IK Multimedia took the first step in bringing its music creation tools to Android with its iRig HD-A announcement back in November, but that device was compatible with the Samsung Note 4 and Note 4 Edge only. Today, it's changing the game in a major way, as it just announced the iRig 2, which brings full Android compatibility to the table.

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The iRig 2 brings a lot more to the table than just Android compatibility, as well - like a new 1/4" amplifier output, effectively turning the mobile device into a full pedalboard of sorts (maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but you get the idea). The iRig 2 also features a switch that allows musicians to use AmpliTube or completely bypass the signal on the fly.

As far as Android device compatibility is concerned, IK wasn't too specific as to which devices to expect it to work on. Instead, it just blanket listed a handful of manufacturers, like LG, HTC, Motorola, and of course Samsung, so maybe that means it'll just be generally compatible. I'll be first in line to check it out, so hopefully we'll know soon enough.

The iRig 2 will be available in Q1 of 2015 for $40.

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