2010 Summer NAMM Show: Sonoma Wire Works, makers of the FourTrack recording app, has announced the GuitarJack audio interface for the iPhone & iPod touch.
GuitarJack lets you connect a wide range of instruments, microphones, and other audio hardware to iPod touch (2nd and 3rd generation), iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G via 1/4 inch instrument and 1/8 inch stereo mic/line inputs.
GuitarJack lists at $199 and is expected to ship in Q3 2010.
Note: Sonoma notes that GuitarJack is not Apple certified on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G. iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G will display the following message: “This accessory is not made to work with iPhone. Would you like to turn on airplane mode to reduce audio interference? You will not be able to make or receive calls.” Sonoma Wire Works recommends that you turn on airplane mode whenever recording on an iPhone. It is also not compatible with iPhone 4 or iPad.
I can understand Sonoma not wanting to make you pay an Apple tax to get their device Apple certified. But $199 seems pretty high for a device that isn’t compatible with Apple’s latest generation of devices – and one that will give you a warning message every time you try to use it.
- 1/4 inch instrument input with configurable pad, Lo-Z and Hi-Z modes
- 1/8 inch stereo mic/line input with pad, normal and boost modes
- Each input has 60dB of continuous level control
- 1/8 inch stereo output with increased drive for headphones
- Sleek and rugged metal shell
- 30 pin connector compatible only with iPod touch (2nd and 3rd generation), iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G
GuitarJack controls in FourTrack allow recording in these modes:
- Instrument (1/4 inch) mono
- Mic/Line (1/8 inch) mono, dual-mono or stereo
- Both inputs, with the instrument input and the mic/line input (right channel) recording to separate tracks