A very solid piece of guitar kit is a satisfying thing.
I’ve been using GuitarJack for years now.
This beautiful device has been my constant partner whenever I need something to play my traveler guitar along with my iPhone. On the bus, in a plane, in the backseat of a car on my way to a gig. Its built like jewelry. Its solid, like a well machined piece from a camera or a tripod.
Now with the new iPhone 5 a new model has been released.
GuitarJack Model 2 is Compatible with New iOS Devices Using
Apple’s Lightning Connection Adapter
Los Altos, CA – November 7, 2012 – Sonoma’s GuitarJack Model 2 audio
interface for iPhone(R), iPad(R) and iPod touch(R) is compatible with
Apple’s new iPhone 5, new iPod touch, iPad mini, and fourth generation
iPad using Apple’s Lightning to 30-pin adapter cable. Because the
lightning adapter is purely digital, GuitarJack’s sound quality
remains incredibly dynamic and clear.
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. Helping musicians achieve the best sound
quality on iOS, GuitarJack includes superior components, 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
great with Sonoma’s iOS apps, which are compatible with iOS 6, as well
as third party apps like GarageBand. GuitarJack is Made in the U.S.A.
About Sonoma Wire Works: Incorporated in 2003 and headquartered in Los
Altos, California, Sonoma Wire Works develops products and services
that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. Sonoma
Wire Works’ flagship product is RiffWorks guitar recording software
with InstantDrummer, effects, RiffLink online song collaboration, and
the RiffWorld.com online community. These products have received
multiple awards for performance and innovation, including a NAMM Best
in Show Trendsetter Award. FourTrack, InstantDrummer, GuitarTone and
TaylorEQ iPhone Apps, AudioCopy/AudioPaste for iOS, StudioTrack
multitrack for the iPad, and GuitarJack are also developed by Sonoma.
Drum products by Sonoma include the DrumCore and KitCore plugins and
DrummerPack library, as well as the Discrete Drums multitrack drum
2012 Sonoma Wire Works. All rights reserved. RiffWorks and the RW
Logo, RiffWorld, StudioTrack and the StudioTrack iPad App Logo,
FourTrack and the FourTrack iPhone App Logo, GuitarTone and the
GuitarTone Logo, GuitarJack and the GuitarJack logo, AudioCopy,
AudioPaste, MAPI, DrummerPack, KitPack and Discrete Drums are
trademarks of Sonoma Wire Works. DrumCore and KitCore are registered
trademarks of Sonoma Wire Works. iPod, iPhone and iPad are trademarks
of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Reviewers rave about GuitarJack’s sound quality:
“GuitarJack’s sound quality is impeccable with no discernable noise.”
– Rolling Stone
“What makes this unit really stand out is the sound quality: using its
own A-D and D-A conversion and high-quality input circuitry, the
GuitarJack presents a crisp, clean sound, which has a lot more life
and vitality than that of most iOS guitar interfaces.” – Sound on
“Better, cleaner, more dynamic and more reliably useable.” –
“Deeper, more resonant guitar tone that isn’t competing with
background hiss.” – big-geek.com
“GuitarJack’s sound quality is the highest of any iOS interface I’ve
used…GuitarJack stood out in sheer dynamic range and low noise, and
it seemed especially lively in the high ends, whereas many interfaces
seem to dull this down” – iheartguitarblog.com
“What struck me most was how clean the guitar tones were.” –
“GuitarJack 2 provides a louder and clear sound to your guitar tone.”
– Mental Radiation Films
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