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How to connect your guitar to your smartphone and tablet with iRig HD2?

How to connect your guitar to your smartphone and tablet with iRig HD2?

If you want to connect your guitar to your phone and use your phone as a guitar effects and amp sim processor, then you will need a suitable audio interface like iRig HD2.

Instead of a bulk of stomp boxes for effects and room-filling amps and mixing boards, Deplike allows guitarists to use smartphones and tablets as a virtual guitar rig.  In order to use Deplike, you need a method of getting the sound from your guitar into your computer. This USB interface serves as the bridge between the analog world of your electric guitar and digital environment of the Deplike mobile app.

iRig HD2 is a portable audio interface that is compatible with all kinds of smartphones and tablets. It allows you to use mobile amp modeling and effects processing app Deplike to play guitar without needing any effects pedals. You can use this interface to connect your guitar to your iOS and Android mobile devices and get your dream guitar tone by using 20 effects pedals, 15 amps and their respective cabinets by Deplike app. A USB OTG that converts USB type B to your phone’s USB type (lightning, micro, C) is needed to plug iRig HD2 into your phone

With 24-bit/96kHz audio quality, the iRig HD2 processes your guitar sound well, inputting a clean, dynamic signal for the Deplike app.


  • 6.35 mm standard jack input to plug the guitar in
  • 3.5 mm jack output for headphone or speakers
  • Micro USB port
  • Onboard preamp, that enables you to play without noise and also without sacrificing from your volume level. 
  • FX/Thru switch that allows you to switch between a dry signal end the effects signal
  • Volume adjustment
  • Gain adjustment

With quality sound, easy portability and flexible connectivity, the iRig HD2 could well be the ideal way to connect your guitar to any mobile device. It features a very quick plug-in and play connectivity.

Here is a detailed review of Deplike mobile app using an iRig HD2: