Looking for a low noise digital audio guitar connection with instant setup and clean wiring? With iRiffPort from PocketLabWorks, it’s super easy to practice and record with your favorite guitar and ba... Read More
Looking for a low noise digital audio guitar connection with instant setup and clean wiring? With iRiffPort from PocketLabWorks, it’s super easy to practice and record with your favorite guitar and bass apps for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. With a 6-foot instrument cable, 1/8" stereo headphones output, 1/8" stereo line output, and recessed dock connector for iOS cases, you’ll have all the connections you need to plug-in and play wherever you are.
iRiffPort connects your guitar, headphones, and audio line level equipment with instant setup and clean wiring. A recessed 30-pin dock connector fits through protective cases supporting all device orientations. The certified Made for iOS design delivers professional audio performance immune from audio feedback and computer noise.
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The iriffport device is a great concept with a few issues. First is that if you plan to use it for heavy metal distorted sound, you will probably be happy. On the other hand, if you want a clean guitar sound on any occasion, this has problems. Even with the clean option and gain set to minimum, playing either of my electrics through it results in clipping distortion. I think this may be a fundamental design flaw with not enough dynamic range on the input. It may be possible to dial back the guitar volume to improve it, but then it's difficult to get the volume loud enough. The other problems are related to the Pocketamp software. It can be very annoying at times. First is the dialog box that pops up every time you start the software with iriffport connected telling you that it found the device. Even after you click the "don't show me this again" button, it completely ignores your request and next time you start it, the dialog is back. I also don't like the way it automatically goes to the next song when playing along with a song. Most often, this would be used to work on one song for a while, so when it gets to the end it should just stop, not start the next song. I really like the ability to play along with anything in your library and do the looping and speed and pitch adjustments. However the pitch adjustment would be infinitely more useful if it allowed changes finer than a full semitone. There are many songs that are not right on pitch so being able to adjust to something that is just a bit off would be great. Overall a 3 star for me.
This is an amazing product that enables you to tap intto some powerful apps on your iPad. I've been user of "headphone amps" back from the late '60s when I was plugging into my Pioneer stereo & wearing Kossheadphones. I'm primarily a bassist but play a lot of guitar at home. I can say without hesitation that nothing touches the iriffport plus iPad combination for fidelity and functions. The setup is simple & uncluttered. Standalone devices burn through batteries, and are limited by the hardware. Two things can really help you get the most out of the iriffport...use some good headphones (I.e. not earbuds), and explore a bunch of apps. The company's customer support is great. My first iriffport had a faulty connector...I contacted the company, they responded immediately & fixed the problem right away.
This title would also apply to the Apogee because these both share an issue. The input through the digital port is better than using the headphone port...but the connection is somewhat clumsy. Also, it precludes the ability to charge the device while using it. The amp-apps are pretty power thirsty and charging would be nice. For peace of mind about sudden cable yanks, etc and for convenience, I'd have build the unit as a case/dock that incorporated a clip for the guitar strap or your belt. Another issue is that the supposed headphone port on the guitar jack is essentially useless (at least on the one I have.) The sound is faint and screechy from that port. The port on the connector end is much better (labeled "line out") and about equal to the headphone port on the ipod itself. The good news is that the sound quality is excellent...depending on the headphones you use, and given the limitations of the application you choose. Also, the iRiffport seems quite well made...especially compared to the cheaper interface devices. Buy one? Sure...but you'll probably(hopefully) be seeing improvements in the near future.
From wearing headphones and playing as loud as I want and not waking the wife, to porting app effects AND songs through my amp, iRiffPort just works. The product quality in both construction and function is outstanding. Though I can not compare with other products such as iRig, the iriffport sounds supurb, and the available apps are very nice too. I'm using PocketAmp to learn solo's of favorite songs, backing tracks to practice my own style, and even listen to a collection of short riffs bought on CD. I can target the area of interest, slow down (or speed up) and repeat the selected area until my heart is content. My only wish is that it worked with more apps. Though the iRiffPort is a bit on the spendy side, I feel it has performed at that price point and I would buy it again, and again, and again. :-)