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IK Multimedia iRig PADS MIDI Pad Controller / Groove Production Station

iRig PADS is an ultra-portable MIDI pad controller for iOS devices, Mac and PC. Smaller than an iPad and less than 1” thick, iRig PADS makes it easy to play and control virtual drum, percussion and electronic instruments, anytime and anywhere.


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IK Multimedia's iRig PADS has sixteen velocity-sensitive, retro-lit, multi-colored rubber pads, in a standard 4x4 configuration, provide the perfect solution for laying down drum and percussion parts, as well as bass, loop, and electronic instrument parts. Each pad lights up in three different colors to react to your playing or in response to messages from your apps.

iRig PADS is also equipped with two assignable knobs, a pushbutton rotary encoder, two buttons and a slider, all of which are programmable. iRig PADS is MIDI class-compliant, meaning it works with hundreds of music creation apps on iOS, Mac and PC.

Better beats
iRig Pads’ familiar 16-pad layout makes it an ideal platform for creating beats while on the go. It comes with SampleTank free for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, the portable version of IK’s powerful sound workstation.

Full of high quality sampled instruments, drums, loops and MIDI patterns; it puts a world of sound in your pocket. With iRig Pads you can control it to effortlessly make beats and grooves with its drum-machine-style “pads” interface.

Or, if you’re on a Mac or PC, you can take advantage of the included SampleTank 3 SE — soon to be available as a download from the IK user area. It lets you get creative with a fully featured version of IK’s next generation sound and groove workstation with 6.5 GB of content, for over 400 instruments and 150 MIDI patterns.

Combined with iRig Pads, it creates a complete music production workstation that gives you a full palette of sounds that will help you take your beats to the next level. A natural fit for iRig Pads, SampleTank lets you quickly and easily organize your sounds, patterns and loops over the pads. With them paired together you’ll have a powerful, customizable beat making powerhouse!

And you’ll be able to register your iRig Pads to receive "The Grid", an exclusive collection of 50 additional instruments (comprised of 800 samples for a total of over 300MB of sample content) and 50 MIDI patterns that can be downloaded from the user area for SampleTank 3 SE that can also be used on SampleTank iOS (unlockable inside the app when available).

And More...
And that’s only scratching the surface — iRig Pads is also fully MIDI class-compliant, which means you can use it and customize its controls for use with virtually any MIDI-compatible app — like FL Studio Mobile, iMPC Pro, GarageBand — or computer software — like MPC Software, Ableton Live, Maschine and more!

  • Ultra-portable MIDI pad controller/ groove production station
  • Works with your favorite Drum programs, Virtual Instruments and DAW
  • Easy Editing and Customization with the iRig PADS Editor
  • Perfect for DJs and producers for cueing loops, making beats
  • 16 velocity-sensitive back-lit rubber triggger pads
  • Lightning, (30 pin sold separately) and USB cables included   
  • 2 MIDI knobs, 1 slider & a pushbutton rotary encoder
  • All Controls programmable
  • Work with iOS, Mac or PC
  • Bus powered for Mac/PC/iOS: Needs no batteries or AC adapter

[Computer & iOS device sold separately]

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Things You Will Get:

    iRig PADS Controller
    Lightning/USB Cable

First time Midi Controller user here


I'm selling my drumset and wanted a midi pad controller to use with EZdrummer 2. I am new to midi but found the iRig software very straightforward. Mapping the pads to the midi notes was extremely easy with the software. Also, it has 3 settings for pad sensitivity. I previously ordered the Akai MPD218 and returned it because it seemed like I had to hit the pads very hard to register a sound. Also, the software didn't seem to be as user friendly. I'm impressed with the iRig and the software.

Scott M.



iRig PADS MIDI Pad Controller / Groove Production Station

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Pads/Triggers 16 velocity-sensitive back-lit rubber pads
Encoders One Pushbutton Rotary
Connections Lightning
Power Supply Type Bus-powered
Dimensions 8.07 x 1 x 7.4 inches (WxHxD)
Series iRig
Model PADS
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