IK Multimedia announces iRing Motion Controller

IK Multimedia iRing

IK Multimedia just announced the iRing Motion Controller for iOS iPhone and iPad. The iRing can control IK Multimedia apps. Do any of you remember the Roland D-Beam where you could wave your hand in front of a beam and play music? Now instead of a beam you can use a ring and this is not from Roland. You can control your apps with your hand and experiment until your heart’s content. The iRing seems pretty cool if you into doing live performances with your iPad. The price is not bad either. Read more below..

IK multimedia, a world technology company and leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iPhone, iPad and iPod has declared a brand new technological breakthrough in mobile music creating and app control: iRing™, the primary motion-tracking controller for iOS music apps. Musicians can manage sound effects and other parameters from their favorite apps in real time using hand positions releasing them from wanting to handle the screen.

iRing utilizes a wearable ring with specifiable markers. The mobile device’s front-facing camera uses vision with highly-optimized recognition algorithms engineered into an app to work out the precise positioning of the ring markers and trailing their movements and position on the three-dimensional house before the device. This technique provides a inexpensive answer and a motion-tracking device that’s correct and reasonable to anyone.

The iRing controller is light-weight and has a double-sided ring that the user wears between 2 fingers, snug enough to be worn operating different instrument. Every ring has a linear dot pattern on one facet and a triangular pattern on the opposite. The device camera picks up the positioning of the ring patterns and converts that data into music commands for dedicated app or MIDI data that any compatible music app will browse. This implies that a user will currently operate up to 6 manageable music parameters in their most well-liked music apps with one or 2 hands gestures.

While there are previous attempts to use a tool camera to trace hand positioning, they are not reliable for real-world usage attributable to the various variables concerned in pc vision recognition and CPU power of mobile devices. iRing solves these problems providing correct methodology for exactness detection of hand position during a wide selection of lighting conditions.

iRing includes 2 identical double-sided ring controllers and 2 free apps for music applications that target everybody from music lovers to knowledgeable musicians: iRing Music Maker and iRing FX/Controller.

The iRing Music Maker app provides music lovers a brand new and fun way to produce music and grooves with hand gestures and no music knowledge needed. Users merely launch the app and use the iRing controller to alter the beats, management cadenced components, synth components and effects for hours and hours of quality recreation.

The enclosed iRing FX/Controller app targets practiced musicians and DJs and converts the space data from the rings into precise MIDI management data which will be designed by the user. This MIDI information will then be employed by any compatible Core MIDI app running on the device, or perhaps sent to a pc via Wi-Fi. Users will piece the app to manage effects, filters, notes, and patches.

The iRing FX/Controller app additionally doubles as a manageable audio effects processor with sixteen powerful and artistic effects together with Delay, Stutter, Phazer, Flanger, Compression, Fuzzy, Reverb, AutoWah, Crush, Twist Up & Down, Brake, Spin and Tail. These effects are often creatively controlled by the iRing and inserted into the device audio path to be used with any music app that is Audiobus or Inter-App Audio compatible.

iRing technology also will be incorporated into core IK multimedia system apps like GrooveMaker®, DJ Rig™, AmpliTube®, SampleTank®, VocaLive™ so DJs, guitarists, vocalists, bass players, producers, keyboardists and engineers can have a brand new level of management to deliver powerful and distinctive performances.

For third-party developers that need to include and implement iRing technology directly into their apps, IK is giving a free development kit and licensing program to help you take advantage of this new breakthrough technology. iRing also can be simply used on the far side of music for large assortment of applications like gambling, health & fitness, and utility functions. Developers will profit off the technology and improve the practicality of their apps by contacting IK via the link provided on the iRing product page.

Price $24.99 US

For more information about iRing™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, please visit:

iRing (White)

iRing (Green)

iRing (Silver)



1 Response

  1. This is crowdfunded vaporware i’d advise against ordering. I preordered, received the device, but IK still has not made the software available which pretty much says it all. I don’t think IK has produced anything good since the iRig Mixer some years back and all their apps are bloated, expensive and don’t rate well compared to Korg, etc, apps. At this point i wish i had not given them the measly $25 as their support as usual has little to no info about when the software will be available and they currently have dead links to it at the webpage so don’t be deceived into thinking this was released as without the software you get two plastic bits for $25 that are useless. Also, i was charged in january for this and it only shipped this past week.

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