MIDI is a standard core MIDI interface that connects any MIDI compatible device to the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Musicians, sound techs, producers, lighting technicians, audio engineers and music enthusiasts can use the iRig MIDI to hook-up MIDI keyboards, drum machines, drum pads, synthesizers, pedal boards and many other MIDI instruments and devices. The iRig MIDI comes with the free SampleTank app, but you can use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to get hundreds of other apps including GarageBand. Once you've got the app you want, the iRig MIDI lets you use that app with the MIDI device you've connected via the iRig MIDI. The connected MIDI device can control whichever MIDI-compatible app you choose. Plus, you can also use iOS apps to control external MIDI equipment such as sound modules, digital audio workstations (DAWs) and even lighting systems. The iRig MIDI makes all of this possible with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
The iRig MIDI features three MIDI ports: one input, one output and one thru jack. The other side of the iRig is equipped with a male Apple 30-pin dock connector, which plugs right into your Apple mobile device's docking interface. The iRig's three ports can be connected to your MIDI devices using the two included 5.2' (1.6 m) cables. One end plugs into the iRig port and the other end plugs into your MIDI device with a 5-pin DIN MIDI interface. The iRig even features dual LED lights that indicate MIDI activity on the IN and OUT ports. There's also a micro USB port on the iRig MIDI, which connects to any standard USB power supply (USB cable included). This means that the iRig can stay fully powered no matter how long your sessions last.