2018
08/02
Roland Go Mixer Pro Portable Interface
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Roland Go Mixer Pro Portable Audio Interface For iPad and iPhone

Roland’s GO: MIXER PRO is the easiest way for content creators to connect and mix up to nine audio inputs, including pro-quality powered microphones, guitar/bass and line-level gear. Just plug in, set the volume levels and go; the resulting stereo audio output is sent straight to your smartphone, ready for uploading and sharing. And if you’d like to make your videos stand out, GO: MIXER PRO works with Roland’s unique smartphone apps including 4XCAMERA or Virtual Stage Camera. GO: MIXER PRO is the ideal solution for adding professional sound to your social media videos or live streaming, helping you get more followers, more views, and higher engagement.

Palm-sized audio mixer for smartphones
Plug and play
Create professional sounding content
Connect pro-level microphones, instruments and line-level sources
Adjust volumes to create your perfect mix, every time

BUY HERE for $169

2017
08/25
Novation Audio Interface For iPad and iPhone
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Those looking for an inexpensive audio interface for their iPad and iPhone should check out the Novation AudioHub 2×4. The Novation audio hubaudio interface is a great solution for all you iOS audio needs. It’s completely portable and includes three USB ports. *not battery powered but will power up to three devices via USB

  • 3 integrated USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect your keyboard controller, NI Machine, Novation Launchpad or any other USB gear to your computer at the same time
  • Includes Focus rite audio interface to raise sound quality with exceptional 96 kHz, 24-bit audio performance
  • Create blisteringly loud sound with four RCAs, the two balanced jacks and the headphone outputs
  • Premium matched stereo RCA inputs capture pristine stereo sound and synth recordings at perfectly matched levels
  • Compact, reliable, and housed in a tough aluminum case for gigging

Get this cool audio interface now!

BUY Novation Audiohub 2×4 Combined Audio Interface and USB 2.0 Hub $149.99

2017
06/29
Korg PlugKey Mobile Midi Audio Interface
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Korg plugKEY A mobile MIDI + audio interface

Now you can enjoy using your own keyboard to easily play a stupendous array of musical instrument apps that deliver serious sounds and convenient functions. You can use your iPhone/iPad while charging it.

Audio interface functionality with stereo output is also provided, so the plugKEY is an ideal choice for those who want to use musical instruments apps in the studio or on stage.

Your iOS device becomes a musical instrument.
With the plugKEY, a rich selection of iPhone/iPad musical instrument apps such as KORG Module and Apple GarageBand can be played seriously and easily from your keyboard.

Certified as ‘Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad’
Take advantage of your iPhone for piano practice. Do you have an old, unused digital piano at home? Use plugKEY to connect your digital piano to an iPhone that has KORG Module installed, and your old digital piano will be reborn with the latest high-quality piano sounds.

Use while charging your iOS device
Since the plugKEY is equipped with a DC5V microUSB port, you can charge your iOS device via the plugKEY. This allows you to use your musical instrument app without worrying about remaining battery life, an important consideration for extended music production sessions, studio rehearsals, or live performances.

Compact design can be taken anywhere
With carefully selected minimum functionality such as MIDI input, audio output, and charging, the plugKEY features a compact design that’s similar in size to the iPhone.

BUY Korg PLUGKEYBK -Channel Audio Plug-In on Amazon for $99

2017
05/17
Wej LED Lightshow and Bluetooth MIDI
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Retronyms Wej bluetooth MIDI interface and LED light show is now available on Amazon.
Material: Soft Touch, 30 durometer, silicone body in Tabletop Grey.
Width: 200mm.
Depth: 134.4mm.
Height: 25mm – 35mm.

Microcontroller
Arduino-compatible Application Processor.

LEDs
48 full-color RGB LEDs, individually addressable from Arduino.
Animations triggerable from Tabletop-ready iOS app via MIDI or inter-app audio.

Communication
2 powered USB host ports — Two way MIDI.
Bluetooth LE configured with a service that provides Apple’s MIDI over Bluetooth protocol.

