Griffin Intros StudioConnect With Lightning


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. 

Here are the details:

  • Audio in and out
    • Audio In – Plug instrument in through a mono 1/4? jack or plug a mixer into StudioConnect’s stereo 1/8” (3.5mm) jack.
    • Audio Out – Left and right line-level RCA plugs. The 1/8” (3.5mm) stereo headphone jack, with its dedicated volume knob, helps monitor what’s going in and out.
  • MIDI in and out
    • MIDI In – Connect a MIDI controller through a standard 5-pin DIN MIDI-in port.
    • MIDI Out – A second 5-pin DIN connector accepts a sequencer, patch bay or other MIDI gear, allowing the iPad and MIDI apps to act as a MIDI controller.

The updated StudioConnect with Lightning is priced at $149.99 and will be available Spring 2013.

13 thoughts on “Griffin Intros StudioConnect With Lightning

  1. >”No USB in or out?”

    its for a iDevice…so its going to do only 1 thing and will be overpriced 🙂
    have to buy another thingy if you want USB on it too !!!

  2. This is really great!
    Now I just wish they could replace that single big button with an alphanumeric keyboard.
    And some kind of bolt-on or clamp so it stays steady on the table.
    This way I could enjoy a more traditional computer feeling on my $600 iPad.
    Thank you!

  3. No USB, no digital I/O – and it doesn’t attach to a mic or cymbal stand. All for $150.

    Someday, someone will combine all of these features for under $100, constructed of metal not plastic. Amazing it hasn’t happened yet.

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