GuitarJack Model 2 Audio Interface for iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch

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A quick overview of the GuitarJack Model 2 Audio Interface for iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch.

GuitarJack Model 2 connects instruments and microphones into compatible iOS devices via 1/4-inch instrument and 1/8-inch stereo mic/line inputs. When used with the FourTrack and StudioTrack iOS apps, GuitarJack offers stereo recording, simultaneous instrument and voice recording, level control and crosstalk-free input monitoring.

All guitar audio featured in this video was recorded with GuitarJack Model 2, the FourTrack app, and a Taylor SolidBody Standard guitar (shown).

GuitarJack Model 2 is compatible with iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th gen).

GuitarJack Model 2 iOS Guitar Input

Guitar Jack 2Sonoma Wire Works has introduced the GuitarJack Model 2 audio interface, designed to connect a wide range of instruments, microphones, and other audio hardware to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via 1/4 inch instrument and 1/8 inch stereo mic/line inputs.

GuitarJack Model 2 offers stereo recording, simultaneous voice and instrument recording, 60 dB of continuous level control, configurable Pad, Lo-Z and Hi-Z modes, and increased drive for headphones. GuitarJack Model 2 is compatible with iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation).

FourTrack, StudioTrack, TaylorEQ and the new GuitarTone App include the GuitarJack control panel, where users can select an input and set the input/recording level. GuitarJack also provides a input/output solution for third party amp models, tuners and recording apps.

Features:

  • 1/4 inch (6.5 mm) instrument input – nickel-plated solid brass Switchcraft (10,000 MTBF) jack
  • 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo mic/line input – (no phantom power is provided)
  • 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo headphone/line output with increased drive for headphones
  • Dock connector designed for use without removing most cases
  • Sleek and rugged aluminum shell

GuitarJack Software Features: (Control Panel Included in FourTrack, StudioTrack, TaylorEQ and GuitarTone)

  • Level Control:
    • 60 dB of continuous level control
  • Input Modes:
    • Instrument (1/4 inch) – mono – Pad, Lo-Z or Hi-Z mode
    • Mic/Line (1/8 inch) – mono, dual-mono or stereo – Pad, Normal or Boost mode
    • Both inputs – Mic/Line input on left channel and Instrument on right channel

Included Software:

  • GuitarTone and TaylorEQ are available for free from the App Store on on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/
  • Additional Amps and Effects ($19.99 value) enabled in GuitarTone, FourTrack and StudioTrack Apps while GuitarJack is connected

GuitarJack Model 2 is expected to ship in 4-6 weeks and can be ordered now for $149.

GuitarJack Review

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This video takes a quick look at the Sonoma Wire Works Guitarjack – a device for connecting your guitar to your iPhone or iPod touch.

GuitarJack iPhone Guitar Interface Works With Most Guitar Apps

Guitarjack iphone guitar interfaceSonoma Wire Works has announced that the GuitarJack – its iPhone guitar interface is officially compatible with a variety of recording apps, guitar tuners, and audio effects apps, even if they do not have a GuitarJack control panel.

We’ve tried GuitarJack with the following third party apps that do not include a GuitarJack Control Panel and they work great. We’re sure GuitarJack works with many more audio apps!

Amps & Cabs by Ground Up Audio
PocketAmp by Checkeffect.net
AmpKit by Agile Partners
Cleartune – Chromatic Tuner by bitcount

The only amp model that we know doesn’t work is AmpliTube, and we communicated with IK the necessary changes they would have to make in AmpliTube to make it work with GuitarJack.

Sonoma is also preparing the GuitarJack Control Panel SDK for third party developers now, so that other developers can explicitly support the GuitarJack.

Have you used the GuitarJack? If so – let us know your experience working with GuitarJack and third party apps.

iPhone Guitar Interface Roundup

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iRig AmpKit LiNK PRS Guitarbud Griffin and Sonoma’s GuitarJack

via PalmSounds:

Probably the first video comparing 5 iPhone guitar interfaces. A short video of each of these interfaces for the iPhone and your guitar. We take each interface and listen to it clean and then use them with their amp modeling software too.

To find out what our verdict was visit:

http://the-palm-sound.blogspot.com/2010/08/guitar-interfaces-and-apps.html

Free Taylor Guitar iPhone App

Sonoma Wire Works and Taylor Guitars have teamed up to create and release the free Taylor EQ app: an input EQ for enhancing the sound of a Taylor guitar when played through GuitarJack on an iOS device.

Players can select from a range of EQ presets that complement Taylor’s signature guitar body shapes, including the Grand Auditorium, Grand Symphony, Grand Concert, Dreadnought, T5, or the new GS Mini. Each EQ preset was custom designed by Taylor Guitars’ engineers to optimize the tone of each body shape for use with the GuitarJack. Players can also create a custom tone for any guitar by using the six-band parametric equalizer in Advanced EQ mode, and play along to their favorite songs by launching Taylor EQ while the iPod app is playing.

While the Taylor EQ app will work with most iPhone guitar adapters and any acoustic guitar, it is optimized for use with the GuitarJack and Taylor guitars equipped with the company’s Expression System(r) for the highest quality sound. Taylor EQ is the first free app to include the GuitarJack control panel, which allows users to configure the GuitarJack settings and levels. The Taylor EQ is also built-in to FourTrack to enhance recordings of Taylor guitars or any other acoustic guitar.

The GuitarJack was announced earlier this year and connects a wide range of instruments, microphones, and other audio hardware to iPod touch (2nd and 3rd generation), iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G via 1/4-inch instrument and 1/8-inch stereo mic/line inputs. Offered at the suggested retail price of $199, the GuitarJack is available for purchase at Taylor Guitars, Sonoma Wire Works, Sweetwater, and other select dealers.

Taylor EQ is a free download in the app store. Continue reading Free Taylor Guitar iPhone App

Record Guitar Songs On Your IPhone, With GuitarJack & FourTrack

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This video demo, by Stephen Poff, explains why he’s excited about the combination of GuitarJack and the FourTrack software for the iPhone. Continue reading Record Guitar Songs On Your IPhone, With GuitarJack & FourTrack