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October 25, 2012

iU2 Audio Interface

Why Obtain proaudio quality and less distortion with iOS devices
Features TASCAM’s iU2, with dual XLR inputs and phantom power, offers proaudio quality by providing all needed preamplification and conversion. Subsequently, the iU2 sends the signal as digital audio to the iOS device— thus bypassing the internal audio. The iU2 also features a hi-Z instrument input, stereo line ins, S/PDIF out, MIDI I/O, and Windows/Mac compatibility.


IK Multimedia

Why Integrate iOS effects into a pedalboard (or use stand-alone)
Features Picture a stompbox case that plugs into your pedalboard but doesn’t have any onboard effect. Instead, it connects to your iOS device, which provides the effect—or effects— with an app like AmpliTube for iPad. iRig Stomp also includes a bypass switch, headphone output for practicing, active output stage, and input gain trim knob.


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MIDI Mobilizer II

Why Use MIDI devices with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
Features MIDI Mobilizer II supports Core MIDI, Apple’s standard for iOS MIDI apps (as used with GarageBand for iPad), and offers 5-pin MIDI in and out connectors. LEDs indicate when MIDI messages are being passed through. It also supports Line 6’s free MIDI Memo Recorder app for storing and exchanging patches, MIDI sequences, and more.


Blue Microphones
Mikey Digital

Why Provides highquality stereo mobile audio recording
Features A 230-degree rotating case design connects directly to your iOS device and contains dual cardioid condenser mics. The circuitry bypasses internal audio electronics to provide a direct digital signal, thus offering higher audio quality. Mikey Digital also features manual or automatic volume control and incorporates a line input and USB passthrough.


Apogee Electronics

Why Superior audio quality for guitar and bass when using apps
Features JAM provides a highimpedance interface for your guitar or bass (with hardware input level control), and converts the signal to digital for a direct feed to the iOS device’s 30-pin port. Requiring no configuration, a multicolor LED provides status indication and inputlevel monitoring; it’s also Mac-compatible, including Mountain Lion.


Sonoma Wire Works
GuitarJack Model 2

Why It’s more like a portable studio interface than just a guitar interface
Features Built like a tank (so you’ll probably want a connector extension cable), GuitarJack has a dedicated 1/4" instrument input (low- or hi-Z selectable) and 1/8" stereo jack for simultaneously recording line- or mic-level audio (with 0–60dB gain control). It has 24-bit ADA conversion to accommodate a future 24-bit firmware update, along with a high-output headphone amp.

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