The IK Multimedia iRig Pre 2 Microphone Preamp for Smartphones, Tablets and Video Cameras (IP-IRIG-PRE2-IN) permits you to easily record your favorite dynamic or condenser microphone to a smartphone, tablet, camera, or computer while keeping your setup simple and small. The included AA batteries power the iRig Pre 2 for up to 20 hours, so you can knock out podcasts, vocal parts, interviews, or instrument performances no matter where you are.
Simply hook up any microphone to the XLR input (engage phantom power for condenser mics) and connect the 3.5mm TRRS mini plug on the attached 15.7" cable to your mobile device, DSLR camera, or laptop. The iRig Pre 2's auto-sensing output circuit ensures compatibility with TRRS headset ports and TRS mic inputs. Plus, the level-adjustable headphone out and switchable direct monitoring allow convenient real-time audio checks. Other enhancements over the original iRig Pre include a soft-touch exterior, numbered gain and headphone level dials, and larger LED indicators.
iRig Pre 2 vs iRig Pre
All Powered Up
iRig Pre 2's two AA batteries provide true +48V phantom power for around seven hours of continuous use—many other mobile micpreamps only offer 32V, degrading your mic's performance
To use your favorite dynamic or ribbon mic, simply turn off the phantom power, and you're good to go for even longer—up to 20 hours.
Don't Waste a Take
A time-saving 3.5mm headphone output now offers direct monitoring, so you can listen to ensure the signal is perfect before you start recording or streaming. It's ideal for today's popular livestreaming and video recording apps, so you can hop from app to app with confidence.
For DSLRs and digital cameras, it makes set up a snap without needing to dive into menus or set up alternate workarounds to monitor the sound.
Works in More Situations
You can easily access your favorite apps while recording or performing, by mounting the iRig Pre 2 to your mic stand or other convenient stage location using the included hook-and-loop strip slot. For secure mic stand mounting for your connected smartphone or tablet, check out the IK Multimedia iKlip series (available separately), which offers a choice of flexible mounting options for a variety of scenarios.
Ready for Recording
Even if you’re new to mobile audio and video creation, you can get started right away by simply downloading two free IK Multimedia apps from the App store or Google Play.