iRig BlueBoard is the first wireless MIDI pedalboard for iOS and Mac that allows you to control your music apps and more from the floor.
Now control parameters of your favorite MIDI-compatible apps like AmpliTube wirelessly with ease. Switch between presets, change patches, turn effects on and off and control effects like volume and wah without worrying about tripping over wires. Setup is as simple as turning iRig BlueBoard on and telling it what you want to control.
iRig BlueBoard features four backlit soft-touch pads housed in a sturdy, stage-worthy chassis. Two TRS expansion jacks for connecting additional MIDI controllers like expression pedals. And it’s powered by four standard AAA batteries.
So how does iRig BlueBoard work? It connects to your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad or Mac via Bluetooth, and when you press its foot switches, it sends out control signals that are converted to MIDI by the iRig BlueBoard app.
iRig BlueBoard’s latest firmware supports Apple’s Bluetooth LE MIDI for iOS and OS X. Apple’s Bluetooth LE MIDI protocol transforms all MIDI data transmitted over Bluetooth into core MIDI data for simple, plug-and-play use with any MIDI over Bluetooth compatible app on both iOS 8 and above and OS X Yosemite and above.
At this point the MIDI messages are available to any iOS apps which allow MIDI over Bluetooth devices to be connected or any MIDI compatible software on your Mac.
iRig BlueBoard can be used in different modes to send different kinds of MIDI control information. The first mode allows iRig BlueBoard’s 4 buttons to be used to send MIDI note on/off information to apps like SampleTank or iGrand Piano. The second mode works similarly, except that it sends MIDI CC on/off information, which is perfect for triggering apps like AmpliTube, allowing users to stomp their favorite effects on and off just like a physical stompbox. In addition to these apps, iRig BlueBoard can also be used with many popular third party apps and software, like Apple’s GarageBand.
iRig BlueBoard works seamlessly with AmpliTube. To use them together, all you need to do is find your iRig BlueBoard device in AmpliTube’s integrated BlueBoard section and you’ll be ready to go. You get a PRESET mode (to browse presets), a DIRECT FX mode (to control single parameters, like switches and knobs) and a new “Global Controls” feature that lets toggle the tuner, switch banks and presets, control the recorder and a whole lot more. Pair iRig BlueBoard with the latest version of AmpliTube and get full control — all without using your hands.
iRig BlueBoard communicates via Bluetooth technology so you can place it up to 10 meters (32.8 feet) away from your device and still maintain full control of your apps. The low-profile iRig BlueBoard is only 9.1” (23cm) wide, and it runs on 4 – AAA batteries.
- Bluetooth MIDI pedalboard (10m/32.8′ range)
- 4 backlit assignable foot switches
- 2 1/4″ inputs for assignable expression pedals or switches
- Can send MIDI Program Changes and MIDI Control Changes
- Direct integration with AmpliTube
- BlueBoard iOS app runs in background on mobile device or Mac, and translates Bluetooth messages to MIDI
- Runs on standard AAA batteries
- Small enough to fit in a laptop bag
Item shown: IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard Bluetooth MIDI Pedalboard
Model #: IP-IRIG-BBRD