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cheap and nasty.
on 12 November 2013
very disillusioned by this thing - first off - I paid for first class delivery - it arrived several days after ordering - NOT when it should have, so be warned - if you are ordering one - use the free postage - it will get to you just as fast.
secondly - I bought this expecting it to be plug and play with my current ipad - , it came with an older connector - so I now need an adaptor to use it.
I did try to use it with my ipod touch which has an old type connector , but .... no chance - not a peep from it. and reading the comments - I`m not the first to have this problem.- possibly a bad quality lead.
Third - as part of the purchase you get serial numbers to enable some plug-ins and apps from the supplier--- DON`T BOTHER... - the registration process is seriously F*****d up.
you have to download a dedicated authorization manager , then enter the serial numbers supplied - first off , the supplied one on the card that comes with it is INVALID. you enter your details into the manager, - which connects you to the supplier website . then you download the plug ins from links on the site . - Trouble is , when you run the downloads - they all download a new authorization manager - which wipes your serial numbers off , and makes you enter them again.- three times I did this. then ran the apps.... - "not authorized" said the screen, and off we went again - entering the serials for a fourth time. - the serials appear on your web page after you have logged into the new account.
to cap it all - after FINALLY getting signs of life from the ipad , using an adaptor - DISCOVERY!! - the version of the software downloaded is EXACTLY the same as the free version - with just 3 extra samples.... so all that c**p for nothing....
using it ... - be prepared to learn all about midi configuration - this is most definitely not "works out of the box" . - I`m guessing the iRig name is just a marketing gimmick to attract ipad users because any other keyboard will work in the same way. the only exclusively ipad feature is the connector (which does not work and is the old type). You will still need to configure it at midi level - its NOT plug and play folks.
One final thing... - The Latency is AWFUL, there is a noticeable gap between playing a note and actually hearing it.
now the icing on the cake - the build quality is awful - its a toy folks - not a serious instrument, it feels cheap and nasty , is lightweight and looks like a strong breeze will break it.
save your money.
get a different one.