iRig Keys, Now Lightning Compatible

iRig-KeysMobile music-making company IK Multimedia announced today the availability of a Lightning cable for their iRig KEYS — the company’s slim, portable keyboard for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (as well as the Mac or PC).

Use of the Lightning cable with iRig Keys will enable consumers to use the compact keyboard with the recent iterations of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Up until now, the iRig KEYS was bundled with the older 30-pin dock-connection cable for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and a USB cable for hooking up to a Mac/PC. We detailed the keyboard’s features when the product was released last summer.

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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.