IK Multimedia, the manufacturer of this guitar gadget, claims that the iRig HD-A is the first high-quality 24-bit audio interface between Android devices running the AmpliTube app and their guitar or bass.
It’s incredible how many Android smartphone and tablet accessories are getting an i before their names. I’m not sure whether companies are doing this to hint at the intelligence of their devices, or if they are patenting names so that Apple cannot do that in the future. After the iHealth blood pressure monitor and the iWatch Android smartwatch, it’s now time for the iRig HD-A to join the ever growing family of non-Apple Android iDevices.
iRig HD-A’s 24-bit A/D converter makes sure that only the sound of your instrument gets through to the app, without any crosstalk or noise.
“Plus, its ultra-low-draw power consumption circuitry eliminates the need for batteries – it’s powered by your mobile device or computer. An onboard gain control allows you to dial in the perfect signal level for your instrument and apps, and a multicolor LED lets you know what’s going on with your interface and signal.
No matter where you are, iRig HD-A delivers a pure high-quality digital input signal. It features an ultra-transparent 24-bit A/D converter that accurately preserves the nuances of your instrument. This means you can rock out on your Android device, PC laptop or desktop computer with studio quality sound. iRig HD-A features a standard 1/4? Hi-Z instrument input jack, and connects to your Android device with the included OTG cable.”
Such guitar accessories and smartphone apps seem to be the perfect solution for guitar players on a tight budget. The fact that guitar amplifiers that could be easily emulated by the app cost many times as much as the iRig HD-A is a certainty. After all, IK Multimedia offers the digital guitar interface for $100, and at this price it’s quite easy to tell the better alternative.
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