UNBOXED: Javelin Reviews iRig KEYS

Posted March 18

Welcome to another edition of O Music Unboxed, a video version of our New York-based event series in which bands review the newest hardware, software and music-related gadgets on the scene. This week, we hit up Javelin, who took IK Multimedia’s iRig KEYS out for a spin.

iRig KEYS is a handy little MIDI controller keyboard for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC. The device’s whole MO is simplicity and portability: Just download one of the accompanying apps — we chose sound sample trove SampleTank — plug the device into your mobile, tablet or computer, and start creating tunes.

In order to test out that conceit, we brought in music tech whizzes Javelin to tickle the MIDI ebonies and ivories. Check out their evaluation below — and their new album, Hi Beams, hereabouts.