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IK Multimedia is shipping the iRig BlueBoard, a wireless MIDI pedalboard for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. It gives guitarists, bassists, vocalists and keyboard players hands-free wireless control of mobile and Mac music apps.
The iRig BlueBoard uses Bluetooth technology to transmit MIDI messages to control app and software functions and features. Musicians can use it to control parameters in their favorite music-making apps -- such as stompbox effects on/off, preset patch-switching on the fly, volume or wah control, or any other MIDI controllable function.
iRig BlueBoard uses Bluetooth 4.0 (LE - Low Energy) technology to transmit the actions of its four onboard, backlit footswitches and its two optional external devices to the mobile device or Mac. Then, using the iRig BlueBoard app (download from the App StoreSM) and software (download from the IK web site User Area), the Bluetooth signals are converted into MIDI messages and routed internally to the music app that's running on the device.
The iRig BlueBoard measures 10.6 x 3.5 x 0.8 inches tall. It's battery powered using four standard AAA batteries (included).
The iRig BlueBoard is compatible with the iPhone 5 and 4S, iPad (third and fourth generation, iPad mini, and iPod touch (fifth generation). On the Mac, it's compatible with any model that supports Bluetooth 4.0/Bluetooth Low Energy, like any MacBook Air, Mac Mini, or MacBook Pro that was released after June 2012.
The iRig BlueBoard is priced at US$99.99. For more information, go to www.irigblueboard.com .