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

Sonoma Wire Works Wants To Fix The Android Audio Latency Problem

Sonomalow-latency-android-audio Wire Works wants to fix the Android audio latency problem.

At the 2013 Winter NAMM ShowSonoma Wire Works announced the development of a low-latency audio (LLA) solution for Android smartphones and other devices.

Typical input to output latency on Android devices is between 100 and 250 milliseconds. According to Sonoma Wire Works, their LLA solution brings latency down to approximately 20 milliseconds. 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.

Sonoma Wire Works Intros GuitarJack 2 Audio Interface

Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack 2Sonoma Wire Works has introduced the GuitarJack Model 2 – an audio interface for iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation).

GuitarJack offers 60 dB of continuous level control, configurable Pad, Lo-Z and Hi-Z modes, and increased drive for headphones.

FourTrack, StudioTrack, TaylorEQ and the new GuitarTone app (coming soon) include the GuitarJack control panel, where users can select an input and set the input/recording level. GuitarJack is also an input/output solution for third party amp models, tuners and recording apps.

GuitarJack is available for $149.

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AudioCopy Compatible App List & Demo

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AudioCopy/AudioPaste is a de facto standard, developed by Sonoma Wire Works, for sharing audio between compatible apps on the iPhone, iPad and ipod touch.

You can see a demo of AudioCopy in action above.

Here’s how it AudioCopy works:

  1. Record audio using any AudioCopy compatible app.
  2. Open the AudioCopy Song Tool within the compatible app.
  3. Preview and Copy Audio. The audio data captured includes tempo info, file format info, the name of the app copied from, duration, and more.
  4. Select an app to Paste to from the “Compatible Apps List”.
    1. If owned, the app will launch, and pasting can be done using that app’s AudioPaste Tool.
    2. If not owned, you’ll be taken to the store to purchase first, then you’ll be able to paste.
  5. Clipboard will keep your data until you paste it into your purchased app, or until you copy other audio.
  6. AudioPaste Clipboard will display the info captured, and allow you to choose how many loops to paste.

AudioCopy support is getting added to more and more iOS apps. Here’s a list of apps that currently support it. Continue reading

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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