Sonoma Wire Works’ GuitarJack 2 USB Now Shipping

guitarjack-usb-audio-ioGuitarJack 2 USB is now available from Sonoma Wire Works’ online store, and will be available from authorized dealers worldwide within the next few weeks.

GuitarJack 2 USB is a multi-platform, studio quality audio I/O interface for Mac, PC and select mobile devices. The interface’s platform-agnostic flexibility eliminates the need for multiple audio interfaces for each device and/or operating system. Continue reading

GuitarJack 2 USB Multiplatform I/O Interface For Mac, Windows, iOS & Android

Sonoma-wireworks-guitarjack-usbSonoma Wire Works, makers of the GuitarJack iOS audio I/O, have announced GuitarJack 2 USB, a multi-platform I/O interface for Mac, PC, and select mobile devices. GuitarJack 2 USB eliminates the need for multiple audio interfaces for each device and/or operating system. The company is exhibiting this week at Musikmesse 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Together with Sonoma’s LLA solution for Android, GuitarJack 2 USB completes a low latency audio reference platform for OEM manufacturers of Android devices.

“We believe that the future of audio hardware and software should be multi-platform, seamlessly combining mobile, laptop and desktop recording. GuitarJack 2 USB is just the beginning,” says SWW President Doug Wright. Continue reading

GuitarJack Model 2, Now iOS Lightning-Compatible

Sonoma GuitarjackSonoma Wireworks has announced that their GuitarJack Model 2 audio interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is compatible with Apple’s new iPhone 5, new iPod touch, iPad mini, and fourth generation iPad, which all use Apple’s new Lightning-to-30-pin adapter cable.

GuitarJack connects a wide range of instruments, microphones, and other audio hardware to iOS devices via 1/4 inch instrument and 1/8 inch stereo mic/line inputs and an 1/8 inch stereo/line output. GuitarJack includes input level control with 60 dB of gain plus 12 dB pad for 72 dB of adjustment, configurable Lo-Z and Hi-Z modes, and more. GuitarJack Model 2 works with Sonoma’s iOS apps, which are compatible with iOS 6, as well as third party apps like GarageBand.

Use Your iPhone To Record With Guitar Center’s Gear

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This demo video, via Stephen Poff, takes a detailed look at how you can use Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack and FourTrack to turn an iPhone into a mobile recording studio.

Then he demonstrates how you can go to Guitar Center and record with all their gear!

Note: Synthtopia does not recommend that you take your mobile recording studio to Guitar Center and use all their gear. Get your own **** gear.

GuitarJack iOS Guitar Adapter Now Available, Limited To Older iPhone, iPod touch

Sonoma GuitarjackSonoma Wire Works has released the GuitarJack audio adapter for iOS devices. Unfortunately, the $199 unit is limited to previous-generations of the iPhone and iPod touch.

GuitarJack connects a wide range of instruments, microphones, and other audio hardware to the iPod touch (2nd and 3rd generation), iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G via 1/4 inch instrument and 1/8 inch stereo mic/line inputs.

Addressing the most frequent request from musicians who use FourTrack, GuitarJack makes both level control and input monitoring possible when using a GuitarJack enhanced app. FourTrack has been updated to include a GuitarJack control panel, where users can select an input and set the recording level. FourTrack 4.0 includes the new TaylorEQ Song Tool, which allows Taylor Guitar players to hear and adjust the tone of their guitars playing through the GuitarJack using EQ settings custom designed by Taylor Guitars. A free TaylorEQ app with similar features, including a GuitarJack control panel, is coming soon.

GuitarJack works with most third party audio apps like tuners, amp models and other recording apps.

Note: GuitarJack Model 1 is not compatible with iPhone 4, iPad™ or iPod touch 4th generation. The fact that it’s a higher-end device and that it’s got built-in obsolescence is going to make it a hard sell for a lot of people.

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iPhone Guitar Interfaces Compared

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iPhone Music Software: This video, via PalmSounds, compares iPhone guitar interfaces, looking at how they sound clean and with the amp modeling software that is provided with the interface.

The iPhone guitar interfaces include:

  • PRS GuitarBud
  • Griffin Guitar Connect
  • iRig
  • AmpKit LiNk
  • GuitarJack

They liked the AmpKit LInk with AmpKit+ the best.  If you’ve used any of these interfaces, with guitar or other gear, leave a comment with your thoughts!

GuitarJack Lets You Connect Guitars, Mics & Synths To iPhone, iPod touch

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.

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