 

Wej and Hook app demo

BUY Wej – Bluetooth MIDI Music Hub for iOS and MacOS on Amazon

 

2017
04/29
iPhone Mobile Guitar Rig iTrack Pocket
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Want a mobile guitar rig for jamming and recording that fits in a small bag? Well if you’re comfortable with using an iPhone look no further. We are using an iPhone as the central brain for things like effects, amp modeling, and recording. For the interface we will use a Focusrite iTrack Pocket. The iTrack Pocket features an instrument line in with preamp as well as two mics (left and right). I’m recommending the Anker SoundCore for amplifiction. The SoundCore is one of Amazon’s best sellers. It is a great portable speaker with long lasting rechargeable batter and bluetooth for connecting wirelessly. There are several speakers on the market so you could choose a different one if you like for example you might want a waterproof speaker. For effects and amps I chose Amplitube by IK Multimedia. Amplitube is jammed packed with features and it can be expanded when needed via in app purchases.

What you will need for this setup:

1) iPhone. The iPhone will be the central brain for processing and recording your guitar.

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2) Audio Interface. In this case I recommend the Focusrite iTrack Pocket interface because not only does it have an instrument input it also has a couple mics.

Product description: iTrack Pocket is a portable, high quality stereo microphone and guitar input that lets you create and share exceptional videos using your iPhone. Designed for singer-songwriters who want their YouTube videos to sound as great as they look, iTrack Pocket lets you easily apply mastering effects and share directly to YouTube with outstanding quality your subscribers will love. iPhone microphones simply aren’t designed to do justice to the sound of vocals and guitar. That’s why Apple officially approved iTrack Pocket. It holds your iPhone at the perfect angle for recording and then captures your performance using a stereo microphone that eclipses the quality of your iPhone mic and a dedicated guitar input with built-in amp simulation. iTrack Pockets lets you capture audio in any of your favorite iPhone recording apps, including Garage Band. Alternatively, for the quickest and easiest way to create truly exceptional sounding music videos on your iPhone, we recommend you download Focusrite’s free Impact app. It enhances the sound quality of your videos using powerful mastering and audio effects, which you can apply with a few taps. Simply connect your iPhone, choose some effects, press record and edit in seconds. Your finished performance will be automatically mastered and uploaded to YouTube in HD video with high quality stereo audio. The stereo microphone captures clear, detailed recordings of your performance: vocals, guitar, piano or any other instrument. The dedicated guitar input and included amp simulation make it easy to record amazing sounding guitar at the touch of a button. iTrack Pocket fits in your pocket, is powered by your iPhone (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5) and designed to sound great in any situation, so you can use it wherever you take your phone. And you can effortlessly find the perfect setting for the clearest possible recording by letting iTrack Pocket take care of all the technical setup for you. Buy Focusrite iTrack Pocket Portable Stereo Microphone and Guitar Input for iPhone Video Creation and Sharing

3) Amplification. Bluetooth wireless rechargeable speakers. I recommend the Anker SoundCore.

Dynamic Stereo: Enjoy crisp, energetic sound with impressive volume, powered by 2 x 8W stereo drivers with remarkable frequency response. Sublime bass is delivered by dual passive subwoofers.

Tough Tech: Tough Bluetooth speakers. IP67 waterproof (1m depth) and dust-tight. Shock resistant.

Bluetooth 4.1: Advanced Bluetooth tech offers an extended 66ft range (outside) so you can take your phone further without losing connection and make hands-free calls with the built-in noise-canceling mic.

Breakthrough Battery Performance: 15-hour playtime from the built-in, high-capacity lithium-ion battery (with Anker’s industry-leading power management) keeps your music playing all day, non-stop. You can even charge your phone or tablet with the charging port. Playtime varies according to volume level and audio content.

What You Get: Anker SoundCore Sport XL, Micro USB cable, hand strap, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.

BUY Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, 66-Foot Bluetooth Range & Built-in Mic, Dual-Driver Portable Wireless Speaker with Low Harmonic Distortion and Superior Sound – Black

4) Effects and amps. I recommend the iRig Amplitube app.

AmpliTube gives you 17 creative stompbox effects, 8 amazing amps, 10 speaker cabinets and 2 mics, 1 Loop Drummer groove from the Rock pack and 1 active track in the recorder section. You can of course expand this selection via a massive library of over 100 pieces of gear that includes amps and stompboxes from the world’s best brands like Fender™, Soldano®, Ampeg®, ENGL®, Orange®, T-Rex® and many more. BUY Amplitube in the appstore

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