Sonoma 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.
“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.
iceGear has introduced a new synth for iOS, Cassini Polyphonic Synthesizer. It offers a fairly sophisticated synthesis architecture, with 3 OSCs, 2 Filters, AMP, 9 EGs, 6 LFOs, 2 Delays and Arpeggiator.