MacNN | IK outs iLoud speakers, iRig BlueBoard MIDI pedalboard
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums

Desktop Headlines
IK outs iLoud speakers, iRig BlueBoard MIDI pedalboard
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 9:56am

IK Multimedia has announced three new music peripherals, beginning with the iLoud and iLoud Mini, a pair of lithium ion-powered portable speakers. Despite being portable the units are said to have monitor-like accuracy, and significant power. The Mini's output is rated at 12W RMS, while the regular iLoud scales up to 40W RMS.

Users can connect a guitar, bass, or microphone for practices and performances, and for casual listening, stream music to the speakers via Bluetooth. A stereo input jack on each unit supports gear like mixers and MP3 players. The speakers should be out sometime in the second quarter of the year, with prices of $300 for the standard model and $200 for the Mini. Also due next quarter is the iRig BlueBoard, a MIDI pedalboard. The peripheral connects to a Mac or iOS device via Bluetooth instead of a cable, but should work with any MIDI- or Core MIDI-compatible app. It features four lit switches, and two TRS jacks for adding extra pedals or switches. The BlueBoard will cost $100; it requires four AAA batteries and a Bluetooth 4.0-equipped Mac or iOS device.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store

Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • TD Canada Trust briefly lists cards that support Apple Pay - 4:00 PM EST
  • Forums: new iMacs, El Capitan comments and more - 3:46 PM EST
  • Apple deals: up to $180 off MacBook Air - 3:37 PM EST
  • Daily Deals: $65 Brother printer, 50-inch HDTV, Disney Infinity 3.0 - 1:57 PM EST
  • App Update (OS X): White Noise, WiFi Signal, Disk Diet, more - 1:41 PM EST
  • Scottrade, 28 others sign on to support Apple Pay - 1:00 PM EST
  • Tag Heuer CEO praises Apple Watch popularity, dismisses luxury pricing - 12:57 PM EST
  • Apple updates iMovie for Mac to handle 1080p slo-mo, 4K video - 12:14 PM EST
  • MacNN Deals: Turn your house into a smart home with these offers - 11:29 AM EST
  • Living with: watchOS 2 - 10:53 AM EST
  • Apple ships Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Keyboard - 9:33 AM EST
  • Retina 5K iMac upgraded with P3 color gamut, Skylake processors - 9:15 AM EST
  • Apple 21.5-inch 4K iMac finally arrives with Broadwell processors - 9:01 AM EST
  • Apple, US to judge: no need for further e-book anti-trust monitoring - 8:16 AM EST
  • Giveaway: Win an Apple iPhone 6s with MacNN Deals - 8:14 AM EST
  • Hands On: Day One 1.17.4 (Apple Watch) - 7:51 AM EST
  • Canon unveils EOS M10, PowerShot G9 X, G5 X cameras - 7:38 AM EST
  • The MacNN Podcast, episode 36: Macphun schway - 3:00 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • So long, and thanks for everything! - 2:31 PM EST
  • Lizard Squad member convicted over 50,700 computer crime charges - 9:58 AM EST
  • Microsoft offers grants to universities for HoloLens research - 7:25 AM EST
  • LG Display starts mass production of AIT display panels for notebooks - 7:47 AM EST
  • Briefly: EE fined £1M in UK, Unofficial YouTube app on Android Wear - 11:14 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.