Griffin has introduced StudioConnect with Lightning, an updated version of their all-in-one audio interface for the iPad, now compatible with the new iPad (4th generation) and iPad mini.
StudioConnect provides connectivity for guitars, stereo audio, MIDI-In and MIDI-Out as well as a Lightning charging dock in one device. It also features line-level RCA stereo output. Continue reading →
“MIDIConnect offers musicians a compact and portable solution to create and edit music on the go, at a fraction of the cost of a recording studio,” said Ethan Opelt, Line Manager of Griffin’s Audio category. “We are excited to be showcasing MIDIConnect… at Summer NAMM in Nashville, our home town.”
MIDIConnect adds a MIDI input and output to iOS devices, and allows the user to plug MIDI keyboards and other MIDI-capable devices into an iPad, iPod touch or iPhone. The user can play MIDI instruments straight into MIDI-capable applications like GarageBand. MIDIConnect users can also download MIDI controller apps to make use of the MIDI out port and the iOS devices’ touchscreens as a MIDI controller.
Both MIDI in and out ports are industry-standard 5-pin DIN connectors, compatible with most commonly available MIDI cables and connectors.
Griffin Technologies has introduced a new DJ Cable for iOS DJ app users:
Not just another splitter cable, our DJ cable is wired to enable the Split Output function in djay, and simultaneously hear both what the PA is playing and the track you are cueing up.
With Split Output mode enabled, djay sends the master output to the left channel, and the cue output to the right channel. This lets you cue songs through your headphones independently of the mix that’s going through the speakers. At the same time, you can hear everything that’s going on. No DJ would want to be without it!
The use of special cables like this with iOS DJ apps is a kludge – but currently necessary for many iOS-based DJ set ups. Continue reading →
Griffin has introduced the StompBox – a $99 pedal controller for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
With assignable foot switches and a 1/4″ effects pedal input jack, the StompBox is designed to let you use a compatible iOS device (i.e., iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) as a portable, programmable effects board and practice rig.
Connected to a compatible iPad or other iOS device with a 1-meter-long heavy-duty dock connector cable, StompBox gives the user four professional quality foot switches. StompBox accepts an industry-standard 1/4″ mono plug from a wide range of variable inputs, including volume, expression, and wah-wah pedals. Continue reading →
MacWorld Update: Griffin Technology today announced the unveiling of its new lineup of powered speaker systems.
Spearheading the line-up on the show floor is an iPod-ready wireless speaker system with powerful, crystal clear sound.
Griffin’s Evolve is a speaker system with a flat charging base that holds your iPod in a Universal Dock. On either side are charging stations for two cube-shaped speakers, each housing its own long-lived Lithium-Ion battery pack. To charge these speakers, all you have to do is place them on the charging station — nothing to plug in, nothing to unplug.
The Lithium-Ion batteries will give you up to 10 hours of music, and each speaker cube features its own on/off power switch and automatic sleep mode for power conservation.
Evolve’s speaker enclosures are engineered for stellar sound, ease of use, and bang for the buck. The sound you get from this speaker system will knock your socks off — and so will the sleek industrial design that will look great in any decor.
Evolve features a wireless range of more than 150 feet, allowing users to listen wirelessly, and control the sound wirelessly with the included remote.
Griffin Technology today announced their 2007 lineup to debut at next week’s MacWorld Conference & Expo.
A new line of speakers highlight the many new products being shown on the show floor.
Amplifi is a high-tech contemporary-styled 2.1 sound system, designed for big sound with a compact tabletop footprint.
Amplifi’s all-wood, acoustically tuned enclosure yields warm, rich tones. The bass reflex port and special Resonance Drive construction gives amazing frequency response. Two front-firing 2-3/4″ neodymium drivers and a 5″ downward-firing woofer, boosted by Power Drive Technology, creates a clean powerful sound unheard of at this price point.
iPod-ready with slot and six iPod adapters
3.5mm stereo input jack for audio devices
Two 2.75″ neodymium high/midrange speakers
5″ woofer and bass reflex port
Acoustically tuned wooden enclosure
High-tech contemporary styling
Slim full-function IR remote
Journi, Griffin’s personal mobile speaker system, has great sound wrapped up in an ingeniously designed, go-anywhere package. Journi’s innovative Wrapstand exterior protects your speaker system (and your iPod) when you’re on the go, then flips open to create its own sturdy stand.
Journi’s high-efficiency internal Lithium-Ion batteries recharge with the included AC adapter or through your computer’s powered USB port. Your iPod sits center stage within the adjustable dock bay while you control your music with the included remote. SRS Labs’ SRS WOW® digital signal processing pumps shimmering highs and deep, rich bass response through Journi’s two-way speaker system.
8-10 hours of play on a single charge
Two 50mm high/mid-range drivers and two 64mm passive radiators use SRS WOW® digital technology to expand the audio image, improving digital audio and creating deep, rich bass response
Sync iPod with your computer’s iTunes library as it charges
Adjustable Dock Connector welcomes all iPod models with dock connector
Auxiliary Audio Input for other digital music players
In addition to speakers, Griffin is introducing numerous innovative add-ons for the iPod.
AirDock lets you play iTunes on your stereo, watch iPod photos and videos on your TV. The included RF remote allows you to control it all from up to 60 feet away.
Griffin Dock Adapter for iPod Shuffle connects your second generation Shuffle to devices with an Apple Universal Dock. The all-in-one design is compatible with docks such as Griffin’s own AirDock as well as Apple’s HiFi speaker system and other accessories.
TuneFlex AUX plays iPod’s music through car stereos equipped with a 1/8″ (3.5mm) auxiliary input jack as it charges through the auto’s 12V power outlet. The custom designed cradle holds your iPod secure while the pass-through dock connector leaves your options open.
TuneJuice 2 is an improved version of Griffin’s popular battery backup for iPod. TuneJuice 2 adds more playing time for music and video making it ideal for air travel and road trips. Powered by 4 AAA batteries, it adds up to 14 additional hours of audio play and 2 additional hours of video play. And the first set of batteries is included.
Reflect cases for iPod nano and full-size iPod with video are rugged polycarbonate hard shells that present a mirrored-chrome reflective face to the world — until you wake up your iPod, and the bright, clear iPod screen shows up as if by magic. The matte black rubberized case back gives you a sure grip.
iClear® Custom — Griffin takes its popular see-through iClear iPod shells and goes them one better: a slot in the back accepts your own printed photographs and artwork (some sample templates and reflective inserts are included to get you started). Personalize and customize your iPod nano and full-size iPod with iClear Custom.
Tempo for iPod shuffle now brings the same hands-free convenience and mobility to iPod shuffle as it delivered for the full-size iPod. Tempo’s adjustable armband fits any arm. Built-in cord wrap eliminates cable tangles. Reflective accents show up at night for safety. Maintain the tempo of your active lifestyle with Tempo for iPod shuffle.
Also making their first US appearances at MacWorld are Griffin’s iKaraoke for iPod and Elevator for portable computers:
iKaraoke iKaraoke brings the fun and excitement of karaoke into your home — or anywhere you have a stereo receiver. And the best part is it lets you sing along, not from a limited menu, but with your favorite musical selections, straight from your iPod. iKaraoke fades out the lead vocals and brings your vocals up front …and sends your music and vocals to your stereo via wireless FM Transmission or Line-Level audio. Convenient buttons let you enhance your sound with three levels of reverb, or temporarily mute the music for PA announcements.
Elevator is a sleek desktop stand for portable computers. The brushed aluminum stand positions the laptop screen at an ideal height for viewing thus allowing air to freely circulate around the laptop’s cooling vents.