IK Multimedia is continuing its campaign to conquer the streamer and content creator market. Its latest weapons are a pair of successors to the compact iRig Stream interface, the iRig Stream Solo and Pro. These extend its features but stay affordable – a most winning combination. Here’s what in store…
IK Multimedia iRig Stream Solo
Priced EUR 50 (sans EU VAT), the iRig Stream Solo connects to computers, cameras and mobile devices via TRRS. It has a pair of RCA inputs to hook up equipment like mixers, DJ gear, and other line output devices. There’s also a headphone output with direct monitoring and an integrated mic input to connect a headset. All input signals (up to 3) are summed to mono at the output stage. Loopback mixes are possible to integrate other audio sources with device audio, and a 1/8-inch mono line output is provided to get audio out to other gear in your setup. The iRig Stream Solo is powered by a pair of AA batteries. Connecting over analog TRRS, the interface needs no drivers and is therefore compatible with almost everything that records sounds digitally.
IK Multimedia iRig Stream Pro
Priced EUR 199 (sans EU VAT), the iRig Stream Pro is considerably more involved. It offers digital recording (24-bit, 96kHz), an XLR mic preamp on a combo mic/instrument/line input, stereo RCA input, TRRS and device inputs, as well as more advanced routing features and controls. The 3.5mm TRSS input is also a headphone output, wired so that you can both listen to and talk over stereo input. Loopback is also a possibility in that the audio output of your digital devices is mixed in with other signals into the iRig Stream Pro. Each input gets its own volume control and mixed down to stereo output or 4 separate tracks to be streamed or taken elsewhere. Notably, nearly ever aspect of input and output control and mixing is present on the unit as a physical control. So chances are you won’t be fumbling around in software trying to adjust levels mid-stream. Like the iRig Stream Solo, the iRig Stream Pro is powered by a pair of AA batteries.
IK Multimedia has been targeting content creators and mobile recordists from before the market exploded and its competence comes through with the new iRig Stream units. With these, the iRig line-up grows to a whopping 13 devices! Chances are whatever streaming puzzle has been put before you, IK has some means of solving it.